There are few dogs that can match the mighty size of your Great Pyrenees. But while some people want to come over and say hello, others look slightly on edge and even frightened. Their size also makes them intimidating to other pets too. Unfortunately, your Great Pyrenees recently escaped your yard and caused quite a stir. There is a park close by that children play in and several actually ran away. Now you know your big pooch is harmless, but other people don’t.
Therefore, training your Great Pyrenees to stay in your yard is essential. No longer will you have neighbors and locals coming to your door to complain if he escapes. You also won’t have to panic as soon as you lose sight of him. Finally, increasing your control like this will help you get a handle on any other bad habits they may have.
Fortunately, training your Great Pyrenees to stay in your yard is much easier than many people realize. Firstly, you will need to take a number of steps to deter them from leaving the yard in the first place. You then need to introduce some incentives for keeping them within the confines of your yard. Training will also require making sure all their needs can be met outside.
If your dog is just a puppy then you could see results in just a week or so. However, if they are older, stubborn and with a lifetime of running away under their collar, then you may need a month or two. Get this training right and you can relax in the knowledge that your Great Pyrenees is always safe and secure outside in the yard. It also means you’ll have a fantastically effective guard dog and burglar deterrent.
Before you get to work you will need to get your hands on a few bits. You will need a long leash and some secure fencing.
You will also need some toys, food puzzles and a decent stockpile of treats. Alternatively, you can break their favorite food into small pieces. Try and set aside 10 minutes each day for training. You will, of course, also need constant access to the yard you want to keep them in.
After you have ticked all those boxes, just bring patience and a can-do attitude, then work can start!
We do not have a secure fenced yard and want to make our dog stays safely in our yard.
Beautiful! This breed needs lots of exercise a day. Typically, this breed does not stay in the yard - they have the lineage of being a herding dog who roams the mountains - they really need to be fenced. If you are not able to fence your yard, you can try the Boundary Training Method and the Perimeter Method as described here: https://wagwalking.com/training/stay-in-an-unfenced-yard/. But never let Jack out in the yard on his own. Until you are confident that Jack will stay in the yard, keep him on a leash. Take Jack to obedience classes as well where they can teach you all the skills he needs to know to obey. Recall will be essential! Start working on the Reel in Method here: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-whippet-to-recall/. Good luck!
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