My pyr

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by annep, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    We got out Pyr after a fox got our chickens a while back. She's been very good with them, but now, wants to sleep in the house all of a sudden..Not really sure why..She's almost 5, and has loved sleeping outside until now. I keep telling the kids that she has a job to do, and cannot sleep in the house...That's why we got her! And, we surely do love her too..My question is, if she did sleep in the house, do you suppose she would hear if there were something outside? She has barked a few times in the middle of the night when she was inside, and we are not sure why..Any Pyr owners have any opinions?
  2. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Granbury, Texas
    Night time is the time that LGDs are supposed to be "on the clock" and is the time that they are most needed by the animals for protection. I have two that stay with my sheep but also protect the whole farm at night. Pyrenees usually sleep most of the day unless they sense a threat. Kinda like sleeping with one eye open, then they usually patrol at night. That's my take on them and I would never let them sleep in the house at night. Kind of defeats the purpose of having them. Maybe you could get your kids a house dog?
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Our female spends 90% of the day asleep in our laundry room. The male sleeps on the pool deck or back porch during the day. If anyone heads outside they tag along then return to napping. They are both on alert all night though, and know when the house goes dark it's time to work.
  4. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Thanks guys! We are not getting another dog...we have enough critters to feed and water...dont want another! She's such a good dog...She's just going to have to know that she has to stay outside..That's her job..

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