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Great Pyrenees Training Information & Facts

Great Pyrenees is also known as ‘Pyrenean Mountain Dog’ and ‘The Guardian’, Great Pyrenees is the oldest and largest breed of dogs used as livestock. They are known by the name of Guardian because of their aggressiveness towards any harm caused to their flocks in the form of defense. Both sexes, males and females have an average life span of 10-11 years.


Their bodies are coated with thick, dense, coarse hair; more pronounced in males, especially meant for defensive attack along with the feathering on the back side of legs and thighs bestowing them a splendid and unique ’Pentaloon’ effect. Their contrasting feature is ‘Dew claws’ behind every hind leg. They are the ‘Nocturnal’ creatures, hence, they often bark at night unless trained.

Importance Of Pyrenees Training

The Great Pyrenees dog is very confident, defensive and affectionate in nature. They are chirpy and jolly good, especially with children. They are quite aggressive and protective against any attack upon their flocks and are ever-ready to revert. However, they are quite slow in grasping the new commands, stubborn to train yet they are active, fearless and loyal. Because of these reasons it is important as well as challenging task to train the great Pyrenees.

Useful Training Equipment and Accessories for Great Pyrenees

Nowadays, the market is flooded with many useful and unique equipment and accessories specially meant for dog training. These impressive accessories are the aids for the owners and choosing a right option is a necessary mandate. These aids can make the training process easier and speedy as well. It even applies to your dog as well as it generates an interest and curiosity among the dog thereby offering an advantage to the owner while training.

Types Of Training Methods for The Great Pyrenees

There are multitudinous methods meant for training your lovely dogs.

[Training tips for Dog- Dog Breeds That are Easy to Train ]

Positive Reinforcements

You can offer rewards to your dog in order to boost up your dog’s confidence. You need to be polite yet firm. You can offer him his favorite biscuits or his favorite collar as a gift or reward in return of his positive understanding and obedience towards the training provided by you. This is one of the best methods of reinforcing new commands in your dog.

Clicker Training

This is the easiest method of training which is easily grasped and adopted by almost every breed of dog. No doubt these Pyrenees are quite lazy and slow to obey the new commands, but they are quite intelligent in understanding the things taught to them. The clicker is the beautiful device to train your dog. This device is available online and are easily accessible from even pet stores as well. It makes a click sound while you feed your dog. With time your dog would come to know that click sound means a reward.

Great pyreness Dog Training

Corrective Reinforcements

In this you correct your dog’s response using a collar, lead, etc. Hence the name Corrective Reinforcements. It is used to correct your dog’s bizarre habits and behavior so that you can love your dog more by converting him into an affectionate and obedient dog.

Different Training Required for The Great Pyrenees

Always keep in mind the following factors before training your dog


  • They are good with children.
  • They are Defensive in response against any attack and harm.


  • The end result of the training is that it should obey your commands taught to him by his master.
  • He should learn how to behave and understand the commands at a given point of time and place.

Do’s and Donts in Providing training to your Pyrenees:


  • Reward him when needed
  • Be Polite yet firm in commands.


  • Don’t reward unnecessarily
  • Keep patience while training doesn’t show your anger to your dog.

Tips to make Training Task easy for your Pyrenees:

  • Have patience while training.
  • Be strict and regular in roistering your dog’s training schedule.


Hailing from Delhi, Kritesh is an ardent pet lover. He has two canine companions: Basenji and Bull Dog. With rich knowledge of nutritious pet food, pet care and pet accessories, he likes to share his knowledge with other pet lovers through his well-researched and informative articles.

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