Agression towards her herd

We have a GP she has been with her goat herd since she was 12 weeks she is now 16 weeks. The last 2 days she has started chasing the goats and grabs their back legs it looks like she want to play but she has hurt 2 goats?

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Jul 26, 2015
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goat guardian
by: Anonymous

Your pup is very young to be with the goats 24/7. And she needs to be "shown the ropes" either by her humans or an older experienced guardian dog. Long periods of time spent doing not very much but watching the goats munch grass will be wearing on your young dog, and she will start looking for something to do. Chasing is puppy behaviour. Grabbing an inevitable consequence. If you cannot find an experienced companion Pyr, try giving her some off-duty fun time every day. Your dog has the right genetics for the job, but simply lacks training and needs time to mature.

Jul 27, 2015
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Too Young
by: Donna

First, your pup should not be in with this herd at this point. She is too young. You need to keep her on leash when you are in with the herd.

Note that goats are butt heads especially with young pups. Your pup will get hurt as time goes. She needs to be a pup and have toys to play with. She is not being aggressive with them, but rather playing as pups do.

You probably need another dog to also give this dog a break when it does come time for her to go it alone as she will need breaks. They cannot watch over a herd 24 hours a day if it's a big herd. She won't be ready until she is about a year or so.

Here is a great resource. Please read about these dogs.
http://www.sonic.net/~cdlcruz/GPCC/library.htm



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