House-training - When?

What age should a Great Pyrenees be potty trained

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Jul 22, 2018
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House-training
by: Donna

At the breeders and continued by you.

Pups should almost, if not fully, be house-trained by the time you get them from the breeder.

At the breeders, pups should have their area with the mom, followed by play area and then the area where they poop and pee. That is to be cleaned up everytime.

When you get them, they should always be in the crate when you are not home (leave them in there for no longer then an hour per their age so if they are 2 months, no longer than two hours, 3 months, no longer than 3 hours etc.). This way they, besides no messing in the house, they stay safe from getting into something they shouldn't.

When you are home, get them in a routine so they get walked or put out every time they wake and a quick praise of 'good boy/girl' when they do their business. If you notice them about to pee/poo (they should always be in your sights), take them right outside and a quick praise of 'good girl/boy'.

Never scold them. It's up to you to show them the way.

Consider joining this free training workshop by Susan Garrett:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedogtrainingworkshop/

Jul 22, 2018
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One more thing
by: Donna

All training should begin with the breeder and be continued by you.

Here is another great information video.

https://recallers.com/five-games-for-puppies/

Jul 22, 2018
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Pyrs as house pets?
by: Anonymous

I didn't think it was a good thing to make house pets with pyrs...ours was raised inside while a baby, then to our huge enclosed wraparound porch before she graduated to her own large house with a fence. She gets to come out often to run the farm land and play or get brushed. But now, if she is out and wants to go back to her area, she literally takes her paw and opens the gate to let herself in!!! Her name is Shiloh Journey and we call her Journey....love her to pieces. We were blessed because she is so cuddly and not aggressive except at night when she is barking the bears,deer,possum,and raccoons away!

Jul 23, 2018
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Pets
by: Donna

Unless they are working dogs, they should be with their humans. They are companion dogs when they are not working dogs.

If they want to come in the house to be with you, they should be allowed to be with you. They should be a part of the family and be active with the family. Take them in the car with you for trips, daily walks (two hours a day), sleep with you, constant positive reinforcement training, hang out with you while you watch TV or whatever it is you do. Yes, Pyrs like to be outside but they should have the option to be in the house.

Dogs need that companionship. People usually get a dog for companionship (unless they are a working dog and even those need humans there). Otherwise, why would you have a dog?

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