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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 am

gavster wrote:https://www.thelabradorsite.com/

That’s a great site for all sorts of help. My advise really invest time on the first few weeks in routine. Really get to know the breeder and get them to do lots of socialisation work and have fun they’re awesome


Cheers, site noted.

Well the breeders are relatives, so we've been going over a couple of times a week to see him, they're also using his name.
The mother is trained on a clicker so hopefully they'll be as obedient and take after her personality wise.
They're showing good signs if toilet training already which is good news for us.

Really looking forward to the journey

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby LoveCurryPies » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 am

jdrobbo wrote:What an absolute beaut. Congrats. If you ever need a dog walker, drop him off in Guiseley outside Harry Ramsdens.


I don't think it has been Harry Ramsden's for some time.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Chobulous » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:50 pm

MACCA wrote:Well we might see you around, that'll be our local too.

Think theres a few posters on here that frequent that park and the walking routes near me.

I’m there at least twice a day with Benji. Will look out for a golden lab puppy

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby ClaretAL » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:02 pm

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We took the plunge and he's not a puppy he's a bloody shark on a leash
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Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:31 pm

Chobulous wrote:I’m there at least twice a day with Benji. Will look out for a golden lab puppy


Cant take hum out for 9 weeks :( !

So it'll be August.

There seems lots if posters live round here and use that park.
Wouldn't surprise me if there were a few familiar faces when paths eventually cross.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:32 pm

ClaretAL wrote:
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We took the plunge and he's not a puppy he's a bloody shark on a leash


Oh yes, beauty!

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby JarrowClaret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:45 pm

Shark on legs or furry Crocodile is how we used to describe our Blue Staff when he was a Pup. Shoes or slippers in the house would definitely be advisable for a few Weeks I think. This isn’t likely to be teething more likely just how it plays with the other Pups. Never hit it when it does wrong a few sharp noises or words is better. When it can go outside Take it out for a wee every 2 hours or so and after food I don’t mean for a walk more in the yard/ garden.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Chobulous » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 pm

MACCA wrote:Cant take hum out for 9 weeks :( !

So it'll be August.

There seems lots if posters live round here and use that park.
Wouldn't surprise me if there were a few familiar faces when paths eventually cross.


We live on Faraday Street so there are 2 options, Ightenhill park and Whittlefield. Whittlefield is always littered with squashed beer cans, fag packets and occasionally discarded syringes. The tarmac play area at the bottom is usually littered by broken glass and populated by knobheads with pit bulls and staffies so Ightenhill is the best option.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:11 pm

Chobulous wrote:We live on Faraday Street so there are 2 options, Ightenhill park and Whittlefield. Whittlefield is always littered with squashed beer cans, fag packets and occasionally discarded syringes. The tarmac play area at the bottom is usually littered by broken glass and populated by knobheads with pit bulls and staffies so Ightenhill is the best option.


Wowzers, you're practically my neighbour!
I walk past faraday several times a day, my children do/did go whittlefield

What dog do you have?
I bet I've seen you multiple times, there only about 4 dogs on there, theres the blue staff ( middle ish ) a young lady towards the bottom has a shih tzu type ( she walks dogs I think for a living ), then theres 2 nearer the top, a Springer owner then further up another type but not spied the breed at a glance ( but he has 2 young lads who used to go Whittlefield )

And I agree about that park/grass area, shockingly poor regards litter and its occupants.
The path round the school is just as bad, used by irresponsible dog owners as a dog toilet.

Edit - if I was a betting man, I'd say you were the Springer owner, and if so , used to work with you...

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Chobulous » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 pm

He’s not a springer, he’s a sprocker. His mother is a working cocker and his dad’s a springer. You can see a picture of him on page 1 of this thread. We had a springer but he died last year at 15 years.
Good luck with the puppy

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm

Chobulous wrote:He’s not a springer, he’s a sprocker. His mother is a working cocker and his dad’s a springer. You can see a picture of him on page 1 of this thread. We had a springer but he died last year at 15 years.
Good luck with the puppy


Not a bad guess regards the dog breed, but spot on with who you were.
Happy retirement, will definitely say hi next time I see you.

You might recognise me, was from the McB days, I was in sachets ( think your son D? worked in there a while when he left uni or something, remember talking to him about Burnley when he first started )

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Chobulous » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:33 pm

Yes Andy worked in there just before he went to uni. I will look out for you,

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm

Chobulous wrote:Yes Andy worked in there just before he went to uni. I will look out for you,


Good stuff!

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Bertiebeehead » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm

I don’t like dogs.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Billy Balfour » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 pm

ClaretMoffitt wrote:Looks a little like me :twisted:


Same size of brain, I'll give you that.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby ClaretMoffitt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 am

Billy Balfour wrote:Same size of brain, I'll give you that.


2/10

Unimaginative, lacks wit, delivery wasn't particularly sharp.

Try harder next time.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby IanMcL » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:54 am

Was it an easy birth? Are you fully recovered?

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:34 pm

Just a heads up Macca be prepared for vets fee's just had a vets estimate for dental work needed on our two....just over a grand! :roll:

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby No Ney Never » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:48 pm

MACCA wrote:Well I've put it off for several years, but I can now confirm I've finally taken the plunge.
(Any tips greatly appreciated)

Gentlemen, meet Stanley....

What you going to call him MACCA. ....Dyche?

