Do pigs make good guard dogs?

Pot bellied pigs can make great pets. They can be taught to walk on a leash like a dog. Some have even learned to act like a guard dog and protect their owners when they are in danger. I read of a pot bellied pig who saw its owner having a heart attack and ran in and out of the dog flap for twenty minutes.

Some dogs have a natural instinct to protect their home and family and they make excellent Guard Dogs. Guardian breeds tend to be loyal, fearless, strong and watchful.

Do pigs make good pets?

Pigs can make great pets because they are highly social and highly intelligent. However, that same intelligence can also cause problems because pigs can get easily bored and destructive. Pigs tend to be very domineering.

One answer is, true, but recently, more and more people are putting collars (and dog-sized sweaters) on pigs. They’re still a big commitment, and need lots of outdoor space to play in, but who knows? Your family may be just right for a pet pig. So the next time you’re thinking of pets, remember all these reasons why pigs make awesome pets !

While pigs are highly trainable and can learn at a faster rate than dogs, pig behavior is vastly different from dog behavior. Having a pet pig is kind of like having a perpetual two-year old child. It is because pigs are so intelligent that they can be so stubborn, demanding and manipulative.

Will a guard dog protect my livestock?

Such a dog would always stay with your flock; watch out for predators and other intruders, and fight fiercely to protect your animals. Please note that not all guard dogs are good for protecting livestock. A dog breed meant for home protection may attack your animals if you try to modify it for livestock protection.

For small packs of canines, a donkey or LGD will work. For larger canine packs and non-canine predators, a pair of livestock guardian dogs is the best option. What type of livestock do you want to guard?

Why would a pig make a good pet?

Pigs as pets are a great idea — if you follow these 7 steps, and manage expectations. “Pigs can make great family pets… as long as the family is expecting pigs to act like pigs and not dogs,” says Reid. Get two (or more) “We have found that pigs do best when they can live with at least one other pig,” cautions Reid. Some additional items to investigate: choose the right breed, give them space, acknowledge the pros, and the cons, and make it a family pet.

Well, guinea pigs make great pets for a number of reasons. They’re affectionate and incredibly sociable and make a great addition to almost any family. But, as with everything in life, it’s not all great. Let’s go through everything you need to know about owning a guinea pig.