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by zekesmom
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Labs - and why we love them anyway! : )
Replies: 25
Views: 10323

Labs - and why we love them anyway! : )

I ran across a thread in the training forum with several other people with lab puppies. Thought we might commiserate on this board and hear from all the other lab owners! I'm mom to Zeke. He is a 7 month old yellow lab. He's HUGE! (70 pounds), he's crazy (or normal for a lab), and a big loveable lug...
by zekesmom
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help with Labrador Puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 4017

Re: Help with Labrador Puppy

Hi you guys! Boy, it's nice to see a good group of us in the same situation. I have a 7 month old yellow lab named Zeke. He's over 70 lbs now and hard to handle. The no-pull harness (or easy walk) was a life saver for us. I was at the point where I could not physically hold on to him if he decided t...
by zekesmom
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Peeing when excited
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Peeing when excited

Hi Everyone! Just looking for some input on this. I'm assuming it's just part of the puppy stage we are in. Zeke is about 7 months old. Hasn't been neutered yet (will next month). I am just curious about the fact that he pees when he gets excited. Is this something that comes with the "teenage doggy...
by zekesmom
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bacon scented bubbles
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Bacon scented bubbles

Hi everyone! I saw an IMOTD episode with 2 labs recently. Victoria introduced Bacon scented bubbles to provide some exercise and stimulation for the dogs since they couldn't be walked much. Well, it's raining and cold here, and will be pouring down rain for the next week. I thought the bacon scented...
by zekesmom
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New puppy need help!
Replies: 17
Views: 4648

Re: New puppy need help!

I hate to see that you are "feeling stupid". Look at it this way - there are millions of people in this world who fall in love with a sweet little puppy, and then find themselves in your situation where they can't handle the dog. Too many of those people dump the dog. You, on the other hand, are bei...
by zekesmom
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New puppy need help!
Replies: 17
Views: 4648

Re: New puppy need help!

I do really feel for you. Especially since you all dearly wanted a puppy. But, I do feel it would be best for you all if you found another home for this puppy. I have a 6 year old son, 2 year old daughter, and 6 month old lab puppy. We are fortunate enough to have a basement and fenced backyard for ...
by zekesmom
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help I'm Lost and so Confused
Replies: 14
Views: 3431

Re: Help I'm Lost and so Confused

HA! Nettle, don't even get me started on that subject! :lol: Happens all the time in my house and hubby wonders why our son won't go to sleep. :roll: One day during our rough time with Zeke, I caught hubby playing rough with Zeke. I explained that, since we were having issues with Zeke playing agres...
by zekesmom
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help I'm Lost and so Confused
Replies: 14
Views: 3431

Re: Help I'm Lost and so Confused

Hi There! First, you have my utmost sympathy. We've just been through this. Zeke is almost 6 months old now. We had many times where I didn't know if we'd get through the nipping and mouthing. I was bleeding, scratched and badly bruised. And my kids were not allowed near him. To give you some perspe...
by zekesmom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What to do when your dog jumps up at you?
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

Hi there! I just started using the 2 ball trick with my 5 month old lab this past week (after seeing it on one of the shows). It really helped. He was doing the same stuff you mentioned. Admittedly, he still wants to jump when I hold up ball number 2. But, I can also see him trying to control himself.
by zekesmom
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Can dominance aggreession be corrected keeping children safe
Replies: 16
Views: 4324

I know it's not exactly the same, but my GR mix once growled and snapped at a neighbors boy and on another occassion, growled at my nephew. Well, my family got all in an uproar about how we couldn't have this dog near my son (newborn at the time). Now that I'm reading all this while trying to raise ...
by zekesmom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Victoria's Announcements
Topic: Victoria here - I need your help!
Replies: 37
Views: 27657

I'd like an improved search tool. I know there's one there, but I have found on a couple of topics that I get 100's of results that don't necessarily apply even when I use the "AND" or "OR" functions. I also agree with the others about having some sort of section about the most common problems. I've...
by zekesmom
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions on Electric Fences
Replies: 13
Views: 3952

eFence

I am wondering if you mean electric (above ground), or invisible (in ground with collar). My neighbor has an invisible fence in their yard. They have a 3 year old lab and he is a big boy. They had to crank up the power on the inv fence to the point that the poor boy has almost no room left in the ya...
by zekesmom
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Thanks Everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks to Victoria's show and all the information on these boards, we have come a long way with Zeke. He is now 16 weeks old. About 3 weeks ago, I seriously didn't think we'd be able to keep him. I was bleeding and bruised from sharp puppy teeth and mouthing. He seems like a totally different dog no...
by zekesmom
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 3 mo old puppy - what to expect on walk
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Hi Noobs, You posted while I was typing my other response. That plan sounds good. I can put some distance between us and the kids. My gut feeling was that it wasn't working very well for him to be in the midst of that scene. I was trying for socialization, but maybe he's just a bit young for being i...
by zekesmom
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 3 mo old puppy - what to expect on walk
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Thanks! Sounds like this human needs to change her frame of mind! And who said it was about training the puppy???? As long as he's out and about and not stuck in the yard/basement all the time, we'll consider it "walk time". Whether we walk or not. He's so darn big, it's hard to remember that he's o...