We got our first dog (after being married for 19 years!) five weeks ago. He's currently 8 months old, and a joy to have in our household. We don't think the previous owners put a lot of effort into his care (he was eating Purina Puppy Chow, he never had a collar, they didn't get him his shots, they didn't even seem to care when we took him home *no tears or goodbyes*)
Petey seems to be thriving in our care. He's such a good boy. He loves to play and run. His favorite toys are his rawhide bones and his Kong. He sleeps on a dog bed on the floor next to my side of the bed, and wonder of wonders, last night was the first night he didn't wake us up in the middle of the night to be let outside! We've switched him to Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed puppy food, which he seems to love. He hasn't had any obedience training, so we're working on him with simple commands such as sit and stay. I know he's smart enough to learn these, because he certainly knows words such as "eat, treat, outside, and Kong" lol.
Here's a picture of our Petey
Welcome from WI; what a cutie you have.
Great to have you on the board; can't wait to see more pics of Petey.
Welcome to you and Petey. What a cutie. I love black labs
Welcome! You have a real cutie there! What part of Michigan do you hail from? There are several of us from the Great Lakes State.
Hi there, another one from Michigan!
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
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We're live in St. Clair Shores, a suburb just north of Detroit. They just built a nice dog park here, however, Petey doesn't "play well with others", and the city has every intention of permanently banning dogs that don't obey the rules from the dog park, so I guess we're going to have to wait a year or three till he settles down