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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Do not eat the blanket!!

Why can't she remember that there are certain things to chew on and our expensive winter comforter is not one of them! Yes, Cheyenne and her need to eat things she shouldn't has been at it again. At 4am, I awoke to a normal "daylight" sound of Cheyenne chewing on her blanket. The problem is that she was not in the Lab Brats bedroom with her blanket; she was in our bedroom with our blanket!

I got up quickly and had my sleeping husband turn on the light quick to catch Cheyenne in the act. As soon as the light went on, she ran for it because she knew what she was doing was wrong. How? Well because she was at the same corner of the bed that she chewed the edge off of our summer sheets!

Now before anyone posts hate comments about how the pup doesn't know better - then you don't have a Labrador Retriever or, if you do, you don't have a very smart one. Labs are very well equipped with understanding such things. Sure, the first time they do something, they may not know but the second time, they do it just cause it is there. Whenever Cheyenne does something wrong and I don't know about it, Dakota will walk near me with her head down and look for somewhere to hide. It is at that point that I know Cheyenne is doing something wrong and I will usually find her in the middle of the "naughty" act. We call it Dakota's "Tattle" because, in essence, that is what she is doing. Now Dakota is one extremely smart dog that she even knows when her sister does something wrong and doesn't want any part of it!

Needless to say, Cheyenne was scolded and commanded to "kennel up" (go in her crate), where she was kept for the next hour. No, I wasn't punishing her by making her go into the crate, I was restricting her freedom because she abused the privilege of being left out at night. How do I know she understood what she did was wrong? Simple - Dakota was still out of the crate during that time and Cheyenne didn't cry or bark once to get out and be with her sister like she normally would do. Now we have to decide whether or not we continue to restrict her privilege or make other accommodations so she cannot get into our bedroom...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont you put any infomation about what they eat or breeding or their behaviour and toys to give them and tips

November 17, 2008 10:10 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

There is tons of information in our Lab Articles section about health, life, training, and so on.

November 18, 2008 6:16 AM  

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