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Snuggling with the pups is a family affair at my house.  The kids love napping with their furry brothers as much as the husband and I do!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: New Puppy HELP!!!
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:42:42 am »
I totally agree with the "cheerleader" tip.  I take it one step further, though, by giving a very small treat. (something delicious that she can swallow quickly.  They sell special training treats at most pet stores.)  In my experience, puppy's tend to be very food motivated and will do anything for tasty bite.  So when you take the baby out to potty, as soon as she does her business, praise her with your happiest and most excited voice and quickly give her the treat.  (It helps to keep a bag of them by the door)  Soon she'll associates pottying outside with good things.  ;D 

BTW, I'm Amy - mom to 2 yorkie mixes and 2 great pyrenees.  Congrat's on your gorgeous baby!  I love Wheatons!  And don't worry, she'll figure it all out before you know it!

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Website is ready!
« on: September 22, 2007, 05:10:46 am »
LOVE your new website!  My husband couldn't believe the picture of your hubby holding a full grown pyr.  He decided he had to try with Zeus...  It wasn't a pretty site!  LOL!  He almost broke his back!  What a goof!


Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Anyone Else Have MySpace Page?
« on: September 22, 2007, 04:57:59 am »
Hi All!

  My myspace page is m/theguffer  I have lots of pics of my kids and pets. ;D  leave me a message if you stop by!  I'll be adding more pics of the pyrs soon. 


Newfoundland Pictures / Re: Bear's 5th Birthday Party Pics
« on: September 16, 2007, 11:27:55 pm »
A big "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" from Zeus and Apollo!  Love the photos!  Looks like everyone had a blast!  Bear is quite the handsome fellow, too. ;)


Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New mom to 2 rescued pyrs
« on: September 16, 2007, 05:38:30 pm »
I have to be honest, the little dogs still aren't too impressed with the big ones.  A lot of nipping goin' on, actually.  We've been somewhat succesful in keeping everyone happy by making sure the big guys get a lot of exercise outside so that when they come inside, they just lay down and sleep.  That way, the little guys feel more secure...  and by secure I mean less likely to get trampled by two playful pyr brothers!

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New mom to 2 rescued pyrs
« on: September 16, 2007, 05:11:41 pm »
The vet says they're about 1 year old.  Their teeth are still perfectly white and beautiful.  When we went to the shelter to visit them, I was shocked by how skinny they were.  They're very tall, but they only weighed in at 70 lbs.  You could feel every rib, and their hip bones just stuck right out.  We took them to the vet the other day for a weigh in and both gained about 10 lbs since June and are doing really well now.  I'm sure they've still got some filling out to do over the next couple of years, but I'm happy that they're finally on track for a long healthy life.

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / New mom to 2 rescued pyrs
« on: September 16, 2007, 04:47:42 pm »
Hi All!  I just came across this board the other night and decided I had to be a part of it!  It's nice to see so many dog lovers out there! 

My husband and I (and our 4 boys) recently adopted 2 great pyrs from a shelter in SE Michigan.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw their pictures on Petfinder.  They were found straying together and their owner never claimed them.  They've been with us since June and already I can't imagine life without them.  Of course we're having some adjustment issues, but that's to be expected with adopting adult dogs.  Nothing a little love, patience and training won't fix! :D

Can't wait to meet everyone and share stories about our furry friends!  And now I'm going to attempt to attach some photos of our family!  Wish me luck! ;)


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