Hi, my name is Christine and I'm new to this forum. I rescued a black lab probably about five or so months ago. He was wondering the streets when I found him. I took him straight to the vet because he had a gash in his head and two odd shaved rectangular spots on the back of his neck. Not sure what they were. Anyway, vet said he was about 6 months old and he wasn't chipped so I took him home. He's a very good puppy - but I've never owned a lab before so I have a few questions.
1. Are they alright to go to the snow? We're going to cut down a Christmas tree tomorrow and I'm wanting to take him.
2. Do you guys think he's full lab? Vet said he could possibly be a lap pit mix. I know the pictures don't show it.. but his paws are HUGE. Way bigger than all the labs I've seen.
3. I want to take him to doggy training classes.. I'm not sure if he would be okay around other dogs or if I should do it privately. He gets very hyper and barks ALOT around other dogs. Makes the owners of those dogs worried. His bark is intimidating but I'm sure he wants to play because all he does is go over and lick the other dogs.
4. Any tricks to get him to stop chewing up stuff. He's chewed up two lawn chairs and a hose.. >.> I got bitter apple to help it. Good or bad idea?
Heres a few pictures of him below!