On the cusp of 4 months and 11 months, our pups have a clear understanding of their roles on the farm. The hardest thing for me about having Livestock Guardian Dogs, and I know I speaking for a few, is not keeping them as house pets, if that is how you are accustomed to having your dogs. But from the decision to have Maremmas to keep watch over our flocks and assist as protectors it has only been me that needed any guidance or instruction, as these two have needed none.