I just adopted a great pyrenees/australian shepherd mix today. I don’t know anything about the father but the mother is 65lbs. She definetly seems like she is more pyr then aussie. She has giant paws and is mostly white, with a tan mask. She so far seems to be a pretty mellow pup also. I am struggling to find any information on this mix though, so any information on training for aussies and pyrs would be veryyyyy helpful. This is the first dog that is just mind that I won’t have help to train except for a little from my room mate. I also needs tips on potty training, the best ways, fastest ect. Any info on either breed, on mixes of the two and on training of any kind would be much appreciated.
This is a pic of her (she’s on the left) and her mother is in the background on the second picture.
Also, she is up to date on all her shots and I will be setting up an appointment to get her spayed soon.
Yeah I agree, I don’t see the aussie either
if anything the mom almost looks like a pyr and standard poodle mix
Answer by Shawn
What a cute dog. I don’t see the Aussie part in them, though.
First of all, you need to take this pup to the vet right away so that he can tell you all you need to know about the health of your new friend. She needs flea and heartworm meds, plus any needed shots. Puppies need a series of shots, and not just one. If you’ve been told the puppy has had “all his shots” they just mean all that were due.
YOur vet can teach you to trim nails and brush teeth, etc. Both are important for your dog’s overall health. He can also talk about food choices, treats, and that you don’t give human foods.
For potty training, use a crate. Only big enough to stand, turn in, and lie down in. You can buy crates that have an insert in it so it can grow with the dog. Take your dog out the same door for potty breaks. Take a treat with you when you go outside. When your dog goes potty, give a treat right there in the yard. You need to decide what the potty place will be. Potty here, but playtime is somewhere else. Don’t use pee pads nor newspapers inside. Don’t be lazy. Take your dog out on lead after eating, drinking, sleeping, and playing. Most dogs will get the idea quickly, as long as you and everyone in your house is consistent. Feed at regular times and don’t leave the food out. Regular eating equals regular potty breaks. Pretty soon you’ll learn (ha, and you thought your dog was the one learning) when your dog needs to go potty.
Work on leash training and stop the pulling before it ever begins. A dog that pulls (especially a big one) is NO fun to walk.
Find a class or trainer for your dog and make that investment. You’ll be so glad you did.
Enjoy your new friend!