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cmschaller
Jun 15, 2022
In Questions & Answers
There is a lot of info out there on whether to get 1 or 2 young dogs and I am not looking to get into that debate. To be clear we have two dogs who are both about a year old and are happy. One of the things I would hear and not understand was that two young dogs would bond with each other than with stock and not do their job. The work around to this and better option was to get one dog first so it bonds with the stock and then get another dog after a few years. The thing I never fully understood was what keeps the second dog (puppy) from bonding more with the first dog (adult dog) than the stock. Can anyone explain to me how that works or is it a case of the premise / work around not being true? I would assume the amount of bonding would vary on the dogs, stock, and situation. I am not even sure if the level of bonding matters as long as there is enough for everyone to do their roles.
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cmschaller
Jun 02, 2022
In Introduce Yourself!
My name is Chris Schaller. Me and my wife (Molly) got ducks a couple of years ago for their eggs and to help with slugs in the garden. After some issues with raccoons attacking ducks in the middle of the day, we looked into options and came across LGDs. After moving out a little further from town and getting more space (0.2 to 2 acres). We ended up settling on a couple of pups from Kim over at Prancing Pony Farms. There is talk about getting either goats or alpacas next year. Until then the dogs have their ducks and the neighbor's cows to hang out with. The local raccoons, skunks, coyotes, random loose dogs, and bobcats are keeping them busy . This is our first time with LGDs and so far we have been very impressed with their abilities.
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