Great Pyrenees Behavior Issues

Great Pyrenees are some of the nicest dogs you will ever meet. However, they do have some quirks like all dogs, and even humans for that matter. In this articles I will outlines some common behaviors that might frustrate or annoy you from your Great Pyrenees.

The most common Great Pyrenees behavior issue is a refusal to come when called. The reason it is so frustrating is because of the behavior’s inconsistent nature. Often, if you call your dog she wil look at you and then trot back into the house no problems or pauses. Your Great Pyrenees clearly understands the command and is capable of obeying it. Other instance, though, your dog will turn and look at you as you tell her to come in the house. She will visibly consider the command, and then promptly ignore it.
Every Great Pyrenees owner, regardless of training, has experience this more than a couple times. We tell ourselves that it is because of how smart our dogs are, that they don’t just blindly follow orders. We Great Pyrenees owners may be right, but right doesn’t make the dog come inside.

Another frequent behavior issue is barking. This charge is less across the board agreed on. Some Great Pyrenees owners have quiet dogs who do not bother a soul. For the rest of us, we now have a much clearer understanding of the popular idiom, ‘his bark is worse than his bite.’ Great Pyrenees will not attack or hurt anyone. They are gentle giants. But their barking behavior can be a deafening exercise, and may test your relationship with your neighbors.

The last behavior you should be prepared for is giving up on a walk. Great Pyrenees require some exercise, like a daily walk of about a half hour or so. These dogs are clearly built for the snowy mountains, and their behavior reflects this adaptation. In winter, they will walk and walk without pause or complaint. As the weather warms up, you may see that in the middle of a walk your Great Pyrenees sits down and will not budge. This is reminiscent of the first problem I mentioned. Your Great Pyrenees knows what you want her to do, but she has other plans.

These behaviors can be annoying at times, but endearing as well. None of them are serious enough that you should pause in your Great Pyrenees purchasing consideration. In all cases, proper training will help moderate such behaviors, if not eradicate them all together.