This week we did another tracking training with the future anti-poaching puppies! They did so well and most importantly, they had a great time. We laid out a 5m track on the lawn with footsteps adjacent to one another to make it easier for them to follow at this stage. On top of the tracks we put a little bit of dog pellets to keep them motivated and so everytime when they found food they got the smell of fresh tracks. At the end of the track, we placed a handful of food as being the jackpot and on top of that they got lots of love and playtime!
Here at Green Dogs Conservation, we are taking deposits on young anti-poaching dogs who are beginning their training to join the battle against poaching. We train our dogs to track in a way that allows them to cover great distances if required in the difficult conditions presented in the bush. Here there is often little ground vegetation, little moisture, and a huge number of distractions, all factors that make it more testing to track in the bush. This is why an anti-poaching dog from Green Dogs Conservation is so well suited to the job. By living, working and training in the hot, dry bushveld of northern Limpopo, our dogs are well adjusted to work in this environment.
We are currently starting a group of young dogs to be brought on as anti-poaching dogs. Their parents are both proven working dogs that have worked as far afield as the Karoo and Western Zambia. Their qualities are passed on to their offspring and the puppies selected are sure to be solid working dogs. The dogs can be trained to your request, whether you want them to track, patrol, alert or apprehend poaching suspects. A dog is only as good as the team it is on, and our sale agreement includes the training of a handler from your own staff, and follow up service to continue the smooth operation of the team. By speaking with you about your situation and requirements, we can be sure of matching you with the right dog for your needs, and ensuring that your anti-poaching efforts are improved dramatically by the new addition to your team.
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We are back from Zambia and what a trip it was! Liuwa Plains is an unbelievably beautiful National Park in Western Zambia and worked both inside the park boundary and in the Upper West Zambezi Game Management Area up to the border with Angola. We were on the project with Working Dogs for Conservation and the Zambian Carnivore Programme, with sponsorship coming from National Geographics Big Cat Initiative and WWF Zambia. Faust's food is kindly sponsored by Eukanuba through the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Livestock Guardian Dog Programme.
With only about 400 visitors per year Liuwa Plains is a very remote park that is difficult to access, and the camping is as off the beaten track as it comes.
The dogs did so well,even though the condtions were tough and the dung beetles were often beating us to the scats. The dogs' motivation and work ethic was excellent and they kept going and did a tremendous job. The wildlife in Liuwa is prolific, but the dogs kept their focus and worked past Oribi, herds of hundreds of Wildebeest and Zebras, and even Spotted Hyeanas on several occasions. I'll be writing about different aspects of the trip in the next few days. Watch this space!