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Thread: 18 month old Lab still chews his blankets ?

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    I have had a few Labs in my life and my last dog was a Chessie that I had to put down last November , she was 13 1/2 years old. I've forgotten the joys of puppyhood. LoL ! So far the positive/negative reinforcement is working as I haven't seen anything new chewed up.
    As for his log chewing ? He likes to carry them around and some of them are quite hefty so fetching a goose won't be a problem.
    As for baby talk ? I know it's stupid but they do love it for some reason and of course it's not my normal working tone albeit I live alone and YES, I do talk to my dog and know that most of what I say is just blah, blah, blah to him but my commands are one worded and most times don't need repeating.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    hey I talk to my girl (lab) all the time, carry on a conversation with her several times a day, of course it is a one sided conversation. a chessie shouldn't have any trouble with geese, my girl last year got tired after about 5, then just went out and put a pawn on them so they couldn't run, we had to go pick them up, field hunting.

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    My old dog was a Chessie and she was a big girl 105 Lbs but not fat all muscle. My new guy is a male Chocolate Lab and he weighs in at approx. 80 Lbs now and carries a big firewood log around all day. He is not chewing up his blankets as far as I can tell so between the reprimands and extra time outdoors training things look good !

    Thanks for the advice and comments !
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    We have a couple black labs
    male 10 years American field lab (he's BIG!!!) an absolute perfect angle except for food
    Male 3 years old English lab (he's tiny) and an absolute terror and just an odd duck. he's been extremely oral since day one and to this day if he gets nervous of anything or even unsure he needs to chew on something (99.9%) of the time it's his own stuff but he gets in his own world and kinda sucks/chews on stuff

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    If you’re outside a lot and have to kennel the dog, I’d consider either building a run to put him in or a dog box and chain him out. Or another option is a zip line.. Either 3 would work and give the dog exercise at the same time…
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    Update on chewing things;

    Would like to say he quit but every once in awhile he chews on his old blankie or a throw rug . He has three Nylabones to chew on in the house and one in the truck plus a pile of logs outside to play with.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE View Post
    We have a couple black labs
    male 10 years American field lab (he's BIG!!!) an absolute perfect angle except for food
    Male 3 years old English lab (he's tiny) and an absolute terror and just an odd duck. he's been extremely oral since day one and to this day if he gets nervous of anything or even unsure he needs to chew on something (99.9%) of the time it's his own stuff but he gets in his own world and kinda sucks/chews on stuff
    Re: "sucks/chews on things". The black Lab we have now is 11 years old and has done the stuffed chew toy "suck" his old life. From what I can observe it's just like a horse that "cribs", or wind-sucks on things like corral rails. This action releases endorphins (the "feel good" hormones). The dog almost goes into a trance, and gently pulses his jaws on the toy, sometimes for a good ten minutes. I've never had another Lab that does this. I wonder if it's due to the fact that his mother had mastitis and the breeder took him away from his mom early. We got him at seven weeks, which I feel is too young to be separated from his mother and littermates.

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    If someone is going to have A "SPORTING BREED", then they must have time to give that dog daily hard running exercise... dog park better than nothing. If they can't do that a variety of problems will arise.
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