Pyrenees Pits are a hybrid of Great Pyrenees and Pitbull. Great Pyrenees are large guardians who are obedient but can be stubborn without a strong leader. The Great Pyrenees is similar to the Golden Retriever in appearance -- however, they're much larger with a thicker and longer coat. Pitbulls, on the other hand, are agile, docile, and playful with their families. Though Pitbulls have received negative attention by society because of their fighting abilities and strength, this breed is playful by nature, if reared appropriately. This includes socializing them at an early age.
This combination of breeds makes for a stunning, large-breed companion that's ready for physical and mental challenges. The required exercise for this breed is moderate. Owners are encouraged to use vigorous exercise methods and techniques for approximately an hour per day. Activities for a Pyrenees Pit should be physically demanding and mentally stimulating.
Taking your Pyrenees Pit on a walk is one way to get in some moderate exercise, but if you're looking to amplify their experience, grab a bike and set a much quicker pace. Biking with your Pyrenees Pit is a peaceful activity, as your pooch is focused on maintaining the pace while you can enjoy the scenic route.
The only materials required for this activity are a bike and leash. Helmets are recommended for safety. Some owners may prefer a harness for a leash attachment, rather than a collar, but it's not necessary. As biking trails are located all over and most are free, this is a relatively cheap activity. Ideally, you want to bike during cool or moderately warm weather conditions for about 45 minutes to an hour. Be mindful of overheating and exhaustion.
Visiting an agility park or doggy obstacle course is one of the many ways to satisfy the docile Pitbull side of your Pyrenees Pit. Pitbulls are known for their agility and speed, so an agility course is an excellent activity.
Depending on your location, finding an agility park or course could be easy. Within more rural communities, there may be fewer options; however, most larger cities "off-fur" various agility courses and parks. Most agility courses come with a standard fee, which varies depending on whether you're receiving lessons or just visiting the park. Lessons are more expensive but can be worth the experience and outcome.
Training your Pyrenees Pit to use an agility course will have varying results; however, this intelligent breed is likely to be challenged and engaged when given this "op-paw-tunity."
Nothing beats getting outside to spend time with your Pyrenees Pit. Hiking is a step up from a neighborhood walk because a Pyrenees Pit is exposed to the natural elements, including trails with varying terrain. This demands your pooch to utilize their dexterity and precision while hiking.
Conservation areas and forests are superb locations full of diverse wildlife and vegetation, making for a stimulating experience for your Pyrenees Pit. Most nature trails are free, though some parks require a low fee for day passes. It’s ideal to walk in cool to moderately warm temperatures as hot temperatures and long walks can lead to complications for a Pyrenees Pit.
Pyrenees Pits are extremely loyal companions, combining the best traits of the Pitbull and Great Pyrenees together into one spectacular pooch. This breed is generally caring and obedient; however, they may show signs of wariness around strangers. As a result, socializing Pyrenees Pits with other animals and strangers at a young age is recommended.
What better way to socialize a Pyrenees Pit than to take them to a local agility park where they're bound to see other dogs? They can also enjoy the company of others while swimming, especially if you're at a dog beach. Dog parks, walks, bike rides, and hikes offer more chances for your Pyrenees Pit to run into others while exerting energy, promoting the development of healthy social relationships.