stop wandering

My 3yr old Pyr will wander off our 58 acres if he gets out of the 6 acre pasture. Will neutering stop this? When he was 17 months old we had 8 goats. Coytes killed 6 goats and cut him up bad. We got rid of the goats. He guards 35 chickens now and we haven't lost one in 2 yrs. We live up the Savannah river 30 miles from Savannah. Do you think we should try goats now that he's more mature?

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Oct 05, 2015
Yes. Neuter.
by: Anonymous

Neutering will probably help the wandering somewhat. Also, it prevents unwanted puppies out there.

It obviously wasn't a good experience for him being hurt at such a young age. Poor fella. Perhaps this is one reason he also wanders. He's not keen on being hurt, again but Pyrs will wander. But, definitely have him neutered.

You might consider getting another dog (spayed female - opposite sex is best) to help him out with his job. Two Pyrs are better than one to keep coyotes away if you bring in more goats. He can help train another one.

Here is a good resource for you, too:

Oct 07, 2015
One more would do it
by: Ed A from NJ

I think a neutered female is a great idea. Hsveing her around will keep him closer to home and when I got my female Beau stepped it up a notch in his guarding drive. Plus two Pyrenees are much more formidable.

As to the early bad experience I think his guarding drive is still intact. Many of these dogs can get into pretty bad scuffs and recover fine. All though that is the last thing you want for them. When the early warning system goes off ( the barking) That is the time to stick you nose out and see what the hubbub is. Remember you are part of the pack as well.

We don't have many big predators in NJ. So Beau didn't have many chances to show his prowess. However he did stop two home break ins, banished a fox family from our area and stopped two pit bulls from attacking our local kids while the were playing (killed one pity and seaverly wounded the other before I could stop him. I think that is why we never had problems with his constant barking. The moms loved him after that. He was the mayor of the neighborhood. So get a nice size girl and your goats back.

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