Introducing Dog to Llamas

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mylilchix, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dolly and Cahrlotte are adjusting well to their new home. Our lab mix and tibetan terrier mix have adjuted to having llamas nearby, but our black lab viciously barks at them when he's near them. How can I get him to accept the llamas?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Most llamas dont like dogs and vise versa...good luck and I hope the llamas dont hurt your dog...
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Have you tried good old-fashioned positive reinforcement, with lots and lots of treats for leaving the llama alone and not barking? It will take some time, but your dog will eventually figure out that eating treats and playing with you is much more fun than barking.
    You may even want to invest in a couple of sessions with a good dog trainer if you don't feel up to it on your own - I know my friend Jill could have that problem cleared up in one or two sessions.
    Good luck!
     
  4. babszoo

    babszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 31, 2008
    Eaton Rapids, Michigan
    I raise Irish Setters and Llamas. When a new dog comes I will take one of the Llamas and the dog and introduce them on a one on one in a neutral area usually somewhere in the yard away from the other Llamas. They spend some time together and will get use to each other then slowly I take the dog with me to the barn and they will all get along. But there will be some spitting and noise from the Llamas and barking from the dog but it will soon stop. [​IMG]
     

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