Benson Maremmas

Livestock Guardian Dogs

Training Manual

by Cindy Benson
Mountain Landscape
Cindy Benson

"Have you ever wished you could truly talk to your dog? You are about to get closer to that goal! The Foundations course can teach you the language of dogs; this training manual will teach you the language of livestock guardian dogs. A wonderful journey awaits you! "


Let the magic begin!

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Blogs List for the Foundations Training Manual

This is a list, in order, of all the blogs in the manual.


Everything Right


Manding -What It Is:



Manding - Why Teach It?:


Biddability & LGDs


Treat Selection & Preparation

Strategies for Using Food Reinforcement with LGDs


The Difference Between a Command and a Cue


Why Clicking and Correction Doesn’t Work


Training is About Creating Behavior – Not Stopping It


Teaching Touch and Look


How To Train and Reward Two Dogs at the Same Time


Follow Blush’s Litter (7) – Novel Stimulus/Movement – 10 Wks


Using a Clicker To Teach Confidence


Not “Sit”


Toenail Trimming – How To Go About It and Why It Matters -The Grooming Series


Teaching an Incompatible Behavior


Why Saying “Ah!” Didn’t Work


Positive reinforcement Training – What It Is & Why It Matters


Why Clicking and Correction Doesn’t Work

Position Statement on the Use of Dominance Theory in Behavior Modification of Animals
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior