Thursday, February 9, 2023
livestock guardian dog

Does the term "preservation breeding" work for livestock guardian dog breeding? Tarma Shena takes a closer look.
livestock guardian dog

Tarma Shena discusses why a solid, healthy livestock guardian dog pack is important, especially when adding an outside dog.

Each livestock guardian dog processes information differently and that is never more apparent than when Tarma Shena adds a new type of livestock.
ewes and lambs

Training young livestock guardian dogs during lambing can be time consuming, but Tarma Shena shares why it is an important job for the shepherd.
Maine forest

Instituting change is hard. It’s even more difficult when that change is ourselves. We created this and the change required to improve must start with us.
livestock guardian dogs and sheep

Unwanted behaviors in livestock guardian dogs "didn't start yesterday," Tarma Shena says. To solve them, you need to pay attention.
livestock guardian dogs

Training is about the human, not the animal. Humans like things to be easy, and we’ll let a situation or behavior slide, because it’s working.
Colter livestock guardian dog

Colter, head of Tarma Shena's pack, shares what it's like to live and work as part of the Farei Kennels team.
garden squash

Tarma Shena and everyone on farm — even the livestock guardian dogs — enjoy the fruits of their gardening labors, including squash. So much squash.
livestock guardian dogs

Tarma Shena turns to her veteran livestock guardian dogs to help teach her young pups lessons, as she tightens training up before the winter season.