Lazy?

why is he so damn lazy

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Feb 04, 2021
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Lazy?
by: Donna

That is a loaded question. These dogs are far from lazy.

Pyrs were bred to wander with their livestock, and fend off predators. They are independent thinkers meaning they do not need human intervention when guarding their flock. They are nocturnal by nature and rest during the day. They were never meant to be high energy dogs. They can turn on the energy when they are on alert, however.

Perhaps you should have gotten another breed of dog such as a Border Collie or Weimaraner.

Presumably he is a companion dog. Is it that he is quiet in the house? Do you want him to entertain you? As with any dog, when you are working with him, you have to make it worth his while. Would you do your job for a simple 'good job' but no pay?

How often do you walk him? How often do you work with him for training? Do you walk him in different places? Do you hike with him? Is he a part of the family? Do you take him with you in the car, weather permitting? It's important to keep up a dog's interest in life.

Here is a great podcast. You might get some ideas on how to work with your dog and create a bond with him.

You can also start interacting with your dog by playing games. Here is one to start with and you can grow it.

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Hmmmmm
by: Anonymous

There's a difference between laid back (or lazy) and lethargy. A dog's indifference to what is going on around him is not normal behavior. As a guardian, your Pyr would be quietly vigilant but never lazy. Lethargy is an individual's inability to rise to the occasion. It is not laziness so much as an inability or total disinterest in a response to stimuli and is very worrying. I would take that dog to a vet if he were mine. Something is wrong and you need to find out what it is.

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