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Seasonal advice

How to be Sheep Wise

Watch this video and find out all you need to know about being Sheep Wise.**

** Listen to Jess the dog in the radio ad **

Good news from Police Scotland is that livestock worrying has decreased by nearly 40% during spring lambing season in 2017, compared to last year. 

The three-month campaign saw 43 incidents reported, with all but two cases involving sheep. Like last year, most incidents involved only one dog; in more than half of all cases (53%) in 2017, the offending dog was local to the area and was either roaming free or otherwise not under proper control.

Sheep are almost always the animals affected in livestock worrying incidents, in all but two of the 43 recorded incidents, and in 86% of cases, livestock was either injured or died as a result of the incident.

** Listen to the 4 farmers in the videos below. They all love the countryside and want everyone to share that with others, but they also ask for consideration and respect for their livelihoods. **

   

Bob Barr and Kate Hall – Farmers in The Lothians

Alister Orr – Farmer in East Ayrshire

Kenneth Bone

Kenneth Bone - Farmer on the Isle of Arran

  •  Could your dog’s recall be better? Check out these links to dog training videos:

Dogs Trust training videos

Kennel Club Scotland