This is my first LGD. We got her to protect the chickens, turkeys, goats, occasional cow/s as well as the other critters (Cats, small dogs).
She's 10 months old and 90 lbs. We love her to death and she is by far the best and smartest dog I've ever had/come across.
She obeys commands... when she feels like it. I read up on how independent and stubborn both breeds can be. She hasn't come into heat yet and I'm curious if this what is causing her problem? Maybe I'm wrong.
We live on 27 acres with my fiance, his parents and his grandparents. All in separate houses of course. We only need her to guard the seven acres we live on. If she goes further, she will either go into a neighboring property or to the highway. She has been roaming by herself and staying where she needs to be, until recently. She has run to the road three times now and we're not sure how to put a stop to it.
Even if we had the money, there is no way we could fence in her boundaries. We thought about walking her around her invisible perimeter everyday to see if this will help. Does anyone have suggestions?
Eventually, she will be spayed. We also plan on getting another anatolian/pyrenees mix to keep her company and help with the duties. But now I'm worried about getting a second one. Fiance's grandfather has several hunting dogs. Maybe this is why she's roaming? Also, his Uncle across the highway, his dogs tend to come to close to her boundaries.