Puppy training.

by nancy
(virginia)

Maggie is to be a goat guardian. She is housed with the goats 24 hrs. Maggie is 10 weeks old. She bonded with me 1st day it seems and will bounce around and try to jump up the minute I walk into the enclosure. I would like to teach her to sit, stay, down, and come. Her guardian instincts I believe will take care of the goat job however she needs basic behavior to interact at all with humans - she will be BIG.

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Puppy training
by: Donna

Your pup should not be left alone with goats at such a young age. She may get hurt since goats can be extremely silly.

She will be ready to be left alone with them when she is a year and a half or so.

Right now, take her in with them when you are working in the yard. Make sure she is leashed to you.

She is a pup with lots of energy. When you are not working with the herd, have a pen within the goats pen where she can still be with the herd but safe from harm.

Training is ongoing and doesn't happen overnight. Always use positive-reinforcement training, that is, reward for good behaviour (she sits on her own or when you ask her, good girl); redirect for unwanted behaviour (if she wants to jump up, turn your back on her and wait until she stops jumping up; turn around and if she starts jumping up, again, turn away, again. She won't want to be ignore but she'll learn that she will be if she jumps up.)

Always train without force. They need to learn to do things on their own when asked. Pyrs also don't take kindly to force.

Remember, Pyrs were bred to guard livestock and as such, don't need human intervention once they know their job. Hence, they only listen if it's worth their while. Pyrs are not known for their 'hearing'or obedience but she is still young and it's the best time to start training. Hence, lots of patience on your part.

Time, patience and consistency will create a great bond between you.

Here is a link (copy and paste the URL) to Dr. Sophia Yin's website on training a puppy. You can also have a positive-reinforcement trainer come into show you how to work with your pup.

https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/dr-yins-top-10-dog-training-tips/

Best of luck with your pup!

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