Clyde lost his Bonnie

Hi!

We have an eight year old male (Clyde)who lost his companion Bonnie about a year and a half ago to cancer.
He is a working dog who stays outside 90% of the time unless it is too hot/humid (we live in North Texas.) The other 10% of the time, we have a large shop with an office/doggie door installed so he may rest comfortably in the A/C during the few months in which the heat is unbearable when or if he chooses.

We/He were so very sad to lose Bonnie and sincerely miss her so much however, he seems to really need another partner in crime. Clyde is very sweet but dominant. Is a female puppy the best option? We are open to adoption if their background is similar to the environment in which we need and what Clyde is used to.

We appreciate it!

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Oct 04, 2020
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The dominance theory has been debunked. Dogs typically are aggressive towards another dog out of fear. Proper introductions are always a must to set the dogs up for success. That is, off property first. Then put Clyde out while you take new dog in house or around property on leash. Don't allow them to nose-to-nose until you are sure Clyde accepts her. This may mean keeping them separate while Clyde gets used to having her around. Walks at a distance while both are on leash is a good way. Always watch the body language. Create distance if required.

We have had many Pyrs come in who were companion dogs but were successfully guided to working dogs within a month.

Here is information on dog reactivity.

Here is a great podcast on href="https://dogsthat.com/podcast/29/" target="_blank">understanding and preventing reactivity and aggression in dogs.

I think you know there are many dog rescues in the States including the National Pyr Rescue.

I hope this helps.

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The dominance theory has been debunked. Dogs typically are aggressive towards another dog out of fear. Proper introductions are always a must to set the dogs up for success. That is, off property first. Then put Clyde out while you take new dog in house or around property on leash. Don't allow them to nose-to-nose until you are sure Clyde accepts her. This may mean keeping them separate while Clyde gets used to having her around. Walks at a distance while both are on leash is a good way. Always watch the body language. Create distance if required.

Male-female partnerships are generally most successful.

We have had many Pyrs come in who were companion dogs but were successfully guided to working dogs within a month.

Here is information on dog reactivity.

Here is a great podcast on href="https://dogsthat.com/podcast/29/" target="_blank">understanding and preventing reactivity and aggression in dogs.

I think you know there are many dog rescues in the States including the National Pyr Rescue.

I hope this helps.

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