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Old 05-04-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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You get the dog and about 4 years later God gives you the brains to go with that dog. Have patience and a good obedience class.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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http://www.jamesdaddio.com/marketing-photos/muddy%20waters_1866.jpg (broken link)We have always guessed that out dog Muddy Waters was a Lab English Pointer mix we now have no doubt seeing the other photos.. Great combination for temperament, and field and stream activities pointers are affectionate and labs are labs just nice guys. I will try to post his photos.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Default lab/pointer mix?

We are the proud owners of an 18 month old, all black, off the wall, pup that we acquired from the county rescue shelter (say pound). Upon picking her out at the shelter, we were afforded a chance to become acquainted in a small visiting area. She went crazy. She was jumping, running, climbing, licking - all of it on top of us. After a few hours (minutes) my wife stated that she is "just the dog for us." Keep in mind that we are both in our 70s, retired, and maybe not too bright. We took her for a get acquainted walk and decided that her name would be Ms. Maelstrom. We of course took her home.

Initial training was on a retractable leash on our ten acre wooded homesite during which time she tested the tensile strength of the leash as well as my right arm. We have found that "cookies" are a great tool in the training process. After a month we decided to take the plunge and let her go off the leash. This was a traumatic moment since we knew that she was a runaway and we did not want to lose her. We devised a procedure where my wife and I stood about 100 yds. apart and allowed her to run between us when we called and receive a treat. She would make the trip over 20 times before slowing down.

She is now off the leash after six months and tears through the woods on her own at 90 miles an hour. She is a delight to watch, but her tail can be lethal when she does her "flybys".

Some antics in the house have required us to block off some rooms with plywood when we leave her. We came home at one point and found articles on top of the refrigerator had been rearranged as well as all countertops and tabletops. She has dispersed a 5 lb. bag of flour, a quarter lb. of butter and a bowl of proofed yeast among other things.

All in all as she slowly gets US trained she is becoming the dog we were looking for. She is affectionate and best of all she sleeps on my feet.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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I have a 9 week old lab/pointer mix. His name is Boxer. Very sweet dog, my 3 year old daughter loves him they play so cute together. Ive read these dogs are smart. Well he hasnt been doing so good with puppy pads. Ive tried everything please help!! We have been putting the time in for him to know what they are. He refuses to go on them. Sometimes I will catch him going right beside the pad, then he will look at me and run to his bedroom. I could use some advice from owners who have a puppy lab pointer mix. Thanks in advance. God bless.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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9 weeks is too young IMO to expect a puppy to use puppy pads 100% of the time. Do you have a yard? If so, I'd train him to go in the yard rather than use puppy pads. My German shepherd did the same thing when she was a puppy, she'd go right beside the pad. He doesn't understand he needs to do on the pad. He may not like the way it feels. She never did figure it out.

Even if he does figure it out at that age he won't get it 100% of the time. You might have more luck starting a new thread with housebreaking in the title.

Good luck.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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I have a 9 week old lab/pointer mix. His name is Boxer. Very sweet dog, my 3 year old daughter loves him they play so cute together. Ive read these dogs are smart. Well he hasnt been doing so good with puppy pads. Ive tried everything please help!! We have been putting the time in for him to know what they are. He refuses to go on them. Sometimes I will catch him going right beside the pad, then he will look at me and run to his bedroom. I could use some advice from owners who have a puppy lab pointer mix. Thanks in advance. God bless.

What do you mean "tried everything"?

That's a big dog why are you using puppy pads when he has no idea what you want.

Walk him outside every four hours.

He should NOT BE RUNNING "to his bedroom" are you yelling at him????

Don't. It's your fault not his.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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I have 2 GSP's and a Weim. All rescues. One was abused. Don't yell at the dog and scare him. Mine never used puppy pads. No matter what you do, your pup will not be perfect at 9 weeks old. I never used those pads for any of my dogs. Always though they were gross.

Put a bell in the dog's reach on the door you use to take him out to potty. Every time you take him out, ring the bell. Carry treats. Every single time he potties outside make a huge deal out of it. Treats, petting, and praise. Every time the dog takes a nap he has to potty immediately when he wakes up. He must potty after eating too. He does give you clues. If you see him sniffing, take him out. Watch and learn his signals. Your dog wants to please you. Before you know it he will start ringing the bell himself to go out.

Crate training is a great help too. Keep the crate next to you and watch him. MOST dogs will not potty where they sleep. He will let you know when he needs to go.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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No I am not yelling at him maybe its because he know what he did wrong
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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Default I think she may be a sibling!!

Hi There!

I was recently looking on google images to try to see what breed my dog Otis most looks to be, and your images here popped up and boy they look like they could be twins! We also rescued ours. I would love to find out if this could be true! Any lab/english pointer owners out here--HELP!-img_0895.jpg
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Puppies just do this stuff. I have raised several GSP's and if you are not entertaining them, they will amuse themselves...inappropriately. Usually it stops soon after they are 2.
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