July/August 2017

Livestock Guardian Dogs & Barking

Understanding What Your LGD is Telling You

When a dog barks it is trying to do one of five things: communicate; guard; warn; feeling happy or sad or lonely; frustrated, fearful, or stressed. Learning to logically distinguish those barks is an important part of being a good LGD owner and can help you help your LGD do a better job. One of the common complaints about Livestock Guardian Dogs has to do with what their owner calls “excessive barking.”. Novice and first-time LGD owners sometimes claim their LGDs bark excessively. Usually it isn’t that the barking is necessarily excessive, but more of a problem of the owner’s inability to understand the reason behind the barking. That’s a problem that can be cured with education of the owner.

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