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Old 03-07-2012, 06:06 AM
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Default Labs hunting pythons

Just when you think a lab could not do any more to be man's best friend they come up with a new skill.

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:19 AM
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Cool story! What can't a lab do?

Best dogs I've ever owned were labs...have a 12 yr yellow and a 4/5 year old white lab. They're family.
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if only the ones of chocolate color werent crazy!!! mine has bit me several times and most recently, bit my wife last night. we are wondering if we should keep him or get rid of him. I want to put his ass on prozac...
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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Bite a family member = dead dog
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtBusters View Post
if only the ones of chocolate color werent crazy!!! mine has bit me several times and most recently, bit my wife last night. we are wondering if we should keep him or get rid of him. I want to put his ass on prozac...
He's protecting something and appears to need training. I don't hear of too many "bad" labs, it's just not in there nature unless they are raised the wrong way. Black, yellow, white or chocolate...they're good natured dogs.

Send him away to a lab rescue where he can get the attention he needs.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:16 PM
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Send him to be trained to hunt pythons
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A friend of mine has a brown lab. He is just a big dumb sweetie, all he ever does is wag his tail, the only thing he is useful in tracking though is a cheeseburger...
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Gotta black lab. She will hunt down a pile of shit and roll in it everytime.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:31 PM
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Hard bite or I want attention bite?
These dogs need lot's of exercise and even in a small fenced
yard will run the perimeter of the fence naturally for exercise.
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bite hard enough to make me have a seizure onece. drawn blood multiple times. its the wifes fault, she babied him when i disciplined him. I think he is trying to assert dominance, so we take him on about a mile walk/run and keep him in check the whole time with the training lead. I make him stop when I want to, make him run when I want to....hes a good dog, except the couple times he has gone crazy....oh, and hes food aggressive.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:26 PM
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Sorry but it sounds like you are in denial. Good luck with your dog. If my dog bit me, the dog would be no more.
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bite hard enough to make me have a seizure onece. drawn blood multiple times. its the wifes fault, she babied him when i disciplined him. I think he is trying to assert dominance, so we take him on about a mile walk/run and keep him in check the whole time with the training lead. I make him stop when I want to, make him run when I want to....hes a good dog, except the couple times he has gone crazy....oh, and hes food aggressive.
That would freak me out. My dog knows he's dancing on a blade when near my son. I tell him its ok to play rough and bite. While throwing the fb with some friends I released him to play rough TACKLED a 6' man when he was down he got humped and is never going to live it down. Seriously he's the best dog (big black mut shepherd bear looking thing) its not the breed he needs to understand when you mean something its going to happen. My cousin has a rottie and is in awe at how my dog will quit playing with a toy when my son steals it. He's at my feet right now.

A bite causing a seizure, Wtf would have happened if he freakedout and attacked???
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mine has bit me several times and most recently, bit my wife last night. we are wondering if we should keep him or get rid of him.

Just keep his shots up to date, he'll probably grow out of it. Maybe even before serious damage is done ...
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if only the ones of chocolate color werent crazy!!! mine has bit me several times and most recently, bit my wife last night. we are wondering if we should keep him or get rid of him. I want to put his ass on prozac...
Next time it happens yell out a stern "NO" & taser him. If it happens again repeat. Gradually work up to 240 volts till the aggressive behavior ceases.
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There is a chocolate lab around the corner that is as viscous as a german shepard. He has that dead stare and focused snarl like he wants to eat you chew on you then eat you some more.
Ive never seen a mean yellow lab.
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I'm prone to blame the owner for a dog's behavior issues but once any animal becomes aggressive to people, decisive action needs to be taken. It doesn't matter who's fault it is the dog is deciding/learning that it can attack people. Unless you are crtain that you can confine it or get corrective training you need to put it down before there's a tragedy.

I'm sorry but sometime you have to make a hard decision with a pet.
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my yellow is always outside the colder the better will tunnel under snow for rodents.
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We had a yellow lab pup that was a biter. He was brought up in an environment with little or no human interaction, save feeding, shots, vet exams till he was 2 1/2 months, when we got him. Attention biter, but, drew blood a couple of times, me and the wife, and absolutely no affection for either one of us. Long story short, he went back to the breeder, as agreed upon when we purchased him. He came from champion bloodlines, here in NJ. My failure was not using and E-collar on him to correct bad behavior. Recommend one to anyone who has a biter.
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My lab will try and lick you to death.
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My lab will try and lick you to death.
Jesus thats a horrible way to die! All that laughing.
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