I cannot express how important patience is when training a Great Pyrenees. Pyrs do what they want on their own time. Don’t be surprised if your pyr takes ten or fifteen seconds to follow the command you asked for. 

Be patient

Be confident

A continuation of “be patient” is to be confident. A Great Pyrenees will challenge you. They are independent dogs that were bred to do their job without humans. 

Keep it positive

The Great Pyrenees is an extremely sensitive breed, despite their large size and sometimes intimidating demeanor. 

Focus on bonding

I have noticed that the most obedient pyrs are the ones who have the greatest bonds with their people. 

Keep a sense of humor

You’re going to lose your mind. It’s a part of having a Great Pyrenees, especially an adolescent.

Practice everywhere

Your pyr can have a rock solid down-stay in your home, but that will rarely translate into other situations.




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