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5 activities for the Great Pyrenees

(1). Interesting training courses

Although the Great Pyrenees are smart and fast learners, they can easily get bored. They will perform your request in super slow motion to show their boredom. So it’s up to you to make them interested and stand up. You should avoid repeating the same movements (mixing them in various exercises), keep the training course short and optimistic, and always end with a positive attitude. Two or three times a day for a few minutes is much better than a longer, more tedious exercise.

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Due to the calm nature of the Great Pyrenees, it is easy to learn to sit/stay and down/stay, but it may be difficult for them to arrive quickly when called upon. Instilling enthusiasm and making the training interesting and rewarding can help them cheer up a bit.
You must start your training in a quiet environment and gradually provide different environments and situations from there. Because spies are usually highly alert to their surroundings, when there is too much stimulation around you, asking the Great Pyrenees for obedience exercises or tricks may lead them to ignore you to investigate.

(2). Recreational brain games

The Great Pyrenees, like other types of work, needs mental stimulation to keep the brain busy. If they don’t, they’ll probably find their own way of entertainment, and they won’t be very beautiful. At their own disposal, boring crowbars can chew, dig and bark.
Be sure to provide interactive toys for your crowbars, such as food puzzles, foraging opportunities, and brain games, such as hiding your crowbar’s chewing toy in a sand-filled pool to keep its brain thinking.

(3). Walking and hiking

The Great Pyrenees generally don’t make good jogging partners because they don’t make good long-distance runners. In fact, if we look at their history, most of their running is to drive away enemies from their flocks. Even if they pursued the enemy, they did not go far. It’s just enough to drive the enemy away so that they can quickly return to the vulnerable sheep.
However, walking is something the breed may like. However, just like training, variety is the spice of the breed’s life. Make sure to change the route and offer different options.
Hiking is also a pleasant activity for the breed. As guardians of livestock, the Great Pyrenees is used to roaming hilly and rocky areas. Walking these big dogs with backpacks on their backs can help them fulfill their mission in life. Both of you should be well prepared when the weather is warm and you should bring more water. Hot weather should be avoided.

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(4) Take away game

As mentioned earlier, every Great Pyrenees is different, so it’s wrong to say that all spies are born with something they don’t like to acquire. If you throw the ball out and your inquisitive puppy chases it and brings it back to you, then cultivate this skill and cherish it!
If you’re not interested in snooping, you can try to be patient and schedule your get session during your snooping to build a little bit of drive. However, if your snooper looks at you with disgust every time you throw the ball, you know you’re asking too much and it’s better to change the activity.

(5) Pull the trolley

It seems strange that you tie the Great Pyrenees to a cart, but in Belgium and northern France, the Pyrenees used to be used to pull milk carts. Of course, in order for your dog to pull the cart, you need to gradually adapt to it. Some dogs may not like this restriction and may panic, making the activity far less fun and even potentially dangerous. To help your snooping succeed, you’ll need to do a lot of gentle groundwork to get him used to wear seat belts and the weight of the cart. Of course, it is important that you study various types of spreaders and trolleys to find the most suitable. The most basic thing is that the pusher dog is in good health, has no orthopedic problems, and is of the right age (no developing puppies, consult your veterinarian about when you can start prying to avoid damaging the growth plate of the puppies). If your Great Pyrenees falls in love with wheelbarrows, consider the annual draft dog test held by the Great Pyrenees club!