Need advice on training my new dog. Having done battle with a very wily(sp?) fox this winter, came to the conclusion I needed a LGD. Yeah, I need another animal like a hole in the head! Anyway, as I don't have time to put into a puppy right now, I took a short cut and got a rescue....1/2 Great Pyrenees. I know, I know....that was probably my first of many mistakes.
Anyway, I've had her 3 weeks now, and she is a delight. Housebroken, knows many commands and very biddable. She had obviously never lived with cats, chickens or peacocks before. She is great with my other dogs. In a very short time, learned the invisible fence, made friends with the cats and has stopped being confused by the chickens. She does how ever still want to chase the peafowl. If I yell NO, when she goes after the peas, she is very responsive and seems contrite. She does live in the house- (on the couch to be specific)- but the dog door goes right out to the side of the bird pen. Are LGDs supposed to be outdoor dogs only? If so,....oops. And, my other question is, do they have to be raised as puppies to be good LGDs, and....if she has any innate guardian instincts, what do I do to foster them?......how do I proceed from here?