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Benson Maremmas Presents: Tell Me About Livestock Guardian Dogs

Updated: Jan 22, 2023

Built in the 1950's, the granary is a wonderful place to host lectures and events.

Live LGD Seminar here at the ranch!

When: April 16, 2022

Where: Benson Ranch, 720 Pelton Lane, Gold Hill, OR

What time: 10:00-2:00, private consultations available from 2:30-5:00

Cost: Free! This is a community service event!

What to bring: Food for your lunch, your mask, regardless of your vaccination status. Masks will be worn at all times except by me when I am teaching.

What not to bring: dogs, no smoking except in your vehicle, disruptive children

How To Register for This Event: Please email Cindy at

I used to host mini donkey events here. The interior space of this building is beautiful!
Welcome to the ranch!!!

Come a little closer - our house is on the hill, the granary is just over the other side.
The ranch is beautiful and serene.

Morning topics:

LGDs – How It Works

8 Reasons LGDs Fail

Are They Right for Me?

Selection Process for Dogs

Housing & Husbandry

Half-hour lunch break

Afternoon topics:

Training – How Much Time Does It Take?

What An LGD Needs to Learn

Cues Valuable to LGDs

Training Demonstration with Meadow the Maremma


Bringing Your New Dog Home - Introductions

Troubleshooting & Mentors

Private Consultations May Be Scheduled in Half-Hour Sessions From 2:30-5:00 - $40 Per Session

This event will be recorded through video and photography to be used to create webinars and other educational materials. A signed waiver giving us permission to use your participation in this event will be required.

For more information about this event, or to register, please email me. I look forward to seeing you at the ranch, as do the 32 Maremmas currently living here!

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