hey there, looking for ideas on what's worked for you on this: I've got 2 four month old LGD pups (1/2 pyr, 1/4 anatolian shep, 1/4 kangal) one male, one female. my intent is for them to live full-time in the pasture with our goats, sheep, horses, and free-range fowl. right now, they're in with the goats, and we're introducing other species as we go. my current feeding arrangement involves letting them out of the pasture and into separate kennels to eat. the male is food-agressive and, while we are working on that, I'm not sure it can be permanently solved. in part because of the feeding arrangement, they're getting ever more people bonded, and I want these dogs to love and prefer the livestock, rather than leaving the livestock and hanging out with the people. So... I need a free-feeding field arrangement for the dogs. the problems to be solved: 1) goats love dog kibble 2) there needs to be two setups so the dogs eat separately to reduce the chance of fighting 3) dogs need to be able to get to food, but goats need to be kept out 4) I want to be able to load up a 40 lb bag in the feeder and let them eat as they need to 5) did I mention that goats love kibble? so... have you done something similar? what worked? I'm considering maybe a covered pen in the pasture with a double door arrangement... our kennel building has inside and outside runs separated by a door with a spring hinge and a flange. the door allows the dog to push it open directly from the inside, and pull it open using the flange from the outside, and the spring hinge automatically closes it. the goats have learned to operate this type of door as well (some of them use the licker type dog waterers too. ) I'm thinking if I set up 2 of these doors - one on the inside of the opening and one on the outside, they'd have to pull open the first using the flange, then push the door on the other side to go on through. shouldn't be hard to train the dogs to use these. I'm hoping that pulling open the first door and not seeing an opening will defeat the goats. anyway, that's my current thought, looking for your opinions and experience on the subject. thanks!