Our two outdoor great pyrenees puppies (sisters) are growing up a little and we’d like to release them from a smaller area of the yard to the larger 2 acres where our other animals live. So far, they’re too eager to chase the chickens and jump on us (they’re sweet, but they’re only going to get bigger!). What can we do to train them to be calmer around people and ignore the chickens?
Answer by Vicki J
Since I have raised these great dogs, I can give you a little advice. These dogs love to roam, so please make sure if you put them in a larger area, that they can’t get out. They are protective of livestock as that is their nature. Eventually they will outgrow the urge to chase the chickens, but right now, they are puppies, and are exploring things and think the chickens are surely there to play with. As they grow, they will stop jumping on you because they get large, and won’t be able to. I have had many of these dogs, andI think they are great. But maturity is key to get them to stop jumping on you and chasing the chickens. Good Luck