Aggressive guarding of his crate/bed.

by Rich
(Indiana)

I have a farm with plenty of land, ponds, barns and animals. I also have 5 dogs total: 2 GPs, 1 Lab and 2 Shorkies (that live in the house)

I have 3 OPEN crates in my shop for the 2 GPS and Lab. The male GP is about 2 yo. Recently he started going in one crate (they are never locked and can come and go as they please) and growls deeply if any other dog comes near him in there. The problem is that he is super sweet and has never had a problem before. Other dogs and cats would lay with him no issues. Now he will run out and at any dog that come near, but ONLY when he's in the crate.

What's going on?

Thanks!
Rich

Comments for Aggressive guarding of his crate/bed.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 30, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Crate guarding
by: Donna

He has matured somewhat and just doesn't want any dog/animal near his crate. He wants his peace and quiet which is what the crate is there for.

He is also being possessive of it, probably.

You'll need to keep his crate away from the others in such a way they don't need to walk by it ever.

This is unsolicited but make sure you have neutered and spayed your dogs. Over 3 million dogs are put down in the States every year due to unwanted dogs and the shelters are full to overflowing.

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. White vs Badger

    Oct 01, 19 06:00 PM

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

    Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Kane

    Sep 26, 19 07:42 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Kane

    Sep 17, 19 05:35 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: October 3, 2016 Kane came in with Marley. He is three-years-old and a real sweetheart. He is used to being outdoors but has

    Read More

  8. Murphy - Courtesy Posting

    Sep 12, 19 02:40 PM

    DOB: December 2015 Murphy is turning out to be a very sweet boy as he settles in and gets used to his caregivers. He's one happy boy right now. Please

    Read More