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Title: Cooper
Post by: LPS on January 01/30/21, 08:11:50 AM
Well I got the barking collar.  I have had a few training collars for dogs but never a bark collar.  Can't believe it took so long.  It's the best $35 I ever spent.  Cooper used to bark 5 or 6 times whenever he barked.  Loud too.  Not anymore.  I don't put it on him overnight.  He barks about 5:30 every morning and that is a good thing.  We put him outside and then feed him.  Last night I put the collar on him and then we just waited for him to bark and he wouldn't.  Usually he barks at Bob when she teases him so we waited and waited.  Finally he lets loose and barked once.  The collar beeps and then vibrates.  He stopped barking and looked around at the beep.  It was hilarious.  Later he barked once and shook his head when it vibrated.  Again hilarious.  So when it is set on green it will beep 3 times and then vibrate for 3 seconds.  It is enough to draw his attention so he quits.  If you set it on red it does the beep, 3 seconds of vibrate and then a light shock after the third bark.  After 30 seconds it starts the sequence over.  Thank you very much.  LOL
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: deadeye on January 01/30/21, 08:51:39 AM
After neighbors complained of barking a friend bought a bark collar.  Worked fine until the dog learned that he could deplete the batteries if he growled just enough to keep it beeping and vibrating until it wouldn't shock him.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on January 01/30/21, 09:11:11 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:  They say growling or whining won't trigger this one. ???
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: fishwidow on January 01/30/21, 09:14:34 AM
Hey, LPS. Have you got details on the collar?  I’ve got one that was pretty expensive. I could use another one, and yours sounds like it would work fine. Thanks.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on January 01/30/21, 09:27:40 AM
Brand: Authen  Price:  $34.96   Bark Collar with Beep Vibration and Shock for Small, Medium, Large Dogs.  Rechargeable with USB cable.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/03/21, 10:54:26 AM
Update:  I just changed from the green, beep and vibrate only to red.  That is the beep then vibrate and with another bark right away zapper.  He is not bothered by the vibrate as much anymore so we need a little more attention getter mode.  Now I hope Bob comes in and teases him so he barks at her.   :sleazy:


He weighed in at 37 lbs on Sunday.  LOL 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: roony on February 02/03/21, 10:58:54 AM
Brand: Authen  Price:  $34.96   Bark Collar with Beep Vibration and Shock for Small, Medium, Large Dogs.  Rechargeable with USB cable.
How do you keep Cooper from not going further than the length of that cable?
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/03/21, 11:00:29 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/03/21, 11:42:05 AM
LPS what kind of pup do you have? 50+ years never had barking issues raising /training goldens,your pup mixed breed? high strung? if so consider ordering some hemp oil to calm your pup,it works great,a few drops in his food is all it takes "innovet" products. Also something to be said with old school OB training ,still use a choke collar to reprimand but frowned on today,I'm told a "pinch collar" is the new norm for barking,digging etc the trick is catching them in the act,I suppose a field training collar would work as well ,these new training collars have sound,vibration and electric stimulation great range up to a mile on a good one.For hyper pointer pups I see they even offer a gps tracker with display to find your pup in heavy crp,good tool for pointers.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Dotch on February 02/03/21, 11:56:32 AM
Smurfette should get some of that for glenn!  :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/03/21, 12:29:49 PM
Smurfette should get some of that for glenn!  :happy1:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: what makes you think she doesnt already?????????? :evil: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Dotch on February 02/03/21, 12:31:43 PM
Must need to put more in!  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/03/21, 12:34:31 PM
He's lab and golden.  Not any more high strung than any other pup I have had.  I am older and don't tolerate the barking as much as I used to.  Pretty hard to yank on a collar when they are in the other room.  I didn't want to put my Tri Tronics collar on him yet so got the bark collar.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/03/21, 12:49:20 PM
i've been trying to pay a little more attention to when shadow barks.......seems he has a tendency to bark when he's wound up and wants to play.  :scratch: otherwise he doesnt bark to much..........he's a dog..its what dogs do!!!!!!

kinda like the credit card commercial with Kevin Hart.........he yells........cause t hat's what he does!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/03/21, 01:22:21 PM
He's lab and golden.  Not any more high strung than any other pup I have had.  I am older and don't tolerate the barking as much as I used to.  Pretty hard to yank on a collar when they are in the other room.  I didn't want to put my Tri Tronics collar on him yet so got the bark collar.

How old is he?lab/golden mix= smart pup,nippet now when he's young,as they learn quick but get selective memory,hell these pups train us better than we train them
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/03/21, 02:28:55 PM
LPS what kind of pup do you have? 50+ years never had barking issues raising /training goldens,your pup mixed breed? high strung? if so consider ordering some hemp oil to calm your pup,it works great,a few drops in his food is all it takes "innovet" products. Also something to be said with old school OB training ,still use a choke collar to reprimand but frowned on today,I'm told a "pinch collar" is the new norm for barking,digging etc the trick is catching them in the act,I suppose a field training collar would work as well ,these new training collars have sound,vibration and electric stimulation great range up to a mile on a good one.For hyper pointer pups I see they even offer a gps tracker with display to find your pup in heavy crp,good tool for pointers.
i just put a choke collar on shadow today. i do what i do. always used them. i'm going to do some obedience training once this cold snap ends so i can do it outside away from the sheltie. no distractions.  i took my old black lab to obedience classes back in the day.....well worth the money. will use some of that, i'm not looking for gold medals just a well behaved dog.

