Survey for Livestock Guard Dog Owners

Sep 3, 2021

Survey for Livestock Guard Dog Owners

Sep 3, 2021

UCCE Looking to Document LGD Bonding Techniques 

The process of bonding livestock guardian dogs with livestock is crucial to their success as adult dogs. However, little if any research-based information is available on bonding techniques.

University of California Cooperative Extension Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor Carolyn Whitesell and UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Dan Macon have developed a producer survey designed to document the types of bonding processes used by commercial livestock producers. The researchers hope to build greater understanding regarding the approaches that result in successful bonding – and those that do not.

Project cooperators will complete a short online or telephone survey when they start the bonding process with a new pup. Follow-up surveys will be conducted monthly until the bonding process is completed. Surveys should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All responses will remain confidential.

If you're starting a livestock guardian dog puppy in the next year and would be willing to participate in this project, contact Macon at dmacon@ucanr.edu or 530-889-7385.

 

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By John M Harper
Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor