101 + Reasons for Great Pyrenees Barking
As pyrents, we all know that pyrs bark. During the daytime, I can normally tell what is causing the Great Pyrenees barking. At night, I can only assume they’re barking at ghosts or zombies outside the house–I’d rather not know.
Sometimes, what they’re barking at *could* be considered a true threat. Other times, well… not so much.
Below are 101+ reasons Mauja and Atka have barked and why they are probably barking right now. Be sure to check back because I will continue to update this list in the future!
A person is walking on the sidewalk behind our backyard.
A dog is walking on the sidewalk behind our yard.
A cat is sitting out front of the house.
The blanket that was on the ottoman is now on the couch. Pyrenees disagrees with this change.
A Christmas tree ornament is making sounds.
There’s a bird on the tree in the yard.
A kid is screaming outside the house.
A grasshopper landed on the patio where Pyrenees is napping.
A plastic bag just blew past the backyard.
A person is wearing very large sunglasses.
A person is wearing an overly large hat.
A leaf fell off the tree.
The doorbell rang.
The doorbell on TV rang.
A dog is barking on TV.
TV characters are fighting loudly which Pyrenees does not like.
The cabinet is overly squeaky.
A bike is knocked over on the edge of our front yard.
There is a large box in the middle of the walkway.
A squirrel just leaped through the tree branches.
I wore a hoodie with the hood up.
A woman was wearing too many metal bracelets.
The vacuum is sitting in the middle of the room where Pyrenees wants to be.
There is a kid wearing a bike helmet with a mohawk on it.
The wine cork popped.
The neighbor dog was barking.
There was thunder rumbling in the distance.
I turned on my space heater.
I moved my photography lighting while Pyrenees was nearby.
A toy that Pyrenees felt wasn’t supposed to squeak squeaked.
A dog 18 billion miles away barked.
The wind blew some papers on the counter.
The food bowl tipped over.
My stuffed bear is on the floor instead of the bed.
The FedEx guy dropped off a package.
The FedEx guy drove away.
There’s a chance the FedEx guy could still be in the vicinity so Pyrenees continues barking.
The FedEx guy is definitely gone but Pyrenees continues to bark just to ensure the entire neighborhood heard the message.
A bird is getting a snack from the bird feeder outside the window.
The neighbor moved his RV from the driveway to the backyard.
The Starbucks barista took too long to serve Pyrenees a puppaccino.
A dog is most definitely in the car behind us and Pyrenees is displeased.
A very tall man wanted to pet Pyrenees.
A guy was shoveling his driveway.
Nick decided to play his drums.
A bag of dog treats is sitting on the floor rather than on the counter.
I FaceTimed with a friend.
I had a Skype interview and the random man in the computer was not okay (according to Pyrenees).
I was jogging in place with a workout video.
Nick was doing pull-ups.
Nick was doing push-ups.
I turned on the air conditioning unit.
Nick is using the weed whacker.
Nick is mowing the lawn.
The neighbor is mowing their lawn.
Someone in our massive neighborhood is mowing their lawn.
We walked past a sprinkler.
The woman watering her lawn moved the sprinkler.
The window creaked when I opened it.
There is a dog in a different room of the house that Pyrenees cannot keep an eye on.
There is a cat in a different room of the house that Pyrenees cannot keep an eye on.
There is a person in a different room of the house that Pyrenees cannot keep an eye on.
There is a treat in a different room of the house that Pyrenees cannot get to.
The gate to the backyard was open instead of closed.
There’s a piece of wood leaning against the fence.
The other dog didn’t want to play with Pyrenees.
The hose fell out of the baby pool.
I was blow-drying my hair.
An airplane flew over the house.
A neighbor was shooting off fireworks.
A neighbor was shooting off fireworks two hours ago.
I was wearing a headband.
There’s a new potted plant in the house.
The trash bin was moved.
I was running on the treadmill.
There was a statue of a dog.
The river made a sound.
I was using small gardening tools.
There was a video playing of a baby crying (however, Pyrenees will not bark at an actual crying baby).
There are new rocks under the tree in the backyard.
Favorite ball is just out of reach and Pyrenees would have to get up to get it.
The curtains blew shut.
We were playing foosball.
Someone eight blocks away is using their leaf blower.
Our neighbors put a Direct TV satellite on their roof.
There’s a new carpet in the house.
I dropped an empty soda bottle.
The wind was blowing too loudly.
Our neighbors put up canopy.
The wind slightly shifted the outdoor water bowl.
Our neighbors had a fire going in their yard.
There was a baby gate within ten feet of where Pyrenees wanted to relax.
The crate was moved from one side of the room to the other.
Birds were chirping early in the morning.
Someone gestured to another person in a way Pyrenees was not okay with.
Nick made a weird sound (the sounds he has made could be an entire list itself).
Our neighbor laughed too loudly from inside his own home.
A fly came into the backyard.
The Pyrenees is very excited to see you.
People are talking in the cul-de-sac out front of our house.
I am talking to someone on speakerphone.
Barking is fun.
I was standing on a chair to change a lightbulb.
And the most important reason of them all – The Pyrenees simply wants to bark.
Related: 10 Tips for a Happy Great Pyrenees
By all means, this is not a comprehensive list 😉 As I continue to remember barking incidents and new ones occur, I will add them here.
Now I want to know – what are some reasons your Great Pyrenees is barking?