Great Pyrenees Question

I have an almost 8 month old great Pyrenees, she is very defiant. She will push my buttons to...


I have an almost 8 month old great Pyrenees, she is very defiant. She will push my buttons to see how much she can get away with. My main problem is she is still not house trained, and I've had her for about 6 months. I've tried everything I can think of, she knows it's wrong as soon as I catch her she runs to the back door and wines but I can not get her to stop. Does anyone have any ideas? please! I need help!

    In Great Pyrenees - Asked by Anonymous - 5/7/2012 8:32:00 PM
I housebroke my Great Pyrenees very quickly by taking her outside first thing in the morning and not letting her back in until she used the bathroom (and of course offering lots of praise), immediately taking her outside anytime after she played and not letting her back in until she used the bathroom, taking her outside each time after she ate and not letting her back in until she used the bathroom, and taking her out before bed and not letting her back in until she used the bathroom. Depending on how much you play with your dog, you might want to add in a couple of extra trips outside. The key is to wait until he or she pees at least a little bit before you let him/her back inside.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/11/2012 2:58:47 PM


we crate trained our pyr pup, who we got at 8 weeks. he has not had an accident in the house since he was 11 weeks old. we took him outside rain, hail or shine as soon as he woke, and soon after eating or drinking and would stay with him till he went, then praise. it was painful, it felt like we were always outside and it basically didn't stop raining for the month after we got him. he was always in the crate if we couldn't watch him. basically didn't give him the opportunity to go inside and he learned really quickly. now at 10 months he just goes to the door. i highly recommend crate training.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/25/2012 5:57:21 AM


We got our gr.pyrenees (female) at age 2months from a rescue. The first month we did as the rescue mission said "let her sleep with you then you will know when she stirs to take her outside at night. We did that and it did give her the idea to go outside. But they told us also to hang a bell on the door and ALWAYS ring it when you were going to take her outside to go. Very soon SHE rang the bell to go outside herself! It has continued to work ...she NEVER went potty in the house once!! We did decide to not let her sleep with us and at night or when we go away she has her crate she goes in...she has NEVER had an accident in the crate...she has actually went 9 hours or so at night without having to go potty. Take her out after eating and play or if she starts sniffing around ...they are very smart puppies and learn quickly!! But shampoo where she has went potty in the past to aleviate any order she will smell first! Good luck!! :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/20/2012 11:26:05 AM