|Pyrenees do not become protective until they are older. They do not mature until they are about 2-4 years of age. It might be that a male was abusive to the pup before you got him, he might be picking up on your frustration, or responding to voice tone. As soon as he starts to act submissive, ignore the behavior, dont say anything about it and walk away. He wants your attention. You should never scold him and just start reinforcing positive behavior that you want. He will learn that if he flops, you will leave so as soon as you see him not flopping or trying to stay upright, praise him greatly. In the dog world, a deep voice tone is construed the same as a growl. A high pitched voice tone is perceived as good or happy. You might have to change your voice tone and start reinforcing him when he stays upright, just a few "good boy" will do. When he starts to flop, dont say anything, just walk away and ignore him for a few minutes until he gets back upright and then try and few minutes later. Alot of time, people are reinforcing things they dont realize. Good luck, another thing you might try is contacting a Great Pyrenees owner group maybe through yahoogroups.com
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