LPS, you tried brushing cooper yet??? just did it for the third time..........what a 3 ring circus that is. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: seems the best one right now is a shedding blade. i also have what they call a firminator, that will work when he is older. also go the standard wire/bristle type brush.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: roony on February 02/03/21, 02:45:58 PM
Smurfette should get some of that for glenn!  :happy1:
In my humble opinion the collar might be more appropriate for Glenn.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/03/21, 02:56:30 PM
Smurfette should get some of that for glenn!  :happy1:
In my humble opinion the collar might be more appropriate for Glenn.
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: i'm getting that bad boy charged up for the long cold spell here!!!!!!!! :smoking: :sleazy: :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/03/21, 03:18:37 PM
Our cat comes in the room and is pretty confident about this puppy thing now so she struts around in front of him.  She used to run, now she sometimes just stands her ground and hisses swats at him.  It is hilarious.  Cooper would sometimes just stand next to Bob and bark and bark.  We tried to ignore it but he is trying to irritate Bob by doing it so we were collateral damage.  LOL  The wife brushed him with one of those wire brushes that you can click it and the fur falls off of it.  Works great and Buddy loves it.  Cooper doesn't know what to think of it yet.  He wants to bite it of course.  Biting and jumping up are also things we are getting serious about now.  SO barking, biting, jumping.  LOL  He is real smart Snow.  Learns quick too but already knows he can push it further with the wife.  LOL   He has some little marks on him from Buddy nailing him.  Cooper jumps on him and bites him and is already thinking he is King of the Jungle here.  Every now and then Buddy just can't take it and snaps at him.  He deserves it every time.  He just keeps pushing his luck with that too.  LOL   He is a great pup and we love him.  It will be so nice when summer gets here and he can get in the boats and follow our wheelers etc.  It is gonna be a great time and he has no idea how fun it can be around here yet.  We are so glad we got him even though he pushes his limit with that too.  I keep telling the wife that I could probably sell him and make some money.....    She gives me the look.  We are keeping him. LOL
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/03/21, 03:19:40 PM
We walk him on a leash quite a bit and that is going real good. After that time he surprised me a peed in the house he hasn't again.  He sits by the sliding glass door and now will paw it if we don't see that he needs to go out.  I just open the door and let him go.  Hoping he stays near Buddy as he grows up. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: roony on February 02/03/21, 04:28:45 PM
In my experience having an established dog really helps teach a new puppy the ropes. It sure helped with Frieda anyway. She has always obeyed my number one rule which is to stay home. Frieda is now 15 years and 4 months old. She is too old and frail for me to get a pup now. Someday I'll have to start again without the aid of a tutor.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/03/21, 04:52:41 PM
We walk him on a leash quite a bit and that is going real good. After that time he surprised me a peed in the house he hasn't again.  He sits by the sliding glass door and now will paw it if we don't see that he needs to go out.  I just open the door and let him go.  Hoping he stays near Buddy as he grows up.
I put shadow on a leash once going to the vet, and I had to drag him do to speak, Yea I gotta work with him. He hasn't had any accidents in the house in a long time. And he had never wondered if and I very seldom let both dogs out at the same time.

I agree 100% Roony having an older dog teach the younger one.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Boar on February 02/03/21, 07:00:30 PM
he never wonderd what???  He never wonderd?????that yur a smuf? he neve wonderd???? how your trying to take car of him
He never wonderd what glenn? what did he wonder about???
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: fishwidow on February 02/03/21, 07:30:30 PM
Just a couple of thoughts—having an established dog in the house before bringing a pup into the picture absolutely makes a difference. The first day of two might not be smooth, but in my experience, they work things out quickly, become pals, and keep each other entertained. The pups tend to follow the lead of the older dog and seem to pick up quickly on the rules.

Dogs barking at normal interruptions in their life doesn’t bother me. It should be expected. But a dog barking incessantly can be annoying. Not the dog’s fault when that happens it’s the owner’s. I use bark collars on occasion when my dogs are becoming bark happy. That happens when they are going back and forth with my neighbor’s dogs, who are pretty aggressive.  That’s about 75 yards from my house, which makes it a little more troublesome to deal with. Usually they will respond to a firm command of Come, but there have been days when things up the driveway have been a little too exciting for them to pay attention. On those days, the bark collar can Be a handy tool.

Just my two cents on training collars—I’ve used both regular chain and pinch collars. I’ve found that virtually  all dogs respond better to the pinch collar. I’ve had a few dogs that were particularly stubborn, and would not respond to the chain until they were probably suffering from a sore neck that would last a few days. A quick snap with the pinch collar would get their attention right now, and there was no danger of them feeling anything negative about the correction.
Just my thoughts for what they are worth.
 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/04/21, 08:15:49 AM
biggy for my pups is coming when called on command not yelling multipal times just once,all part of "sit" "come" "stay" on a 6' lead for starters but a 30' check cord is a great tool for coming on command hooked up to a choke collar,once these rascals get beyond 6' they forget about the extra length and start to sniff a wander off,call'em one time and if they ignor the command you are in control,they'll learn quick with the choke collar method.

praise is key when commands are successful,some folks give treats but that leads to begging,but thats my PO. do what fits your program,plenty of video's out they're for training,just pick and choose what fits for you,hell my first OB class 50 + years ago was the best money I spent training my pup,from socializing your pup to training excersises and how to correct when pup screws up,most teach about feeding do's and don'ts,best part was how to correct a mis behaving pup as they grow because like children they'll test the limits,never raise a hand to your pup because doing so will cause harm,our pups don't know english so repetition is key in a calm voice,if ya get pissed ,walk away until you cool down,but like glenn said "best money he ever spent" training his dog,truth.

best to keep training commands in short 2-3 minute sessions as young pups will get bored and lose consentration but repetition on each new command is key.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/04/21, 08:19:39 AM
I've always used choke collars and had great success. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/12/21, 07:15:59 PM
Here is Cooper after a big day! 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/12/21, 07:27:53 PM
Awesome. He's a big boy too!! Looks as spoiled as mine. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/12/21, 07:32:59 PM
oh my them pups are spoiled!!!  awesome!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/12/21, 07:35:49 PM
 Looking closer, did cooper lose some of the darker color??

We gotta make that meet up this summer happen. :happy1:

I see you have to out out the foot rest on the chair to so he don't fall off. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/12/21, 07:58:34 PM
His hair is darker on the middle of his back.  He has really gotten taller and longer recently.  Not chubby at all which one would expect weighing over 40 lbs.  He has big legs and paws.  They sure look like brothers don't they Glenn? 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/12/21, 07:59:21 PM
Got that right. :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/12/21, 08:49:15 PM
Showed wife the picture. She pointed out how cooper has his paw on your arm. Shadow does the same thing with his paw. :rotflmao: always gotta have his paw on my arm or using his paws to paw at yea. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/13/21, 08:03:50 AM
Ya like he is keeping us under control.  He now tries to keep Buddy away from the wife now.  When Buddy is in her lap (she has a real big recliner) Cooper goes over and bugs him trying to get him down.  Buddy is mellowing and taking it well.  He didn't do that at first.  Cooper thinks he controls the show.  LOL  He kind of does but don't tell him that. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on February 02/13/21, 08:06:43 AM
 
