One thing I learned very quickly is the Great Pyrenees is different from most other dogs. For example, while they love to please their masters, they definitely have their own ideas! They don’t play fetch. They won’t always come when you call, and you belong to them.

I remember we would keep Casey in our fenced back yard, which butted up against a forested area.  There was one particular squirrel that would taunt Casey with it’s chattering and Casey would bark in return and show the squirrel who was boss. She was very opinionated, something I’ve noticed with our other Great Pyrenees dogs that came later.

They need a lot of room because they like to do their “rounds”. By that I mean they like to circle around the place and check everything out. This can be a problem if you have many neighbors that don’t like to see dogs roaming without their owners! We had to watch Casey and limit her area for rounds.

When we moved out to the country we got our next Pyrenees and she was great with our goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, and really ran the territory.