- Mumble is a 7 year, 7 mo. old Labrador Retriever in Longview, WA
Problematic things: 1. He has bad separation anxiety and gets upset when we leave the apartment. Also, many times he needs to be touching me or my husband when he's lying down which must be for some sort of reassurance. 2. He chases cats and small animals and would probably hurt them if given the chance. 3. He is SEVERELY overweight and needs to lose a lot of weight. 4. He has SEVERE skin allergies and we can't tell if they are food allergies or something else. But it causes him to itch a lot and he is miserable because of it as Benedryl and Claritin don't help. 5. He can be territorial about his space with other dogs. 6. He will bark constantly until he gets whatever it is he's asking for (food, treats, attention) and it has caused problems with our neighbors. 7. He broke his leg at 9 weeks old and now, nearly 7 years old and really overweight, he's starting to get arthritis in that back leg and limp. 8. Sometimes he refuses to drink from his water dish and insist on drinking from the toilet... 9. He jumps on people to greet them or when he's really excited. (We really need to take him to a trainer for several of his behavioral issues.) 10. He has severe anxiety issues over getting his nails trimmed and we have to have the vet sedate him to have them done. The anxiety is so bad that even if he just sees toenail clippers he will freak out.
- Sex: Male
- Age: 7 years, 7 mo. old
- Weight: 115 lbs
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Tracking Chip: Yes
- Neutered: Yes
- House Trained: Yes
He will bark and/or pace when he needs to go out. If you ask him if he needs to go out and go potty he definitely will let you know!
- Gets along with children: Yes
He LOVES kids!
- Gets along with other dogs: Yes
The only problems I have with him and other dogs is that he dislikes Pitbulls because he was attacked by one last year. So he tends to get upset and slightly aggressive. Also, if other big dogs are in his territory area (the yard around our apartment complex) his scruff goes up and he wants to go investigate them. But he pretty much ignores small dogs and I've never had one complaint from any daycare business he's been to. I've always made sure to ask so if there is a problem I can take care of it with a trainer. I've never had any problems with him at the dog park either.
- Gets along with cats: No
He was never raised with cats and tends to chase them.