Bad attitude


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Why is it that my great pry dislikes certain people and is fond of others? I'm trying to fix that issue and I just don't know how.

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Feb 23, 2016
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by: Donna

It's not an issue you can fix.

Not all people like other people and avoid them.

I am thinking perhaps your dog was not well-socialized and handled in his first 13 weeks of life which is the crucial time for a dog to become a good canine citizen. From there, it must be ongoing.

By the time the dog is a year old or so, this issue will arise.

All reputable breeders will ensure this happens.

If you did get him from a reputable breeder and it is happening, then there is an issue with the lineage and I would speak with the breeder and get advice from them.

When people meet him, it's important that they don't reach out their hands. They should stand there and ignore him, allowing him to sniff them.

When he is ready, he will look for attention. If he doesn't look for it, no one should pet him. Once he looks for attention, that person can give him a treat(s).

It won't fix the issue. But, this is how the issue needs to be approach.

Feb 23, 2016
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attitude
by: Anonymous

There's a question you could ask yourself before you judge your dog as having a "bad attitude". And that is "Why don't I like everyone I meet?" If you take your dog with you wherever you go, he may be bored, tired, repelled by some bad energy, attracted to another. He's a sentient being as you are. As long as he's polite, as you would be, and he doesn't act out his dislike (unless you are being threatened)then really, what is there to change?

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Don't push it
by: Nashville

I was recently told by an pet therapy training expert that you can't make your dog like certain people. I thought by having my mother in law give our dog treats that would be a good thing. She suggested not letting anyone give your dog treats but it teaches them to beg. It could be my MIL's perfume or something, but he just goes into her apartment and sits on the other side of the room.
What can I say? I don't push it.

Feb 23, 2016
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Good taste
by: Ed A from NJ

I have found great Pyrenees are not only very perceptive about people they also react to your emotional projections. You may want to trust him he may want to watch the feelings your projection and make sure your reading him right he may know something you don't.

Feb 27, 2016
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Enough with the bad breeder talk
by: Ed A from NJ

Are there bad breeders? Yes both in and outside of the AKC! The truth is the only thing the AKC does is show proof of purity for at least 3 generations and charge money. They do nothing to insure the health of the dog or the honesty of the breeder.

For that you need ossa certification and then you have something. But even then there is no perfect solution because genetics are genetics.

You must do it yourself, see where they are raised, judge both the parents and the people you are dealing with. Look over any paperwork the supply. Then when you make your choice and bring him home you need to do the hard work of training. Plan on 2 full years of solid training and socializing. If you can't do this stay far away from this beautiful breed they are not for the timid or first time owner.

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