won't let me walk but a few feet away from the house

by heather
(New Waverly Texas)

I have a one year old male Great Pyrenees that will not let me walk but a few feet from the house and then drags me by my arm back to the house. Even when I walk him on a leash he must hold it in his mouth and control me. I have raised him from a puppy and he has always had these problems. I live on a very large lot of unfenced land and he prefers to stay near the house instead of roaming property like most Pyrenees do. When people visit he has no problem letting them move around freely. Please help I feel trapped in my own home!!!

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Jan 12, 2015
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Pyr in Charge
by: Donna

He needs some livestock of which to take charge.

You, apparently, are his livestock. You'll need to start doing the leading instead of him.

A firm 'ah ah' when he takes your arm which means 'drop my arm', tell him to 'sit' and walk away or put him in the house when you leave.

When he does the leading on the leash, you need to take the lead, with great patience, and go where you want to go.

I'm sure my colleagues will have some advice, as well.

Jan 15, 2015
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Your dog is bossing you
by: Marianne

I've thought about what I could say but it would be a book. My best suggestion is that you consult the texts at the Great Pyrenees Library. You can just Google that. It's at sonic.ca I believe but you can find it easily at the Great Pyrenees Library.
You should read assiduously the section on Puppy Boot Camp which is what you need to apply here.

Read as well, the section called NILIF or Nothing In Life Is Free.

Jan 23, 2015
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bossy pup
by: Anonymous

Oy! This is so wrong it's scarey. If you can find a trainer that is experienced with Great Pyrenees, please go and get help. Now. Your dog, in the absence of any direction from you has taken the alpha position. They are strong, willful dogs and allowing him to grab you and take charge at this young age does not bode well for his future. No dog, however cute, should ever be allowed to put his mouth on you. If he 's still intact consider his neuter now... you do not need roaring testosterone to add to the mix. He needs to learn he's "not the boss of you". His obnoxious behavior will accelerate if you do nothing. You need to find your inner alpha. Change will take much time and patience. Gentle but firm redirection BEFORE he grabs you (sit&treat) is the only way. Never use harsh discipline... Find help. Best of luck with this.

Feb 04, 2015
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Thank you
by: Heather

I want to thank everyone for their very helpful suggestions and I have now started obedience training classes and so waiting for the day I am in control of my dog instead of him in control of me.

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