Here is Cooper after a big day! 
:scratch: Looks like Cooper & Shadow are the ones doing the training to me.  ;) :rolleyes:  ;D ;D                                     
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/13/21, 08:10:20 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/13/21, 08:13:43 AM
Here is Cooper after a big day! 
:scratch: Looks like Cooper & Shadow are the ones doing the training to me.  ;) :rolleyes:  ;D ;D                                   
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: yeap...... probably!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/14/21, 08:37:02 AM
When the dogs went out this morning it was dark yet and we turn the yard light on.  The coyotes started yapping again.  Real close to us.  During the night our dogs barked too.  We have a swamp with tall grasses that I wonder if they are bedding down in.  As Cooper gets older he is looking more Golden than lab.  I see the hair on his tail is getting longer now too.  That puppy blockhead look is gone now. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Jerkbiat on February 02/14/21, 08:49:12 AM
They are spoiled pups for sure. :happy1: boy Cooper has sure gotten big since we seen him when we got the fridge from ya. Crazy how fast they grow.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/14/21, 08:49:30 AM
same with shadow. i'm not seeing the golden in him yet. based on the parents pictures......i keep looking for the longer curly hair and dont see it yet.

he's still a blockhead yet  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: sometimes.  :bonk: but yea he seems to be growing out of it. also growing out of his huge paws!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on February 02/14/21, 10:22:30 AM
One thing I've been bad at over the years with dogs is brushing teeth.  Our lab now has horrible breath,  and could use more than a brushing but it's something tgat always gets forgotten . You guys?
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/14/21, 10:38:47 AM
I've never brushed a dog's teeth. I give them doggy biscuits that's supposed to do the same thing????
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/14/21, 01:56:17 PM
Carrots are good for dogs teeth.  Those little ones work great.  Also helps with bad breath.  Ice cubes work too.  Good time to make them sit.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/15/21, 10:06:14 AM
LPS now that's a "lap dog" lol big ole lumox....good looken pup,you two seem bonded already.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/15/21, 11:48:59 AM
Ya we are pretty good buds.  He just learned last week or so how tasty horse meadow muffins are.  Whenever we don't see him for a few minutes we realize he is in the pasture getting a treat.  Every dog we have had goes through it.  He brings one up to the house and munches on it.  LOL   The wife even brushes his teeth now and then. Just weighed him. 44 lbs.  Was born Oct 26 I believe.   
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/15/21, 12:10:11 PM
"horse meadow muffin" what the heck is it?kinda like a dog biscuit?
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/15/21, 12:18:49 PM
Ya except they are green and fairly round.  The fresh ones are warm.  I am glad he seems to prefer frozen ones at this point.  He must feel like he is in heaven since the pasture is full of them.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/15/21, 12:31:13 PM
Ya except they are green and fairly round.  The fresh ones are warm.  I am glad he seems to prefer frozen ones at this point.  He must feel like he is in heaven since the pasture is full of them.   :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: glad i dont have horses then!!! :rotflmao: my dipstick goes that with his poopsickles. :confused: and he's under the bird feeders eating sunflower seeds!!!!! :doofus: :pouty: ya swear we dont feed him!!!!! :doah: :scratch:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/15/21, 12:32:08 PM
well do ya?? 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/15/21, 12:40:47 PM
well do ya??
well ya!!!!! probably eats like one of LPS's horses!!!!! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/15/21, 01:28:11 PM
Ya except they are green and fairly round.  The fresh ones are warm.  I am glad he seems to prefer frozen ones at this point.  He must feel like he is in heaven since the pasture is full of them.   :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: glad i dont have horses then!!! :rotflmao: my dipstick goes that with his poopsickles. :confused: and he's under the bird feeders eating sunflower seeds!!!!! :doofus: :pouty: ya swear we dont feed him!!!!! :doah: :scratch:

glenn,fyi buddy's pup got extremly ill last summer almost died,pup became extremly lethargic,turned out his pup was wolfen down old sunflower seeds under the feeder,after getting wet all summer from rain/dew they grew a toxic mold,I never knew or payed attention to my feeders as my pup is always sniffin around the feeders but I  mow em up once a week as the dang birds are messy,pigs ears is another no no in the summer as they'll grow salmonella when its hot n humid....Today our pup's are so human like,they even catch colds,wonder how wolves and coyotes make due?
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/15/21, 01:32:35 PM
Never ever gave my dogs those pig ears. The seeds he's eating are fresh laying on the snow.  Trying to keep him from doing it, but he listens like kids. :confused: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/15/21, 01:38:05 PM
used to give ourd those smoked pig ears, they loved them... 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on February 02/15/21, 01:55:41 PM
Never ever gave my dogs those pig ears. The seeds he's eating are fresh laying on the snow.  Trying to keep him from doing it, but he listens like kids. :confused: :rotflmao:

Yeah no worries with the seeds in the winter just a fyi come summer,agreed mike,pups love those pig ears but time of year is everything,some pup's have a bullet proof stomach's some need a little extra attention what they eat.another buddy had a sick pup,wouldn't eat,just moped around,vet couldn't figure out what the heck until they did a x-ray then surgery as the pup had a huge mass in his stomach,turned out being box elder bugs mass about the size of a softball he said,caught my boy eating darn  box elder bugs last summer but he passed em herd stories of other dog's getting sick from box elders,dang pups if it stinks they'll eat it or roll in it.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/15/21, 05:43:10 PM
I bought one of those smoked pig ears once.  I got tired of my dog smelling like them.  I only get the rawhide bone things now.  Unflavored.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on February 02/15/21, 05:53:57 PM
We do the rawhides,  when the weather is nice they can lay outside and chew away. Although we do the ones with no knots, been twice I've caught em choking on em.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/15/21, 06:04:03 PM
My chocolate lab didn't do well with the rawhides. Had to really watch what we have her beyond the normal food we gave her.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/15/21, 07:01:04 PM
Cooper has gone through about 4 of the 6" ones so far.  I buy them 3 at a time.  When it is down to one of the knots on the end I throw them away.  Best doggy chew treat ever for me. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: fishwidow on February 02/15/21, 09:20:09 PM
My dogs get Bully sticks. Usually from Best Bully Sticks online. Gotta be the odor free ones though.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: markn on February 02/16/21, 08:53:55 AM
We do the rawhides,  when the weather is nice they can lay outside and chew away. Although we do the ones with no knots, been twice I've caught em choking on em.

