Livestock Guardians

Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd


By Janet Vorwald Dohner

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Keep sheep, goats, and other livestock safe from attack with guardian dogs, donkeys, and llamas. Highly effective, economical, and nonviolent, livestock guardians can be the perfect solution to your predation problems. With in-depth advice on promoting the special bond between guardian animal and livestock, Janet Vorwald Dohner covers everything from selecting an appropriate breed for your needs to advanced training techniques. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your livestock has a guardian’s protection. 


  • “Livestock Guardians, by Jan Dohner, is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Dohner, who has more and 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selections of the right guardian animal, proper guardian livestock bonding, dedicated raining, and ongoing problem-solving.” -American Small Farm

On Sale
Dec 12, 2007
Page Count
256 pages

Janet Vorwald Dohner

Janet Vorwald Dohner

About the Author

Janet Vorwald Dohner is the author of The Encyclopedia of Animal PredatorsFarm Dogs, and Livestock Guardians. She has 35 years of experience on her small family farm and has relied on livestock guard dogs and corgis with her sheep, goats, and poultry. She writes for magazines, including Modern Farmer and Mother Earth News, and she gives presentations on livestock guardians and predator control at various conferences. Dohner is a board member of the Kangal Dog Club of America and a member of several learning communities for working dogs. 

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