Last July Mike and Joe came to The Fat Ewe Farm to be livestock guardian dogs for the sheep. They have been kept with the sheep since they were 8 weeks old, but the call of the pack was too great for them. Lately though, I have been reinforcing the need for them to be in with the sheep. They are only fed there and I bring them treats when they are "home". They get nothing out of the pen, even if the other dogs are being fed. Now they are getting the idea. When I tell them to go home, they do so with gusto usually, hoping that it means they will get something as a reward. They are more and more starting to take their naps with the sheep, but at night, they wander the farm with the rest of the dogs, keeping everything safe. There was a weasel near the chickens this morning. Robbie saw it and tried to catch it, but it got away. For some reason, the livestock guardian dogs do not care about weasels or ravens, too bad. I need to get a trap for that weasel before he kills some birds. They usually just suck out the blood and kill lots at a time. Mike and Joe were slumbering peacefully while Robbie was frantically attempting to catch the weasel, silly pups!
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