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About Dakota and Wyatt

  • Dakota is a 4 year, 11 mo. old Labrador Retriever in Seattle, WA
  • Wyatt is a 7 month old Labrador Retriever in Seattle, WA

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About Dakota

Bee and Insect Bite Reaction - We believe she is allergic to bee stings. We never saw a bee so it could still be a spider bit or other insect bite, but after a bad reaction to what could of been a bee sting we have to be aware. Her reaction was serious and next time is could get worse. It started off with bumps on her hose and side of mouth. Then around her eyes started to swell up. She was itchy and kept trying to scratch her eyes. If you start to see large bumps around her nose or face you need to give her 2 tables of 25mg Benadryl 3 x a day, until the bumps stop showing up or start to go down. If it looks like it keeps getting worse then she needs to be taken to the vet or pet emergency facility for a shot. She like to eat socks and undergarments: Dakota really likes the smell of socks and undergarments, especially anything from the gym or any thing that is stinky. Please, Please keep all small personal clothing out of reach. We have already had to do one surgery on here to get out clothes, we really don't want to ever do that again. She licks her paws sometimes. This is pretty normal and we are aware of it. If you want to stop her just get her attention to do something else and it will usually get her to forget about it for a bit. Commands: Here - is our "come" word / recall Sit Down Wait (short wait or not bust through the door or wait for you to go first) Paw Stay (have her sit and then with a hand that is like "stop" ask her to stay at the same time. This is for a long stay or staying in on spot if you need to leave her) Leave it - we use for toys, leaving dropped food on floor or something you want her to leave, and leaving dogs on walks if she or they are trying to say hi and you dont want her to. Let's Go or OK - to start walking when you have asked her to wait or stop at a curb. Fetch - She LOVES fetch. Very Ball Driven. Bring it here Drop it "Enough" to tell her to tell her your done playing ball or done giving her treats She responds to her name very well as well. She also know a lot of words..lol... so we try not to say them as much because she gets really excited and or can trigger her to be a little anxious. "Are You Ready" (like when getting ready to leave the house), "Are you Hungry?" and the phrase "Are you?..." in general, "Car Ride", "Walk" and "Park" and "Ball".

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 years, 11 mo. old
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    She is good with other dogs. She tends to be a little bit more shy will follow the lead of the other dog.
  • Gets along with cats: No
    She tends to chase them but then if she gets close she just wants to sniff and lick them.

Special Requirements

Separate feeding area when feeding her and Wyatt. She tends to want his food. Separation Anxiety - Dakota does have separation anxiety. I put a fan on and some light music to help with any outside noise. When returning home she will bark louder if she hears you until you are in the house. And be very excited when you let her out! We try to take he out right away to go to the bathroom. Needs to be kept out in the main living area as she may scratch the door if left in a small room, otherwise she is nondestructive and will just watch and wait until you get home. She can be crated too but does bark sometimes when left in there for a long time. Id recommend leaving her in the main living area to avoid her barking if your neighbors are close or would her bark or in an apt. If not worried about her barking at some point then its totally ok to crate her if you would like. I can provide her crate.

About Wyatt

He is sleeping through the night but sometimes needs to go out early around - 5 am - 5:30 am for a potty. If he does go out early then he usually falls back asleep if you go to bed with him for a couple of hours. I can get him to sleep until about 6:30 - 7am as of now until he starts getting antsy in bed and is ready for breakfast. He has not had any accident at home in months but we have not left him in the crate for longer say 4 -5 hours so far. If I had to guess he could probably hold it longer (say 5 6 -hours maybe) if you take the water away about a hour before you leave and give him time to go potty before you leave. I will provide his crate, I'd feel better still if he was crated vs being behind a gate. Unless totally mounted to a wall he may push gates to try to get out. YES! is our Praise Word. Usually follow by Good Boy! Commands he knows well: Sit Down Drop it Leave it Lets Go Wait - Short wait at the door to let you do first. Stay - Longer stay. Make it sit first and then with a hand signal of "stop" say Stay. Touch - to have him get closer to you, put your hand down and out and he will touch your hand with his nose. Watch - Finger up to your nose, this is like "Watch me" or "focus on me". Not very good at yet: Here - our "come" / recall word. I use very high value treats or jar of baby food to get him to come to me very very quickly. Bring it here - to bring toy / ball back. We are at about 50/50 % of this working. lol. Please feel free to praise him greatly when he does do this lol! Fetch - once he gets the ball he just wants to play keep away. Go to Bed and Go to Crate - we have to have him follow us with a treat. Heel - We are training him to stop and sit at our side when we stop on walks. We usually have to bring him back to us still and ask him to sit next to us and then "YES" to let him know he did it then say "ok lets go" and he know to start walking again. We do this at curbs and then randomly to get him used to doing this no matter when we stop. Dakota does not do Heel this as well anymore but she does not pull on walks as much - So we try to walk them separate when we are really working on training because he just wants to follow sister when they walk together - this is just for FYI and working on his training is not required at all :).

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 months old
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    He gets along great with dogs that are ok with puppies and puppy play!
  • Gets along with cats: Yes

Special Requirements

I'd recommend and Im totally ok with crating when you leave him. He is non destructive when left in the home but is totally ok in his crate and actually likes his crate. So If you need to crate either Dakota or Wyatt I'd crate Wyatt. Separate feeding area when feeding Dakota and him and other dogs. He wants any and all food.