Livestock Guardian Dogs
What is a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD)? How do they differ from other dog breeds? Do they make good family pets? What do they eat? How do you train them? How effective are they at predator control?
Learn the answers to these and many other questions during the upcoming workshop, Livestock Guardian Dogs with Laura Faley of Hidden Meadow Ranch.
Workshop takes place April 28, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in WSU Snohomish County Extensions Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th ST SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park).
During the workshop, topics covered will include:
Breeds and breeders
Zoning and barking ordinances vs "Right to Farm"
Rescues and the challenges of mixed breed LGDs
Fencing, space, and location choices
Training and how LGDs respond to typical training methods
Setting puppies up for success
Neutering vs life with an intact dog
Bonding to stock vs quasi pet
Our instructor, Laura Faley, is a Livestock Advisor for Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties. Hidden Meadow Ranch is her working farm near Mount Vernon, where she raises chickens, turkeys, ducks, and sheep using LGDs for predator control. She began working with LGDs five years ago, and now has four dogs protecting her livestock.
Cost is $25 per farm (up to three) or $15 per person. Register at LGDs.BrownPaperTickets.com or download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/event/LGD and mail with your check. For more information, contact Kate Ryan Halstead, email@example.com, (425) 357-6024.
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Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Karie Christensen at 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA (425) 357-6039 firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium (View)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|