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Labrador Retriever 7 Month Old Puppy

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This Dog Needs a Good Home

We got a random phone call. This guy in a trailer park, had taken it upon himself to take in this dog. It was unwanted, and had been in several different homes in his seven months of life.

It spent all that time on a ten foot leash. According to the man that gave it to us, it was dehydrated and skinny when he got it. Thanks to him, the dog had gained some weight and had a sleek coat.

The dog was very friendly and we liked it right away.

Bringing the Dog Home in Back Seat of Truck

Dog looked out the left window, I'm sure the Dogs GPS system was in full swing

Dog looked out the left window, I'm sure the Dogs GPS system was in full swing

Dog looked out right window

Dog looked out right window

Looking out through front seats

Looking out through front seats

Dog looks out left window

Dog looks out left window

Our Home and Ten Acres to Run

Large yard, checking out our yard

Large yard, checking out our yard

Laying down

Laying down

Needs bath and water bucket.

Needs bath and water bucket.

Fun ball, mannequin head, but, too much loose hair. Volleyball, bad idea too.

Fun ball, mannequin head, but, too much loose hair. Volleyball, bad idea too.

Learning to sit

Learning to sit

More sitting

More sitting

Tired, but relaxed

Tired, but relaxed

Asleep

Asleep

Toilet training

Leash walking until pet has the urge. Praising for going potty outside, or pooping outside.

Yes. On the trip home, the dog started to act desperate, and then it started peeing on the coat we had on the seat for him to learn my hubby's smell. Then, it apparently wasn't done, because he started pooping on the floor mat.

The general farting should have been our first clue, but we ignored it.

(Bad) dog owner...

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Well. The poor dog was eating puppy food made with corn. We will slowly change it to a lamb and rice, no corn, no wheat, brand of Diamond dog food.

Tail starts to curl

Tail starts to curl

Dog starts to poop

Dog starts to poop

Squatting and shaking

Squatting and shaking

Poop falls to ground

Poop falls to ground

Pawing motions to cover

Pawing motions to cover

Feeding

Dog eats anything not tied down. Cat food. Sticks. Grass. Finally, dog food.

Dog food, lamb and rice food

Dog food, lamb and rice food

Introducing the dog to the rest of animals.

The dog was in chase mode, but leashing soon cured that problem. Timing, a cat, and the word "no" at the same time as dead ending on leash.

The cats reaction was, "and why was it a good reason to get a dog?"

The cats reaction was, "and why was it a good reason to get a dog?"

Socializing with Another Dog

Well. Our dog is an un-neutered male, and their dog was a fixed female. Our dog was highly interested but our friend's female was a little growly.

Time to get ours fixed.

The chase begins

The chase begins

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labrador-retriever-7-month-old-puppy

Getting to the end of day one. The big debate is whether to keep it on porch in its kennel, since it's not house trained yet, or, to keep the kennel in the garage with the cats.

Bedtime -Trial Run

I guess, since it is used to sleeping in its kennel, and so it feels safer, I'm letting it spend the night in the house garage.

He will have lots of company. The cats, so he won't get lonely, plus a safer environment for the cats to prowl around since they crawl at night.

Relax

Relax

I will check on him in a bit. Probably let him out for one more potty break at 10 p m

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on August 12, 2020:

Linda Crampton , thank you for your comment! He seems fairly content so far. We went through the garden the other day, and I showed him what I grow in there... 'here is a bean.. you wanna try it? Here's a cucumber... here is a tomato.. here is a [he he he] pepper... dogs are fun..

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on August 12, 2020:

Agafiathemouse, thank you for your comment!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 07, 2020:

He looks and sounds like a lovely dog. Ten acres to explore would be wonderful for him! I hope things go well for all of you.

Agafiathemouse on August 07, 2020:

Awww

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on August 07, 2020:

Louise Powles, thank you for your comment. He made it through his first night. He seems happy.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 07, 2020:

He certainly is a lovely dog. I love Labrador's.

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