9 months old Pyrene - Barking

by happywhisper
(CA)

Our dog barking non-stop when my husband leaves the house. Any advise for this solutions?

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May 06, 2015
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Shhhhh!
by: Ed A from NJ

Barking is part of the breed but they are smart and you can do some corrections to at least get it to a manageable amount. Here are some things that help get mine to a reasonable level. 1) exercise- a nice long walk twice a day ( morning and early eve ( never in the heat of the day) I bring water and a drool cloth. 2) keep him or her in The house at night this will greatly reduce night barking. 3) large long term chews, you know those huge bones that almost look like a joke. They may help to keep them occupied. 4) Lots of socialization to other dogs and people the better they understand friend from foe the less barking they will do make sure they know all the locals and people who are normal fixtures in your area. All these things will help but Pyrenees bark it is part of the breed. When they mature they have a very deep bark kinda like a baritone, so it don't travel as far as some dogs. Last thing I would say is reward silents. Remind those in the near area while he may be a tad noise he is also a big deterrent a thief hears or sees this large dog it is easier to just move on down the road rather then dealing with stichs. Good luck they are so worth the extra work. He will give up his life without thought to keep his family safe that you can never breed out of your big teddy bear!;

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by: Donna

That is what Pyrs do. They have been used as guardian livestock for centuries. The bark is what they use to keep predators away. It is their instinct.

It can be managed in many cases. When the dog is barking, go to where he is barking and look to see what the problem is. If there is nothing, tell him it's okay, and put a finger to your mouth in a 'shhhh'. He'll look at you and stop barking. You tell him 'good boy' and 'go lie down'. He must go lie down before you leave him.

This will not happen overnight. Consistency and patience are the key and positive-reinforcement. Always treats and/or praise when he gives good behaviour.

Do not leave him outside when you are not home.

I'm not sure if you have done your research on this breed, but we have much information on our website. I recommend you read for more characteristics of the Pyr.

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