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  1. Thank you for posting this . He’ll just get even more cuddles
  2. Zeus has only one testes dropped and the other is not looking like it will drop. He was going to be snipped at 6 months anyhow ( he’s 6 mth) but Vet said it’s a more involved operation to find the other one as it must be removed. He talked about the risks of cancer , we have had a lab die to cancer so there is no question he’ll be booked in within a couple weeks. Does anyone know much about this type of op ? I did ask vet but they didn’t go too much into detail and obv I’ll ask him about recovery etc but I was wondering if anyone has gone through this ?
  3. Right that makes sense she must have approved it then, as it came through within a couple days. But it is concerning if it’s an auto thing about 14 days. I guess it helps for rescue though or the other reasons you listed.
  4. He’s now 4 1/2 months so still a baby , it’s calmed down a lot over the last couple of weeks and he hasn’t done it recently . He still gets super excited when meets people
  5. So we’ve been at the beach for the week. It’s hands down ( I think ) the best place to bring a in training puppy . All the dog owners that come here have super well behaved dogs as they know the beach is a highway so dogs can’t just run out and the camp site has rules no barking , dogs in sites - the usual. zeus is living his best live socialising when I let him and when we are training people just understand and keep away .
  6. No he’s always standing up and just I’ve the top excited , but as I say it’s only certain people and I think I might be to do with how they greet him. I’m working on calm with him.
  7. Zeus breeder signed the microchip paper all good, but because I’m not a paper person I just went online to the AAR website filled in the number , offical pups name , my details and paid fee and two days later I got a email with the transfer of chip ownership cert. I don’t know if they actually check with the breeder as I didn’t haven’t to upload the paperwork she had signed !!
  8. It’s only men though never dogs . im not concerned , I just go mind your foot when I see his type come to pat him
  9. When we had our last lab he was so popular his entire life- I’d have kids come and wrap their arms around him- while I’m there going umm no no don’t do that please . But he was calm as a pup , this one is excitable - he’s calm at home though and he’s got great recall so I’ll take the wins . thank you all
  10. Well it’s hard to tell 100% but the sequence is the person will look his way, he’ll notice and they’ll be going on hello cute boy , whatever and clearly be coming to pat him and he gets super wriggly and pees- but that could be another person saying hello aswell, he’s excited but no pee.
  11. I have a question , if anyone has experienced this issue. To say up front I’m not too concerned and we are teaching him to be calm when he greets people and it’s kind of funny … ish So on occasion when Zeus meets a new person he gets what I think is so excited he wees a bit . Now it only happens every now and then and there is a trend - it always if it’s a man who is a bit larger shall we say. The men have all been very excited to say hello to Zeus. is this weird ? He doesn’t do it with me or my husband or any kids or any women. The men don’t look like husband either. Lol im interested in pack mentality and Zeus definitely is understanding his place in the home so I don’t think he’s been submissive to these random men when it happens- as hell sometimes be a bit snippy with them( after the wee)
  12. What a lovely story , she is gorgeous
  13. Yeah it’s stressful , I remember this with my last lab aswell, he was a child magnet but he was also calm from a pup. This one like a chew on a finger - not mine but anyone else that comes past .
  14. Thank you, I’m definitely one to speak up , I guess in this circumstance I didn’t want to be too mean mum as it’s on the school run but your right I need to be firm. I can see why people almost take it as in invite when you’re walking with a pup ,but when you’re facing the dog, back to the people it just amazes me . It’s actually not kids are the issue just the parents and kids with dogs. it’s been a minute since I’ve had a Pup so I guess I’ve forgotten what it’s like. At the beach this weekend a three year old actually put her legs over the back of him, I definitely told her not to try and sit on a puppy back, in a nice way and to the parent when they eventually strolled over !!
  15. I have a 15 week old Lab pup, I’ve owned labs before . So his training is going well ,he’s super keen to learn , good eye contact and he has picked up commands easily . My aim is to be able to walk him to school and back on loose lead , without reacting to other dogs or kids. It’s a short term goal and it’s a 7 min walk so appropriate for his age. So my approach has been to wait in an area near to school, not too busy so I can teach him to ignore passers by, I hold his attention and teach ignore if there is people or a dog walking past. I know you have to teach your pup to handle many variables but when dog owners see you are obviously training and still bring their full grown dog over to say hello- what do you do? now to say , I’m all for socialising but isn’t it obvious if you are standing to the side getting a pup to be calm - don’t bring your dogs over ???
