90% OF LGD ISSUES ARE HUMAN BASED.
I train YOU the owner - to responsibly and intelligently train and understand the LGD, enabling a solid partnership.
DO YOU HAVE AN LGD TEACHER? WHO IS YOUR LGD MENTOR?
BAD TEACHER = BAD STUDENT. BAD STUDENT = BAD LGD OWNER
BAD LGD OWNER = LGD PROBLEMS.
I PROVIDE A RELIABLE, COMPASSIONATE, EXPERIENCE-BASED
IN-DEPTH CONSULTING SERVICE FOR
LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOG OWNERS
& COMPLEX LGD USE & BEHAVIORAL ISSUES
As most of my closest friends and dog customers know, I have never referred to myself as "an LGD expert" - I leave that to the people I dubbed "The Stepford Wives" who run together and are living on Facebook collecting followers. They think it helps validate who they are and what they know, and they need that validation. I on the other hand, do not. I do not because I feel that once you become an "expert" you shut the door on learning new things, because you think you know it all. I do NOT know it all and I never will. I am always open to learning and my dogs teach me something every day. But I have lots of experience, and a proven track record of breeding and rearing and producing great LGDs. I also have the humility to be able to say "I don't know." Because I take a more spiritual and soul-full path with these dogs, that is important to me - to be honest and true, and compassionate.
In the movie The Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi tells Daniel-son, "No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher." I agree with him. I will take it one step further, however: A good teacher can't be held responsible for a close-minded student who refuses to empty his cup so he can fill it with good, new information. A good teacher cannot be held responsible for a lazy student, either; one who won't apply themselves and do the work. If a student refuses to take advice from a good teacher, that is on the student - not the teacher. So who IS your teacher? Do you even have one, or do you troll all day on Facebook or forums wasting time, looking for one, or taking advice from 100's of people you don't even know?
For those who have had it with social media, who have not been able to obtain support from the breeder they bought their dog from, or, have encountered unique or complex LGD behavioral or training issues, have extensive breed questions, beginning puppy training challenges, questions about running siblings (my specialty), gender questions, escape problems, pack integration questions and / or issues, and more, that they are unable to solve, I am available to help YOU so you can help solve your LGD issues.
My service is NOT free - because of the huge volume of queries I get for help, there is only so much of me to go around and my time is valuable - AND I am wrapping up my LGD book for fall publication. Therefore, I do charge a minimal fee for those who are not existing dog customers of mine.
I want you to succeed by understanding these dogs better and using them appropriately. And, you can! It takes work and commitment. If you are serious, you can start now. Good shepherds don't procrastinate. Lazy shepherds do.
Please note: My consulting fee is $50. It is a one-time fee. A Pay Pal button for your convenience is located below. Credit cards also accepted via Pay Pal. There is an additional fee taken in the transaction by Pay Pal.
You are sent an in-depth questionnaire to help me get to know you, your dog, and your specific issue(s), and then we schedule a phone conference, first of many. That's followed up with reading material for you, more E-mails and phone conferences. I'm happy to say many people have leaned on me for support and have been able to gain more insight into better using and living with their dogs. Maybe I talk you out of even buying an LGD once you understand what it takes to own one. Maybe I direct you to a reputable breeder. Maybe I help you with breed selection - the choice is yours. The past month I've assisted LGD owners in California, Texas, Montana, Oregon and Arizona. It is like becoming a dog customer of mine, but only for $50 instead of the price of a pup. I look forward to helping you, too.
Cinco Deseos Ranch
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Est. 2009 - Brenda M. Negri
The Way of The Pack:
Understanding and Living With Livestock Guardian Dogs