Fencing

by Cassidy
(Tennessee )

We are working on fencing our 20 acre farm, doing sections at a time. The Great Pyrenees puppies we just got are 2 months old in the barn with the goat. They will have a small electric fenced area for now until the larger field is fenced, in one month. How do they do with adding more fencing? At what age can we add more sections of fencing for them to have enough time to stay in the fenced acres we will have? We know sooner the better, but is there an age limit where they will not respect the boundaries anymore?

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wander lust
by: Anonymous

Your pups are too young to be left alone. At 2 mos. they will still wander (the goat may follow them) but cannot yet protect themselves if there's a predator that challenges them.
The size of the fenced area has very little to do with it. At 1 yr., with proper training, they could be left in a field with stock while you monitor them, but should be brought in at night. At 2 yrs. they should be in their full guardianship ability and well able to take care of business, should the need arise. They will go right thru your electric fence if they need to.
Pyrs will always wander all of the fenced area you give them, it's what they were bred to do. Give them 5 acres, they will take 10. Their boundary is the horizon. But it is important to remember, they will always need your daily care and attention while they guard your stock.

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