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I just went through this!! We debated for a long bit and eventually went and got a second dog. We went the puppy route. The first month was more of a "why did we do this?" month but things are settling down now. In hindsight getting a puppy wasn't the BEST idea given our schedules as it is proving a bit more difficult to train her but we did and we are dealing. Now that our Pyr is taking to her a bit better it is easier.
Double the everything is true - not that big a deal for us. My only hardship is walking two dogs so different in age. It is not easy and at time down right frustrating. We are getting there slowly but keep in mind it won't feel like all puppy breath and fuzzy fur all the time until you get a good groove going!
good luck! :)

Mine are outside for about 14 hours a day...Now that being said Marley started as an outside dog and it wasn't easy to "convert" him into coming in at night. He is fine now and was never anti-social..there is typically just a lot more going on outside than inside.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Adult Pyr weight- AND PUPPY PICS!
« on: June 19, 2008, 04:14:13 pm »
hmm thanks everyone. Good feedback ;D ;D
He is on Canidae right now and I have started mixing in a bit of wellness puppy. I have read great things about Innovo but couldn't find it in my area  ???
I guess I will keep my eye on him and seeing as he seems to be healthy in all other ways won't worry too much about it unless something changes.
Yes Jasmin is just adorable! especially when she is sleeping!!! ha ha little tired 'mother of a puppy' humour!

thanks again everyone!

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Adult Pyr weight- AND PUPPY PICS!
« on: June 18, 2008, 03:16:29 pm »
Hey everyone
I have added puppy pics to attract readers and incourage feedback to my post hee hee hee..

Curious.. how much do your adult pyr males weigh? I know this is a vague topic as every dog is different but I am looking for a high level idea here. Marley just came back from the vet. He is under weight - no worms detected and eats all his food when it is out. I have even started him back on half puppy food to increase his calories. Nothing seems to put pounds on him. He is a big guy as far as height and he over 2 years old. His weight is 106 but more importantly I can feel his ribs and his tail? bone - (bones on his back above his butt)

Each dog is different I know but for us the flags seem to work well as the deterent. Recently my husband expanded our driveway and flattened out a bunch of dirt in preparation for the crushed stone. Obviously Marley the first time we turned our backs started to dig in the new fresh dirt! ha ha. My husband decided to try putting the flags around the dirt area (which is usually a spot Marley can wander to) and it worked! He avoided that area because of the flags. When we spread the crushed stone down, we removed the flags and Marley now walks over there again. Try the flags and see if you dog just needs a new visual..??


I am definately and advocate for them -IF used properly.
I second this! it has provided our Pyr with a huge playground that we know he is safe in.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Dogs digging out of fence
« on: June 13, 2008, 04:15:46 pm » is a topic I am familiar with. Our Pyr loves to dig..he can dig a significant hole in no time. We lay 2x2 cement patio stones down around the inside of the fence and that stopped all the digging to get out. Our issue now is that he chewed his way out through our chain link fencing on his pen. We have an underground electric fence as well and it is awesome. Our pyr got the beep and vibration twice and never is tempted to leave the property anymore. We both work however and therfore don't like leaving him for 9 hours in the yard with the electric fence as his only boundry so hence the pen.
Good luck and try the stones if you can! works great!

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 / Re: Pyrs and puppies
« on: June 07, 2008, 08:03:48 pm »
It may not seem like it now, but believe me, they have a dialogue going. Not to worry. OK?

thanks! I needed to hear that. He is my first pyr, first dog and 100% my baby. He loves our neighbours dog and is sad when he leaves so we decided to get him a buddy. I think I need to put my patience hat on don't I..I am worried they won't click and the puppy (Jasmin) stares at him with complete en Marley grunts and walks the other way. My heart breaks.
I will post more pictures  :) The only time I can get pics of them together is bedtime when Marley lets Jasmin lay beside him. In that moment I sigh....and see the possibilities! ha ha

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?

I am a bit worried that he wants to get away from the pup? would that be possible or is it most likely more the sight thing? THe pup cries all day..

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?

Seeing Marley is full of beans a little quiet one might balance things out ha ha..
We have named her Jasmin. :D

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!

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