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Hi everyone. My name is Nathan. I recently (yesterday) went to visit my new 3 week old Chocolate lab. Her name is Molly and I can't wait to bring her home! She will be my first lab.
 

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Thanks everyone. I've been busy the past few days trying to get things ready. I've bought toys, going to talk to the vet this weekend and continue trying to "puppy-proof" both of the houses she'll be spending most of her time in.

I've also got some other peoples pets and a bunch of friends lined up that would love to meet her to help with the socialization and I'm trying to find anywhere within a reasonable driving distance to give her a lot of off leash time and some good swimming time. Our back yard will also be fenced in before the end of the year just for her so there wil be yet another place for her to get some exercise.

One thing I'm curious about though is teaching her to play frisbee. I like frisbee and disc golf and I would like to play frisbee with her and I've found plenty of books that say labs love to play frisbee but I haven't found a lot about TEACHING a lab to play frisbee. Any tricks to this? I haven't searched this forum yet but I will tomorrow to see what I can find. I'm a little worried that if I teach her to catch a frisbee she may chase down my disc golf discs and bring them back to me though. ;) Maybe I can just teach her to run and drop it in the basket for me instead.

I'll also be looking for some potty training tips on here tomorrow since that's really the part I'm worried about teaching. I want to make sure that I do it right so that she learns well because I really want her to have the freedom to hang around the house and be a part of the family. A lot of books I've been reading on the subject talk about crate training and it sounds like the dog spends a lot more time crated than I'd really like. I know I'll be cleaning up a lot for a while but hopefully she'll get the hang of it quick because I don't like the idea of an energetic dog being couped up very much.

Anyways, thanks again for the welcomes and I'd appreciate any other advice/insight you guys may have about bringing a new puppy up right.

-Nathan
 
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