companion

by Tosha
(Fort hood texas)

Are they happier with a partner? Is being an only dog depressing for them?

Comments for companion

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 24, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Only dog
by: Donna

It all depends on the dog. They are independent thinkers but do work in packs when staving off bears and wolves.

As for a companion dog, it just depends on the dog. Many do well as an only dog, some may require a companion.

If you are thinking of this breed, make sure to do your research. They bark more than most breeds to keep 'predators' away, they must be contained with at least 6 feet of secure fencing as they do wander. That is their instinct. Tie outs are not suitable since this can make them aggressive as they cannot properly watch over every inch of their territory.

They are not eager-to-please dogs so when training, they need to decide if it's in their best interest to do as you have asked them. Again, this has to do with why they are used as guardian livestock dogs. They can do the job just fine without human intervention.

They must be leashed on walks. The have two big moults a year with shedding in between so require weekly grooming and regular nail trimming.

You can start your research here:
http://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/Great-Pyrenees.html

We have much information on our website. Enjoy reading!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Weight gain

    Apr 21, 17 01:58 PM

    I have a GP he's 7 months old. He is getting longer but seems that he looks so thin. Is this normal for the pups to look thinner as they shed and grow

    Read More

  2. Doggy Dementia?

    Apr 19, 17 11:41 AM

    We rescued our Pyr approximately 5 yrs ago. At the time we thought she was at least 4 yrs old. She's always been really laid back, low maintenance (except

    Read More

  3. Unattended Pyrs

    Apr 18, 17 04:38 PM

    If a GP was left alone for 18-36 hours on a large acreage property that is fenced and he has lived on for 6 months. timed food dispenser and water source

    Read More

  4. Milo got bigger taller longer

    Apr 15, 17 11:39 AM

    Milo the darling got taller by two inches and longer by two inches ( usa ). We got him May 2016. It's now April 2017 . He grew bigger. Milo was a bottlefed

    Read More

  5. Milo sleep pees but not when awake

    Apr 14, 17 05:25 PM

    Milo sleep pees but not when awake. How common is this?is it's a neutered thing? Vet sez will give proin. RX. See his sphincter relaxes when he relaxes.

    Read More

  6. Shedding!

    Apr 14, 17 05:23 PM

    I have a 10 week old pyrenees puppy who is not shedding at all. I have never owned this breed but know a little bit.I know they are supposed to shed a

    Read More

  7. Believe pets go to heaven comforts me

    Apr 14, 17 05:22 PM

    Many religious leaders including Billy Graham and the Pope believe pets go to heaven , comforts me.

    Read More

  8. Milo winks one eye

    Apr 10, 17 05:29 PM

    Milo winks one eye he observed it being done by me and my 3 cats . Either he winks first or in response to my wink. It's a big hit at the nursing home

    Read More