Playing or not

by Stephanie Wisbeski
(Fort plain ny)

I have two Great Pyrenees 8 months old. Brother and sister. The male seems to be playing? but extremely roughly at times. I am concerned that they are fighting. Hard to tell! Sometimes she seems to be the aggressor. I know they have gotten into bitter fighting over some bones outside. I took them all away. Can you help me try to determine if I should keep them separated. I have started to rotate one out and then the other, but difficult because they don't always want to come inside.
Thank you
Stephanie Wisbeski
moonmagic777@msn.com

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Feb 12, 2018
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by: Anonymous

We have 4, One is a pry.We found best to feed separate; Then work with them both hard for at least a year;Read on line about the bread. They can be hard headed. But you must stand your ground. Consider a trainer to help if you are not sure of yourself. They also LOVE out of doors.but young they are not old enough yet for long stays outside;(in cold,say 30 with wind)There coat hasn't grown yet.Do your home work.STUDY STUDY)!)

Feb 12, 2018
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by: Anonymous

Thank you for your input. I have been studying dog language. They usually have open mouths and are taking turns on each other. I think they are just rough playing. They are so big and the teeth look scary!

Feb 13, 2018
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rough play
by: Anonymous

Do you walk your dogs, at all? It sounds like they're bored. Perhaps you leave them alone together for long periods of time? Allow them to just entertain each other? How large is their outside space? Are your dogs purebred, or a mix?
Being rowdy is pretty common with youngsters in all the species. You may have to spend more time being with your 2 pups so you can teach them respect for each other. They do not yet know how to regulate their level of intensity when they are blowing off steam. Allowing competition of any kind between them, in any capacity, is a no-no.
The walk can be a very good, controlled teaching opportunity. Make a walk schedule and then stick to it. Twice a day would be best. Leaving them alone for long periods, unsupervised, not a good idea. Separating them does not teach them anything. If their outside space is small, with a solid fence, they will be frustrated not being able to see what's going on 'out there'. That frustration can lead to aggression.
Perhaps you have 2 pups with incompatible characters. One of them will have to become submissive, eventually. They are strong-minded dogs, but a consistent routine and good training is crucial for them right now. If you feel overwhelmed, best to find help from a professional trainer familiar with the Pyrenees breed. Training should always be in a non-confrontational manner. It all takes time. Stick with it. By the time they are 3yrs., you will reap the rewards of all your work.
Good luck!

Feb 14, 2018
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Playing
by: Anonymous

They are 8 months old. They have 18 acres to Romo around in and we take a daily walk across the road from my home in another 8 acre area. They definitely get too rowdy for their now tiny Eskimo brother and I don't let them alone outside with him anymore. He gets tied up or he will run all over the woods for hours until he returns at night. The male is ok playing with the male Eskimo but the female grabs his collar and either chokes him or pulls it off him and then off they all go! I was most concerned about the two bigs playing too rough. I have been watching them closely and I am pretty convinced it is play. Their mother comes over here often and visits with them. They all romp about. The Eskimo and the mom seem to be good friends.
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