I shared with many of you that last spring I had to have my yellow lab put down. This has left me with Asher (GSP) as a lone dog. I love having one dog so it's easier to take him places, but I hate it when I have to leave and he's home alone. I've gone back and forth the past few months on getting another dog.
well, today, a labrador retriever literally walked into my sisters house while unloading groceries. She put a picture on fb to try and find the owner. And sent me a picture since I'm the local dog person in the family. Needless to say, she found the owner or should I say caretaker. The son bought the dog, and doesn't have room or time for it, so his parents are keeping the dog until they find a good home. My sister told them I had come to see the dog and they said I could have him if I wanted him. He seemed to be a sweet dog and about 5 years old. He is an escape artist and I'm not sure what other habits he has.
I know this is debatable but he is a good looking fox-red lab with CKC papers. I've never adopted an older dog, I've always had a fresh trainable slate to start with. Asher is so well trained and smart that I'm worried about bad habits and training the 'possible' new/older guy. Any advice or experiences you could share?