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Old 08-13-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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We are new to the area as well as being new dog owners. We have an 18 mo old Great Pyreneese that we adopted from a rescue. He is pretty timid and we would like to socialize him more with other dogs. Pyr's are wanderers due to their guardian instincts and we have never tried him off leash unless in our yard.

We are looking for a completely fenced dog park, does such a thing exist and do y'all have any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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City of Cedar Park : Dog Park
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Dog House dog park next to Vista Oaks off 1431
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Also, consider some training to help socialize him and make him more enjoyable for you...I LOVE big dogs but if they're not trained well, they can sometimes be very difficult, especially if you're new to dog ownership. We used Unleashed Unlimited (www.unleashedunlimited.com) for our pup (German Shepherd/Golden Retriever) when she was about 9 months old and she is AMAZING now (about to turn 2 years old). She is completely off-leash trained, goes everywhere with us and is amazingly well behaved, and even places herself on a specified chair when the doorbell rings or when she hears the garage door open! Prior to her training, she was a hair's width away from finding a new home because she was so out of control! Paul and Tracy are the best with dogs...tell 'em Celeste (and Moosie!) sent you and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions! Enjoy the hound!!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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Also, consider some training to help socialize him and make him more enjoyable for you...I LOVE big dogs but if they're not trained well, they can sometimes be very difficult, especially if you're new to dog ownership. We used Unleashed Unlimited (www.unleashedunlimited.com) for our pup (German Shepherd/Golden Retriever) when she was about 9 months old and she is AMAZING now (about to turn 2 years old). She is completely off-leash trained, goes everywhere with us and is amazingly well behaved, and even places herself on a specified chair when the doorbell rings or when she hears the garage door open! Prior to her training, she was a hair's width away from finding a new home because she was so out of control! Paul and Tracy are the best with dogs...tell 'em Celeste (and Moosie!) sent you and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions! Enjoy the hound!!!
Thank you for the tips - Pyr's are rather unique in the whole training concept. They are difficult to train because they are independent thinkers. They do not follow typical dog behavior.
Ours is house trained, leash trained and we have no issues with him bolting out a door etc. He has really good house manners, does not jump on people or furniture, knows to stay out of my kitchen and we are totally in love with him. We spent a lot of time looking for a good fit and we know we found it when we found him. All that aside, he is afraid of other dogs and we have no idea how he does off a leash. He was at a rescue that was a large ranch that was fully fenced and our yard is fenced.

We would like him to get comfortable around other dogs and we are curious to see how he does in an "open" setting since we have never tested it.
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