Hey, y’all! How are you doing today? I am Gus. You are wondering why a handsome, young Pyr such as me is in Rescue. Well, to make a long story short, I was a bit too much for my previous family to train.
GPRA thinks that I will do best with an experienced Great Pyrenees owner, someone who will know how to work with my stubbornness and early stage of resource guarding. It takes a consistent, gentle, and confident approach to teach Pyrs like me, but we will overcome. If you have had a similar Pyr, you understand. The cool part is that once I get over a few learning hurdles, I will be a Pyr-awesome boy!
While I am learning to trust my owners and what they are teaching me, GPRA recommends that my future home not have younger children. A home with only adults is probably best in the beginning.
Please have faith in me as I am only ten months old. Testing the boundaries is typical of young Pyrs like me. With dedicated time, lots of exercise, patience, training, and a confident and knowledgeable owner, I will transform into your faithful guardian.
One more thing, I am house trained and know commands such as sit, stay, come, off, and down. I like other dogs and cats but do not want them too close to my food bowl. Yes, I need to work on that, too.
Thank you for your understanding.
Wanting to be a good boy but still learning.
Pyrly yours, Gus
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