Adopted Pyrenees and child introduction

by Brenda
(Illinois)

I just adopted a Pyrenees/ lab. She's very sweet, doesn't bark and seems very calm. She seems to be adjusting to my two other dog's. My 5year old grandaughter is coming over for the first time since we got the dog, what's the best way to assure a good meeting. What should I be doing to help keep everyone safe and happy.

Comments for Adopted Pyrenees and child introduction

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 13, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Introducing Dog and Child
by: Donna

Congratulations on your new addition!

Give her a few weeks to adjust to you and your home before bringing new people over. She needs to learn to trust you and her environment and you need to learn to trust her and her reactions.

When your grand daughter (GD) does come over, keep your girl on a leash since you do not know how she will react at this point.

Make sure your GD lets the dog go to her and not the other way around. This goes for anyone coming into your home until you know her reaction.

When your girl does go up to your GD, she still should ignore dog. Let dog sniff her. When she is ready, dog will look for some loving! You'll know.

A nice liver treat or two or three in hand will also help immensely.

It's important that your GD respects and behaves well around your new girl (I suspect she already does since you are, obviously, asking the question about introductions).

Enjoy your new companion.

Here is some good reading for your on children and dogs:

https://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/bestdogsforchildren.html

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Kane

    Nov 22, 19 11:12 AM

    DOB: October 3, 2016 Kane came in with Marley. He is three-years-old and a real sweetheart. He is a big boy which is why children are not a good fit

    Read More

  2. Chance

    Nov 06, 19 07:01 AM

    DOB: April 2018 Great Pyrenees Cross He is house broken and has basic training. He is getting better on the leash and is currently walked using a gentle

    Read More

  3. Sensitive back feet

    Oct 22, 19 07:07 PM

    My Pyr is just 1 yr old. Has double dews on back feet. Sometimes, if he is running or playing, he will stop abruptly and limp for a few minutes, as if

    Read More

  4. White vs Badger

    Oct 01, 19 06:00 PM

    Which side/country of the Pyrenees Mountains produces white vs badger Great Pyrenees?

    Read More

  5. Anxiety - Jumps out windows, though screens

    Sep 29, 19 04:45 PM

    Our 4 year old male golden mix boy has historically destroyed screens by clawing at them and jumping out of windows (even second story). He was better

    Read More

  6. Chloe

    Sep 26, 19 07:43 AM

    *If you don't plan on reading the whole profile, this is not the dog for you.* DOB: April 24, 2018 Crate-trained: She may need some work on this. Chloe,

    Read More

  7. Quincy

    Sep 20, 19 07:52 AM

    We are please to announce Quincy's adoption is now final. He is a puppy who gets into mischief but with ongoing positive-reinforcement training, he'll

    Read More

  8. Training

    Sep 17, 19 07:57 AM

    I was told getting a PYR at 5 months would be a mistake , he would be difficult to train and bond with. Is this so, is there a advantage to getting a PYR

    Read More