Doesn't Bark

by Terry
(Smithfield, NC)

After doing much research, we purchased a pure breed great Pyrenees puppy two years ago. Funny we read so much about the annoyance of the barking. Our, Sissy, doesn't bark unless it is a playful bark when I am preparing her food.

I live in the country and my husband is gone a lot. We originally had a Golden Retriever and English Setter that both were 12 yrs old and both have passed in the past 3 yrs.

I read a lot about the protection the Great Pyrenees provides but I'm not so confident with ours. She prefers to be by herself a lot. She will go outside and play with a stick with us but that's pretty much it. What have we done wrong?

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May 18, 2014
what are you doing wrong?
by: Ed A new jersy

Your doing. Nothing wrong! You little girl has not fully matured, while she may look it she still has to mature. I may take quite a while. But you can bet she will protect you right now. Under that calm,playful exterier lays the heart of a lion and an uncanny ability to judge both animal and people. I would say enjoy the silence in a very little while you will wish she would take a break. Mine bark at everything from intruder to butterfly's or even the wind if it is strong. There is. No training need for guarding !

Feb 18, 2015
Not mature
by: Anonymous

You are doing nothing wrong!! Ours is a little over 2 yrs. old now, but was definitely a bit of a loner at that age!!

Mar 17, 2017
Barkless
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad some one else has this issue, my young male only barks as well when I'm cooking , and sometimes when playing. Even when others bark around him, he gives them a funny look.

Apr 02, 2017
2 Great Pyr 12 weeks old
by: Anonymous

I have 2 Great Pyr that are 12 weeks old. They are beautiful dogs and very smart. Mine bark some but mostly at each other right now. I'm reading a lot about them and so concerned I'll mess up in socializing them. They've not gotten the full series of shots til 16 weeks so I have concerns about getting them out to socialize too much right now. I read somewhere it says 8-12 weeks are critical for socialization. I'm so worried I'll mess up.....

Mar 29, 2018
I’ve been worrying myself...
by: Stephanie

I have two sister’s and while one barks at a leaf blowing the other has not made any noise above a slight whine when her sister takes her toys, or a whimper when she’s sleeping hard. They will be a year old in two weeks. This is my first time have Great Pyrs and I have been wondering what I did wrong...

Mar 30, 2018
Doesn’t Bark
by: Mitch

I posted almost a year ago about my 2 GP and being worried about them. They’ve socialized very well. I also have one who barks and one who doesnt. I think it’s just their personalities. My male Taz barks at everything. My female Tuukka only barks once in awhile. I don’t think I’d worry too much...

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