Sheep training for Jersey's dog walkers

A training session has been arranged for dog walkers in Jersey to help protect sheep roaming the north Coast.

Shepherd Aaron Le Couteur said the session would advise pet owners on walking without disturbing the Manx Loaghtan Sheep.

The original flock of 20 pregnant ewes was bought for £10,000 by the National Trust for Jersey to keep down gorse on coastal areas.

Last year two of the sheep were killed after being attacked by a dog.

Mr Le Couteur said the sheep had to be put down after they were savaged by a dog, and the training should enable dogs to be walked near the sheep, without access being restricted.

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