Do all great pyrenees bark a lot?

Asked By: Chad Funk
Date created: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 10:45 PM
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If your great Pyrenees is prone to barking, rest assured you are not alone.

barking in this breed is very common, so common that it's rare to see a great Pyrenees that doesn't like to bark.

It's not like these dogs like to hear their voices, they were simply selectively bred to use their bark for a very good reason.

Answered By: Conrad Davis
Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 12:48 AM
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Dogs left alone for long periods, whether in the house or in the yard, can become bored or sad and often will bark because they are unhappy.

Greeting/Play: Dogs often bark when greeting people or other animals.

Separation Anxiety/Compulsive Barking: Dogs with separation anxiety often bark excessively when left alone.

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In dogs, this is called demand barking or nuisance barking and it is simply rude, pushy behavior.

The dog may bark when he thinks it's time to eat, if he wants you to throw his toy, if you're not petting him, if he wants to come in the house, get out of his crate, or any other time when the dog isn't getting his way.

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Ignore the barking

  1. When you put your dog in their crate or in a gated room, turn your back and ignore them.
  2. Once they stop barking, turn around, praise them and give a treat.
  3. As they catch on that being quiet gets them a treat, lengthen the amount of time they must remain quiet before being rewarded.
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Attention Seeking: Dogs often bark when they want something, such as going outside, playing, or getting a treat.

Separation Anxiety/Compulsive Barking: Dogs with separation anxiety often bark excessively when left alone.

Compulsive barkers seem to bark just to hear the sound of their voices.

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Canine vocalizations usually begin around 2 to 3 weeks of age, following the period where a puppy's eyes and ears are opened.

Your puppy's first vocalizations may be grunts and whines; around seven or eight weeks, these will develop into yips and barks, although some dogs wait until closer to 16 weeks to start barking.

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Now we know why your dog barks and growls at nothing, here are the most common causes: Frustration.

A common cause of barking is if your dog wants to get to something but can't.

This could be a territorial bark, to warn a nearby animal to stay away, or an excited bark because there's a person he wants to greet.

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Dogtime recommends feeding a male Great Dane puppy, aged 3 to 6 months, 4 to 8 cups of food daily, divided into at least three servings.

Females of the same age should receive 3 to 6 cups of food daily.

From 8 to 12 months, feed males 6 to 10 cups of food and females, 5 to 8 cups.

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