Please help

by Pam
(Saskatchewan Canada )

We just brought home a 2 year old female Great Pyrenees. I have older kids, other dogs, horses and pigs. The place we got her from had her in a kennel all the time because she liked to run. She was around the kids and seems to get along with my kids really well. My question is how do I get her used to the horses and other dogs so she can be loose with the horses and other dogs. I just receintly had a mare give birth to twin foals and something killed them both in the field. My other dogs were in the house so I know it wasn't them. I really want "bounty " the 2yr old to be out with the horses but not sure how to go about it. Thank you for your help. Pam

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by: Anonymous

Go on fb and join some of thr lgd groups there. They are of great help.

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by: Donna

First, that is what Pyrs do if you do not contain them.

You musn't have gotten her from a reputable breeder nor did you do your research on this breed.

They are guardian livestock dogs by trade because there are so good as wandering with their charges. Hence, they must be fenced. These dogs are independent thinkers and the main reason they are used as GLDs. No one needs to tell them how to do their job. They are not eager-to-please. And, never, never tie these dogs out. It can lead to aggression.

She can NEVER be loose. She must always be contained. Farmers use electric strand fencing so the dog cannot get out. They used several strands. It's cheaper than chainlink.

To get her used to horses, you need to have her on leash hooked to your waste as you do the chores all the time. Let her get used to them. When you are not there, ensure you have a huge pen for her where she is near the horses.

Walk amongst the horses in the field with her on leash. Let her go near them and just get used to them. You'll know when you can finally leave her loose amongst them. First, get the strand fencing up.

It's like closing the barn door after the horse is gone but start researching this breed:

http://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/Great-Pyrenees-Temperament.html



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