Other Dogs on the Homestead

by Phil Harris
(travelers rest sc)

I am interested in how to assimulate a pyr puppy to my homestead that has 2 other canine pets.I am familiar with livestock /pup bonding. Just need all available advice about the other dogs on the homestead.

Comments for Other Dogs on the Homestead

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 02, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Homestead dogs
by: Donna

When you're bringing a puppy in, introduce all dogs off property (someone holding the other two on leash), if you can. A little sniff and off you walk, everyone on leash. Don't let them focus on each other too long.

Keep the other two outside while you take the pup indoors for a sniff around, after the walk. If the pup will be living inside, you will want to crate train him for his safety. They actually come to like the crate as a quiet/safe zone. Here is how to crate train by Dr. Sophia Yin, world renowned vet behaviourist:

http://info.drsophiayin.com/crate-training-handout

When you let the other dogs in, make sure you keep them separate from the pup until they get used to the pup. Not all dogs like a new one coming onto their territory. When you are home, use a gate in the kitchen, for instance, to keep them apart.

Let them sniff through the gate but just watch body language. If it looks like they aren't so happy about pup, make them go lie down.

They'll get used to pup eventually. It takes time and patience for everyone to become a happy family.

If you are getting a pup from a reputable breeder, make sure to talk to them about the best time to neuter. Otherwise, neuter between 1 and 2 years old and make sure he does not come into contact with females in heat (who should have been spayed, if that's the case). We have enough unwanted dogs in our shelters being euthanized everyday.

Enjoy!

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. Training a livestock pup

    Aug 01, 21 12:36 PM

    Will allowing a pyr puppy to sleep and lounge around indoors with non working dogs and humans “ruin” their work ethic?

    Read More

  2. Tina

    Jul 31, 21 12:53 PM

    D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr came in because she became protective of the 10-year-old child when that child's

    Read More

  3. Breeding between siblings

    Jul 30, 21 02:09 PM

    My male Pyr broke down the door this morning and mated with his sister who is currently in heat - approximately day 12. They have the same father. What

    Read More

  4. Menses / Heat Cycle

    Jul 29, 21 04:00 PM

    My Great Pryenees will be 1 year old on August 31 2021. As of today, July 29th, she has still not had her first menses. Should I be concerned? Anything

    Read More

  5. Juliet

    Jul 28, 21 09:33 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* D.O.B. January 2020 Akbash or Kuvasz mix Located in Cambridge, Ontario Juliet is a lovely dog with a sweet deposition towards people

    Read More

  6. Pearl - Courtesy Posting

    Jul 25, 21 11:27 AM

    *ADOPTED* She is not being adopted through the rescue. However, you must fill out our adoption application. We will, then, forward it to her owner who

    Read More

  7. Rescue girl

    Jul 20, 21 11:47 AM

    We have a small ranch in N Nevada. Our girl, Autumn, now 2 years old, looks out for all the residents. Several weeks ago one of our cats found a baby squirrel

    Read More

  8. Nelly

    Jul 19, 21 10:55 AM

    D.O.B. - Approximately 2013 Located in Erin, Ontario Sweet, loving Nelly the senior, a fluffy mix, was found as a stray. The humane society contacted

    Read More