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby gavster » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:09 pm

You can take them outside before they’ve had all there injections. It’s really important that they meet loads of different people and circumstances. We carried ours in a sling and where no other dogs where let him walk. The socialization phase is how you get a well balanced dog!! The Labrador site has some great advice plus our vet told us where we could walk etc.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby AndyClaret » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:21 pm

gavster wrote:You can take them outside before they’ve had all there injections. It’s really important that they meet loads of different people and circumstances. We carried ours in a sling and where no other dogs where let him walk. The socialization phase is how you get a well balanced dog!! The Labrador site has some great advice plus our vet told us where we could walk etc.


We did this, carried her round in my coat walking our other dog just to get her used to the sights and sounds outside.

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Postby Steve1956 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:10 pm

No Ney Never wrote:What you going to call him MACCA. ....Dyche?

Errrrrr,Stanley I think. :D

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:14 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Errrrrr,Stanley I think. :D


Wow, can I have Saturdays lotto numbers, you have a gift!

How did you guess that? :twisted:
( jokes )

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm

No Ney Never wrote:What you going to call him MACCA. ....Dyche?


I've named him after our best manager in my life time, and if I'd been working my way down said list he'd have been called Owen or Mullen before Dyche.....



;)

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:13 pm

MACCA wrote:Wow, can I have Saturdays lotto numbers, you have a gift!

How did you guess that? :twisted:
( jokes )

:lol: 3 7 10 18 19 23....winner! Get on it

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby No Ney Never » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:22 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Errrrrr,Stanley I think. :D

Yep, looks like my turn to post without paying proper attention to the OP. :oops:

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Loyalclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 am

Tip- make sure it knows where it sits in the family hierarchy. They are pack animals, dog owners want a best friend but it needs to know who the boss/bosses are. As mentioned above, don’t get angry/strike at the dog.

Another sprocker owner, even in terrible weather I love getting out with dog!

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Healeywoodclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:11 pm

Foulthrow wrote:Would love to get a dog. The wife is dead against it. I’m also worried about the cost ( and picking up poo).


If you are worried about picking up poo don't get one. Rule number one of being a responsible dog owner. If you did get one your wife would be smitten within 24 hours. Dogs have a way if getting into everyone's affections without too much effort!
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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Healeywoodclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:20 pm

Chobulous wrote:This is Benjamin, just 6 months old. We got him the day after I retired on Feb 1st


Absolutely loved be Springers. I've got an American Cocker and a Chocolate and White Sprocker. My best buddies.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Healeywoodclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Bertiebeehead wrote:I don’t like dogs.

Weirdo

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Westyorkclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:34 pm

Hide every remote control you have

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:17 pm

6 weeks old today, 16 more days till hes let loose on the house.
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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby DustyBawls » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:20 pm

Dogs love you even if you're ugly.
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Postby 1Simpleton » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:23 pm

Aww. My lab is 12 and still fighting fit, loving longish walks although he is not to keen on climbing the Pendle steps now. Went to Malham today with him and would love another but I don't want the puppy to oion him in his later years

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:28 pm

DustyBawls wrote:Dogs love you even if you're ugly.



Thank goodness for that, I'd be in trouble otherwise

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Steve1956 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm

MACCA wrote:6 weeks old today, 16 more days till hes let loose on the house.

What a cutie, the dogs lovely to. :lol:

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:46 am

Steve1956 wrote:What a cutie, the dogs lovely to. :lol:


Cheers Steve, made my day!

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Healeywoodclaret » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am

We have a child gate on the kitchen. Our spaniels eat when we eat. They know the drill. When I'm in the kitchen cooking and preparing their meal it's their favourite past Tim lying on the floor and watching my every move. They are quite patient good at waiting. When the food is ready we eat in the dining room in peace to enjoy our meal and the dogs enjoy their meal in the kitchen behind the gate until we are finished. Nothing worse than dogs slobbering after your food.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:07 pm

We brought him home today, he's grown so much.

Coming to a park near you soon...
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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Steve1956 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:20 pm

What a beautiful looking dog, love those massive ears.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 am

Steve1956 wrote:What a beautiful looking dog, love those massive ears.


He wasn't so sure about travelling in the car and the world passing him by.

Settled in nicely now, although I'm knackered today, he was up for an hour, every hour last night.

Just needs to grow into his ears and legs now, they're all over the place when he's bounding around.

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:05 am

MACCA wrote:He wasn't so sure about travelling in the car and the world passing him by.

Settled in nicely now, although I'm knackered today, he was up for an hour, every hour last night.

Just needs to grow into his ears and legs now, they're all over the place when he's bounding around.



He will soon grow out of that stage and into the naughty and mischievous stage, that is when the fun really begins :D

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Steve1956 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 am

MACCA wrote:He wasn't so sure about travelling in the car and the world passing him by.

Settled in nicely now, although I'm knackered today, he was up for an hour, every hour last night.

Just needs to grow into his ears and legs now, they're all over the place when he's bounding around.

Has he had a shite on the kitchen floor yet? :lol:

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:44 am

Steve1956 wrote:Has he had a shite on the kitchen floor yet? :lol:



Nope just on the puppy pads, so far so good, although if hes picking a floor in future I hope it's the laminated kitchen floor and not my nice newish pile in the front room...

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby Chobulous » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 am

MACCA wrote:Nope just on the puppy pads, so far so good, although if hes picking a floor in future I hope it's the laminated kitchen floor and not my nice newish pile in the front room...


You’ll probably find a nice newish pile every day

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Re: Well I've finally done it!

Postby MACCA » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:05 pm

Chobulous wrote:You’ll probably find a nice newish pile every day



I meant carpet.
Touch wood, hes not dirtied his bed or floor yet.
He had pads at breeders house, which he was using so hopefully just continue with that approach.

He can start going out on the 23rd of July, so can hopefully get him in some sort of walking and toilet routine .


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