puppy yesterday! It was a six month old chocolate lab. I went over to pet it . she said to me he jumps. I laughted and said that's ok ( I had my two with me -hubby was holding them) the puppy jumps up on me and bites my arm I was excepting the jump but not the bite. the owner stood there laughing. I removed his mouth from my arm and then the dog jumped back on me knocking of my glasses. as I go to reach for my glasses he is mouthing my arm and then takes my glasses in his mouth. the owner does NOTHING. I grabbed the puppy Jaw and squeezed the top so it would open picked up my mangled glasses and walked away. I think someone for got to tell the owner she need to teach gentle and off. Thankful my glasses where able to be fixed.
Wow...I tell everyone when we have Dakota, he jumps..and we're working on it..glad you were ok tho!! Jumping is one thing..biting is another.
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Agreed. Buddy jumped until he was two. I can even handle mouthing but the dog broke the skin. I understand FULLY that this is a puppy and the puppy was just playing and I'm not upset (especially since my glasses could be fixed ) But I also had a Crazy lab puppy and I worked daily to teach it not to mouth people.
I'm glad you and your glasses are ok. I know how you feel it's not the puppies fault it's the owners. I can't beleive she just stood there.
<br />Barbara, Mocha, Zeus, & Smeagol
I can't believe the owner just stood there. I would have been mortified!! Jumping is one thing, but biting and breaking skin is another.
Even if a person assures me that "oh it's ok" if Molly goes to jump on them I correct her anyway and would never let her get to the point where she knocked a person over and broke their glasses (but I'm glad yours were fixed lol).
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
Isn't it amazing how spring loaded some of them are? They seem to go straight up in the air!!!
I'am wondering, and i'am thinking about that jumping is a chocolate thing, i've never has see a black or a blonde Labrador jumping (out of it's self).
Then you haven't been around many labsOriginally Posted by Felix
You were warned about the jumping, so you can't really complain about that, but I'd be very upset about being bit!!
~Nicole<br />Grand Ledge, MI<br /><br />
I am glad you are okay, but that owner needs to do something other than simply warn people.
My Lexi still, at times, jumps on people but we are working on that & slowly making progress. Everytime she jumps on someone I correct her.
As for the mouthing, I broke her of that habit right after getting her. Every now & again, I will catch her mouthing my father's or my uncle's arm, typically when they are rough-housing around with her.
My pretty girl, Lexi!
I don't believe that jumping is a chocolate thing. I've fostered many a labs that were jumpers that were not chocolate.
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