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  1. Dee says

    I lost my lab to cancer a few years ago and I was thinking of getting a Labradoodle. I’m an RN in training and have used my lab a a therapy dog. What do you think?

    • says

      @Dee, I’m so sorry to hear about your lab. Our guide dog program has used Labradoodles in the past and the they are wonderful dogs. Keep in mind that since a Labradoodle is a cross between a Lab and a Poodle it may have traits from either dog breed so make sure and do research on both Labs and Poodles.

  2. dan says

    So sorry about your lab. Brakes my heart! I have a pom/chawawa. With skin lessions for 14 months truer EVERY Med there is 10 vets not one can tell me what’s eating my dog. I cry every morning looking at her swollen, biopsy face.. I fear IM going to lose her she’s only 2………..it started with a cactus to her lip

    • says

      Hi Dan,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. Hopefully you can find out what the problem is. I’m still working with Stetson, but his little skin lesions have returned. It’s probably time for me to make another trip to the vet.

      Take care,
      Colby

  3. Lynn Freedman says

    Can you give some tips on chewing treats for lab puppies. You may have already addressed this and if so, please let me know where. Every chew toy seems to come with a human salesperson warning, but they must be better than all the random things a lab puppy tries every second there isn’t a chew toy in her/his mouth! Last week our puppy had a rawhide at his puppy training and that didn’t settle well. He likes beef sticks but I would like to give him some other options.
    Thanks!
    On behalf of “Chase”

    • says

      Hi Lynn,

      I usually try to get my puppies different textured toys and chews to keep them entertained. As you mentioned pretty much everything comes with a salesperson warning. One treat that a lot of people like to get their dogs are the deer antlers. I actually wrote this article a while back that again was a warning against a treat that had become popular: http://puppyintraining.com/are-deer-antlers-for-dogs-a-good-chew-toy/. However, if you got through the comments you can see a lot of people and their dogs really like the antlers. We also like Bully Sticks (most of them really smell bad though) and use different toys like KONGS (you can fill them with treats).

      Hopefully that helps.

      Take care,
      Colby

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