I am loving the new site, love the name "Positively," and I'm having a great time exploring around the other sections of the site. I have to get used to the new colors and format of the forum, but all the changes are wonderful!
I'm Karen, I live in Queens, New York, with my partner and our Black Lab/Whippet mix Murphy (we are guessing on the breeds, but we think we've got it mostly right). We're unsure of his age but the rescue told us he was 8 months old when we adopted him, so going by that, we think he's 2 1/2. We don't know his history, but the shelter where we got him had him for three days and named him "Oreo" (because he was black with a little white patch is my guess). We renamed him "Murphy" because we liked the idea of giving him an old man's name. Before he was at our shelter, though, we don't know his history except that the shelter had acquired him from another shelter in a different part of New York.
We've had tons of issues to deal with, and with over a year of training (trial and error on my part since I started out using positive training and aversives and confusing my dog, etc. etc.) we've made huge strides. We're still a work in progress but with the aid of positive training sites like this we're going to be all right.
Here's a picture of our boy doing his favorite thing.
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