So I said earlier I was thinking about adopting a 5 yr old male lab, this weekend. I've been communicating with owner, A LOT, learning all about him. He is a great dog but there are a few things I will need to fix ie. not running away when he is outside and snapping at hands when you give him a treat. Koko does not do these things. Will he also learn from her good behavior? Any suggestions on how to teach him these things? I know the basics of training but its been years since I've actually had to teach these things. The owner is having to return to the UK to take care of her sister whose been diagnosed with breast cancer, she wants to take both her labs but does not want to end up in a situation where they will be in quarentine for 6 months and also not sure how much time they will receive with her being devoted to her sister. This women is a great dog owner and person, she is recently divorced and has 5 kids, I feel for her. We've actually gotten quite close through email. She has answered my 100 questions reguarding the dog. She actually rescued him and his sister a year ago, a couple had them living in small crates outside on their deck She has trained a lot over the year and excercised him enough to lose 20 lbs! I was lucky with Koko, she came to me perfect! Didn't have much to fine tune. I just need tips on how to keep him in yard and not to snap treats out of your hand. Thanks guys...I know you will help with this new adoption!