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Monday, March 09, 2009

New Poll: Does Your Lab Like Water?

Recently I wrote a blog post about "Introducing Pups to Water". In it, I wrote the line "But never fear - you have a puppy and if you play your cards right, there may come a day when you are begging her to get out of the water". Then I thought... what if a Lab didn't like water at all?

Yes, it is true that there are rare cases where a dog, or particularly a Lab, will not like water at all. May it be rain hitting them on the head, the sound of the ocean waves, or even just the idea of getting their paws wet - there are, indeed, some dogs that do not like water.

So this week's poll (on the right sidebar) runs until midnight on March 15th and is entitled "Does Your Lab Like Water?". Of course, if you don't have a Lab breed, I still welcome you to answer it for any dog breed (include the beloved mixed breed) you may have.


Poll Results:
Yes: 92%
No: 4%
Sometimes: 4%
Some of Them: 0%



Blogger Kate said...

My lab (almost two years old) has a love/hate thing happening with water. He HATES the rain - when it is raining very hard, he refuses to go outside to go to the bathroom. He also doesn't really like to go out when the backyard is flooded and his paws get mucky. HOWEVER, he absolutely LOVES to play in our sprinkler system, or with a watering can. He used to love our pond - so much in fact that we had to fill it in - each day at lunch, just before we would come back inside - he would jump in it, so I would have to dry him off and it would make me late to work. His other favourite thing to do is he will look DIRECTLY at me, and stick one paw in his baby pool and then the other and then come and jump on me. So I guess as long as it's not rain or the shower he loves water!

March 09, 2009 9:39 AM  
Blogger Chester's Mom said...

My not quite 2-1/2 year old lab LOVES the water and has since he was a little fella. The first time it was warm enough we took him for a walk around a lake and let him dip his toes in-he was about 6 months old. Seconds later he was out far enough to have to paddle. It only took a short time to figure out the paws needed to stay under the water to go anywhere. It was a done deal after that. Interesting post-as always!

March 09, 2009 1:11 PM  
Anonymous rick said...

Our lab LOVES the water as long its not bath time. He also LOVES to ride on the jetski.

March 09, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

The Lab Brats adore the water - except rain. When is rains, Cheyenne runs out, does her business and then runs back in again. I swear that if she had arms and hands, she would be covering her head with her hands while running! *laugh*

March 10, 2009 7:57 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Gracie loves all kinds of water - except water out of the hose. The dog park was flood in January. She played for a good hour in the knee high (her knees) water. When we got home I tried to hose her off. Even though she just spent an hour in freezing cold flood water & mud, she acted like the cold hose water was killing her.

March 11, 2009 2:27 PM  

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