Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog

by Marianne

Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog

Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog

Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog
Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog
Great Pyr Rescue Max the farm dog

Max the farm dog has had a reprieve. His owners simply could not part with him so he is staying on the Farm. Nice goin' Max!!

Max is a four-year old Pyr who lives on a farm with sheep. We are not certain if he has failed at his work or that he needs renewed direction for his work. We think the latter.

We think that he needs a friendly human who will work with him, show him how to befriend his sheep charges, receive approbation when he does things right and firm redirection when he doesn’t. Max needs to spend some time in a pen adjacent to his sheep, go into the sheep pen on a leash with his human, graduate to spending time with the sheep under supervision and slowly to relearn proper guarding techniques over a period of a month or two. He needs to relearn that lambs are not his personal toys to be chased and played with.

He has been living with a Maremma and a Border Collie, both females, who have been controlling him and pushing him away from the food and water. He, in turn, has started to do this with the sheep. He has become protective of food and water and whatever he considers his property.

We think that with proper care, training, supervision and loving human interaction Max would become a great farm protector again. The investment in training time would bring many dividends.

Max has never been in the house and has lived outside and in the barn most of his life. He suffered from several intestinal parasites when they acquired him at 4 months and they worked hard at getting him completely healthy. It seems that he would respond well to human companionship.

Max will be neutered, up to date vaccines, vet checked and micro-chipped.

Marianne Glofcheski
(819) 985-1044

Click here to post comments

Return to Post A Happy Tail 2013.








Breaking News

  1. Bear

    Feb 23, 18 11:17 AM

    *UPDATE* Bear is a very sweet two-year-old boy. He is full of love and affection and just wants to be near his people. He is great with people, very well-behaved

    Read More

  2. Wander - Pyrs disappeared

    Feb 22, 18 05:28 AM

    Both of our Great Pyrenees were a year old, different times, slept with cattle, protected them , had free range on the farm. Then all the sudden they

    Read More

  3. Pooping everywhere

    Feb 20, 18 01:04 PM

    We adopted a apox. 6 year old, Had him now a few mouths; was doing well after being a little destructive at fist.We walk 3 times a day,as she wife is home

    Read More

  4. Morgan

    Feb 15, 18 06:29 PM

    We are pleased to announce Morgan will be staying with us as a companion to twelve year old, Boo, who came to us in 2009. Morgan is 10-years old. He

    Read More

  5. Eating as guardian livestock dogs in mountains

    Feb 15, 18 05:44 AM

    I saw a doc on tv about the Pyrenees from puppies to adults. It said they spend their days guarding the sheep but made no mention about their food as to

    Read More

  6. Outside preference

    Feb 13, 18 06:29 PM

    Our Ava has always loved outside, but in the past she has come inside with us after a walk, or when we called her to come in from the yard she would come

    Read More

  7. Eyes Run

    Feb 12, 18 03:05 PM

    My female GP almost 2 just got spayed. I notice in the corner of both eyes have some liquid running down the nose side. She didn't have this when we took

    Read More

  8. Playing or not

    Feb 11, 18 01:06 PM

    I have two Great Pyrenees 8 months old. Brother and sister. The male seems to be playing? but extremely roughly at times. I am concerned that they are

    Read More