Finn got to spend some time on the water last night. He’s six months old and starting to really look like a lab. I’m always amazed at the seemingly daily changes in him. It seems he goes to bed one night and wakes up an inch taller and five pounds heavier. I can’t wait til he’s old enough to go on trips with me and not be underfoot constantly. In case you’re wondering, Fritz has sort of become my wife’s dog. It was always that way since we adopted him, but with Finn around it’s the norm in our house now. Not to say Fritz isn’t my boy. He is. He just always wants to be near my wife and I like that. When I’m gone on the road, I know she has someone looking out for her that is a marshmallow but will put the fear of dog into anyone with misguided intentions. I pity that person.
I’m starting to think about trying to find a local(ish) trainer for Finn. He’s in obedience class now but I’d like to see him get better training than I can give him regarding water and retrieving. Only the best for this goofy lab. I’ll eat ramen so he can learn to not be a meathead.
Mike Sepelak said, “He just always wants to be near my wife and I like that. When I’m gone on the road, I know she has someone looking out for her that is a marshmallow but will put the fear of dog into anyone with misguided intentions. I pity that person.”
Our wonderful Aussie does this for me. It’s reassuring to know she’s in such good paws in my absence.
It’s great fun watching Finn grow up, even from a distance. Your photos are terrific. Thanks for sharing.
In reply to Mike Sepelak, Dave said, Thanks homie! Hope you and yours are doing well.
Jason said, Great lookin pup man! I know exactly what you mean by “underfoot.” My dog is either tangled in my line, won’t stay out of my lap or is jumping out of the boat to chase something. Guess I should look into a trainer as well.
In reply to Jason, Dave said, Thanks dude. It’s a hair pulling process but it should be worth it.. in 3 years
Rick Staight said, He’s still a pup and will grow out of most of being a “meathead”. Try getting in contact with Jordan to see you trained Chinook. You might get some pointers there. Just a thought.