"Sheepdog" has become synonymous with being a protector. For example, many in law enforcement and the military are considered sheepdogs. You can be a sheepdog as well if you have the mindset and heart of a protector. A sheepdog works for and with the Shepherd to protect the "flock" (people). In our case, that Shepherd is the "good Shepherd", the Lord Jesus Christ. We feel called to teach others to become effective protectors of those they love and care for - and that includes yourself.