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SheltieLover234
11-11-2000, 01:11 PM
Well after 3 months of talking to dog owners I have A dog.We went to a new shelter when I saw the dog of my dreams a Black Lab a breed I thought I would never get.When we went into the room I feel in love with his eyes they were so deep and calm.Thanks for all the information you guys gave me about different breeds.(I will still be going on Dog Of The Day!!) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

KYS
11-11-2000, 01:32 PM
Congratulations on you new family member.
Labs are wonderful dogs, (not that all
dogs aren't wonderful). http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

RachelJ
11-11-2000, 04:33 PM
Congratulations, you got your dog!!! I am so happy that you decided to "adopt" http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gifand it seems like this dog picked you. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
Be prepared for some adjustments as your dog and you get acclimated to your new life together, and remember to share your stories with us. But don't forget the details...It is a boy or a girl? Have we chosen a name yet? Do you know anything about its past..a surrendered dog or a stay?

shais_mom
11-11-2000, 04:47 PM
Congratulations!!! Great to hear that you went to a shelter!! Shelters or rescue sites are THE places to go!!!

SheltieLover234
11-11-2000, 05:49 PM
Sorry Rachael its a boy,it was a stray and its name is Goblin (we did not pick the name) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

Sudilar
11-11-2000, 08:55 PM
Wonderful!!!! You saved a life!! Good luck to you both. I'm sure Goblin will love you so much for saving him.

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***Save a life, ADOPT***

Sophies Daddy
11-11-2000, 09:14 PM
Congratulations and good luck! One thing, though, change his name! Goblin has such awful connotations...

Don't worry about renaming a dog, he was probably given the name by the shelter and hasn't had the chance to really learn it anyway. Even if he hasn't, a smart dog will usually learn a new name in less than two weeks and a not so bright dog will usually learn a new name in less than a month. Names ending in "a" "o" or "y" are the easiest for a dog to learn.

Even if you don't change his name, please, please take him to obedience training. If you get a good instructor, you will learn wonderful things about your dog and this will help you and your dog to understand each other. The best relationship you can have with your dog is one where your dog understands his place in your home. He will be happier and you will have a loving, well behaved, and loyal new member of your family.

Good Luck!!!!

Smilla
11-11-2000, 09:43 PM
Hrm...I rather like the name "Goblin"--but then, I have an odd sense of humor.

Congratulations on your new dog! Let us know when you've got pictures posted.

lhg0962
11-12-2000, 12:53 PM
Hey SheltieLover!! Are you going to change YOUR name to LaboradorLover now? I think Goblin is fine if you like it for the dog! Congratulations on your new dog. You have gone about making a decision the right way. Keep us informed about Goblin! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

RachelJ
11-12-2000, 04:21 PM
When I adopted Tucker, his name was Buddy. He had no problem adjusting to his new name at all. I called him Tucker Buddy for a day or two and then dropped the Buddy part. Also I heard that in naming dogs it is best to use a name with two syllables as so not to confuse his name with commands, as most commands have one syllable (come, down, sit, off).

Hey, try to say LabLover three times real fast.

And again, I have to say I am so glad you found your dog at a shelter.





[This message has been edited by RachelJ (edited November 12, 2000).]

dogncatluvr
11-12-2000, 09:37 PM
Congrats on adopting Goblin(?), or whatever his new name might turn out to be. You chose well with a Lab, but then I'm biased! Enjoy the new addition to your family!!

karen israel
11-13-2000, 08:11 AM
OOO!! Good for you!!! Prepare for the time of your life! Am so glad you found each other!! I think Goblin is a great name! Good luck! Have lots iof fun with your pup and keep us updated!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

AdoreMyDogs
11-13-2000, 10:06 AM
I am delighted to hear about the new fur baby in your family. How old is he? I had a lab for 13 years, he was a gentle giant. I am sure you will adore him, and him you. Sophies Daddy was correct about obedience...I feel that pound dogs often have lower self esteem, putting him through basic obediance will not only secure your roll as alpha, but it will also build a strong bond between dog and owner, also it will help your dogs' self esteem, and it'll give him a great chance to prove his love to you. Not to mention, it's loads and loads of fun http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

I am so glad you decided to go to the shelters for your friend. It's amazing how you can go in thinking you will get a certain type of dog and walk out with a completely different opinion of what you want. Those beautiful, sad eyes that hold so much sadness, stairing at you from behind bars, do amazing things. May you have many, many wonderful, special years with your Goblin.

SheltieLover234
11-13-2000, 03:55 PM
Well me and him are going to go to Trainning classes together and I `m not going to change my name even though I now own a Lab I still have a special place for Shelties in my heart!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

SheltieLover234
11-15-2000, 05:36 PM
Oh i`m sorry I thought I included it he is
4 1/2 months old . http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

SheltieLover234
12-09-2000, 09:45 AM
Well Goblin is not a Lab!But a Border Collie! he looks just like one!But I have heard that shelter are not always right about the breed.But he has a chewing problem http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/tongue.gif

RetrieverBabe419
12-09-2000, 01:01 PM
Hello,
If you love labs and have a lab, how come your name is sheltielover? If you love labs it should be lab lover. Well thats all I had to say. Do you have pics of your new lab?? Bye Bye. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

Albea
12-09-2000, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by SheltieLover234:
Well Goblin is not a Lab!But a Border Collie! he looks just like one!But I have heard that shelter are not always right about the breed.But he has a chewing problem http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/tongue.gif
Congratulations on the new addition to the family and in having adopted him from a shelter!
If he realy is a Border Collie, the more reason to take him to school. They need training and space to run, they are very smart and obedient dogs, but they need to have something fun and exciting to do when they can't herd sheep.
Once I read of a man (a Border Collie owner) who said he resented to have a dog more intelligent than he was. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif
Best wishes to you both!

tatsxxx11
12-09-2000, 05:45 PM
Well first congratulations!!! You saved a life and that is THE MOST SPECIAL THING!!! I absolutely adore labs, but whether Goblin (still???) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/confused.gif is a lab, or a border collie I am sure he will quickly become your favorite dog and your best friend. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif Everyone has given such good advice that I'll just end with congratulations to the proud new Mom and keep us up to date on yours' and Goblins' progress! Yeah!!!!!

ktreva52
12-11-2000, 01:25 AM
Well, well, the shelter told you a "story"? Not uncommon, my JRT mix was listed at our local shelter as a shepherd cross and her brother did look the part, but Shiloh has no shepherd in her. My opinion is, she's JRT/pug cross, but the family doesn't agree. Ce la vie! She's a wonderful dog.

If your Goblin is a Border Collie, you're really in for a fun time!! They are probably the most brainy of all the breeds (on an overall basis -- no offense intended to any breed) and are VERY, VERY active. The Border Collie is the number one breed of dog in Flyball and I just watched the Agility Championships on Animal Planet and the majority of the winners in the various divisions were Border Collies. Just a couple of things to think about doing with your new bud. Usually there's white on a Border Collie, does Goblin have none? I won't say they can't be all black, but that would be unusual. Perhaps he is a mix? Well, I'm with the majority -- socialization and obedience as soon as possible. What wonderful fun you're going to have with this new addition to the family. Best of luck and keep us posted.

lhg0962
12-11-2000, 05:41 PM
We would all probably love to see a picture of this lab turned Border Collier! Both are such delightful breeds! Is this dog solid black? I certainly hope we can see a picture soon. And believe me, my Honey turned two last week and she still chews! Try to keep a large assortment of toys available, anything to distract Goblin!