Puppy and children

by Bev

Hi I just got a ten week old pyr he's adorable. When he gets hyper as babies do his teeth come into action and he's a little overwhelming. I know he thinks it's play and we have been saying owe loudly and walking away. My 7 year old is overwhelmed by him should I keep him on a lead with me in the house until he grows out of this I only just got him from a person who couldn't keep him. I am going to buy a crate to train him with at night. Is this my best Avenue to teach him? I want to give him the right direction to succeed.

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Mar 19, 2016
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Ontroling little Napolians
by: Ed A from NJ

First congrats on a major score, a ten week old is still nice and young and will respond fast to training. The little guy is testing his place in the pack and may also be teething a bit so let's help him a bit. Let's have some nice chew toys for him and here is two of my favorite teething tricks. Freeze a carrot and let him chew it for ten minutes. He may eat it or just chew it and leave pieces ether way is fine. The cold will numb his gums for q bit and ease his pain for a while. The we one is a clean wash rag, dampin it and place in frigerater. Once again let him chew it. Once again it will ease his pain. Both of these must be done under strick supervision. When he puts shin in his mouth replace "ouch" with a loud puppies yelling sound, that is how his littler mates told him he was playing to hard.Another training tip is the shun teckneak, when he misbehaves you stop his action with a firm "NO" and deny him any attention for 10 minutes(just 10 minutes so he understand, after 10 minute it would confuse him as to why he was shuned) when shining it is important the whole family partsapates so he feels the whole pack has a banded him. When the ten minute are up you give him a couple welcome back to the pack pets. Remember while using these tecnecks you must also reward good behavior with love affection and a treat. It won't take long for him to reside what treatment he like better. Good luck you gave no idea what a great dog you will be raising.

Mar 20, 2016
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Pyrs and Children
by: Donna

You're on the right track.

Make sure he gets enough exercise and playtime outside. He is being a puppy.

Make sure the crate is big enough for him to stand in, turn around in and lie down full out in.

Read this information on children and Pyrs:

https://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/bestdogsforchildren.html

Mar 26, 2016
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8 week old pyrenees snapped at 4 year old
by: Kimberly

Hi, I love our new great pyrenees pup...however, the older he gets, the more rowdy he gets . Today , he was eating a little food that had been dropped in our yard. .no 4 year old just went over and stood by him and he snapped at her. Is this normal behavior and will it get better? I am definitely not going to have her outside when the pup is eating from now on.

Mar 27, 2016
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Rowdy
by: Donna

Please, you need to get a positive-reinforcement trainer to come in to help you manage your pup before he gets out of control. So far, he is being set up for failure.

Patience, consistency and time is how you will come to have a good canine citizen.

You may love him, but you also have to work with him. An ethical breeder of your pup would have put a good 8 weeks of socialization and handling into your pup. This has to be continued by you.

This is normal behaviour if you haven't worked with your pup. You have to show him the way.

Again, please get a positive-reinforcement trainer in to help you (one who follows Dr. Sophia Yin, Beverly Hurst or Dr. Ian Dunbar)before things get out of hand.

You don't want your dog to fail because you didn't work with him.

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