Newfoundland Question

We are getting a newfie in about 4 weeks. She is a landseer, 2 years old. She's been a kennel...

We are getting a newfie in about 4 weeks. She is a landseer, 2 years old. She's been a kennel dog this whole time but in our home, she will be an indoor family pet. I do have experience with large breeds, but was wondering how this particular breed is with unfenced yard. We have a little over an acre but not fenced in. Since they love to be near you, will they not stray far and stay near your home? If we let her out to pee, can I expect her to stay in the yard? We would walk her around the perimeter of our yard for a while before letting her out so she knows where she can be. Or should I buy a very large dog kennel? I was just thinking it would give her more run area, if she stays put, without a fence. Thank you.

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 9/4/2011 7:46:50 PM
Just like with any dog you will need to train her. My experience that the newfe should stay around, however you mentioned she had been a kennel dog, if that is the case she will need to be trained.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/26/2011 12:23:10 PM

GET A FENCE!! The newfie breed is stubborn to say the least. If they want to go after something, you will not be able to stop them. And If she isn't going to be an indoor doggie, don't get her. They are members of the family, always wanting to be with you. Please don't get a lawn ornament
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/12/2011 3:55:22 PM

To the first responder - the original poster did clearly indicate that the dog would be an inside family pet. I think if you spend some time properly training your dog - walking her along her property line etc - you might be fine without a fence. However, newfies ARE stubborn and she is already 2 years old, so it would require a lot of work on your part, possibly more work than building a fence. :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/24/2011 3:27:15 PM

To 12/24 responder...thank you. I avoided the previous response for that reason. I clearly stated she is an indoor family pet. I do not get lawn ornaments. I had a golden retriever previously (died of cancer at 12 yrs old) who stayed with me or within my yard and my neighbors (to go visit them) and was wondering if the newf is the same. She really doesn't seem to want to be an indoor pet. She seems to only want to be outside and leaving a dog outside in a fence all day is not what I want to do. We are giving her more time. She has gotten a bit better so we are just plugging away. Thanks for all the responses.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/28/2011 3:53:35 PM