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The vicious black Lab

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, May 8, 2010.


  1. rona

    rona Guest

    Took Muddy for a walk this morning, and just started when we passed a couple with a small black lab which went mental as we passed :(
    Don't ask me why, but for some reason I turned back after a few paces and asked them if their dog always did that.
    Apparently it had been attacked by another dog and had been doing it since then. :(
    I sat Muddy a few feet away while we talked and the lab started to relax, so asking the owners permission, I called it over, Muddy got up to say hello and the lab started growling again and the owners dragged it back. :(
    After another few minutes the dog came forward again and tentatively sniffed Muddy, who slowly turned his head and sniffed nose to nose, at which point the little lab started licking around his face and wagging his tail.
    The owners then came for a very short walk with me, and by the time we had finished, the lab had stopped fussing around Muddys head and had even done a play bow :thumbup:
    I don't know what trainer they had been seeing but they had a squirt bottle, not good for a nervous aggressive :(
    I hope I bump into them again to discuss training methods, I just didn't feel I could broach the subject on the first meeting.
    But what I and Muddy did prove to them, was that their dog was underlyingly friendly :thumbup:
    Good boy Muds, I'm so proud of him :D
     
  2. alaun

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    Aw that's great, I hope you meet them again and manage to help them further. :thumbup:
     
  3. babycham2002

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    Good boy Muddy
    But even better :thumbup: for you!
    I bet they went home feeling a lot better and more confident about their situation
     
  4. dobermummy

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    thats brilliant :)

    good on you for helping them out, sounds like the owners wanted to help their dog but didnt know the right way to do it.
     
  5. Haley

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    That is fantastic. What a great thing to do :thumbup:
     
  6. rona

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    The lady was getting very stressed over it all. I think they are going to be asking a few people that they know with dogs to do the same as we did :thumbup:
    Just hope they choose dogs that won't react to the little labs silliness
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: well done to the two of you x
     
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    awesome :)
     
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    It's great to see that they trusted you when you insisted on introducing both dogs to eachother:) I know most owners wouldn't risk it and scared about their dog attacking others:(

    Helping someone always leaves you feeling great
     
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    Go on you for spending a bit of time helping them out and at the same time it can only reinforce your own dogs good behaviour.
     
  11. $hAzZa

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    :(
    Stressed, that's not good for a lab who's nervous aggressive:(

    Hopefully she can relax a bit more now
     
  12. rona

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    Just so proud of Muddy :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Rona you're a star and what a good boy Muddy is!!!

    I hope you had a friendly word about their choice of trainer ;) :lol:
     
  14. Bearpaw

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    Ah well done Muddy.Well done you for trying to help too :)
     
  15. dobermummy

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    he is fantastic :D is he getting an extra special treat?
     
  16. rona

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    Unfortunately he isn't allowed treats because of his tum problems. He's had extra cuddles though :thumbup:
    The hero is now curled up on the settee :D
     
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    Well done, that's really great of you.
     
  18. dobermummy

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    extra cuddles is even better :)

    bless him
     
  19. madferrit*

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    Well done you two!!;)
    Just hope you get to see them again and maybe the Lab can have some socialisation with Muddy and the owner can then build up more confidence, must be so hard for them.
     
  20. rona

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    Yes, they were very nice people and absolutely loved their boy.
    I just think they had been taking advice from the wrong source.
    I'm not a trainer, but even I could see that the squirt bottle was the wrong thing completely for this dog
     
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