I need guidance

by Karin
(Stover, MO, USA)

We rescued a Pyr. She is our shadow and seems to step on our heels. What do we do? Otherwise she is the best thing that ever happen to us....

Comments for I need guidance

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 15, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Rescue boy
by: Marianne

It's wonderful that you would rescue a Pyr. What kind of problem are you having?

How old is he? What kind of work do you expect of him? is he a companion or a working dog? Could you give more information about your boy?

Whether he is an adult or a puppy, the first thing you should do is to put him through his obedience training and have him walk on the leash, sit, down, stay and so on every day for 1o minutes so that you establish the basics of what the rules of the house are. Any rules should be consistent with no exceptions. `they apply at all times and with all the people interacting with him.

You could also read up on Pyrs at:

http://www.sonic.net/~cdlcruz/GPCC/library.htm

http://www.greatpyr.com/great_pyrenees_training.php

www.lgd.org

There's lots of good information there. This may help you formulate what you would want to ask.

You could also join one of the Yahoo Pyr discussion groups. People are very helpful with their experiences.


Enjoy your Pyr!


Jan 21, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
More
by: Karin

Sammie just turned one. She is great only she likes to follow you around and she is always stepping on your heels... She will be used on our facilty for abused/neglected children, actually anyone who needs to come is not turned away. We also rescue horses... (I say we are supporting our vet in the way I would like to become accustom too). We have some cattle and will hopefully add sheep and goats in the future. I just need to get her from following so close.

Any help and guidance would be appreciated.



Jul 10, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pyr that follows
by: Donna

I will assume you haven't had your Pyr for long. Some rescues tend to stick by you like that since they are insecure until they feel safe in their new home. They seem to lose their confidence. Be patient. Your Pyr will build his confidence and show his true independent self in time.

And, work with your Pyr as Marianne has recommended, of course. He will feel like he belongs.


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. Heaving breathing in pups

    May 08, 21 12:25 PM

    My husband and I recently lost our American Pitbull terrier to cancer when I came across an ad for Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mixed puppies. We brought

    Read More

  2. Indy

    May 02, 21 09:44 AM

    *ADOPTED* DOB: February 19, 2020 Indy is an Akbash mix. Indy needed more time than her family could give her. They made the tough decision to surrender

    Read More

  3. Charlie

    Apr 28, 21 10:06 AM

    Charlie, only 7-years-old, Hound?/Pyr mix, came to us when his owner felt that he was depressed after moving from the country to the city. She wanted to

    Read More

  4. Disinterested in Owners

    Apr 20, 21 03:59 PM

    Our 10+ year old female Pyrenees has recently become very distant and even runs from us when we try to pet her or give her a treat. We have had her since

    Read More

  5. Fecal Incontinence

    Apr 15, 21 11:52 AM

    my daughter just rescued a 7 yo male hes pooping in his sleep and while sleeping his back half will shake and at times his tail moves to please hel

    Read More

  6. Harmonius living with parent and pup?

    Apr 13, 21 09:11 AM

    We have a male and female and they just had their first litter. Is it a good ideal to keep one of their pups? Or will they fight?

    Read More

  7. Constipation

    Apr 08, 21 08:45 AM

    My PYR is two years old, I just rescued him from a bad situation, he is constipated, is this an issue with the breed or an issue specific to this PYR

    Read More

  8. Pregnant?

    Apr 05, 21 01:32 PM

    What is the lengthy of gestation for a Pyrenese? Today would be 50 days and there's no sign of weight gain or puppies showing/moving. Do these dogs take

    Read More