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.

Comments for Puppy and children

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 19, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

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. Twiggy

    Nov 27, 22 01:19 PM

    Location: Erin, Ontario D.O.B: July 8, 2022 An experienced Pyr adopter required. Children over 12 only. The sweetie was with her family for only a week

    Read More

  2. Arthur

    Nov 27, 22 12:49 PM

    DOB: 16. September 2021 Location: Erin, Ontario Please do not take dogs to dog parks as not all people are as responsible as you are. Find some like-minded

    Read More

  3. Magik

    Nov 05, 22 12:53 PM

    My wife and I lost both of our great pyr’s in the last two years and just found a 9 week old great pyr pup we named her magik . People don’t understand

    Read More

  4. Barry

    Oct 08, 22 01:22 PM

    *ADOPTED* DOB: June 15, 2020 Location: Erin, Ontario Barry, who is very exuberant in his love of life, needs a new family who will make him a part of

    Read More

  5. Courtesy Post - Marley

    Oct 02, 22 01:21 PM

    Sadly, he squeezed through the gate to go after a member of his livestock got through. RIP, Marley. *ADOPTION* DOB: August 8, 2019 Location: London

    Read More

  6. Tina

    Oct 01, 22 06:12 PM

    D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr is looking for an experienced Pyr person. She will go to a home with children

    Read More

  7. Hendricks

    Oct 01, 22 03:42 PM

    *ADOPTED* We didn't even get a chance to post Hendricks as we found a suitable adopter who had already sent in an adoption application. His short story:

    Read More

  8. Sophie

    Sep 13, 22 01:43 PM

    *ADOPTED* DOB: Guesstimate 2012 - 10-years-old Located in Erin, ON Sweet Sophie was surrendered to a shelter after her owner died. We brought her into

    Read More