Well she is not new new, she is 5 months old and a guy on post didnt have time or a wife that would help. I took the pup because I am an avid waterfowl hunter and cant refuse a pup that will end up going to the pound. So she is half english lab and half american lab, big blocky head. She also has a very mellow temperment until its time to play. Things that bother me are...has not been sociallized with dogs or many people, tends to cower even around my 6 year old Flat Coat with bad hips(moves slow and is always happy). Then there is the retriever drive I havent had her alone yet I officially take the dog tomarrow but the few times I have thrown a ball for her she would go to it pick it up and drop it. I fear that the dog has been slightly neglected because she is well behind in obedience. She also jumped when a little boy just had to pop a ballon.
On the bright side she does sit, almost stay, she is very intellegent..figured out how to open screen door, child safe cubberds and when and when not to play, she is very praise oriented.
I have been reading this forum alot the last week I know the resources available, books and some people/trainers(maybe wetlands out there in palmer?). Me being in the military and being a medic I cant leave a pup behind and am very dedicated. Any advice would be great I have email set up specifically for this. PM if you can or post on here. Thank you