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....

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Jan 15, 2013
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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
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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
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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.


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