sleep anxietty

by Tracy
(Tofino BC )

We live in a condo and so we try to get our Pyr to sleep inside. Some nights he is ok. Others though he wines and paces, scratches at he doors and windows.

Even if we then take him outside to see if he has to pee, once back in the behavior starts up again. It usually lasts 5-25 minutes before he will finally lie down and go to sleep.

Is there anything we can do to help him settle at night or should we just let him sleep outside on his tie down? There are wolves in the area so we do worry about him being outside all night.

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May 29, 2016
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guardianship
by: Anonymous

His guardianship of his family is paramount. If you know that wolves are out there, you can be sure that he knows EXACTLY where they are.

When your dog is most anxious, the wild brothers are the closest. But that could mean they are 2 miles away from your location instead of say,5 miles. We take ours into our bedroom with us and close the door.

We sleep soundly all night. The pre-bed-time jitters are normal for him. Stay calm, do not react. He is on duty and that is inborn for him.

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No tie outs PLEASE
by: Ed A from NJ

PLEASE what ever you do, DO NOT TIE THAT DOG OUTSIDE EVER. Only bad things could happen. Like if there are wolves, he can't defend himself on a tie. If he breaks the tie out he will be gone. Tying a pyrenees outside is abuse.

If he is sensing something outside, let it pass he is doing his job by letting you know. Take him out for a brief walk so he can patrol and see everything is fine. Or tell him it is OK and take his mind off it. He will settle and go to sleep. If you love him, don't ever tie him out to be wolf fodder.

Jun 01, 2016
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Sleep Anxiety
by: Donna

Never tie your dog out.

You need to have a securely fenced area of at least 5-feet.

A tie out can lead to aggression since he cannot properly patrol his area. As Ed has said, he will also be hurt since he cannot properly defend himself.

When he does bark, always go see at what he is barking. If you see nothing, tell him 'shhh, it's okay. Let's go to bed.' He is doing what he was bred to do and that is be a guardian dog.

Time, patience and consistency.

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