What is socialisation?

I am answering a Frequently Barked Question today. FBQ: What does socialising a puppy mean? This is a very good question. It is a huge topic, but here is an excellent overview on the Kennel Club site. All animals, including little bipeds, need to learn the skills that they will use…

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The point of distraction

Large dog jumping up

I’m going to answer a Frequently Barked Question today. FBQ: How do I stop my Great Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Mountain Dog, from jumping up? It’s a fairly common cause of concern amongst people who live with dogs. We dogs tend to be more enthusiastic with our greetings than bipeds are.…

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The calm before the barking storm

I’m going to answer a Frequently Barked Question (FBQ) this week. A few people have asked me the same question: Why doesn’t my Pyrenean Mountain Dog (or Great Pyrenees) bark? The subject of barking often comes up in connection with Pyrenean Mountain Dogs. At first I was a little surprised…

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After you

I had this conversation with my biped when she was helping me with my correspondence this week. Biped: Someone has left a question for you, Clowie. This person asks, “Why does a Great Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Mountain Dog, always have to go through the door first?” Clowie: We don’t! B:…

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Not the dog for everyone

It’s still so hot that the lizards need to cool off in the shade, so take care! This lizard was lurking on the windowsill on the shady side of the house yesterday. We’ve been having very loud thunderstorms almost every evening. I hear that my friends in England are getting…

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My favourite indoor games

It’s still very hot, so I’m spending a lot of time indoors in the cool. I spend part of the day taking a nap, as the heat can be very tiring. I can’t play any of my favourite outdoor games during the day, so it’s nice to play a quiet…

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My favourite outdoor games

I told you that I’m not a big fan of the game fetch. Since then I have been asked: What games do you like to play? I have also been asked: What games do Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (or Great Pyrenees) like to play? I enjoy playing hide and seek –…

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