Post your labs special little (or silly) jobs here!
Both of my boys have special tasks. Things they picked up over that they love to do and sort of perform a function. Besides protecting the baby, both labs do "kitty round-up." They find the cat for us (if we're going to open the windows or doors and don't want thim to escape.) They search for him throughout the house then "usher" him into the cat room. Rory shreds boxes for us, so they are smaller for the trash can. And Rio retreives the dog bowls and brings them to me so I can fill them with food for dinner. Our old lab used to get the newspaper every morning, and when she couldn't find our she'd steal the neighbors (we didn't teach her that, I swear! olice
Magnum's job is to keep Ruger and Remington in line.
Ruger's job is finding turtles. He loves finding his turtles down in the field. He can usually find them in the woods and he'll dig them up and bring them to me. He is passing along his skill to Remington (these are box turtles... we return them unharmed).
Remington's job is to bug the crap out of Ruger :P
Simon's job is to keep the backyard aerated.
He also considers it his responsibility to relocate any socks or shirts he finds on the floor of Kevin's room that he dresses in. Never my socks (and there are a lot more of my socks on the floor in my bathroom). Only Kevin's socks.
Angus' job is to follow me from room to room, in hopes that I might produce a treat.
It is both their jobs - and they take it very seriously - to alert me to various living creatures who comes within 25 yards of the house. This includes cats, dogs and people. Squirrels are watched, but not cause for alarm.
Crash never alerted for people - only dogs, cats and plastic bags blowing across the lawn.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Same here!!! Scotty's other job is to showcase my underwear by dragging it all over the house. Good thing it's just me and SU.Rory shreds boxes for us, so they are smaller for the trash can.
Sammi is the spare vaccum cleaner!
Molly enjoys that job as well :P Only it's me, mom, dad, brother and grandma in the house (lol)Originally Posted by Tatyana
Abby's job is to smash up plastic bottles for recycling (Molly helps sometimes).
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
Shelby is the official bug killer. Not only does she kill them, she makes them sorry for coming into HER home first.
Jinx is my little helper. She's my balance dog(not so much anymore), she carries things for me and she picks up things if I drop them. She loves having a job and hopes I'll have things for her to carry.
Puff brings the paper in every morning when we come back from our morning walk.
I used to send Bess out the doggie door 200 feet to the street at another house we lived in then. She always brought back a paper even if our Topeka Capitol-Journal had not been delivered -- sometimes the KC Star, WSJ, NYT. I had to learn who subscribed to which in order to re-deliver them.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Zoe's #1 job when I get home from work is to pick up all of her kongs she had throughout the day, and the napkin that SU wraps around her big kong.
She picks up socks and brings them to me, or anything on the floor that just "doesn't belong" in her mind.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut