Benson Maremmas Presents: Tell Me About Livestock Guardian Dogs

Updated: Jun 22

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.

This is Meadow, meeting goats for the first time. She'll be my training partner for the event.

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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