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oh boy we have a problem on our hands. Marley has managed to find every way to escape his new pen. We put cement slabs on the ground to prevent digging, reinforced the wood panels because he chewed his way out, and placed chain link around the existing fence and he still plied it apart and got out!! I am so scared he will hurt himself - already has a cut up nose and neck from the metal on the fence. Hubby feels like we should use an electric fence on his existing fence to stop him from escaping. He has an electric fence around our property and it works but we don't feel comfortable relying only on that when we are at work because are road is like a highway... anyone put an electric fence on a dog pen before? BTW his pen is 30x18

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Pyrs and puppies
« on: June 07, 2008, 05:59:03 pm »
Not many chatters on here anymore?
Pyr owners...any of you introduced a pup to your adult pyr? Marley isn't really interested in the pup? that normal? he pretty much gets up and walks away when she goes over to him. It has been a week...not enough time?

We recently moved our dog pen into the backyard instead of the side yard. My pyr is having a bit of a hard time settling in because he can't see the street anymore (barked non stop so we decided to move his vision to our back yard). Well I arrive home today and he has got blood on his fur???!!?? I first look for the pup (8 week berner) and she is safe as a cute button...then I look back around and see that Marley has begun dismantling our 6 foot wood fence with his teeth!! I never thought he would try and chew his way out - nor did I think he could! Obviously we secured the whole bottom area thinking if he wanted to escape he would dig and there fore we lay cement slabs down! Now I am at a loss. I don't want him to hurt himself and also don't want him to destroy the whole fence! Any suggestions??

Hi BPO'ers...We got our new pup Jasmin yesterday and she is cute as ever! We introduced her and Marley on neutral ground and it went ok. Marley doesn't really want much to do with her though which I think is common? anyway there have been a couple of growls from Marley in supervised play time and this morning there was a growl followed by a snap (not a bite) when the pup sniffed one of Marleys toys on the lawn.
From what I have read, I am supposed to let this happen? At what point is it correction time for Marley or Jasmin?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Marley's new sister!!
« on: May 22, 2008, 07:23:47 pm »
We get her June 1st and we are all very excited!

Hey, I have a question...doe s anyone know if a dog can sense/smell/hear something outside while they are inside a house and not looking out a window?
I ask this as my pyr wakes up in the basement every night at around 3:30 or 4:00AM and starts to whine to go outside. He doesn't have to go to the bathroom...he darts outside with his tail up sniffing the air. I have tried letting him whine and ignore him but he can go for 2 hours! Since he doesn't have to go to the bathroom I am wondering if he can sense an animal or something coming around the house and that is what wakes him up and makes him want to get outside so badly?? Out of whack? or could that be it? I can't make any sense of his actions otherwise and i am at a loss of what to do ??? ???

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Introducing my puppy!
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:19:13 pm »
Hi everyone - been awhile since I have been on.
So we got a second dog. It is a Berner and a puppy. My sister in law got two puppies the other day so I thought I would see how my 2 year old Pyr would integrate in preperation for bringing my girl home. Didn't go so well. Marley seemed very nervous, didn't want anything to do with the pups and even growled at one. I realize two is a bit overhelming however I was very careful to slowly bring them over and let him sniff them...didn't really work though. I get the new pup in two weeks. Any advice on how I can make it easier on Marley and how I can integrate the new pup into Marley's space?

FAQs about puppies / need some experienced info over here....
« on: April 22, 2008, 03:16:00 am »
Hi everyone,
For those that know me and Marley you know we have been debating adding a second dog to the family. Well we have taken the plunge! yaaa!
We are going to be raising a sister for Marley starting in June. She is a 10 week old Bernese Mountain dog.
What we need to know: Marley was 9 months when I got him so I have no idea what a 10 week old pup care is all about. Specifically can a puppy so young be outside? what special care do they require that differs from a 9 month old? Will my Pyr be ok left alone with a pup for any amount of time?
anything else you think of that you can spill out to me would be great! Looking for all sorts of answers, suggestions and great advice.
thanks.  ;D :) ;D

Wolfhound Discussions & Pictures / Looking for an Irish Wolfhound
« on: April 14, 2008, 09:00:27 am »
As I have mentioned in other big paws threads, my husband and I have been contemplating adding a second dog to the family. We would love to rescue or adopt a dog in need of a loving forever home and are particularily drawn to Irish Wolfhounds after researching the breed. If anyone has any information on a IW in need a of loving home would you  be so kind as to pass it on to us? We live just outside of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Thanks and cheers!

This might sound crazy to some of you but I am actually getting anxiety about the thought of sending Marley to a kennel for a week. I have done it once for two nights when we got married and he didn't eat the whole time he was there....I know I know...he didn't die either... Usually I can leave him at home and have someone come and look after him but this time I don't think that is going to work out. ergggg how do I make myself not go crazy with worry!!

advice please ??? :-\ :'( :-\

Just curious... what behaviour does your pyr display as a single dog in the family? I frequently ponder getting some livestock or perhaps another dog...only because I think my pyr's independance or lying around a lot is boredom. My husband on the other hand thinks I think of him too much as a human not a dog and most dogs like to sleep alot when not playing... any thoughts?

Thinking of changing Marley's food as he seems to eat quite a few cups compared to other users experience... just thinking about it right now and trying to gather your expert opinions :D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Do you brush your dogs teeth?
« on: March 12, 2008, 07:53:00 pm »
Hi everyone,
My brother just came back from the vet (he has a Jack Russell) and was told that he should be brushing his teeth regularily. My vet has never told me that and I have never really read much about it either. Is this something that you all do?

Great Pyrenees Discussions / feeding time...?
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:20:21 pm »
So I asked about how much food and got great feedback I am curious. As Marley is a few days shy of 2 years I am noticing that he rarely eats in the morning... is this typical? How many of you feed your pyrs twice daily? OR just in the morning or just at night?


Great Pyrenees Discussions / How much food at 2years
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:13:49 am »
Just curious.. I know all dogs are different in activity, size etc.. but in general terms, how much food in cups does the average 2 year old pyr usually eat? We feed Marley good quality food and every time I take him to the groomers this self proclamed "large breed expert" says.. "are you feeding him? he is so skinny" I think Marley seems fit and don't know if she is just used to seeing overweight dogs  ;D or perhaps is she right?

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