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Now that Tess (was named Lia) is a full service dog and comes with me everywhere, 24/7, I'm concerned about the amount of road salt she gets from walking in messy Vt winter conditions.  Her rear double dews stick out perpendicular.  Can anyone recommend dog boots that work for a pyr?


podie and tess

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Barking in the car - how to stop it???
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:16:18 pm »
Miraculously we have stopped 99% of Lia's Pyr barking in the house.  So now she has decided that barking non-stop in the car while I've gone in a store or other errand is just fine.  I'm not scolding her when I come back because she's quiet with the happiest smirk on her face then.

Anyone have luck changing that behavior?

I am so in love with this girl.  Every evening when my bedroom begins to get dark she goes in to lie on her bed and chew her rawhide so tenderly....

So endearing..... ...

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Trimming Double Dews
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:04:42 am »
Lia is an absolute sweetheart of a dog.  She is so incredibly gentle and other than a few intense fears she came with, such as the vacuum, clipping her nails and checking her ears, she lets me do pretty much anything to/for her. 

I thought I had been making slow headway with her allowing me to clip her nails but her double dews seem to be her deal breaker.  I'm assuming she may have caught them at some point because she is absolutely terrified to let me clip those nails.  I have been trying to handle her double dews gently when cuddling though the minute I get close with the clippers, she has a melt down and even tries to nip me - something she never does any other time. 

Lia is not very treat motivated though cheese has worked for the other nails.  She is probably part Pyr and part Tibetan Mastiff and her double dews are higher, more floppy and different from those on full pyrs.  I don't want them to be removed but the nails must be kept short.  Any advice or suggestions???

Meet & Greet BPOers / Anyone live in Vermont or NY along Lake Champlain?
« on: September 05, 2008, 01:35:10 pm »
Hi, Lia and I would love to make new friends.  She's in heat now so we can't get together for a while, but please let me know if any of you are within two hours of the Middlebury VT area.....

Does anyone have tips for cleaning white pyr-type fur after it has become pink from  chewing and holding raw bones as well as from being in season?  I was just wondering how to keep a white dog white.  Her feet, under her chin and her rear end are the most pink, even after washing.....

Hi All,  I won't discuss what had happened last week - I just want you to know we are fine now and totally in love with each other.  Lia is doing great!  She's in season now and we are taking the next two months to lay low, stay away from the boys, and heal from our traumas.  After her hormones settle down she will be spayed.

I'm posting now because I just wanted to share this story with the BPO community....   Lia is a Pyr/Tibetan Mastiff mix between 1-2 years old...

I have a hole in a porch window that Lia has no way to get to but a family of chipmunks has been coming in for a week now - only today did I discover why.  So all day long there had been kodak moments as I would look over to see Lia on one side of an open door looking down, and a chipmunk on the exact opposite side of the door doing the same.   And I also saw Lia sniffing and kissing one of the chipmunks.  Soooo Sweet!!!!!!!   I wish I caught it with my camera.   

It reminds me of the time one of my cats brought a mouse into my bedroom.  I finally gave up waiting to catch it.  The next morning I woke up and when Hannah, my Saint, stood up from her bed, there was a mouse in fine shape - he had slept with Hannah......

~carol and lia

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