Traveling 5-6 miles from our 75 acre farm to town

by Lori Case
(Waverly, Ohio. Pike County)

We live on a very active, 75 Acre Horse farm. We have 3 Pyreneese that have for the past 5 years always protected out 14 horses and horse boarding barn of 12 horses. There is lots of activity going on our farm daily. They travel along with every daily trail ride. But for the last month and half the riding has slowed down for the winter. So they’ve all a sudden started traveling 5-6 miles towards town away from the farm. We feel so unprotected here from the Kyoto’s and bobcats since they’ve been venturing off the farm. We started putting them in the garage and leaving the bottom door open just a small portion. But they have managed to get out from underneath. So then we got a cable and started alternating days of tying them up. But they have managed to escape from that. Now we have a GPS Tracker on them and we can see their travels and go get them and bring them back to the farm. We are at loose ends here and don’t know what to do. For 5 years we’ve Never had any of these problems until now. We need help if ANYONE could please give us their advice. We love our dogs dearly. They have a wonderful life here on our farm. We are so afraid of loosing them or someone getting hurt because of our dogs. Desperately seeking out.....
Thank you.
Lori Case
of Khloe’s Acres

I tried to send pictures but unable to attach the files

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by: Donna

They obviously enjoyed all the activity. Pyrs do wander and they must be contained. You are right they will be poisoned, shot or hit by a car.

Are they out with the horses watching them? If so, it doesn't seem right that they would leave but they do. Are they spayed/neutered? If not, that would be a good cause to wander.

CONTAINMENT: Pyrs love to hang out outside and their instinct is to wander. That is what they were originally bred for when watching over their wandering sheep.

Therefore, they require at least a 6-foot secure fence in a large area in which they can play, run and watch over. Some have been known to scale any height of fencing. No tie outs for these guys. It can lead to aggression since they cannot fully watch over their territory. If they are out all day, as they usually prefer when you are home, they need shelter from the elements. And, no shock collars or shock fencing. Please read the information on electric fencing.

I hope this helps.

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