Originally Posted by Yogiwick
She's cute! (is that her daddy? I don't see him getting rid of her either!)
I wouldn't think of shock collars working for this situation. Esp since you don't catch her half the time. What do you use it for?
I still don't think it should be that difficult to keep her away from calves. If her only issue is with calves don't let her near the calves.
Yes that's my boss napping with his little girl. They have such a sweet bond. And to be honest, I am very much attached to Brandy too. I am not a dog person, mostly because I never "click" with dogs like I do horses or cats. But its different with Brandy, she has a know-it-all personality but she's also very quirky... she still chases her tail like its the funnest thing ever. She's fun to play with and can be quite the snuggle bug. That's why its extremely disappointing she has developed this... habit (I say this lightly since its not an everyday occurrence).
I have been talking with my boss and we're thinking of setting up a pen with mesh/square panels for new born calves. At least a temporary pen until they are stronger and are more mobile. Thus Brandy wont be able to get in and lick on them if they are still covered with slime. It should also keep babies safe while we are not around to keep an eye on her and babies.
As for a shock collar, you are probably right. Since we are not always able to see if she is around the babies it might not work as well as it would... I had used our last shock collar to stop her from licking the milk foam off the calves mouths.Then it was only a firm no on the occasion I did see her licking on them, and now she doesnt even come around them during feeding time.