Protective

by Jake
(Tennessee)

I have a 5-month-old Mel great Pyrenees named Koda. We've had him since he was 12 weeks old and are absolutely amazed by how quickly he was able to work with commands in a matter of weeks. he has never met a stranger and every time someone knew comes around to the house or in public he is enthusiastic to greet them. At what age will my pyrenees start truly guarding my property rather than greeting everyone with a wagging tail and a happy face? We socialize him daily and want him to be a friendly and non-threatening dog, however, we do want that guardian part of him to show so it does make people that want to enter the property second guess their choice. We've already having him understand FedEx, the USPS along with friends and neighbors but when strangers come to the yard he still welcomes them with open paws. Again, I do not want any type of aggression but I'm just curious on when his protective nature will begin rather than just barking at Byrd's leaves and invisible squirrels.

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Nov 19, 2020
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Guardians
by: Donna

He is still young. Every dog is different. Perhaps anywhere from 8 months to a-year-and-a-half.

You want him to be friendly to those you know and invited guests. This may change a bit in time or it may not. That's great you are socializing the heck out him. That is so important.

Do not be fooled. People think their Pyr wouldn't guard because they can be so friendly but they will turn on a dime if they think their people or property are under threat.

These dogs do not like to harm and their size, bark and low growl is enough to send predators of all types the other way. And, if that doesn't send them away, they will take more serious action.

I hope this provides clarity.

Dec 02, 2020
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inborn awareness
by: Anonymous

If I could, I would add this one little thing to Donna's comment and it is this, your Pyr has an inborn ability to sense the difference
between friend or foe. You can trust his judgement completely. He is young, yet. He sounds, from your description, to be a happy pup and that is good. As he matures, his guardianship will emerge have no fear. When he does start to alert you to something he sees, hears, smells or senses you can build his confidence in his emerging ability by going out with him to 'check it out'. We've not found our Pyr to be wrong about anything yet! Even if we have to use the binoculars to see whatever it is he's seeing. Enjoy your pup! Trust him.

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