  16. I think this thread is dormant but I thought I’d pop in anyhow . I’ve not posted here in quite some years. When my two labs passed away it was hard to be in a dog forum. The time was finally right and we brought home a new baby lab yesterday, he’s name is Zeus, he’s settling in well, super eager to learn.
  17. No one is in danger when Chloe is on duty, but she has been known to sit on tradies or stand in front of them showing them where their tools are. So yes ,unless we want them sniffed and licked, we keep her away from visitors who are here to work. ☺️☺️ She's no good at the front door either and has been known to make a break for freedom and run out. She's no idea what to do once free though and only makes it next door. She doesn't bark at strangers - only will bark at us, to remind us to fed her, let her up/down stairs.
  18. One thing I wasn't prepared for first time we took our then 6 month old lab camping was a) he was scared of the roos like terrified and 2) he ate bluebottles on the beach. Bring long leads , stakes to tie them to with the long lead, big tent as the dog will be in there with you and first aid . Portable canvas water bowl are really Handy for beach camping .
  19. So many funny stories , had no idea the mistaken dog identity there is out there. I must admit while I'm the biggest dog lover ever,I get mixed up with some breeds and I'm the one asking what breed is it, but I don't guess unless I'm fairly certain of the breed . However I'm am still laughing at the Labrador/ Rottweiler mix up- he also pronounced it as Rott wheeler ????????????????
  20. We were at a Father's Day outdoor event today. Dogs were welcome so we brought Chloe. As we were leaving, this man approached me and said "I've never seen a brown one before" I was think huh Brown labs not exactly rare! Then he goes is it a Brown Rothweiler? Me no she's a lab Him oh really ,she's big Me to myself- best put Chloe on a diet but am positive she'll still look like a lab not a Rothweiler. ????????????
  21. I went through this last year with our beloved 7 yr old lab. We found a lovely vet( not our regular one) who was willing to come out to our house on a Sunday morning at 9am. We sat with him all morning and said our goodbyes, the other dog was there as well as our 3yr old. Hub and I were a mess but it was actually quiet peaceful . We held his paw at the time of injection and let the other dog sniff him for as long as she wanted afterwards. The vet was amazing even down to sorting all the paperwork beforehand, which seems logical to do , but it helped at the time as I couldn't even speak afterwards. I was so glad afterwards we didn't choose to bring him to the vet to do it, nothing wrong with doing that ,it's just for me it felt like he wasn't distressed leaving the house etc as he could barely move at the end. We buried him out the back and had a little funeral , mostly so our son would understand. Good luck with it, my heart goes out to you xx
  22. I know after listening to two people at our local farmer market bang on about how amaze balls their little oodle are, it was lovely to see this little darling . Beautiful little thing and the best temparment.
  23. Just an appreciation post. We were at the Brisbane French Festival today and this lovely French lady brought her little Bichon Frise. OMG I normally don't swoon so much at the little dogs done with the bows and fluffy hair but this one !!! ???????????????? She was getting a lot of attention and the lady was so lovely with people , that dog had its picture taken so many times. My 4 yr old had a pat and was still talking about her on the way home . Swoon lol ????????
  24. So I was at a local park today with my son 4. The park is a really good one, has two kids area, a adult exercise area, tennis court and a dog fenced area. All a reasonable distance from each other. So I like to preface by saying I strongly believe in including dogs in family activities- anywhere I can I would bring the dogs when we had two ,now just Chloebear. That includes kids parks- i have her on short leach beside me on a bench, sitting . I'm happy for kids to come give her pats- so long as they ask and if they are little there is a parent. Today at this park this lady turned up with her beautiful GSP and sat at next park bench - then proceeded to tie dog lead to bench- dog had halti Now the bench was about 4 metres from the kids play area and it was about 3pm so pre school and younger . Mine seemed to be the oldest there . Her little one wanted to go to the other little park which was a walk across the park- probably 70-80mtrs away . So off she went and left the dog. This is why I'm mad- there is a beautiful dog and of course he was a kid magnet - all the little ones were running over going doggie doggie . The mums were saying to kids as they intercepted them "yes lovely dog but you can't run up to a strange dog as we don't know him" Why do that as a dog owner , I understand the dog was probably very friendly but isn't it irresponsible to leave your dog loosely tied to a park bench alone 3 mtr from kids who aren't yet at an age that know not to run to every dog. Am I wrong to think that?
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