Almost three weeks ago, I got my very first LGD. When predators started picking my chickens off almost daily, I had to do something. When I was offered an Anatolian Shepherd puppy, I couldn't pass it up! This is Jethro, who will be 8 weeks old this Monday. I did get him a bit early, at 5 weeks, but we know his breeder really well and he was completely weaned and all went well! His training is going super well, and our vet (who I got him from) is giving me fantastic pointers in training. He's still a little too playful with the chickens, but our training sessions are getting longer and he's almost quit chasing them (though he did catch one by the tail today No harm done though) We plan to leave him with the chickens all day, and bring him in when we lock the chickens up at night due to a bear we have hanging around. I know a few people who do it this way, and it has worked really well for them. The more time he spends outside, the less he likes being in the house. He's not happy unless he's out there staring at the goats and chickens. If anyone has any advice for a newbie, it'd be greatly appreciated!