Livestock guardian dogs are considered the most effective method of protecting livestock from attacks by large wild carnivores and also owned and feral dogs. Livestock guardian dogs are mainly used to protect sheep, goats and poultry, but they can also work with any other type of livestock, including, for example, cows or horses. These dogs live with the herd or flock, protecting it from anything they perceive as a threat.
Through this project, we want to advise and support farmers on the management of livestock protection dogs to obtain the best possible results and avoid behavioral problems such as aggression towards people. The bond between the farmer and his / her dogs is key for the dogs to feel safe and carry out their work effectively. The involvement of the farmer with the education and care of the dogs is essential.