Livestock guardian dogs have been used to protect livestock from predators for thousands of years. Their use in North America started in the 1970s and has grown in popularity over time. Properly selected and managed livestock guardian dogs can be an effective tool to control predation.

This fact sheet series provides information for producers wanting to add livestock guardian dogs to their sheep or goat operations.

Topics include best practices for:

  • selection and training
  • care and management
  • purpose, benefits and considerations

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For more information email ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca.