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Tiny Teddy Bear Puppy- Heidi Meets Great Pyrenees Rocky (Don't be deceived by Heidi's gentle looks)


I am out of town for a week. Last night my husband told me when I return we have to decide what to do with our Great Pyr Precious. He wants to give her away. I drive home Saturday.

I need a solution fast. Shock or spray collars mussels, are not options

Precious barks as do all Prys. This wasn't a problem until our crazy neighbor began shooting a gun and then came to my back door yelling at me. Now Precious see him as an ememy. I wrote about the incident here a few months ago.

Since the shooting incident Precious is very protective and barks more. She never barks at the other neighbors, cows,or ther daily happenings but any noises coming in the direction of the crazy neighbor she goes nuts barking (motercycles, and loud noises). Its really bothering my hubby.

Hubby recently retired and his favorite thing to do is listen to the radio on the porch--for hours. Precious barking upsets him. He chains her out of eyesight of the neighbor but now I think chaining her makes it much worse. We already been battling each other becasue I don't want her chained.

Rocky hardly ever barks but if Precious is gone I believe Rocky will start barking. We have goats and the dogs bark to show territory.

I am praying for an answer. The only thing that works seems to be me sitting with her holding her on our patio but I can't be there all the time. I bring her in every night (she likes to sleep in the tiled bathroom) she rarely barks from there.

There is a dog training center nearby I'll call when I get home maybe they can help.

The good news is the neighbor is moving but the bad news is hubby is still upset about the barking.

I love Precious like a child. I can't give her away. BTW, Being away from home is very rare for me.

Any suggestion welcome.


See shooting story at

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: 2 Pyrs in Need URGENT
« on: August 22, 2008, 09:41:06 am »
Ohhhhh I wish. Any update? I read people shouldn't have two males. I have a female and male now. Did I read wrong?

Toby is beautiful. We have a Toby too. Hes our smallest miniature. Welcome lots of pry lovers here.

Our Toby

My two Prys are changing. Precious is a year old and Rocky is 8 months. Rocky recently became a bit larger than Precious. 

Precious is always the first to greet me when I come outside or return home from an outing (several times a day as I work with the horse or goats).

Out of the blue Rocky now greets me and Precious stays back-- Like Rocky has claimed the alpha position. Does this happen or is it my imagination?

I haven't had Rocky as long. Maybe its taken him this long to warm up to me. We got him after we lost Peppy ( he has always been a little aloof while Precious has been my sweetie. Now Rocky demands equal attention. Which I am happy to give.

But a part me is worried about Precious staying back. Its been hot again so maybe shes just not quite herself. Its very subtle. I'm the only one in the family that notices.

We got Rocky in April
. Hes always been very wary of us. I'm thrilled we are closer.


Great Pyrenees Pictures / Re: Prys and new mini goats
« on: August 10, 2008, 06:14:17 am »
Aren't they cute! They remind me of fawns. The brown (color of inside and outside of a Snicker's bar) is Sweetie and the Butterscotch and white is Cameo.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Re: Lily went carting
« on: August 02, 2008, 07:12:48 pm »
How neat! We drive our miniature horses.


I'd love to try this with the Prys.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Prys and new mini goats
« on: August 02, 2008, 07:07:45 pm »
We brought home twin 3 month old miniature goats yesterday and introduced them to our Prys. What a job!My prys have no goat experience.

I had the dogs tied up when I took the babies out of the car. Precious went NUTS! She wanted these babies so bad she was all over them and they were scared to death so I separated them--goats in the pen dogs tied up nearby. 

Rocky could care less. Precocious almost chocked herself trying to get at the babies. I brought her inside and she paced and barked all night wanting the babies.

This morning I tried to let them get introduced through the fence but Precious was a wreck. She was so excited. One of our barn cats came by and Precious began licking her from one end to the other --I assume venting her affiction on the cat. The goats watched (which I thought was good for them to see).

Later I took her inside the fence on a leash. She was intense. I held each goat by the collar and allowed her to lick them. I finally had to just let her go in the pen with them.

She ran them ragged until she got them in the igloo then put her head in an sat down. I thought she would never let them out so I leashed her again and then let her loose and  more chasing.... I had to settle her down several times but after a hectic day they are all happy together. Instincts took over. Both dogs are laying down while the goats graze. Everyone is happy. Whewwwww

See more photos at

Yes, its about a $2000 shame (no vacation this year). Skin kids and fur kids LOL I hadn't heard that one. My Precious is my baby alright. My 90 lb lap baby.

Horrible that you have to take such precautions, but the fence looks great, and still looks like there is PLENTY of room for the skin kids and fur kids.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Solution for the Shooting Neighbor (photos)
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:11:48 am »
We are putting up a new mesh fence around out home. We have 20 acres completely fenced but because of the angry neighbor have to tighten the play area the dogs and children.

This is the drawing I made to mark off the area for the new fence:

I also have a tripod set up on my front parch to video tape any shots fired into my property (as a deterent). Here are photos of the new fence and front gates.

We choose mesh becasue we will be getting goats soon.

Hard to believe anyone would risk hurting these cuties:


Thanks for the replies.

The dogs stay in the house mostly or tied outside on a runner on the side of our house (ie. the neighbor can't see or get to them)

I'm having the new mesh fence put up this week. It breaks my heart to tie them. But we're with them most of the day.

We live in the country. TN law says you can shoot on your property as long as safe (I'm trying to get video of him pointing the gun to us) and isn't late at niught to distrub property.

I have made a police report--I like your idea of contacting police cheif. I'll look into it.

Thanks, I put a tripod with camcorder on my porch that day and he quite marching back and forth. I keep it there for a deterrent. I got the idea becasue cops use video recorder during riots for later persecution.

My dogs are now tied up until we finish a new fence.


 I didn't think to share this here until now.

A month ago our 2 Prys got into the neighbors pond. We never had trouble with them getting out of the yard until recently (hot fence is broke). The neighbor got mad and started shooting at our dogs with a pistol.

We have 20 acres the neighbor has 10 our houses are a few acres apart.

I was at church but my husband saw it. After church dh and I discussed it and decided the best course of action would be to talk. So I went over and gave the guy our phone number and said please call us if our dogs bother you. We never met him before this. He was civil and agreed. All was quiet until last week end.

My children and hubby were in the pool and both dogs were tied in our yard but barking becasue the neighbor had company in his pool. Out of the blue we heard screaming "Shut those *%$#@ dogs up and shots fired.

Dh and I decided we needed to report him to the police. I went to get the phone and by the time I got got back the guy drove up on a motorcycle in our drive way screaming and yelling to shut our dogs up he can't enjoy 5 minutes. I believe he was drunk. It was 11 am. He was so wild I called 911.

If he would have called I would have taken the dogs in the house.

He was gone by the time police arrived. We had a trespass warning issued (so he can't return). BUT the police said he could shoot and we couldn't do anything about it. He told the poice he was shooting into the ground. We didn't see it this time but the first time he was shooting into our yard.

 Once the police left he marched up and down the fence line with a rifle shooting every few minutes.

We have been in fear since just hoping nothing set him off again. What if a bullet goes into my window and shots my children? My boys are literally crawling past the windows and now watch TV in another room of the house becasue our family room faces this guys house. We only swim or go outside when he isn't at home.

Funds are not available for an attorney at this time.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / New Goats for Green Great Pyrenees
« on: June 27, 2008, 05:35:02 am »
We decided to get pygmy goats. We have two Great Pyrenees ages 6 months and 11 months.

Neither has been around goats. Is the goat protecting innate? I know it would have been good to been around their parents, who are goat dogs to learn...but I'm hoping they will adapt easily.

When my children are outside the prys won't leave them so I assume they will protect the goats. When the neighbors cow got out my older Pry ran him back into the pasture. When our horse got out she attempted to help me catch him.

Any advise? Thanks,

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Should a Pry be clipped in summer?
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:09:58 pm »
Should a Pry be clipped in summer?

It is hot here in TN. My guys have lots of shady places but I wonder if they should be clipped. I have thought the double coat keeps them cooler?


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