3 year old male

Is a three year old Pyrenees too old to adjust to a new environment? He'll be a guardian over my alpacas and new to our family. I'm told he's a bit skittish, but so is my female. We've had her 12 years and she's ready to retire. Will he learn from her or do you suggest getting a younger pup?

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Has it ever been explained to you under what circumstances this dog became 'skittish'? It's unusual behavior for the breed. Is he a mix? Has he any experience with animals in pasture?
Never underestimate the ancient genetics of the Pyrenees. We once were so privileged to observe a 'suburban' Pyr, on his very first intro to pastured animals. He totally morphed into the guardian he was born to be. He carefully observed, respectfully entered the pasture, his physical outline changed and we watched as he went to each individual to introduce himself. We stayed quiet and allowed him to do what and how he knew to do this. Even the 2 donkeys, who have a hatred for all canines, accepted him. It was magical.
I believe that your female may lose her own skittishness when she has a helpmate with her. If the dogs are easy with each other, compatible, then its worth a try. Pyrenees are not normally nervous nellys....perhaps the work with the alpacas together as a team, will be good for everyone. Good luck.

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