responding to being called..

by suzanne
(calgary alberta canada)

Hello, I have just adopted a great Pyr mix (half pyr. 1/4 Eskimo and something. ).

She is 18 months old. The old owners played a game of keep away....which I think has given her some bad habits. She will not respond at all when I call her...even when she is in the back yard. Also, when I approach her she runs... Any suggestions?
Also...should she be eating once or twice daily? She is 95 pounds..

Thanks very much!\
Suzanne

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Feb 11, 2016
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Not responding
by: Donna

I don't know how long you have had her. It takes at least 3 weeks for a rescue to adjust to a new home. She doesn't know you and you don't know her.

Do not let her loose in the yard right now. If you must, leave a long rope line on her (do not tie her out, though). She should only go out when you are there for now.

She needs to learn to trust you.

If she has been with you more than three weeks and she is still doing that, put the long light rope on her to drag around.

Liver treats are the trick. Start by training her in the house. Go to her, (get yourself a clicker) click and give her a liver treat. Do this a few times and she will associate the click with the liver treat.

Walk away a foot from her, click and she will probably come and treat. Once she associates liver and coming to you, start to say 'come, [name of dog]. Treat and good girl.

Soon, you can take this out to the yard once she catches on in the house.

If you feed her kibble, feed twice a day. Feed according to the bag since each kibble is different depending on fillers they put it in it.
It's a lot of filler for their bodies to digest. You want to feed for their ideal weight. If she is 95 pounds and you think she should be more, you feed for the higher weight. If you must feed kibble, baked is supposed to be better than extruded.

Here is a guide (the website was down as of this writing but I hope it's back up when you get this) on feeding raw. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/a-handy-guide-for-starting-your-dog-on-raw-food/

For raw, you can feed once a day if you like.

Know that if she has more Pyr traits, then, it's a little more difficult. Make sure to do your research on the Pyr. They are not eager-to-please dogs. Patience, time and consistency. Here is more training information on come:
http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/teaching_rover_to_race_to_you_on_cue

Feb 11, 2016
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A little touch up
by: Ed A from NJ

I would think a little positive reinforcement training would put her right back on track. She needs to know when she comes to you nothing but good things are going to happen and there are not tricks. Take you time because Pyrenees can be a little stubborn.
As to feeding while she is old enough for one feeding I prefer two smaller feedings a day because of bloat in deep chest dogs. I do that for the life of my dogs.

Feb 11, 2016
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Thanks so much!
by: Anonymous

I don't know why, but I amazed and happy that people have taken the time. All comments totally helpful.

I would love to do raw, but want to have some meals kibble for ease of when we travel. I am seeing mixed thoughts on this. Any comments appreciated!
Thanks again.

We have only had her 5 days...so very new to us.

Feb 27, 2016
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Try kneeling down in the yard
by: Michelle

Our GP rescue has so many quirks. One is not coming when called in the yard. A few weeks ago, I was just pooped trying to get him in the house without dragging him in. I sat on the steps and he came right over. So, I started bending down and calling him. It works. Maybe I look like a dog on his level? I sit in the chair on the porch and he comes over. Weird.

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