Wednesday, January 27, 2021
livestock guardian dog and puppy

Tarma Shena shares keys to building a successful livestock guardian dog pack, and introduces her newest addition.
livestock guardian dog seminar

Tarma Shena shares how "what we’ve always done" with livestock guardian dogs isn’t going to cut it any more, especially as farming continues to change.
Maine woods

A busy spring has Tarma Shena considering the next steps for her livestock guardian dog pack.
LGD and sheep

Tarma Shena shares about her journey with herding dogs and LGDs. The key? Expect better, from them both.
livestock guardian dog and woods

Tarma Shena admits she's wrong, as Sakura, the fence-jumping livestock guardian dog, transitions into a job with no fence.
Livestock guardian dog

Happy birthday, Kyra, 9 years young this month — a living, breathing representation of Tarma Shena's journey into livestock guardian dog ownership.
LGDs and lamb

Winter and spring are unpredictable these days. With predators pushing in and lambing season starting early, the livestock guardian dogs are on their toes.
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Tarma Shena reflects on winter, when it's too cold to do property maintenance or improvement and not late enough to prep for spring. It is, however, a good time to reflect, evaluate, train and improve.
bridger lgd

Bridger is in charge of our unruly, free-ranging, tree-sleeping poultry, the house, yard and us. Although she has filled many positions on this farm, part of having an intelligent dog is respecting that intelligence, and Bridger has had a hand in selecting her duties.
livestock guardian dog with sheep

Tarma Shena is an accountant, homesteader, certified dog trainer, behaviorist and livestock guardian dog breeder. In many ways though, a lifetime of working with animals and farming off-the-grid has influenced her LGD training approach.