|Lyra is a gentle giant who will be happy with the quiet life so long as she has a big yard or secure paddock to roam in. She can be strong due to her size but generally walks nicely on a lead. She should receive daily exercise and will also need some general obedience training. Maremmas were originally bred for watching over livestock which has developed their patient and calm manner but has also led them to become wary of strangers. For this reason it is very important that Lyra continues to be socialised with lots of new people to make sure this doesn’t become a new behaviour for her. She also has a very thick coat that will need to be brushed regularly, especially when malting.