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  1. crazycrew

    crazycrew Registered Users

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    Just thought I'd pop into say "hello" & what a great site I think this is.I'm a newbie to forums & this is my 1st ever post, (techno phobe here) though I've been a regular reader here ("lurking" I believe it's called)for the past 5 or so months & the excellent articles,wealth of information & experience have helped myself & my pupster(though I grew up with them,this is my 1st own labrador),through his early puppyhood without too many mishaps :D
    My pupster...the allways happy,ever busy,bright,energetic & v.cheeky Cole.A slim 7 1/2 month old black lab from working lines who keeps me on my toes,provides us all with much amusement,fresh challenges (daily) & of course that world renowned..labrador love!!

    I'm trying to keep things up-beat,stimulating & structured,so once a week we attend an informal gun-dog class where Cole shows me how it's all done & I learn to fit into his world.In return,I drag him(??nope that's definitely the other way round)!to K.C.Good Citizens where he has to learn how to fit into my world!! A fair exchange I think..though the latter is currently much more of a challenge. Hmmm...all those "best friends" sitting around the room distracting him tut tut.Yet funnily enough this doesn't bother him remotely when doing anything gun-doggery..so focused is he!
    All in all we've survived puppyhood,we're coming along nicely so far I think & enjoying every step.
    BUT....adolescence looms (gulp) & my sweet boy having already mastered the 3-legged pee (so sad! too young!)has just this week started to suffer with that curious affliction...doggy deafness,is turning into a counter surfing demon and has a strange obsession,if the children leave open the stair-gate,with escaping upstairs to dig the plughole out of the bath??(don't get that 1,unless it's purely mischievous attention seeking)
    Sooo..much more work to be done then.And although I view the next few months with trepidation I am at least already armed with 1 secret weapon.Total Recall (though I've yet to read it).So it's off to bed early with my book and my glasses to prepare for the coming months : )
    Well that's enough about us.Nice to meet you all & I'm sure I'm going to have plenty of questions during this tricky phase of development
    Thankyou in advance for reading.
    Alison & Cole
     
  2. Karen

    Karen Registered Users

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    Hello! Welcome to the Forum, and i very much enjoyed your Post!
     
  3. pippa@labforumHQ

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    Hi Alison, welcome to the forum :D
    Look forward to reading the adventures of Cole!

    Pippa
     
  4. Stacia

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    Welcome. Adolescence and the Labrador ;D My 10 month old Lab (working bred) was a delight and so obedient until about three weeks ago and now he is a Kevin! I think he has discovered sex but isn't quite sure what it is, so peeing everywhere when we are out and even worse, doing it when gundog training :-[ However, if he was an angel once, he will be again with some hard work! So will be interested in reading how you are getting with Cole.

    Stacia
     
  5. David

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    Hello from me too. loved your history of puppy ownership. We just emerging the otherside (Lady and me).
     
  6. debsie

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    Hello from me and my two pups too. really liked your post! I have just hit teenage years with young Brodick, who still wees like a girl...well actually he sort of does a manly crouch/stretch thing but no sign of three legged wee-ing....bless....

    Debbie
     
  7. Sersi

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    Hi, just starting out on that journey here with a 15 week old pup. (I too lurked for a good while before joining). 8)
     
  8. drjs@5

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    Hi ALison and Cole!
    I too am and ex-lurker....brilliant advice from all these guys.

    jacqui & Lilly long-legs.
     
  9. charlie

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    Welcome Alison & Cole, these guys on this forum have saved my sanity (well almost!!). Brilliant advice but above all much needed support. Helen & Charlie xx
     

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