Hello from Alaska

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  1. Leslie Pheasant

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    This is my first time owning a dog of my own. In the past I have always owned cats, but my two 20 year old kitties passed away last year. My husband works out of town and I wanted to have some company in the house so I now have a chocolate lab puppy named Tillie. She is 6 months old and a real handful! She loves the snow, which we have gotten a lot of this year. She loves to jump around and burrow into the snow piles. I was not aware that labs liked the cold, but Tillie seems to like to go out on the porch and just sit in the fresh air even if it's below zero. I am looking forward to reading more in the forums about training, because I'm having some trouble with it and I'm getting a little frustrated.
     
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    Hi and welcone from me and my 2 labs Moo and Rory
     
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    Wow what a wonderful place to live. Hello from Meg and I from rainy Northern England. Be sure to post some snowy pictures :)
     
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    My Labs throughout the years on the coldest days just like soaking up the sun and breathing the crisp air.
     
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    Welcome from me and Lilly!
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    Hello and welcome to the forum from Fred, Annie and me.
     
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    Hello and Welcome from Dexter and I ,
    What a big change for you from Cats to a Lab ,I'm sure there have been a few shocks along the way but the rewards way outweigh them.
    Have a look through the Puppy and Training Boards and feel reassured xxx It's not nice when you are facing challenges with your dog but it helps to read that it's normal and you aren't alone,not to mention all the great advice that is there as well x
     
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    Hi and welcome from me and 3 year old red girl, Harley. She is my first ever dog too so know how you feel in terms of training. There is a lot of good info on here about pups, training and generally just friendly people to listen.
     
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    Hi Leslie, how lovely that you have your first dog and a Lab aswell. They are great dogs, Cassie is my first lab. Although I've had dogs through my life there was this Lab spaced gap that needed filling, so here she is, 11 months old now.
    I'm sure you will find the help and information you need on this forum, I know I have.
    We have had no snow this winter in my part of UK. I'm so disappointed she hasn't seen any yet.
     
  10. Leslie Pheasant

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    Angela, thank you! It is quite a shock from cats to a lab. I am finding a lot of good information though. I think I'm going to purchase Total Recall to work with her on coming when she's called. Right now that is one of the worst things about Tillie.
     
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    Hi, you are correct about there being a lot of good information on this site. My daughter, who has a chocolate lab also, was the one who recommended this site. It is good to have some place to vent if I need to about Tillie's lack of manners.
     
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    We have had so much snow this winter that I'm wondering if it will ever go away and when it does what Tillie is going to do without snow to root around in. Ha, ha!
     
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    When I figure out how to do that, I will certainly post some snowy pictures. I better get at it before the snow is gone.
     
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    Hello there Leslie & Tillie from Coco & me on the Isle of Man. Coco is a (nearly) 3 year old German Shepherd x Labrador. We got him when he was 16 month old. Training has been a hard slog, but it is very rewarding and fun.
     
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    Welcome to you from Mags, Tatze and Mollie from Manchester UK :hi:

    Tatze is my pet dog, a black Lab and she's four years old. Tatze means 'paw' in German.

    Mollie is my fourth Guide Dog puppy, a black Lab who is six months old.


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    Oh welcome to my world!

    And welcome to the forum from me and my great big boy Pongo in South Wales. He is our first dog and every day has been a learning experience :rolleyes: :eek: :D :oops: ;). I'm so glad I found this forum, it has saved my sanity more often than I like to admit. I think you might be our most northerly member! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.
     
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    Hello! Welcome from me and Edsel! We're down here in Indiana. No snow, just lots of rain and mud lately. Happy to have you here and this is the place to be for lots of info, advice and sympathy from other Labbie parents. Good luck with Tillie! She'll make you nuts sometimes, but the love and laughs will help balance it out!
     
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    Hello and welcome from Poppy and me in Germany!
     
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    Hi! I have always had cats and had toyed with getting a dog off an on for years but wasn't in the right position to have one. I do now and I find her much more demanding than any cat I have had. There a lots of positives: I walk A LOT; I have met lots of people - we only know each other's dog' names, not our names but I have lots of conversations every day (being out walking 2/3 times a day). Chepi and I have lots of cuddles so I think I agree that having a lab is good company. Also, there's a whole new genre of shopping available! I named my dog Chepi as it is a Native American name (Chesapeake Bay Area), meaning "fairy". Can't be that far from Alaska?
     
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    Hi Leslie, from Monty and my 3 yr old Monty.
    I was just thinking about the snow and cold the other day - Monty has loads of joint problems and everyone says 'ooh, he must feel the cold / get stiff' - but this never ever seems to be an issue. Though by cold, i guess I mean England cold, just mildly chilly and grey. :rain: Compared to what you have! Yet the sun comes out, and he's pretty rubbish - anything over 20 degrees C saps his energy and he completely overheats. Funny dogs.... good luck with the recall training, it's a tricky one to master. I haven't yet!!
     

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