What a gorgeous girl! Congratulations!
Im starting at square 1. She smelled the goats but mainly was standoffish, just taking them in. She wanted to play with my rabbits once she realized they moved. But she and my service dog are playing like puppies, lol. Daisy is a puppy and shepradors are puppies for life. Lol. I will be taking Daisy through behavioral/obediance training, and when im outside she will be onleash with me or my son as we do our chores. With all the change yesterday I feel is is doing very well. She sounded off last night telling the neighbor dog off, also the magpie who flew through her airspace, lol.Such a pretty girl- so happy for you and for her!
Was she raised with sheep or anything during the first part of her life? Or are you starting at square one? How did she do when she met your goats?
Mine is definitely an outside dog. She would hate being away from her goats. But she was also with a herd (her parents were working dogs) from the time she was little… I think it might confuse the dog a little bit on their job if they spend too much time away from the herd. But if not too big an area, they could just protect the whole farmstead/animals/people and do perfectly fine 😊I have a question about the guardian dogs - do most people keep them outside - I'm assuming if you had a big herd you'd want them to stay with them all the time. I only have two and I'd think I'd be bringing them in. Or maybe, as a breed, they want to stay outside versus inside? Just curious!
I think I saw the same thing 😂Thanks! I saw a video the other day of a little guardian walking with the sheep herd - maybe 2-4 months? Sheep came up to him and sniffed and he sniffed back and they all kept going. It was lovely to see!
Most LGDs want to be outside. Mine gets anxious when I separate him from the goats. I didn’t get him until 5 months old, but he was born outside with goats and never knew anything else.I have a question about the guardian dogs - do most people keep them outside - I'm assuming if you had a big herd you'd want them to stay with them all the time. I only have two and I'd think I'd be bringing them in. Or maybe, as a breed, they want to stay outside versus inside? Just curious!
She looks so happy! Love the pics.