 I quit giving my dogs pork chop bones (the curved ones) because I've had to dig two of them out because they were choking on them. Springers, smaller mouths.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/21, 08:55:13 AM
i might try those rawhides???????/ :scratch:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/16/21, 09:27:06 AM
I keep one on the table next to our chairs so when he is in our lap it is right there so he doesn't chew on us.  I never give my dogs bones neither.  Some scraps.  Cooper hasn't really learned what the scraps thing is yet.  I sneak them to Buddy.  Not going to last long though.  He is suspicious.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/21, 09:34:31 AM
 :rotflmao: shadow is all over the scrap thing. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/16/21, 09:47:09 AM
:rotflmao: shadow is all over the crap thing. :rotflmao:

fixed for ya!!  Gunner asked me to do it for ya!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/21, 10:05:28 AM
 :pouty: training-087 training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :fishing: :taz: :taz:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on February 02/16/21, 10:08:19 AM
:rotflmao: shadow is all over the crap thing. :rotflmao:

fixed for ya!!  Gunner asked me to do it for ya!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:                             
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/21, 10:11:36 AM
:rotflmao: shadow is all over the crap thing. :rotflmao:

fixed for ya!!  Gunner asked me to do it for ya!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:pouty: suppose iffin he asked you to run around Alex buck nekked you,d do that too  :confused: :scratch: :doah:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/16/21, 10:50:35 AM
:rotflmao: shadow is all over the crap thing. :rotflmao:

fixed for ya!!  Gunner asked me to do it for ya!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:pouty: suppose iffin he asked you to run around Alex buck nekked you,d do that too  :confused: :scratch: :doah:

naw he said that was going to be you!!!   :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/16/21, 10:51:29 AM
What?  Mike runs around naked in Alex???  That used to be such a nice town.  LOL  Well just back from town with the dogs.  First time at the bank with both of them.  The ladies there have been waiting to meet Cooper.  Went smooth.  They each got a dog treat.  SO yesterday I was on my laptop in the front room and printed out a lasagna recipe.  A minute or two later the wife tells me the printer is still printing.  ???  Cooper stepped on my laptop whilst I was doing the printing thing.  I now have 15 extra pages of lasagna type of things printed.  Glad the wife caught that when she did. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/16/21, 10:53:57 AM
well if ya printed an extra lasagna one mail it to me, I don't have a printer..   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/21, 11:17:17 AM
 :pouty:Yea got paper, a pen. :pouty: :crazy: :confused: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/16/21, 11:28:50 AM
you ever see my my writing!!??!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:  not the best :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/27/21, 09:58:45 AM
Here are a couple of pics from a week ago.  I'm just trying to keep up with Glenn.   
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/27/21, 10:01:27 AM
looks like the cat marked the top of his snout!!! 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/27/21, 10:03:41 AM
He starts a lot of trouble with Bob and Buddy.  Now and then they wack him.  LOL  He always goes back for more too. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/27/21, 10:19:37 AM
looks like the cat marked the top of his snout!!!

He does have a long cowlick on his nose too.  That may be what you see Mike. His hair is getting longer.  The Golden is coming out in him more each week. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on February 02/27/21, 10:47:53 AM
that's most likely it...    good lookin pup too!! both you guys got good lookin pups!!
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/27/21, 10:58:08 AM
That pic of him standing up is real deceiving too.  It makes him look stockier that he really is.  He is actually tall and slender.  I think that shadow on him makes him look thicker. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/27/21, 11:38:38 AM
 :happy1: :rotflmao: we gotta make a meet up this summer work. :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on February 02/27/21, 12:41:39 PM
We sure do.  I am so curious to see how they react to each other.  I would think they would smell or sense something. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/01/21, 07:52:14 AM
Good lookin pupper LPS,agreed I see the golden coming out,glenn's too,looks like cooper gets table scrapes... better get him on the tread mill and cut the snacks....lol hard not to spoil a pup tho,thanx for sharing the pic's fun watching  em grow up. Sure has a cute golden face. wonder if his nose will change color as he ages? goldens turn brown in the winter,black come summer,just curious I guess.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/01/21, 11:43:39 AM
We have a bird feeder on our deck railing.  It is about 15' from the window.  We get squirrels in it too.  Buddy used to get all excited about them.  He has caught a few of them.  Now we knock on the window so the squirrels get a head start to the nearest trees.  We have seen him catch up to them and then just slow down and let them go to.  Well the last few days Cooper is starting to get all excited when he sees one at the feeder.  Won't be long till he is in full squirrel mode. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/18/21, 12:31:24 PM
Here is Cooper this morning chewing on a shoe we gave him. 

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Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/18/21, 12:32:44 PM
I gave him some dog food with olive oil on it to lube him up and help pass the sock. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/18/21, 01:10:29 PM
  :happy1: good looking pup LPS!   :happy1: hopefully he can pass that sock. Maybe his stomach fluids can help break it down some.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/18/21, 01:26:52 PM
Soooooo   LPS are ya going clean the sock for your wife once it's back in the open air???     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/18/21, 01:29:13 PM
Soooooo   LPS are ya going clean the sock for your wife once it's back in the open air???     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:shocked:  :shocked: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

You gonna chew her out for leaving her socks laying around the house. :confused: :pouty: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/18/21, 01:43:49 PM
Soooooo   LPS are ya going clean the sock for your wife once it's back in the open air???     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:shocked:  :shocked: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

You gonna chew her out for leaving her socks laying around the house. :confused: :pouty: :rotflmao:
the dogs nose most likely couldn't handle LPS sock!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Jerkbiat on March 03/18/21, 02:07:10 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/18/21, 02:13:19 PM
Yes, yes and yes.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on March 03/18/21, 03:27:15 PM
Good luck lps, hopefully cooper passes the sock. Can't say I've ever been down that road,  usually just pcs of clothing they were chewing up.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Dotch on March 03/18/21, 03:57:11 PM
Hoping he passes the sock too Barry. Don't want to speculate too much but he's a good sized dog and it doesn't sound like it was a huge sock. Sounds like you've done what you can. Could end up like the cats when they used to eat the milk strainers. Sometimes had to pull them out of their @ss to finish the job for them but they went on through. And glenn tells me he can always use more socks!  :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/18/21, 04:46:00 PM
Hoping he passes the sock too Barry. Don't want to speculate too much but he's a good sized dog and it doesn't sound like it was a huge sock. Sounds like you've done what you can. Could end up like the cats when they used to eat the milk strainers. Sometimes had to pull them out of their @ss to finish the job for them but they went on through. And glenn tells me he can always use more socks!  :happy1:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :tut: :tut:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/19/21, 07:07:03 AM
friend has a st benard,young pup ate two socks they didn't know about,dog got sick,would'nt eat,vet visit x-ray dectected a big mass in the pup's stomach,surgery revealed the sock's,spendy deal.

