Behaviour

We saw a Great Pyrenees at a shelter today, he was dirty and shy. Hes about 4 to 6yrs old. When I petted him and walked away he pulled the volunteer over to me and leaned against my leg. My question is, is it hard to train a dog like this to fit my family life style?

Comments for Behaviour

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 31, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Behaviour
by: Donna

Always do your research on a breed before you consider adoption.

You can't train a dog to fit your lifestyle. You need to read up on them to determine if they are a good fit, though.

Know that they bark a lot to deter predators. That is how man bred them since their job is to watch over livestock. They bark if they hear a butterfly two miles away.

They are independent thinkers so read into that that they are not obedience dogs. Man bred them so they could be left with their livestock and know what to do instinctively. If they do something, it has to be worth their while.

They need a well-fenced year. No tie outs or invisible fencing. They can't reach all corners of their property when tied. It's also undignified for them. They will go through invisible fencing and scare themselves so they won't go back.

They cannot be off leash unless in a fenced area. They will wander for miles given the chance.

They molt twice a year lasting six months at a time so be prepared for hair year long.

Like any dog, they need exercise. People claim they are couch potatoes which is true. You wouldn't want a big dog like that going crazy in your house. They still need exercise to get out to see the world and stay interested and fit. They are not running partners, though. That's the last thing they want to do. Like most dogs. Sniffing and going at their own pace is best.

That is the Pyr in brief.

For more information, start here:

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

Dec 31, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Best dog ever
by: Nashville

There is nothing better than a Great Pyrenees. If you are patient and kind youll have a best friend. Adopt the pyr and if it doesn’t work there are great pyr rescues that will help. Best wishes!

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. Courtesy Posting - Edison

    Jun 26, 22 12:56 PM

    *Courtesy Posting* Located in Orillia, Ontario. Easy-going Edison is looking for a new home! Edison (Eddie) is a friendly 2 year old (approx.) neutered

    Read More

  2. Luke - Courtesy Posting

    Jun 19, 22 04:39 PM

    Located in Michigan - They will transport to Canada Here is some information about Luke currently: Hi my name is Luke. I am a handsome 2 year old Great

    Read More

  3. Vance

    Jun 19, 22 01:27 PM

    DOB: August 2021 - 10 months old 103 pounds/47 kilos. Location: Erin, ON This very sweet boy came to us after living in a small apartment where his

    Read More

  4. Do Pyrenees grieve?

    Jun 17, 22 05:59 PM

    We lost our oldest Pyrenees 3 weeks ago. Our younger Pyrenees, who is 11 and was raised with the eldest, has changed his behavior. He is obviously grieving

    Read More

  5. Callie

    Jun 15, 22 06:45 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: December 15, 2021 - 5 months old Located in Erin, ON Callie was surrendered because she was attacked by the resident Dane. She

    Read More

  6. Courtesy Post - Marley

    Jun 15, 22 06:37 PM

    DOB: August 8, 2019 Location: London area Meet Marley! He comes all the way from Northern Quebec, and is looking for a home. He would make a great guardian

    Read More

  7. Otis

    Jun 13, 22 02:39 PM

    *ADOPTED* DOB. March 17, 2014 (8-years-old) Handsome Otis is looking for a new home. Sadly, his family is going through an unfortunate transition, and

    Read More

  8. Ruffles

    Jun 13, 22 02:33 PM

    *ADOPTED* D.O.B. January 2019 Dear Ruffles was to be a livestock guardian dog, but she preferred visiting people over watching over the sheep. She simply

    Read More