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    Dio's mama is offline Senior Member
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    So, I am meeting a lady at our dp tomorrow morning (with Dio) to meet her and her dog. She is going away on vacation for 2 weeks and needs someone to look after her pup. Her dog is a chocolate lab female who, from what I've read on our fb pages, is very similar in temperament to Dio. Any advice? Any questions I should ask, besides

    -food schedule?
    -amount of food?
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    Kaity (Sweetheart since April 29th, 2012)

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    These are the ?'s I ask
    -what ticks the dog off. like ear touching,tail pulling(I have small cousins that are always over),
    -Does he/she like cats?
    -good on leash?
    -Any leash aggression at all? I have met a few dogs that are sweet off-leash but when on leash they are very aggressive.
    -Good house manners?
    -Shots up-dated?
    -Anything the dog can NOT have?
    -Vet's number and something saying you can take the dog to the vet in case anything happens.
    -What is the regular potty schedule?
    - car chaser?
    -Good recall?

    I know it is a lot but I'm super over-protective when it comes to other peoples dog(and mine) Have fun! I always enjoy having help with exercising Bentley

    ETA-Forogt to put-Is she good with kids? Also what are the commands you give her? Some people use different commands like when they counter surf,to go in teh crate,ect...(that is a knew one for me since one of the dogs I watched did nto listen at all since I was using different commands)
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    Good things to ask, Deidra! Also, how socialized is the dog...and has it ever been away from his family or left with a sitter before.
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    Thanks you two! Those really help!
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    Is the dog coming to your house to stay?


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    Yes she is. I brought her home today for a one day/night trial run. So far so good! Here's her pic:



    She's a bit crazy but is VERY sweet!
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    Aw,she is a cutie!
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