can't/shouldn't let our pup's have our anything even if its old,they think whatever is laying around with our scent its open season.bad deal.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/19/21, 08:35:58 AM
I weighed him this morning.  53 lbs.  LOL  He is slim and trim too.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Cooperman on March 03/19/21, 08:47:02 AM
Hoping he passes the sock too Barry. Don't want to speculate too much but he's a good sized dog and it doesn't sound like it was a huge sock. Sounds like you've done what you can. Could end up like the cats when they used to eat the milk strainers. Sometimes had to pull them out of their @ss to finish the job for them but they went on through. And glenn tells me he can always use more socks!  :happy1:
We had a cat that ate the draw string from a sweatshirt hoodie. One day the cat walked by and I saw about 3 inches dangling from the cats a$$. I just grab it and pulled. Dumb animals.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/19/21, 09:39:57 AM
I have my eyes peeled.  Feeling like I may be helping some with the passing of the sock.  Hopefully today. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/19/21, 12:13:06 PM
Little rascal sure is growing up fast,like his cowlick like shadow cooper's golden is coming out,fun watching the boyz grow.thanx for sharing.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/19/21, 12:31:26 PM
LOL  That is a funny cowlick on his nose.  Was just talking to the wife and remembered we had a smaller lab named Willy a couple of dogs ago.  I had bought a half ham and it had a real thick rind on it.  I cut the rind off and threw it outside for him to chew on when he was out there.  I thought he would chew on it for a week.  This is a big chunk.  Darn near enough to make a football.  Well an hour later I went out to check the progress and it was already gone.  Willy ate it all.  I don't know how he swallowed it in one piece but he did..   We were worried.  He was uncomfortable for a few days and stink!!!!  He farted all day and night for 2 days.  Finally he must have pooped it out and I bet it wasn't fun neither.  Never did that again.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/19/21, 12:38:23 PM
LOL  That is a funny cowlick on his nose.  Was just talking to the wife and remembered we had a smaller lab named Willy a couple of dogs ago.  I had bought a half ham and it had a real thick rind on it.  I cut the rind off and threw it outside for him to chew on when he was out there.  I thought he would chew on it for a week.  This is a big chunk.  Darn near enough to make a football.  Well an hour later I went out to check the progress and it was already gone.  Willy ate it all.  I don't know how he swallowed it in one piece but he did..   We were worried.  He was uncomfortable for a few days and stink!!!!  He farted all day and night for 2 days.  Finally he must have pooped it out and I bet it wasn't fun neither.  Never did that again.
dat's funny!!  we had an english bulldog who once swallowed a sweet corn cob after the corn had been eaten...  soneone threw to him and like you we didn't watch him and poof gone!!!  2 days later it came back out the way it went in!!!  that poor dog was sure hungry after that, he didn't eat till then!!! 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/19/21, 12:43:52 PM
Ouch!!!
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/20/21, 01:46:37 PM
Well LPS  :scratch: are you proud grandparents of a new sock puppy, or would that be a relief of a sockey experience.  :rolleyes: :shocked: :confused:

Seriously hope he passes that without trouble.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/20/21, 02:37:56 PM
Haven't seen it yet.  He seems healthy and happy and eats his food good.  We are trying to watch him better to see if it passes but he was out in the pasture yesterday so who knows.  I keep waiting for him to trot up to the house with it hanging out of his azz.  Then the wife will have to help him.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/26/21, 11:12:32 AM
LPS, IS cooper shedding alot??? Man shadow is shedding like crazy.  :doah: I take him outside twice a day and get him with a shedding blade. I think I could make a pillow out of all the hair. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Boar on March 03/26/21, 11:21:54 AM
glenn its yu whos shedding quit blamin the dog..
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/26/21, 11:23:16 AM
glenn its yu whos shedding quit blamin the dog..
does he have enough hair to shed??????????   just askin..............
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/26/21, 11:27:53 AM
glenn its yu whos shedding quit blamin the dog..
does he have enough hair to shed??????????   just askin..............
nope... I don't. Well then again, maybe  :confused: just not on my head. :pouty: :confused:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/26/21, 11:31:00 AM
glenn,he's losing his puppy hair,be sure to brush his tail feathers down otherwise they'll wrap around the tail,same for his front legs brush horizontal away from the legs,it'll be over after about 5 days as long as you brush everyday,its a golden trait,did his nose turn brown over winter or stay black? golden's nose turn brown in the winter ,black in the summer,curious
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/26/21, 11:36:52 AM
Yea easier said then done. :doofus: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: he goes crazy when I try to brush him. :rotflmao: but Yea I try and hit him everywhere.

And his nose has been black all along do far.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/26/21, 12:27:08 PM
Cowboy up glenn,show shadow who's boss....lol,pretty sure that rack type deal you use pulls his hair that contarption is ment for short hair pups,even horses.my neighbor uses one on her horse.poor shadow now that dad's retired.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/26/21, 12:32:48 PM
Cowboy up glenn,show shadow who's boss....lol,pretty sure that rack type deal you use pulls his hair that contarption is ment for short hair pups,even horses.my neighbor uses one on her horse.poor shadow now that dad's retired.
oh I do plenty of that.... As he's laying on my lap AGAIN. :confused: :pouty: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/26/21, 02:55:30 PM
No Cooper doesn't seem to be losing that much hair.  I don't use those real sharp blades anymore.  We have a brush that you click it and the wires retract and the hair falls off the brush.  Love it and the dogs love to be brushed with it.  Our cat even likes it and it works great.  I don't think they like that real sharp thing you use.  Ours don't.  The one they love is called a self cleaning brush made by Pet Neat. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/26/21, 07:07:54 PM
Been using that shedding blade on all my dogs on occasion. It seems to work best on shadow right now.  He doesn't mind it he just wants to get at it and chew on it  :confused: :rotflmao:

The brush thing your using sounds like the thing they call the furminator. I have that and use it also.

I also using a brush, one side has nylon bristles other side fine wire bristles with a blunt point.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/27/21, 11:26:37 AM
We just did a walkabout and guess what we found.  A big turd with the anklet in it.  Looked fairly fresh too.  Finally passed it.  I see it had some rubber dots on the bottom for traction.  That may have been working against us as we waited the movement.   What a relief to us and to Cooper.   :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/27/21, 11:39:19 AM
did ya clean it for the wife???  I'm betting not!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/27/21, 11:46:36 AM
did ya clean it for the wife???  I'm betting not!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
NO DOTCH... he better not mail it to me either. :tut: :tut: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/27/21, 12:14:44 PM
LOL  She was the one who actually saw it first.  We both broke out laughing. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Dotch on March 03/27/21, 01:03:56 PM
I am relieved and happy for you. For Cooper too!  :happy1: The stuff they won't try to eat... :bonk:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/27/21, 03:10:03 PM
I am relieved and happy for you. For Cooper too!  :happy1: The stuff they won't try to eat... :bonk:
Yea me too.  And Yea they'll eat anything. :confused:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on March 03/27/21, 06:04:30 PM
That's great news lps!! Pretty scary what them youngsters can get in to.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on March 03/27/21, 06:58:53 PM
So at dinner tonight I mentioned what cooper had did, turns out a gal the Mrs knows their lab has had 3 surgeries cuz of eating socks, you did well lps!! Turns out they have ti keep the laundry baskets up high.. dang dogs.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/27/21, 07:18:27 PM
We now keep our closet door tightly closed.  So far he can't open it.  He is smart though so I hope he doesn't figure it out or I will have to put a latch on it.  He gets plenty to eat too.  He shouldn't be hungry. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on March 03/29/21, 01:32:56 PM
Its the little things in life that gives us joy enter pups pooping

,this has been a entertaining thread thanx guyz.


