Toys, Play Things?

by Daniel
(Texas)

Hi all,

I came across this amazing dog (Digit, a 2 year old) at a rescue shelter. After a few months I was able to undo many of the effects of abuse. Smart as a whip, amazing with my son, and now happy as a clam.

Which brings me to my question.

He always seems bored. Always.

I have to limit him to early am and late pm walks (S. Texas). This summer has been above average but he still goes in and out as he pleases.

Backpacks, ropes, toys, swings, hangers. None of it holds any interest.

He gets his lovings from everyone and then goes and does his own thing.
He is always happy,but just seems downright bored.

I am truly at a loss at what to do for him for some kind of purpose/entertaient? Does he feel like he has that because of his lifestyle switch?








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Sep 01, 2016
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Boredom?
by: Donna

You are anthropomorphising.

If he gets his hikes and walks (exercise), and gets toys etc., he's happy. Pyrs are laid back. If he has a big fenced yard to watch over his domain and a garden to dig in to stay cool, he's happy.

You can work with him and do some training for sit, down etc.on walks. Don't bother with training sessions. Then he is bored.

You can try carting him, as well:

http://www.leonbergerclubofcanada.com/blog/the-leonberger/carting-and-drafting/

They are aloof dogs and don't mind being alone. They were bred to be independent thinkers so they can watch over livestock without human intervention.

Pyrs do their thing. Your dog is fine.

Sep 02, 2016
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just hangin'
by: Anonymous

The really neat thing about Pyrs is just that they don't need to be busy all the time. But they CAN be, if there's a need to be. If your Pyr is just hanging out, relaxing, take that as a sign that everything's OK in his world. Let that be your sign too!

Sep 02, 2016
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My dog is same way
by: Nashville

My dog has an on and off switch. He's either walking and eating or sleeping. We have toys but I gave most of them away. They are primarily to show guests that my dog isn't deprived. He's happy to be sleeping but at a moments notice will jump in the car and away we go.

Sep 05, 2016
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Thanks
by: Daniel Tonnon

Thanks all for the comments. His main joy right now is drafting, I also have to take into account the heat here, it was 115 heat index yesterday, so our jog was at 2am. And he destroyed our okra patch.

Its now one of his many cooling trenches, some of them a few feet deep...

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