Barron

Great Pyr Rescue - Barron

Great Pyr Rescue - Barron

Great Pyr Rescue - Barron
Great Pyr Rescue - Barron
Great Pyr Rescue - Barron
Great Pyr Rescue - Barron

*UPDATE 24.11.2016

Barron had been tied to a tree for the first two years of his life when a good samaritan came to his rescue. As you can imagine, this boy needed a lot of work and to learn to trust.

His adopter took on the challenge of everything from house-training to counter-surfing and more.

We are so happy she didn't give up because two years later, he has become a good canine neighbour with her persistence, patience and consistency in positive-reinforcement training.

Barron and his Pyre companion, Niobe, are inseparable.

Thank you, Kara, for seeing the potential in this beautiful boy. And, thank you so much for the update.

This is what Kara had to say in her update:

It has officially been two years since Barron joined our family.

We cried a lot in those first few months and it was a real challenge working with Barron in the beginning, but we were so in love with him, and knew if we tried he would eventually fit into our family.

It was a world of "one step forward and three steps back" for awhile. And then one day, we just stopped taking backwards steps.

We were full steam ahead, and have never looked back. Barron has become an amazing addition to our family, and we love him dearly.

I just want to thank you for being an ear in those early days, and also for everything you and the GP rescue group do.

This was his story:

Big sweet Barron, a big white fluffy, was rescued by a kind person. He had been tied to a tree for his short two years of life. They surrendered him to us so that we could find him a home. He knows come and sit. He is very good natured and needs someone to show him the way.

He is good with adults and children.

We have very good information on our website which we encourage you to take the time to read. Please do your research on this breed to ensure this is the dog for you.

As a Pyr he does bark. This is one of the tools that allows them to do their job to warn off predators. They dig holes in your garden to stay cool in the summer, and shed at least twice a year and will leave white dust bunnies throughout the year. They will wander since this is instinctive to them as they are used to wander with the livestock they guard. They must be contained within a fenced-in secure area of a minimum of six-feet in which they can play and guard their territory. Tie-outs are not suitable since this does not allow them to properly patrol their territory. They have been known to go through electric fencing. Being sensitive dogs, this can give them a scare.

Pyrs needs patience and consistency in their training and someone who will work with their instincts. They are independent thinkers and, therefore, only listen if it's worth their while. Treat them as partners in a dance where you lead the way.

Here is what his new family has to say... Things are moving well. We tried a lot of new things over the holidays with Barron - new routes for our walks, company coming over, presents under the tree, doggy day camps and the kennel over night.

He LOVED the day care, and after playing at the kennel ( we use a really good one where the have hours of play time) I have never seen two dogs crash so hard. He enjoyed our company and loves the new routes for our walks.

We still have a ways to go, but it's only been 6 weeks. We will get there eventually.

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Feb 13, 2015
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An update on Barron
by: Kara

Things are moving well. We tried a lot of new things over the holidays with Barron - new routes for our walks, company coming over, presents under the tree, doggy day camps and the kennel over night. He LOVED the day care, and after playing at the kennel ( we use a really good one where the have hours of play time) I have never seen two dogs crash so hard. He enjoyed our company and loves the new routes for our walks.

We still have a ways to go, but it's only been 6 weeks. We will get there eventually.

Feb 03, 2015
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Tied to a Tree....Hard to imagine Eh !!!
by: dogslife4@hotmail.com

Ive owned Large Breed dogs for 30 years and I fenced in my yard while awaiting the arrival of my first Landseer puppy and the start of my addiction and love for the breed and the first of many of my "best friends". And RALPH had the best 12 years a dog could ever hope for and perhaps his longevity had something to do with his daily 3 hour swims without coming ashore for a break until my 6 beer was gone and he was summoned to get out of the water so WE could Go Home !!!

I say addiction as I currently have a 6 yr old Pyr...a Newf 5..a Bernese 3 and a brindle bull mastiff 11 months..The mastiff is slowly coming around so to speak....Honestly I would love another Pyr...But..on the other hand I would love another Newf.....But...I would love another Bernese Too ! I only work when it snows so my buddys have me to be sure and keep them occupied so to speak....we spend as much time as we can at our place on the ocean that of course has a large fenced in yard as well. They go for a 2 hr walk at least 5 days a week and 90% of it is off leash..

I have the time, ability and devotion to have happy well adjusted socialized and trained dogs which makes me happy..them happy as well as the other warm blooded things we encounter in our daily lives.

Brady my Pyr is nervous of the water but the other 3 are in heaven swimming !!!! The long and short of it is that I would never go without a Pyrenees in my life. He is my guardian and protector of All that is ours as well as all that's within 150 feet that's not ours. Its lovely in these troubled times to be surrounded by so much love "X 4" and to know that your worldly possessions will still be in the yard in the morning !!!!!!....Dave

Jan 03, 2015
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Barron
by: John Atlee

I have more than what it takes for barron to have a great life. My last dog was a rescue Pyr, it was locked on a 12th floor balcony for her first 3 years. She was mean, bit,went through 3 families before I got her. Within 3 months she was property trained ( yes it can be done, Maggie never wore a collar after her first 2 weeks with us) Kittens could eat from her bowel. I have never had such a wonderful dog, never, and I have had a few and been around dogs all my life. my father was a professional dog trainer, and I mean professional, not a sit stay kinda thing. A dog would do anything for him as they do for me. If he needs a home that will last forever, with the attention he will need e mail me, we can work something out. I can guarantee he will never have a better home or family. jgatlee@msn.com

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