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Old 06-11-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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Don't know if any of you remember my posts about Hobbs a couple years ago. He's the lab mix we adopted from the shelter. He was boney and acted as if he had been abused. He came with issues and the first week he bit my husband in the face. Well, Hobbs has turned out to be the best dog I've ever had--affectionate, overcame issues, great with kids & cats but he's no watch dog. He *never* barks when someone comes to the door but does bark in his sleep. Last week, he barked, to warn me of danger. We live in the country where I take Hobbs on long walks off leash. One morning he surprised me by a single, loud bark. He was alerting me to a rattlesnake coiled & rattling next to the path but he didn't approach it. Two days later, again, he let out one, long bark to alert me to a growling badger next to the path. Both critters could have hurt both of us but Hobbs warned me--I'm so proud of him!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I remember Hobbs and the incident that first week. Wow! He certainly has made a GREAT turnaround. What a good boy! Congratulations to both of you -- to you for teaching him right from wrong, and to him for being able to trust again.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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I remember Hobbs and the incident that first week. Wow! He certainly has made a GREAT turnaround. What a good boy! Congratulations to both of you -- to you for teaching him right from wrong, and to him for being able to trust again.

He just needed a lot of love.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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He just needed a lot of love.
I hope Mr. Hobbs got some treats for his good deeds!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Yes, I also remember Hobbs. I am so happy for him. Thank you for giving him your love and patience.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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I hope Mr. Hobbs got some treats for his good deeds!!
Of course! And lots of praise! Last week he was given a large, oven roasted elk bone.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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What a good boy! (Bit husband in the face???...) I hope husband appreciates his turnaround.
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