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Hi Everyone,

I'd be really interested to hear how all your lovely labs behave when they meet another dog.

Bradley is a year old now, and he gets very excited upon seeing another dog, even if the other dog is on the other side of the street. He usually lies straight on his back, and lets the other dog check him out first, then his tail wags like mad, and he has 'play play play' written all over his chops!

For anyone that has an older dog, is this a stage they go through when they are younger? Do they calm down and mature with age? lol

How does your lab react when he or she sees another dog?

I'd be interested to hear your stories.

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Scooby is 7 months and LOVES dogs He just wants to play with them all the time, which is a nightmare in training class!

He always goes in his play stance and barks to invite them to play.

He LOVES people more though and this morning I had to rescue a poor jogger who he acosted past our house! :lol:
 

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Corbie met his friend Spike the spaniel along the river the other night and he rolled over onto his back and laid there, it was sooo funny! :lol: He hasn't done this for a while, only when he was little, but usually he will have a sniff and try and get the other dogs to play.

He's not been off his lead with other dogs about so don't know what he would do then, but when people go past and he's off his lead he stands there watching them :lol: He is always wagging his tail though when he sees other dogs and can never understand it when they don't come over and say hello to him :D
 

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hi julie

brandy just bounds over does the doggy sniff thing then walks away..lol..


rosze- well she is a differnet kettle of fish...lol.. she bounds over... doggy sniff ..rolls on floor.. runs round the dogs.. jumps all over them.. rolls on her back.. and has a jolly ol good play if the other dog is obliging of course..lol
 

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Charlie is brilliant with other dogs, always has been as we socialised him heavily when he was younger - he will go over and have a sniff, say hello - play if the other dog wants to but when we are ready to move away he follows us. We have never put him back on a lead if we see other dogs as we were advised that dogs should sort things out between the 2 of them - if he sees a dog on a lead then he doesnt even try to go over and say hello - almost as if he knows the dog wont be up for playing!! :wink:

Izzie is quite scared of other dogs, so tends to stay well back or trot pass them and carry on with what she is doing!

2 very different dogs!! :)
 

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Off the lead Coco's a playful puppy and is all submissive and does the right things. On the lead she can be a right devil. All growly and snappy to some dogs but not to others. She's been well socialised and we've been to classes for the minute she arrived but it's got worse. I've now resorted to a halti which helps a lot and makes her much clamer.
 

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Hi all

Smudge nearly pulls my arm off when he sees another dog! If someone actually stops to chat with theirs (very rare here!), he kind of puts his front paws around their top half, I like to think for a cuddle because he's not bitey with it or anything.

He loved the other dogs at training too and was very good with them. He doesn't get much chance to socialise here though and he has never been off lead with a dog in the open air. Need to find someone who's willing to try it!

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When Corrie has met other dogs he always stops and stands there and looks at them from a distance first then as a younger dog he used to go running up to say hello but in his older age he wanders up has a sniff and then when he sees me walking off he follows me.

But we will all soon find out what they all do at the 'Get Together' and Corrie no doubt will prove me wrong! :lol:
 

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Julie,

.............in answer to your question, and I can only speak for my Banshee Tilly.....................

NO they don't calm down !! Sorry Pal !

Read someone that most Labs will be calm / calmer by the time they are six the rest never grow up !

Don't know how true this is but I think I have the later anyway !! 8O
 

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Buster is very friendly with other dogs, but the thing I have noticed is that he is particulaly friendly to other Labs. I have to pass the ironmongers to get to the park and there are two labs in the yard( black and chocolate) Buster always crys to go over there to see them,I also noticed at training club last week that he was crying to get to a couple of Labs in the distance but didn't do this to any other breed :?

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Jake is 5 and he loves other dogs, goes completely daft and tries to play with anything from a yorkie to a Great Dane. :!: so I dont think they stop cos they are older
 

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Hi Julie,

Unfortunately as Bailey got attacked 3 times in as many weeks as a pup he's a bit gobby now!! :?

He's not agressive but barks to warn off other dogs if he is restained (lead, car etc) He still wants to play with them though - i think he just barks to make himself feel better :wink:

If he's off the lead.........he'll bound up to anyone to say hello with out a peek, tail wagging and a glint in his eye :evil: Hence at this time his hearing somewhat vanishes and his recall is non existant :oops: He'll roll about and play for as long as he can....i was sort of hoping he would grow out of it......doesn't seem like that will happen!! :?
 

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Milo would be quite at home with all your dogs. She has the inflated view of her own company and assumes ALL dogs will enjoy a rumble in the grass. So - as is typical of puppies (4 months) - she bounds over jumps all over the poor unsuspecting creature and generally annoys them until the nip her or walk away disgusted.

In terms of her favourite human playthings - she loves kids. Joggers are also interesting but given the choice - she'll dive into a kids arms at any given opportunity. Which is cute .....until the poor kid freaks out and calls for mommy :)
 

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Lol, Bailey would never nip Milo. That's one thing that annoys me a bit with him - he won't confront or stop any unwanted attention :evil:

I went for a walk with a family friend who was holidaying down here with his two pointers....the male, Harry who's still intact, spent about an hour and a half mounting Bailey. He was clearly unhappy with this but at no point did he warn Harry off. We left it and left it in the vain hope he would get so hacked off he'd deal with it but to no avail. When i got him home he was very sore and bleeding from all the scratches on the inside of his legs.

He's a big baby really. He's a surragate to my nieces and nephew and is so gentle when he's with puppies too - quite sweet actually :lol:
 

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Oh poor Bailey ! Obviously a big softie and just too polite to tell others to shove off. Wonder if this is something that can be "trained". Think we're on the right track with Milo - if she nips us or chews on one of our limbs (more painfull than usual) we'll yelp and she's now learnt to do the same when she's not happy ... like this morning when she managed to tangle her hind legs into her "chuck-a-duck" toy ! Dont ask !
 

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Pmsl oh no please do tell...... :lol:

I also did the yelping trick when Bailey was a pup but he didn't really nip. He was introduced to my nieces and nephew from the very start and was taught that nipping was unacceptable. He learnt very quickly and i would say by the time he was 14-15 weeks old i had no nipping or chewing issues at all.

I often wonder myself if Bailey can be trained to look after himself - i love him to bits and wouldn't want to change him at all but i feel really bad for him sometimes when i can see he's clearly unhappy but won't do anything about it 8O
 

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Wish i could find a "Bailey" to intro. Holly to. She is reasonably confident with other pups now, which is great after what happened. At the pup parties she wont dive in manically like the others but she is warming up to them and every now and then leaps in for a quick play. She's certainly not frightened of them just a bit more reserved.

Trouble is its quite difficult to find a bigger/older dog for her to socialise with. Most people know who have dogs say they are friendly but they ve had them so long they dont know how they will be with pups. As the dog that attacked her was a bigger older dog id like to remedy this but....

My inlaws have a very pup friendly dog which she will meet in June but as they live in Scotland its a bit too far away really!!

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Bailey would be ideal, he's very passive and loving yet still loves to rough and tumble. Devon unfortunately is probably as far away for you as Scotland!! :roll:

I too struggled when he was a pup to find and older, puppy friendly dog to introduce Bailey too.....that may be why he's afraid to confront i suppose....not sure, hopefully someone will advise me on that :wink:
 
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