Sorry, I haven’t kept up with this. Elsie turned 1 in April. She is a fun dog! If you’ve never had a lab, you should think about getting one! Never a dull day!
She is a very typical lab. Social, friendly, a little goofy and into everything! She loves everyone! We go for our daily walks, and many days a week we also go to the dogpark. She plays nicely with every dog we meet. She likes to run and chase, but gets frustrated quickly if she can’t keep up. It’s really cute to watch her at the dogpark – she is one of the greeters. When she sees a dog coming up the walkway, she runs to the gate to greet them!
Elsie is really good on walks. She likes to walk slightly ahead of me, but she doesn’t pull. We need to stop and sniff and smell everything we pass. If a dog goes by on the other side of the street, she nods to say hello and we continue on our way. She is not dog aggressive at all, even when other dogs bark at her. Sometimes she will bark back and then move on.
Elsie enjoys meeting people along the walks. She sometimes barks at them, but its not in a mean way. I think she is saying HELLO! She gets comfortable with the people pretty quick. As a lab, she needs to carry things on our walks back home. I use to bring her collapsible bowl, and that’s what she would carry home, but now I don’t bring that with us. She knows how to drink from the water bottle, so I just bring a bottle that carries that home for me. Its her ‘job’.
I love Elsie so much! She is turning into a wonderful dog and I look forward to coming home to her each day!