But yeah LP you dodged the bullet on this deal. lol.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/29/21, 02:31:33 PM
I told the wife that Glenn has been asking if I am going to give the sock back to her and she got a chuckle out of it.  She burned it in the fire she had yesterday.  GONE!   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/29/21, 04:05:59 PM
well LPS, i think my dog, your dogs brother  :rotflmao: just out did cooper the other day!!!!!!!! :doah: :doah:

so yesterday morning started out like any other morning, let shadow out of his kennel, i noticed he may have spit up something, he already rolled out what looked like a sock.  :confused: yep sure as hell, one of my wifes socks just like your wifes. it was all guey, slimy.  :doah: pulled out the blanket i laid in there to air out and dry out, sure as heck there was another one!!!!!! :doah: :confused: same condition....wet guey, slimy.   both hit the garbage.

so i think he ate them somehow and during the nite spit them back up. i know he didnt poop them out from what i could tell. but they were pretty gross.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on March 03/29/21, 06:45:44 PM
yup they are brothers for sure!!!   oh my puppies!!! got to love them!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on March 03/29/21, 06:58:48 PM
A few weeks ago we let him have the run of the house.  He jumps in bed between us and then migrates down to our feet.  Usually sleeps all night but I let him and Buddy out once in the night when they get my attention sometimes.  Pretty fun actually.     
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/13/21, 01:56:25 PM
Just got home from the Vet.  Here is how my boys looks now.  Like he was just in a prize fight with Rocky.  They neutered him too so poor guy.  They neuter by weight so I asked if they weighed him before or after they took his noogies.  She smiled.  It is how much juice to put them out for their size. 

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Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/13/21, 01:58:16 PM
They take out a slice of skin lower than the eyelid and then sew it up.  She said it will tighten up as it heals.  Looks painful.  May have to give him a Tylenol if it seems to bother him too much. Oh ya, he weighed 60 lbs.  Those other marks aren't from his skirmishes with Buddy.  Must have been a clamp to hold his head that made those two marks. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on April 04/13/21, 02:08:02 PM
one them pups heal fast...  he doesn't look to far out of it...
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/13/21, 05:33:23 PM
Lookin like he'd like get outside in that last pic to me. Good as new in a day or 2.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/21/21, 02:06:14 PM
LPS, have you moved on from the puppy food yet???? i just bought another 20 lb bag but am thinking of moving on to the maintenence

diamond brand soon. maybe even sooner, just start mixing the 2 until the puppy version is gone.

our vet said from 9 months to a year you could switch them over??? they'll be 6 months old on the 26th, next week????????/  just curious as to your thoughts or your plan ??????
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/21/21, 02:20:54 PM
Just had Cooper neutered and had his eyelid operated on last Wed.  I asked them and they said it is ok to feed the large breed puppy stuff until they are 8 or 9 months old.  Then go to the adult stuff I guess.  So I think I will order another bag of the puppy stuff.  I get 40 lb bags.  Getting low on this bag so will get one more of them.  Good that our Vets said about the same thing. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/22/21, 07:10:09 PM
 :confused: :banghead: well LPS, cooper needs to catch-up. :confused: my wife said shadow chucked up a glove I was missing. Then he chewed one of the fingers off the other one. :doofus:

They weren't expensive gloves, just those thin brown garden type glove, but they were brand new. :doah:

Not only that the dipshait eats the shelties poop besides. Grrrr. training-087 training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on April 04/22/21, 07:25:49 PM
:confused: :banghead: well LPS, cooper needs to catch-up. :confused: my wife said shadow chucked up a glove I was missing. Then he chewed one of the fingers off the other one. :doofus:

They weren't expensive gloves, just those thin brown garden type glove, but they were brand new. :doah:

Not only that the dipshait eats the shelties poop besides. Grrrr. training-087 training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz:

wait til he chunks up on you sitting in your chair!!!!  oh my!!!!! 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/22/21, 07:46:56 PM
:confused: :banghead: well LPS, cooper needs to catch-up. :confused: my wife said shadow chucked up a glove I was missing. Then he chewed one of the fingers off the other one. :doofus:

They weren't expensive gloves, just those thin brown garden type glove, but they were brand new. :doah:

Not only that the dipshait eats the shelties poop besides. Grrrr. training-087 training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz:

wait til he chunks up on you sitting in your chair!!!!  oh my!!!!!
:confused: :tut: :tut:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Dotch on April 04/22/21, 09:43:07 PM
You need some more sheep poop glenn? Dogs love it!  :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/22/21, 09:59:06 PM
You need some more sheep poop glenn? Dogs love it!  :happy1:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: Yea, no thanks  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on April 04/23/21, 07:09:21 AM
LOL  glenn just wait the first time shadow finds a dead fish wilst out snooping along the shoreline at your cabin,they always gotta do the tuck n roll. Or greeen deer scat,fresh and steamy.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/23/21, 08:14:41 AM
LOL  glenn just wait the first time shadow finds a dead fish wilst out snooping along the shoreline at your cabin,they always gotta do the tuck n roll. Or greeen deer scat,fresh and steamy.
:pouty: :pouty: to late he did that yesterday to when i took the boat down to the river access here in town!!!!!!! :doah: he found a dead catfish skull!!!! and quess what.......yep chewing on that!!!!!! :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/25/21, 08:26:08 AM
LPS, i made reference in the good morning thread that leads me to believe you do not kennel cooper up at night???? does he behave at night??? i'm afraid yet that shadow might chew on everything thats loose in the house, or crap and pee during the night even though he hasnt done it but once since we had him. and that was up north the very first night and who knows what he consumed that day????? :doofus: :doofus: :bonk:

