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    Wow, sounds like its been a full on day for you all! Maybe if he's been restrained or chained, he will have heaps of energy to burn, looks like you have space for him to run around, hope he calms down soon.

    It must have been emotional for the ex-owners and you, good on you Kuri for fostering, I look forward to hearing how he goes and hope Molly becomes friends when he's got rid of that pent up energy

    I've just started putting a little bit of coconut oil in Ruby's food -it's supposed to be very good for all sorts of things, for dogs and humans!

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    So he is great with other dogs took him to our regular park & he had an absolute ball! Terrible on lead, he seems to have no sense Of direction probably because hes so excited. Will need lots of work to stop the pulling as hes such a strong bodied dog & i would like that sorted out before new owners as it will be too hard to control him outdoors as he likes to lunge & nearly pulled my arm out this morning lol.

    Such a beautiful nature, molly is establishing dominance & letting him know his place. Quite frankly shes being a right diva with all her 'things' most she doesn't even use but she just doesnt want him to touch them lol and hes quite happy to walk away & let her win.

    Training is going to be hard as hes not very clever (bless him) lol but being a lab he'll be food driven. It took him a little while to get himself out from behind an open door, i couldnt stop laughing and i think molly was even smirking lol

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    ' Kuri_89' - congratulations on your first foster ! May there be many more !

    Please don't be conned by the pup - labs are definitely not stupid or not clever ! It really is only early days in this situation and just maybe you haven't found his specific button yet !!! He really looks like a lovely pup in the photos.

    I would suggest that you keep a diary of sorts with photos, so that you are able to give this information to both the rescue organisation and also to the 'new owners'. The more information there is on any 'rescue pup' in foster care, the better the outcome for all involved.

    As far as training is concerned - food is good - but maybe balls or tug toys could be used.

    NILIF - would be a good start. Have a look at:

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...-calendar.html

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    Heaps of 'Good Luck' wishes !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    molly is establishing dominance & letting him know his place. Quite frankly shes being a right diva with all her 'things' most she doesn't even use but she just doesnt want him to touch them lol and hes quite happy to walk away & let her win.
    That's very good, it teaches him humility and to know his place.

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    Congratulations I also have a new Rescue girl, that's her below may you have many happy years together.
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    Riley thanks for the diary advice, i have plans to start one up today. I've taken many photo's for both mine, previous owners and new owners sakes and i really want to get some good closeups to replace the one's of him on the website as they don't show his full potential and beauty.

    Are you suppose to try and build a bond with a foster? I feel like he doesn't really notice me and just see's right through me and i'm not sure how to get him to pay attention to ME and not what's in my hand. He doesn't react when i call his name, or to any command? (such as No). He doesn't react to any praise, i say good boy and well done alot when he does what i ask of him (which i think is a fluke most of the time) but he doesn't pay attention and just goes off to the next thing. He loves water & tug-o-war so every so often during the day i've been going out and getting the hose going then grabbing his ropes for a game of tug which i'm hoping will get him to notice me abit more.

    He use to sleep indoors at his old home but Molly goes nuts when he enters our room, and he can't stay indoors because he isn't very good with the cats so he's had to sleep outdoors. He cries alot, not loudly but it makes me upset. I really want to just go out and bring him inside but OH say's it's not fair on Molly to bring him into our room, and to the cats to bring him into the lounge room or dining room. Garage is too hot for him and there is not outside access for him to go toilet and we've had a few incidents inside the house during the day.

    He really is a lovely dog, not a harmful bone in his body. Absolutely adore kids, when he can hear them all he wants is to go over and play. I had my 8 month old nephew stay over last night and he was awesome and very gently around him. Even though he's a big boofhead and doesn't realize his strength, he is awfully good around children. He is still very much a puppy though, and i find it hard to control him on-lead or even around the house due to his size and weight. I need to find a way for him to respect me without force because physically i won't win!

    Here's a few pictures from our day out yesterday. Took him to our favorite swimming hole. Such shame i couldn't take him off-lead because i would love to see just how powerful he is in the water, he even got molly out of her comfort zone, usually she will only go waist deep but yesterday she was full on swimming across to the other side! Amazing : )

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    I have more but my lappy is deciding to play up upload soon

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    So i forgot to update that diesel found a fantastic home which i got a help in choosing so i was extremely happy with that! His new owners adore him and i was abit teary eyed to see him go!

    I have a new foster arriving today. A deaf border collie pup by the name of jeanie. Will post photos when i get my hands on her! Lol

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    That's great! It does cause mixed feelings, doesn't it, seeing a foster go off to their new home. My poor daughter sobs for half an hour each time one of our kittens leave. But she does understand the concept of finding them good homes so we can then take on new fosters who might otherwise be PTS at the pound.

    I cannot wait to foster a dog once we live in our new home.

    Good luck with your new foster. A deaf dog will be interesting.

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    I was upset to see him go though i knew deep down i didn't want to keep him. Just hard to comprehend that you've spent alot of energy into dog that you might never see again if that makes sense?

    This one is different. She has a beautiful soul, old soul almost, reminds me alot of Molly. She's a 15 week old border collie and was born deaf. Was a giveaway from a 'breeder' (sounds more BYB) with her sister. Rescue tried to get both dogs but was told that Jean already had a home. So rescue got the sister and she was fostered out. Later on Jean was came across in the pound, breeder was contacted who contacted new owners who didn't want to collect her so Jean was taken from pound and handed into the RSPCA who passed her onto our rescue until i could drive up and get her.

    Thought it might be weird having a deaf dog but it's not really that much different just that it's hard to get her attention if she's in another room or outside and we want her to come in. Once she spots us we pat our leg and she comes running. I need to look at universal hand signals or something because right now i'm just giving her the index finger for No and lots of excitable energy and pats for yes. Probably need to find something that's more standard so the poor gal doesn't get all confused when she gets to her new family. I'm going to get a torch or laserlight to use as a 'call' when she's outside and her attention is elsewhere than on me.

    Got a few things to work on, most things that puppies need to get use to - Toileting, walking on lead, wearing a collar, separation (crying at night) but she's very smart & surprisingly not as frustrating as i thought it would - puppies tend to drive me a little insane, but this one is different, i feel like i have alot of patience for her, and did i mention she has great manners? Not all up in your face which really annoys me, she just sits and waits for her pats, very calm and quiet girl.

    I like this one. ALOT. I just hope she goes to a good home FAST because she is growing on me big time. I even had the OH come home from work and say 'we should just keep her babe' his permission didn't really help LOL. But i will not be selfish, i'll do what's best for her. I have one of her, i'll upload some when i can get some of her being STILL all the ones i have are blurry : )

    Oh and she has one blue eye one brown eye.

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    She is beautiful! My friend recently adopted a deaf dog and has a collar with a remote that vibrates when you push the button to get the dog's attention. May be worth looking into for you or the new owners

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