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Old 08-09-2010, 12:52 PM   #51
 
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That's a Gentle Leader, not a muzzle. When he was a wee pup he pulled really bad. The Gentle Leader stopped that the first time. Since then he's become such a creature of habit that he just wears that and no leash and he walks at heel and does his training commands. When he's wearing his pack he goes into work mode, and his harness he goes into tracking mode. I just call it "clothes make the dog" syndrome.

He's great with kittens. He acts like puppies are repulsive to him, but kittens he likes.
lol reverse psychology likes cats but not dogs lol. he seems very intelligent and trainable.what breed is he?
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:09 PM   #52
 
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lol reverse psychology likes cats but not dogs lol. he seems very intelligent and trainable.what breed is he?
He's a Black lab. I don't generally trust the breed, but he has good lines, and has proven to be a great dog.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:22 PM   #53
 
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I'm not sure why he doesn't like puppies. He likes small dogs. I think its because they like him so much. Last time he saw pups they were underfoot and his shadows. That and he refused to sniff them. Go figure, a dog that doesn't like ode de poo.

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Old 08-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #54
 
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TexasTanker, Flashbang looks just like my Clyde did when he was little. Cute kitties and pup.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:10 PM   #55
 
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black lab. intelligent dogs.why can't you trust it? it's very trainable and smart.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:17 AM   #56
 
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black lab. intelligent dogs.why can't you trust it? it's very trainable and smart.
A lot of labs on the market now are high bred or poorly bred. They are prone to unstable temperaments and health issues. When I worked Animal Control the only dogs that bit me were labradors (and two rat terriers). He's from solid working lines and a good breeder. Had I known then what I know now, I probably wouldn't have gotten a lab, but I'm soooo glad I took my time and worked with his breeder as long as I did. He's worked out wonderfully.

As for trainability... lol. They are quite trainable. He's a wonderful working dog and a super star amongst friends, who's dogs steal food, dig holes and are jerks. BUT it is a lot of work. He runs five miles a day, gets daily training, and is darn expensive to feed. It took a year and a half to discover that he wasn't food or toy motivated. It was a fluke that we discovered he loves water bottles. The trainer (breeder) was at my house for six hours evaluating and trying to work with him, when the dog up and stole his water bottle. After that, life got much simpler.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:39 AM   #57
 
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A black lab that isn't food motivated? I can't believe my ears LOL.

Very nice dog you got there TexasTanker.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #58
 
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that always the problem.simply interbreeding dogs without making sure the dogs are good in temperament, has or will have health issues, and behavior problems. my mom silky was clicker trained it was so cute click click and it sits lol
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