because it stunk......like bad......throw away his blanket i put in the kennel bad!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 08:56:10 AM
LOL  ya what they eat sure makes a difference doesn't it?  I wondered what you were doing with Shadow.  We went shopping over a month ago and left him loose in the house.  It was already fairly dog proofed. ??  Kind of.  We have our slippers and shoes in the porch protected with a child gate.  Well he did fine.  So then we left him longer when we went on a longer day trip.  Pretty much ok.  So now we never put him in the kennel.  It is where we store his toys and he pulls them out to play with them.  He jumps in bed with us now and after a few minutes he lays by our feet.  If he jumps down we let him be.  If he needs to go out during the night he comes and whines quietly next to my head so I get up and let him out.  Works great!  I think we found a pee spot or two as this was developing but no big deal.  The wife got this spray that she sprays on it whilst cleaning it up and leaves no stains.  Haven't had an accident in a long time now.  We sure love him.  He gets kind of rowdy at times but is a great dog.  When he wants out we just let him out.  Sometimes Buddy goes out with him.  He doesn't go far from the house, yet.  Always comes back in after not too long or we go out and check him out.  Usually chewing on a piece of wood from the woodpile.  He learned that from Buddy.  I got screen guards for the screen doors on the camper.  Will get them in this week.  He scratches on the sliding door here when he wants out during the day or does his whine thing.  He is pretty vocal.  Kind of nice. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 08:58:11 AM
Looking forward to seeing you at our camping spot.  Too bad Gunner won't be around. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/25/21, 08:59:49 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: damn, shadow must be his brother...........does ALOT of the same things.  :rotflmao: we've let shadow loose in the house on short trips.....just not so sure about overnight yet. be nice to get rid of the kennel though!!!!! :doah:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/25/21, 09:00:29 AM
Looking forward to seeing you at our camping spot.  Too bad Gunner won't be around.
yeppers...same hear.......i'll even bring the old sheltie with!!!!!!!!!! :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 09:23:58 AM
I've been trying to get him around more people cuz he barks some and pees when he gets excited/scared.  I use the FedEx and UPS people as training people.  LOL  He hasn't been around any other dogs and that is exactly what he needs now.  Will be good for him.  Buddy gets a little grumpy but is a real nice dog so we will keep him tied up or in the camper until we get all greeted.  Will be a fun deal. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 09:31:28 AM
Has Shadow ever met another dog?  I am curious to see if the know they are brothers when they meet. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/25/21, 10:18:37 AM
Has Shadow ever met another dog?  I am curious to see if the know they are brothers when they meet.
oh yeah. And he has no problems visiting people. Sometimes to friendly. Yea should be interesting, looking forward to them meeting up. :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/25/21, 12:12:30 PM
Looking forward to seeing you at our camping spot.  Too bad Gunner won't be around. 
When you plannin on doing this? Next weekend? Think we'll be back up by the 3rd or 4th.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 12:13:37 PM
This coming weekend Gunner. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/25/21, 12:17:09 PM
 :pouty: Too bad, sounds fun!! :scratch: Maybe another time.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/25/21, 12:20:42 PM
Ya too bad Gunner would have been fun to see you again.  I will have some beer there too.   :sleazy:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/25/21, 01:19:54 PM
 :scratch: Not so sure you should count us out yet. :tut: Brother has some warranty work on his car scheduled for Thursday. Nothing keeping us here after that, have to see what the weather looks like.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/28/21, 08:45:16 AM
It's a done deal, he changed the mail yday. We're headin back up early Friday, so I should be able to make it this weekend. :happy1: :cool: So what's the plan?  :scratch: I would imagine early PM Saturday is best for everybody. Noma Lake campground? :confused:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/28/21, 08:49:57 AM
It's a done deal, he changed the mail yday. We're headin back up early Friday, so I should be able to make it this weekend. :happy1: :cool: So what's the plan?  :scratch: I would imagine early PM Saturday is best for everybody. Noma Lake campground? :confused:
I thought of being up there by 1 ish??? I'm open though.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/28/21, 09:00:30 AM
Sounds good to me, looked @ Google Maps & it doesn't look like it's more than 13-14 miles from your place. See if I can't be to your place ~ 1 or a little earlier.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/28/21, 09:22:36 AM
Sounds good to me, looked @ Google Maps & it doesn't look like it's more than 13-14 miles from your place. See if I can't be to your place ~ 1 or a little earlier.
works for me. You can ride in the back with shadow. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :mooning:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Gunner55 on April 04/28/21, 09:25:36 AM
 :tut: :mooning: :pouty:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/28/21, 09:28:54 AM
:tut: :mooning: :pouty:
:super smiley: :nerd: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on April 04/28/21, 09:36:50 AM
Sounds great Gunner.  1 sounds good to us.  Looking forward to seeing both of youse. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/11/21, 07:40:21 AM
Well we had another dog disagreement this morning.  Cooper just pushes Buddy and bumps him to control what he does and finally Buddy gets tired of it and lets him have it.  Happened this morning in the bedroom.  Just going to get up and all hell breaks loose.  Sounds a lot worse than it actually is.  All is well now and Cooper is being nice to Buddy again.  No new nicks on him. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/21, 07:46:59 AM
Well we had another dog disagreement this morning.  Cooper just pushes Buddy and bumps him to control what he does and finally Buddy gets tired of it and lets him have it.  Happened this morning in the bedroom.  Just going to get up and all hell breaks loose.  Sounds a lot worse than it actually is.  All is well now and Cooper is being nice to Buddy again.  No new nicks on him.
  :rotflmao: dogs must be on the same wave length!!!!!!! :bonk: :bonk: :doah: my 2 where at at this morning to!!!!!!! :confused: unfortunately the 14 year old sheltie doesnt have much for teeth up front so its like she just gums him and doesnt phase him.  :banghead: :banghead:

