August 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM
Hi, I've posted a few times in the past few months...just wanted to share pics of my new rescue dog. I've only had him about 3 months now and he's just great! I think he's a flat coated retriever cross, but the rescue foundation i adopted him from had him listed as both a newfie x and a husky/shepherd/golden ?? I actually think he might have some hound in him too. He bays when he barks and has an incredible nose. He's about 75 lbs. I hope I attached the picture right!:)
August 23rd, 2009, 06:10 PM
He's beautiful !! Grats on your new addition and I'm so glad you chose to rescue :highfive: .
August 23rd, 2009, 06:55 PM
Such a handsome boy! :cloud9:
August 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Wow he looks so much like my Sheeba!
August 23rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Looks like a lab / golden mix , he's stunning :lovestruck:
August 23rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Wow, he is beautiful. :lovestruck: He does look like a flat coat cross. Keep the pictures coming and thank you so much for adopting him.
August 23rd, 2009, 08:39 PM
What a gorgeous pup! Congrats! Did you have any problems with your rescue? Please share your trials and tribulations as this may shed light on rescues and the animals that they save. Your experience would be wonderful to listen to.
The reason I ask is because many people have the wrong impression about rescue or shelter animals. It's always interesting to hear about people's experience and it just may touch someone reading.
August 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Beautiful boy! :flirt: We definitely need more pics...just to be absolutely sure, though :D He was very lucky to have found you!
August 24th, 2009, 05:26 AM
He looks like a flat coated retriever to me. He's stunning, my favorite of the retrievers......it's the black colour I think. congrats on your new addition and more pics please. :D
August 24th, 2009, 06:20 AM
you can see the newf in his snout, what a gorgeous dog!!! he looks so happy
August 24th, 2009, 06:30 AM
No matter what he is he is very handsome. :cloud9: :highfive: on rescuing.
August 24th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Lovely Dog! Very handsome!!!!!!!!!!!
August 24th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Lovely dog. His coat looks so soft and silky.
August 24th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Stunning, congrats :thumbs up
August 24th, 2009, 01:15 PM
beautiful dog!! I agree that I think I see newf in the jaw.. who cares he is perfect right! what a sweetie!!!!! I could schnuggle him!
August 24th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks for all the comments and compliments guys! I love him sooo much. He's the first dog I've owned by myself (the rest were family dogs) and I was a little nervous getting a dog but he is just wonderful.
We have had a few issues to work through, but I've had the help of an amazing dog trainer. Ranger is food-protective, but only with people. It's like he'd been abused in the past when eating so now is a little reactive if people interrupt him (reactive as in will growl and snap). He's never done it with me and I was completely clueless until I had friends over and they walked between him and his food dish. BUT I have been working on this with exercises given to me by the trainer and he's shown huge improvement with people being around his food. He's always been fine with anyone coming up and taking his toys or bones - even right out of his mouth, it's just his food.
He's very calm in the house and only needs about 2-3 walks a day. He rarely plays inside, only outside and he's never jumped up on people or furniture. He also LOVES kids. Stops on our walks to see children and try to go over to get pets. His favorite part of our walk is when we go by the playground.
My dog trainer also has me doing exercises to gain his respect. It's not about dominance, just respect. Since doing these exercises, Ranger listens way better to commands. His foster mom had him for a week and told me he didn't know how to sit. I tested him over and over and he never sat - until I was holding cheese in my hand. Then he couldn't sit quickly enough. He's very smart in a "clever, sneaky" kind of way.
I'll attach another pic...we've made so much progress in the last three months. He was a good dog when I got him, but with the help of this dog trainer, he's turned into an amazing dog!
August 24th, 2009, 02:28 PM
:thumbs up Great news!! He's beautiful and soooo shiny! :lovestruck:
August 24th, 2009, 03:25 PM
You are a dream come true as you ARE a responsible and dedicated dog owner. I wish more people were more proactive as you are. This is excellent news and good for you!
August 24th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Ranger is a beauty,no matter what breeds he is crossed with:lovestruck:
I agree with BenMax,you seem to be a perfect,responsible dog-owner,you and Rocket are both lucky you found each other:thumbs up