Independence plus

by Sandy
(Cabot,arkansas)

I love the info about dew claws. I just knew there was a reason for them and was confused when I was told to remove them ...I am not. I thought I had the best dog ever with my 'late' lab but I love my Great Pyr. The independence you described about them is very right on. Smart but wants to decide herself when and how sometimes. She is obedient. My question pertains to the mixed comments about walking her outside the pen. Some say absolutely not. Others say ok on a leash. My experience says know your dog. I can tell if she is a little obstinate and I adjust by using the Leash. Being consistent is the key. Works for me, whereas my cousins Pyr can hardly come out of the sheep pen, he runs off.... Know your dog right? What are your thoughts?

Comments for Independence plus

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 21, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
know your dog
by: Janie

All dogs, even of the same breed are different in my opinion:)
My 1st Pyr female was spayed and so laid back, A polar bear, big, beautiful, walked beautiful on a leash, I'd trust her to walk off leash because she was so mellow, not that she would take off and run, but I never did because of fear she wouldn't mind me if I said Stop and come here,she'd just decide to keep walking her pace forward, because they DO have a mind of their own, which they should, being guardians of livestock and all. When I would call her to come inside, sometimes she just looked at me and acted like "not now".....I would say "okay, you can stay out, it's in your blood"....but she was the best Pyr. So mellow, so loving and smart. She died of Stomach cancer. Still haunts me to this day, how?
My 2nd Pyr I have now is quite the opposite, sleek, highly active, wants to be a flock guardian even though we don't have any flocks of anything; would roam and take off if we didn't have 8 ft fencing, scaled our steep back incline hill in yard which prompted us to get 8 foot fencing all along hill line; she's very vocal, but quite sweet, loves attention, I thought my 1st Pyr was quite personable but my 2nd one demands attention, hugs, right in my face, quite the lovey kind...like I had mentioned, even though there is a standard personality traits for this breed, all dogs are unique in their own way even though 2 may be the same Pyr breed. I loved my 1st, always in my heart, I love my 2nd Pyr, she is creating that other special place in my heart. Enjoy, this is a truly majestic breed.

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. Kane

    Nov 22, 19 11:12 AM

    DOB: October 3, 2016 Kane came in with Marley. He is three-years-old and a real sweetheart. He is a big boy which is why children are not a good fit

    Read More

  2. Chance

    Nov 06, 19 07:01 AM

    DOB: April 2018 Great Pyrenees Cross He is house broken and has basic training. He is getting better on the leash and is currently walked using a gentle

    Read More

  3. Sensitive back feet

    Oct 22, 19 07:07 PM

    My Pyr is just 1 yr old. Has double dews on back feet. Sometimes, if he is running or playing, he will stop abruptly and limp for a few minutes, as if

    Read More

  4. White vs Badger

    Oct 01, 19 06:00 PM

    Which side/country of the Pyrenees Mountains produces white vs badger Great Pyrenees?

    Read More

  5. Anxiety - Jumps out windows, though screens

    Sep 29, 19 04:45 PM

    Our 4 year old male golden mix boy has historically destroyed screens by clawing at them and jumping out of windows (even second story). He was better

    Read More

  6. Chloe

    Sep 26, 19 07:43 AM

    *If you don't plan on reading the whole profile, this is not the dog for you.* DOB: April 24, 2018 Crate-trained: She may need some work on this. Chloe,

    Read More

  7. Quincy

    Sep 20, 19 07:52 AM

    We are please to announce Quincy's adoption is now final. He is a puppy who gets into mischief but with ongoing positive-reinforcement training, he'll

    Read More

  8. Training

    Sep 17, 19 07:57 AM

    I was told getting a PYR at 5 months would be a mistake , he would be difficult to train and bond with. Is this so, is there a advantage to getting a PYR

    Read More