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SD&B
I have often heard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:56pm
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that an older dog in the house will teach the younger one the ropes. Given dogs' general and social intelligence, I would bet that is true.

I would also wonder what the true demeanor of the dog is in a kennel situation. Can you trial adopt at any of those rescues?

I don't know if I posted this breeder, but this is an earlier generation breeder. Not F1's, but F2's for the Charlie litter. (New Puppy's sire - cross your fingers - came from this breeder - parents Charlie and Wensleydale.)
http://www.labradoodledoo.com/Puppies.html

  • One of the things I've noticed is that more than half the dogs I've looked at to rescue have organizations that are requiring them to be adopted out to a family that already has a dog to "mentor" the ... more
    • Thank you FriendsKit, Thu Feb 22 2:32pm
      Well, the search goes on, but I am less confused, thanks to so many of you. I appreciate your counsel. Thanks for all your kind words.
    • I have often heard — SD&B, Mon Feb 19 11:56pm
    • I have a lot of rescue experienceFranny (RIP Spencer & Lacey), Sun Feb 18 7:57pm
      I have volunteered for a no-kill rescue for the last 9 or 10 years. You are right, the reason some dogs need to go to a home with another dog is so they can learn to be a "dog" and have the other dog ... more
    • You can do a personality test in the shelter.Swarl, Sun Feb 18 10:51am
      That’s what we did. We took the dog to a room alone, and another time, the dog came outside on a lead , and we did a puppy personality test. It wasn’t hard, or long, and showed us an enormous amount. ... more
    • Birds and DogsMaya, Wy, Woo, Wei and Wyn, Sun Feb 18 10:20am
      Sorry, Kit, I forgot that you live with two parrots. I have lived happily with parrots and dogs for many years also (various species including an African Grey, an Amazon, Macaws and Cockatoos). In my ... more
    • Some thoughtsMaya, Wy, Woo, Wei and Wyn, Sun Feb 18 9:50am
      There are a couple of books I can heartily recommend that may help you in your thinking. “Love has no age Limit” by Patricia McConnell and “Do Over Dogs: Give your dog a second chance at a first... more
    • I have very limited experience with rescues asLori & The Two Hound Train, Sun Feb 18 7:49am
      Woody is my only rescue. But I do believe that dogs act differently in a shelter than they do in a nurturing environment. They simply don't get the stimulation, interaction, exercise, etc. in a... more
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