One strategy used by ranchers to reduce predation on livestock is the use of livestock protection (guarding) dogs (LPD's). Acting independently of humans, LPD's aggressively repel predators. Genetics and proper-rearing both contribute to a successful LPD.
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Click here for the 23 page booklet, "Lines of Defense: Coping with Predators in the Rocky Mountain Region