Aggression from 10 month old

by Juliet
(Toronto, Canada )


Hello,
I am an owner of a GP 10months old. For the last week he’s been showing aggression recently . Teeth and guarding everything.
Eating habit slowed down and barking often.
I am scared now of his behaviour and needs advise on how to curb this aggressive behaviour towards anything and everything.

Option-#1) finding a behavioural specialist
Option#2) see if someone on a farm wants him
Option#3) put him down
Please help me.
Thanks

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May 25, 2020
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Aggression
by: Donna

I'm sorry you're going through this.

Have you spoken with the breeder? Reputable breeders will always be there to give advice. They also need to know they have produced an aggressive dog so they stop that line of breeding. If from a farmer/backyard breeder, still contact them. They need to know what they are producing. Let them know the problem. Depending on what the behaviourist says, return the dog to the breeder if that is the advice.

Do not send him to a farm. That will not solve the problem. He will still be aggressive on the farm. You don't want him passed from person-to-person where he may ultimately be abused including for dog fighting rings.

Dogs from reputable breeders are always bred for sound health and temperament. They are handled and socialized by many many many different people. Not just family.

Ask your vet to give you the name of a qualified behaviourist in your area. They can best assess your dog for you and give you advice on next steps.

Best of luck with your boy.

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Thanks for your comment
by: Anonymous

Thank you.

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I had the same problem
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem. Harley was a rescue Pyrenees. Harley is the sweetest dog with us his family but he is aggressive with visitors. As a matter of fact he bit a neighbor in the butt. Our solution was to fence off his own area in the yard where he can enjoy an acre and a half with our Labrador who he is very gentle with. He gets plenty of attention and love from us his family but we keep him away from visitors. i know that doesn't sound like a solution for all Pyrenees but he is happy and content in his own world. We are giving him Prozac which can help with what is called fear aggression. Our vet recommended it in his case.

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by: Anonymous

You are not going to appreciate my next sentence. Most 'problem' dogs are created by their humans. A good behaviorist will, and should, assess your interactions with your dog both at home and on a walk, at play. So instead of listing the many ways in which humans mess up during our interactions with dogs, I would strongly recommend you contact a licensed breeder of Great Pyrenees specifically, and ask for a reference to a behaviorist they have confidence in. Be prepared to commit, completely, to the process. You're on the way to creating a dangerous situation with your dog. You need to learn what you are doing to create it. Your young dog is just coming into 'his own'....you need to learn how to manage this stage without confrontation. Please do not wait to contact a behaviorist. It's still not too late. Good luck.

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