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Strong Willed...!

November 25, 2008 | By ChicoanVolunteer | 6 comments

Shasta chewing on her Frizbee

Our newly adopted Great Pyr. Shasta is a little strong willed. She will only come if she feels like it, and will only give up her toys if she wants to. I have heard this is typical of the breed, but can be trained out.
Do you think we can train it out? Or does she not really have a problem, she could just not know her name or the command 'drop'.
Anyways, any suggestions would be appreciated.
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RebeccaThompson
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RebeccaThompson
5 years ago

I've had Pyrs my whole life - they do make up their own mind because they is what they have to do a LGD HOWEVER they are definitely trainable. Mine bark but are quiet after I tap on the window because otherwise they have to come inside. They are easily motivated by food so the rest of the training is a matter of being in charge (the pack leader) and repetition. Don't expect many tricks though.

Shortcake2675
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Shortcake2675
5 years ago

Lexi was nearly an obedience school failure. She does things when she wants to, not so much when she's asked to. But things have gotten better with consistent NILIF training and time. She's just turned two and the stubbornness is still there, but she's more obedient. She'll even stay until released for her food. But her recall is still awful.

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