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htownjeep
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I quit buying the stuffed animals a long time ago.

Bought him something this yesterday (but it is purple/gold ). I bet it won't last too long though judging by all of the comments

I hate squeaky toys and it never crossed my mind!

Thanks to the suggestion about the bully sticks. Just ordered some on Amazon.






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CootKilla
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I adopted Bandit last spring. The same day I brought him home he started penning up my lab. You definitely have to let them know who is the alpha and make sure your wife and kids do too. My three year old carried around a piece of PVC pipe to pop bandit if he tried penning him up. Damn dog learned how to open the gate to his kennel. Even put a spring loaded clamp on the gate and he chewed it till it broke and opened the gate. I have an underground electric fence that is no match for him. He simply jumps over it and I have it where it starts from four feet away. Very smart dogs.






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tigers102886
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Ropes have generally lasted for me. I think maybe one has been untied by my dog. Mine likes Frisbees, so that's what I generally get.





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CootKilla
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I have a ten foot long rope I tie to my kids plastic alligator sea saw. Bandit drags it around the yard. I play tug a war with him. Ropes are definitely the best for him.





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TheWhizzinator
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Very loyal typically to one person the most and full of energy. My parents have one and that dog will play ball for hours. Can be very aggressive at times but overall a very sweet dog.





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meauxjeaux2
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I adopted Bandit last spring










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lsunurse
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This is our lab/blue heeler mix Payson




He was 100lbs in that picture. We've gotten him down to a healthier 80 lbs now. Awesome dog. He was pretty easy to train and has never demolished anything that was not one of his toys(even as a puppy). Very active dog and just like a lab, LOVES the water.


ETA: He can play ball 24/7; never tires of it. Also I cannot give my pug certain toys cause Payson will destroy them in like 5 minutes.



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hunt66
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Currently have a 15 YO red healer (red phase of the blue healer). Chewed and dug a bit as a pup but easy to train and great around children. Very smart and very loyal. Never strayed too far when at the camp or in the woods with me. Probably the best dog I have ever owned.

Start the training early and remmber that they are a hearding breed so very active. Enjoy!






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meauxjeaux2
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This is our lab/blue heeler mix Payson
Good looking pup.
What are his distinguishing features that sets him apart from a normal Lab?






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htownjeep
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Very active dog and just like a lab, LOVES the water.

I was skimming the pool yesterday and you could tell he was itching to just jump in. I'm anxious to see what he does with the pool but I'm not going to force him in it. I'm sure he'll be in there very soon...






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777Tiger
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Very loyal typically to one person

that's a fact, whoever it designates as "it," becomes absolutely shadowed and protected, in our case, my wife is it, and he's very protective of her, and always has to be right next to her, he even knows the sound of her car engine when it's approaching the house, and our neighbors have the same kind of car, they are really smart, neighbors too



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hunt66
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Best toy we had for ours was a 2 liter coke bottle with some rocks in it. As a pup she used to chase it all around - very fun to watch.





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lsunurse
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Only thing I can tell is his snout is more pointed than a lab. Otherwise he looks just like a black lab





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htownjeep
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My son just texted me and said that Cooper was sitting outside of his crate when he got home. And it's still shut. hmmmmm

Is he part Houdini as well?






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BayouBengal51
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I miss mine so much. Had to put her down 3 years ago.

They are super smart dogs. As others have mentioned they are loyal. I mean crazy loyal.

Years ago I used to run a small crawfish farming operation with my grandfather. I would drive my truck over to his place to get his 4x4 to go down to the fields to start work. Every day I would come back about 6 hours later and there she was. She would make the trek up the gravel road and be waiting underneath my truck waiting for me to get back.

As far as smarts go, if you keep toys in a particular location and they see where you go get it a few times, they will pick up on that and sometimes get the toy for themselves and even put it back when they are done.

Mine would always pull her ball and frisbee out of the basket and then I found her a few times dropping it back into the toy basket.

Awesome dogs and as soon as I'm able to find a place out in the country where I have land for one to play on, I'm getting another one.






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tigers102886
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No escaping experienced with mine. Mostly found her in her kennel like this when she was a pup:






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