Outdoor living

by charles
(Lemoore, CA, USA)

When will be the right time/age to leave the puppy out to live with the farm animals?

Comments for Outdoor living

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 16, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Age Appropriate
by: Anonymous

Do not leave dog alone with animals until 12 months old. They are still pups and can be silly.

Make sure to spay/neuter your pup at about a year.

Take pup out with you whenever you are working outside. Put a belt around your waste and tie the leash to that. That way, dog will get used to animals without incident and you can do your work.

The dog can stay inside your house at night but better, yet, have a living place in barn where animals are. Have dog in stall or behind a fence, in a large pen (always with shelter), where they can see animals which they will be guarding but not yet have roaming access to them.

I don't know what your dog is guarding but if fowl, build a dog run around chicken coop. Dog needs to get used to these silly birds.

Fowl are like toys for dogs so it's important to introduce them properly. Take fowl in arms to let dog smell them. Do this many times until dog seems fine with them. If older fowl, the fowl will not take any guff from the dog.

If you have many animals, you will need to get a second dog, preferably an older dog of the opposite sex (spayed or neutered)to help with the task.

Make sure to groom your dog regularly. You can bring them in the house for this if you like. If a dog gets matted, the knotted hair pulls their skin and hurts. Do their nails and clean their ears with water and organic vinegar. NEVER shave your dogs. They need their coats to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

What is the dog guarding? What is set up?

If you have any other questions, please ask.

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. Wally

    Jan 25, 22 03:55 PM

    Wally, a rescue, came to us in September 2011. The story is that he was picked up in Wisconsin, wandering, and never claimed. He ended up at GPCSO.

    Read More

  2. Courtesy Posting - Noah

    Jan 23, 22 11:59 AM

    *ADOPTED* About Available - Noah Adoption Fee: $450 English Setter / Pyr mix DOB: March 2021 Location: Texas at present but he will be moving (see

    Read More

  3. Scared of everything

    Jan 22, 22 09:29 AM

    We adopted a Anatolian Pyrenees (Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees) at 12 weeks old. She is totally afraid of everything. We've tried everything we know

    Read More

  4. Guarding Instinct?

    Jan 22, 22 09:17 AM

    My Great Pyr will not come inside any building I am working in on the farm unless I have company. If I am in the barn or machine shed, no matter how cold

    Read More

  5. Courtesy Posting - Luna

    Jan 14, 22 03:12 PM

    D.O.B. May 06, 2019 Location: Ottawa Due to her size, children over 12 only. This big white fluffy mix is good with children, and other animals including

    Read More

  6. Shelby

    Jan 08, 22 09:43 AM

    *ADOPTED* This girl has found a new home with canine companions and a family who loves her to bits. D.O.B. December 11, 2015 Shelby is a big white fluffy

    Read More

  7. Rolling

    Dec 20, 21 05:29 PM

    Why do they roll onto their backs (all the time). Thanks.

    Read More

  8. Buddy

    Dec 20, 21 09:50 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: November 15, 2018 Located in Erin, ON A farmer asked a good neighbour for some help to get sweet Buddy rehomed to a good and

    Read More