Puppy Training Resources


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I just received these puppy training resources from Catie Straiton from Pyradigm Great Pyrenees and thought I would post it for your benefit. We are getting a beautiful puppy from her health tested parents for our next generation of puppies.

The below audio resources may not be available for very long. So, please listen to it as soon as is possible while you are driving or doing a work project. Enjoy and share it with a friend!


www.madcapuniversity.com, associated with the Puppy Culture program, offers a free online course.


Mine, by Jean Donaldson. For resource guarding concerns (and preventing them!).

So Your Dog’s Not Lassie, Tips for Training Difficult Dogs and Independent Breeds, by Betty Fisher and Suzanne Delzio. General guidance of independent thinking breeds like Pyrs.

The Puppy Primer, by Patricia B. McConnell PhD and Brenda Scidmore.

Puppy Start Right, Foundation Training For The Companion Dog, by Kenneth M Martin DVM and Debbie Martin.

Social Civil and Savvy, by Laura VanArendonk Baugh.

The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete. This is an Up North Pyrenees favorite.


The Ultimate Training Tool

Great Pyrenees Puppy Training, affirmation, attention

Attention is the ultimate training tool.

Great Pyrenees Puppy Training

Here’s your practical training pearl. The ultimate training tool personal attention to your puppy when they do something you want them to do. But, withhold personal attention when they don’t do what you want them to. Chew on that a bit and think about what you’re doing currently.

Purposefully withholding attention is one of the best ways to break negative behaviors in large breeds. This bypasses confrontation which calms both the trainer and the puppy. They will quickly figure out what it takes to earn your attention and they will eagerly seek it.

This is why I love training collars. Tones and shocks aren’t associated with you. They are associated with improper behaviors.

So, withhold any attention the next time your puppy jumps on you. Conversely, give him lots of attention when he comes politely and looks up at you with those big eyes. Soon, he will repeat this behavior and you’ll have the best dog in the neighborhood.

Up North Pyrenees strives to give you the best genetics and best trained puppies which starts when they first open their eyes. Our family likes to say that we make fun one puppy at a time. Share us with a friend!

Puppy E-Collar Training

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Training anything can be a chore. Training puppies isn’t always fun but least they are cute and cuddly. Failure to train is actually training and what happens when your cute and cuddly puppy turns out to be a 75-50# furry ball of orneriness? This is why I am wholeheartedly recommending puppy e-collar training using the Dogtra Pathfinder after only one week of use with our puppy Hadleigh.

screenshot 20191225 213647This only works when you start young and requires consistency. We typically see that the tone works best. But, the shock feature can also work at times if the neck is shaved in a small patch to allow adequate contact with prongs.

This e-collar is basically a GPS locator that your puppy wears which interfaces with your phone. Losing your puppy might be a thing of the past if the collar is on and working properly. You have a real time Google map with where  your puppy is at up to 9 miles away. Setting boundaries is easy and instant alerts notify you when a fence perimeter is broken.  The collar allows you to see where your dog has been. It’s easy to tone or stimulate the collar and watch your puppy leaving the restricted area. I wonder if this comes in a version for small children or teenagers without the stimulation feature.