Posts Tagged ‘Labrador Retriever
My dog, Serena, deserves 12 monthly doses to prevent heartworm. She was rescued at 4 months old from a person who was shooting her with a BB gun everytime she barked. At 5 months old, I started training her to be a service dog for My Angel With Paws.
At first she was scared of everything and thought that every person was going to hurt her. I soon found that she was very smart and loved to learn. Through training and good experiences Serena was able to overcome her fears and become a very well trained service dog. I made the attached video of Serena when she was 1 and a half. Now at 2 and a half she knows about 60 to 65 commands.
Before becoming a service dog, her hips were x-rayed and it was found that she had artritis and the ball and socket of her left hip didn’t match up. She could not be placed with someone with disablities for fear she wouldn’t be able to work for very long.
She was released to me to become an ambassador for My Angel With Paws. As a service dog ambassador, it is her job to educate the public about what service dogs can do and why they are important for people with disabilities. She has done demos for rotary clubs, daisy troupes and various stores in the area. She has also helped trained people with disablities how to work with a service dog before they get one of their own. She is an unbelievable asset to the organization and my constant companion. She is a once in a life time dog and deserves to have the very best hearworm protection.
This poor Labrador Retriever is desperately trying to catch this ping pong ball…. watch to the end to see if he makes it.
Take this quiz developed by the blog Dogster – I did and it told me that: Wow, You’re a Labrador Retriever!
Your family is what makes you tick, and you never “flea” from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you’d rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modelling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk. Learn more »
FAMOUS LABRADOR RETRIEVERS: Bill Cosby, Jackie Onassis, Dr. Phil, David Beckham
LIKELY PROFESSIONS: Doctor, Sales Executive, Teacher
Atlanta’s Most Popular Breeds 2009 according to the American Kennel Club:
1) Labrador Retriever
2) Golden Retriever
3) German Shepherd
5) Yorkshire Terrier
* Registration data pulled from Atlanta zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
“Atlanta has remained loyal to its favorite dogs over the past two years, with the same breeds remaining in the top five,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “The German Shepherd Dog and Boxer have also tussled playfully in their rankings since 2007, but this year, the German Shepherd Dog triumphed.”
I’m surprised this one didn’t win. He totally looks Atlanta.