This is the first time I've had a mixed breed dog. My Bella is currently 2 months old and an absolute sweetheart. I was just curious if there are any special tips to training/raising this breed.
CGC is basically a test to prove the dog has down the basic manners. Walk on a loose leash, sit on command, down on command, stay with a friendly stranger for 3 minutes without freaking out, let a stranger touch their ears, front feet and down their back to their tail, stay on command while the handler walks 20 feet away and back, walk nicely past another dog and handler (like passing someone on the street), let a person greet their handler without jumping or going nutso, and let a person pet them without jumping or nipping.Darkmoon: Yea, I had my first experience with the people judging the other day. I made the mistake of saying lab/pitt mix and I got the "look". hankfully many people dont see the pit in her yet, so I just say that she's a lab mix.
I've got her set up for obedience classes in two weeks. I've never heard of a CGC, but I will look into it. Thanks.
Definitely follow the above advice. Need pics like to see what the rascal looks like.I have a Lab/Pittie mix-I will NEVER call her silly names like "Labrabull" or "Pitador"! Sorry, big pet peeve of mine. Expect to have a very energetic dog on your hands. My dog was a big overgrown puppy for many years My suggestion would be to simply write Lab cross or Lab mix on any paperwork rather than Lab/Pit mix. That's what I do when I register my dog. No BSL in my area but I worry about it happening.
Your dog does not look like a pit/lab mix. Looks more like a beagle/lab mix.I have a Pitt/Lab mix, I was at the bark park when a gentleman told me. I was told when I rescued Chance he was a Pointer mix, I love him and he would have come home with me either way. I was told by my girlfriend who has a young son that the "dog" was not allowed at her home or around her son do to his mix. Chance is a wonderful dog, playful and full of energy. I run with him and send him to daycare one a week for socialization, everybody who works there tells me how playful and friendly he is. The stigma is exactly that; stigma! IMG_0121.jpg He makes me laugh everyday...thank you for creating the page.