i even had to get out the collar yesterday.....shadow was a little snot.  :doah: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/11/21, 07:49:01 AM
I told the wife that Shadow has been a terror the last few days too.  Same as Cooper.  Interesting.  They are both outside like best friends now. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/11/21, 12:02:54 PM
I didn't bring Cooper or Buddy on the Sturgeon adventure.  He evidently got mad and got up and took a full loaf of bakery bread off the counter and he and Buddy ate the whole loaf.  He also took the wash rag off the sink.  He is in his kennel now.  No noon meal for him today.   :angry2:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on May 05/11/21, 12:14:11 PM
LPS....kids eh? he'll suck up to dad later,that's what they do....pretty soon if not already he'll mope around with his "guilty" look and crawl up in your lap,and of course you'll give in.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/11/21, 12:35:45 PM
We are at that stage now Snow.   LOL
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on May 05/11/21, 01:03:50 PM
lol,little shete head has your # already,you and glenn both ,couple softies.I ain't any better infact even tho my boy get's the hair on my neck to stand up when he miss behaves I understand that's what golden retrievers do,they get in to trouble,my boy is 8 years old and acts like a pup still,sunday he was chasing a butterfly for cripes sake...lol
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/11/21, 05:51:09 PM
Good for him.  Must make him happy.  Sounds like a puppy thing.   :happy1:  Dogs that know how to push our buttons are usually pretty smart dogs.  They are reading us as much as we read them.  I like that.  Most of my dogs have just turned out to be great dogs and great friends. I used to put a lot of effort into making a hunting dog because my passion was field geese and ducks on water.  Had a 16' johnboat with a 25 Yamaha.  Was great to bring dogs in it.  The dogs all got good doing both types of hunting too.  I kept if fun but also serious.  We all loved it.  Now my dogs only purpose is to be my friend and to be as respectful of me as I am with them. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: fishwidow on May 05/11/21, 07:31:09 PM
Good post. You hit the nail on the head as far as my dog experience goes
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/12/21, 02:11:38 PM
His first boat ride. He found his spot to sit.  Right by the motor. 

(https://tinypix.top/images/2021/05/12/fRhXF.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/fRhXF)
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on May 05/12/21, 02:20:35 PM
and he didn't jump in???  cool!!   :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/12/21, 06:34:15 PM
He got up and down from there a few times.  Got pretty comfortable so I just left him alone to figure it out.  You can see the slot on the white cutting board material.  I open that and there is a stainless steel sink.  Good for cut baits for trout or catfish and I can put my crawlers in there on ice to keep them cool.  Also a wash down hose right below it so I can wash my hands there too.   :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: Bobberineyes on May 05/12/21, 06:43:09 PM
Looks great lps!
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/21, 11:29:24 AM
Dang LPS, how long did he sit there?? Only time shadow might sit still is if he's sleeping???🥴 :confused: :rotflmao:

And he looks to be bigger than shadow.  :scratch:

That collar looks green  :scratch: hope that's not a packers collar. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on May 05/13/21, 11:49:48 AM
Good lookin pup LPS,suprised he'll hang with ya after you had him snipped,lol I would piss on your leg for starters.... thanx for sharing his first boat ride,they grow up fast.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/13/21, 11:57:41 AM
Thanks all.  I just let him sit there when I am idling around.  When I get moving he gets right up front to feel the wind in his hair.  Like I used to.  LOL  I feed him 4 1/2 cups of food a day Glenn.  So 1 1/2 morning, noon, and supper time.  Per what the bag says.  When they get 8 months we start backing it off some.  By then I may start him on the adult food.  When I am done with this 40 lb bag I will do that.  I will get Buddy adapted to the same food.  Doing 2 kinds is way too much stress.  LOL  I used to have these lure wraps that I could put on my lures so they don't tangle and I need to buy or make some so I can wrap my crankbaits before he grabs one.  He keeps handing me my bags of Berkely plastics that I forgot I even had.  He found them.
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/21, 12:24:32 PM
I have a 5 gallon bucket left of the large breed puppy food yet. I made the executive decision that when that is half gone, I'm going to mix that with the maintenance dog food and when that's gone it will be all maintenance dog food.

I feed him 2 cups twice a day, plus whatever the hell else he eats I don't know about. :confused: :pouty: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/16/21, 09:06:44 AM
Here is a better pose from Cooper.  He does spend a lot of time up there.  Just watches the geese, gulls and other boats go by. 

(https://tinypix.top/images/2021/05/16/iG9YL.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/iG9YL)
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/21, 10:25:59 AM
That's cool. I can't imagine mine sitting that still. :pouty: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/16/21, 11:23:06 AM
I do have the advantage of him watching Buddy do things and then he does it too.  That really helps. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/21, 05:14:40 PM
I'm still trying to figure out if that's a green bay Packers collar on him??? :scratch: :scratch: :evil: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/16/21, 05:41:26 PM
Absolutely not!!!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: It is a Remington collar that I had on my yellow lab about 3 dogs ago.  Just thought Cooper should wear it.  Willy is buried on the south side of the maple tree in the yard.  Sammy is on the north side.  Cooper will be either east or west.  Depends on where Buddy goes. 
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/21, 06:21:51 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

Yea Gunner was afraid to ask. :confused: :evil: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/22/21, 09:48:25 AM
So the last couple of weeks Cooper has been getting things off the counter and the kitchen table when we are gone.  We have magazines and mail there usually.  Things to read when we eat.  Well the wife just went to get us Subs for brunch and I get on here to check out the weather radar.  Buddy is right next to me so I am petting him as I look at the screen on the computer.  I hear a slight noise and here Cooper is 15' from me and he is walking around on the kitchen table.   :confused: :confused: :crazy:   I yelled and him and he jumped right off of it and came to schmooze me out of being mad at him.  LOLOL  We have been putting him in his kennel when we leave now.  He used to be real trustworthy.  I spose he is big enough to do those things now.  SO I think when the wife walked out the door and I'm not making noise here that he biffed me even being here.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  He really jumped when I yelled at him.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/22/21, 10:44:58 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: shadow hasn't done that yet. :rotflmao: but just about everything else  :confused: :doah: :confused:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/22/21, 07:43:31 PM
Or how about this.  I love the guy and he is pretty darn smart but!!!  We are in the garage.  It is a two garage door setup.  They are both open.  The walk in door is not quite closed so I go to close it.  It is right next to one of the open garage doors.  Cooper followed me to the walk in door and wanted out.  I opened it and he ran out the door.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/22/21, 07:50:59 PM
Or how about this.  I love the guy and he is pretty darn smart but!!!  We are in the garage.  It is a two garage door setup.  They are both open.  The walk in door is not quite closed so I go to close it.  It is right next to one of the open garage doors.  Cooper followed me to the walk in door and wanted out.  I opened it and he ran out the door.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: Yea they can act pretty goofy at times
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: snow1 on May 05/25/21, 12:02:34 PM
My boy has been a handfull lately like cooper and shadow,must be in the golden retiever genes?.last night grilled up a couple bugers for supper,had a pale of good old fashion potato salad on the counter,sealed up in tupper wear,sliced a couple hot pickles to add to the salad,darned pup nailed to the potato salad,got the tupper wear lid off,ate all the salad and even the sliced pickles by the time I got back in to the house with my burgers,bet he had/has the shetes all day.would serve him right,
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: mike89 on May 05/25/21, 12:26:47 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Cooper
Post by: LPS on May 05/25/21, 03:48:12 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :confused:  Must be the moon phase we are in now. Can't be our dogs can it?