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    Hi all

    Went to the beach this morning with my hound and got jumped all over by a very soggy playful labrador.

    I tried turning my back on it but it stuffed it's large wet head right up my bum.

    I HATE THAT. I wanted to hit that dog so badly. My dog liked it a bit, sort of. She herded it back to its owner. It should have been very clear to the owner that I found the attention of the lab, very unwelcome. It jumped on me, it was wet, it was large and strong, and it was also trying to steal my treats by eating my bag. And the owner did nothing.

    I was a bit uncertain about what to do. I wanted to say "Call your dog off or I will HURT it" but I didn't. The dog was just being a bad dog, but the owner was worse for not doing anything about it.

    Not sure I will be so quiet next time. Most unlike me.

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    I know how you feel. Labs like that have turned me off the breed completely.
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    Hang on... I thought all labs were born as guide dogs, or born to change the toilet paper roll when needed?

    Hy; you're a better 'man' than I am, I have no doubt I would have told the owner to get his/her dog under control at the top of my lungs!
    I agree with Myf, this is exactly why I am a bit cynical about labs.

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    I think one has to be cynical about the owners. Often people get labs and retrievers because they are supposed to be a fantastic intelligent, quiet family and suburban dogs. Like any dog they need to be trained as they can be strong, high drive and boistorous, I think people dont know that about these dogs and are under various misconceptions that they come the finished package as pups.

    I have met some truly awful, badly trained, snappy, wild kelpies on the beach but I still love them as a breed because I know a lot of people have no idea how to deal with them. My mum really disliked kelpies and was horrified when I rescued mine, now she loves my girl.

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    It's much easier to love an untrained dog that doesn't use you as their personal towel and rubbing post. Blech.

    I've met some viscious sounding labs walking the streets, and evil me - takes about 2 minutes and a handful of treats to teach them to be quiet when I walk by. They're not stupid but so many owners don't even try.

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    im sorry but i was killing myself laughing at this...... I used to have a lab, am looking for a puppy atm and grew up with them..... and that is so darn funny cos 4 of the 5 labs I have been around would do that. the 1 that wouldnt do it to anyone but me and my dad wa my lab....That is them, they are bonkers and silly, and very very rarely is any dog born perfectly trained.

    they are, as are alot of other breeds, way to big and strong to not be trained. I have read stories of labs bounding up to their owners, not stopping in time and running straight into their legs and breaking them. My dads dogs have been the worst, i dont know if he doesnt know how to train them , cos he sure spends a hell of alot of time trying to, or maybe he has been unlucky enough to get untrainable dogs.... but i swear everyone in the neighbour hood knew mum and dad as bobs oldies, lol. he would bark and bounce for half of his walk every day till the day he died, never pulled just bounced.... and let him off... no way in hell he would come back till he had finished and visited what he was intending on doing.....and the amount of times he hadf either eaten somones bait bag, lunch or tipped their bucket of fish they had just caught out was to many times to count..... mum and dad call it character!

    my lab, and no i am not bias, she was perfect but puppy school, and dog obiedience and lots of time out and about is the reason she was like that.

    I never hesitate to ask people to call their dogs away, i do not like dogs coming up to me especially when i have 3 and 2 yr old children. But in turn if my dog was to run to somone as bess did as a youngster, i would always try my best to get her back or ask the person to either hold her till i get there or to ignore her....
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    I would have grabbed this dog, but it wasn't wearing a collar.

    Understandable at the beach but not legal.

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    I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!! Except mine was a Golden Retriever and a large one at that!

    I went to dog off leash park with a lake on the weekend and was meeting with some friends and their dogs. I was there first and I wandered over to the lake with Phoenix and this giant Retriever bounded up and was rubbing on me jumping on me and all the same things you copped Hya and it was filthy and wet from the water, it was trying to get into my treat pouch etc. And the owner just stood there didn't walk closer to me and didn't make any attempt but a few feeble calls of "Zoom" (the dogs name). I also had Pheonix on a lunge rein(8 metres) for security because she is too excited and her and this other dog (aptly named Zoom) are trying to do Zoomies, I was calling Phoenix and trying to get them to stop playing and I was clearly uncomfortable and she did NOTHING. Thank doG one of the other girls showed up and I walked away with Phoenix to greet her and her dogs and then the Golden lady left.

    Outside of that all the other dogs at that particular park are really well behaved.

    Outside of that it was a good day - here is a pic of Phoenix having a great time!
    Last edited by Keira & Phoenix; 03-08-2011 at 04:26 PM.

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    Was it a dog beach?

    Honestly it doesn't sound like that big a deal.

    Dogs can't seem to do a damn thing right these days. All we seem to do here at the moment is bitch about dog's behaviour and 'stupid' owners not doing the right thing.

    If you didn't like the dog jumping up, politely ask the owner to remove the dog.

    Why would you want to hurt/hit a dog who is saying hello even if it was being a bit over the top?

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    Gorgeous pic of Phoenix, looks like he can't decide which way to go next (wide front feet).

    I had to tell off a GR owner when her dog jumped all over me and my dog when I was trying to go home and I couldn't because her dog was sitting on mine and pulling on the lead etc. That owner had NFI, and I haven't seen her at that oval since her feral untrained GR attacked and drew blood from a boxer who was in the "I give up position". Nasty.
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