Meet harpo my guide dog!

Vorsia

Active Member
Yeah shopping and food shopping going to the kids schools even want to start a granola business.. soon as get stronger yes absolutely..
 

Reba

Retired Terp
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Good looking dog. I love Labs. I used to have two (a mother and son). Smart dogs. :)
 

Vorsia

Active Member
Good looking dog. I love Labs. I used to have two (a mother and son). Smart dogs. :)
He is so smart sometimes I think he is smarter then me lol .. he has me listening to him when we work together..
 

Rio

Patriots Rock!
Premium Member
Love labs ! He's gorgeous and smart too. He will assist you with every day life .
 

whatdidyousay!

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What a beautiful dog ! Labs are great dogs ! Are you going put a patch on your vest saying "Pleases Don't Pat Dog" ?
 

Audiofuzzy

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Luverly! Labs are friendly and smart :)
I am glad now you have your freedom back. How are your kids reacting to the dog? do they spoil him silly?

Fuzzy
 

dogmom

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:) <smiley face> Happy news, great dog! One of my first dogs some years back was a dear mellow soul of a Black Lab....
 

DeafDucky

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Awww black lab. He's adorable! One of my deaf-blind friends back in college had guide dogs. Her first was a yellow lab- after she retired, the next one was a black lab. I think the third one was also a black lab but never met the last one. Knew of one other deaf-blind woman at Gallaudet who had a black lab also.
 

Vorsia

Active Member
Awww black lab. He's adorable! One of my deaf-blind friends back in college had guide dogs. Her first was a yellow lab- after she retired, the next one was a black lab. I think the third one was also a black lab but never met the last one. Knew of one other deaf-blind woman at Gallaudet who had a black lab also.
Wow so got to see how they work nice he also is like my best friend..
 

sonocativo

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I got my wife a Black Lab puppy and gave it to her at our baby shower, Labs are very smart and gentle with kids, also get along with other animals.
I know service animals aren't allowed to be with other animals and not for family pets, But the Labs are a great breed and well rounded for the work cut out for them. You will love the gentle giant ! Beautiful dog you have.
 

DeafDucky

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Does he also pick up small items that you might drop ?
Guide dogs for the blind generally are not taught or trained to do that so... no. I don't recall Ripple or Darla doing that at all (and I was around both a lot).

I got my wife a Black Lab puppy and gave it to her at our baby shower, Labs are very smart and gentle with kids, also get along with other animals.
I know service animals aren't allowed to be with other animals and not for family pets, But the Labs are a great breed and well rounded for the work cut out for them. You will love the gentle giant ! Beautiful dog you have.
I think you are right that Service animals aren't to be around other animals or 'double' as a pet... I do know that once retired they can revert to being pets. Ripple (the yellow lab guide dog) was retired and went to live with a friend of the owner. Interestingly I know someone who had an American Eskimo as a pet but trained her as a hearing ear dog (she claimed to have done so...I'm not sure how much I believe it- never saw any visible evidence the dog acted as one...).

Labs are definitely smart... but Ripple was stubborn...she liked doing things her way on her "off duty" time (there's a story in there lol).
 

Vorsia

Active Member
My guide dog harpo will if I drop something his head down.. to kinda show me but not always nope if im lucky yeah .but he will not pick anything up ..
 
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