I present to you: Myrtle

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Fantastic! Win-Win deal!!
 
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:D :up: Judging by that facial expression of complete attention and focus, I think it's gonna be a great time learning about each other.

Congrats on the new addition to the family, looking forward to seeing pics of you guys playing and enjoying each other's company.
 
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I was certain it was going to be a turtle, but this is better. :up:
 
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She's a beautiful dog! Hell yeah!
 
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she is beautiful, her eyes are so bright and alert, she will learn a lot of things easy.
she will have a wonderful home and lots of love.
take care
 
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She is a chocolate lab, about 50 pounds.
She is a quick learner and already knows a few things like sit, down, come and stay.
As most labs, very food driven, so she will be very easy to train.
Very mild and gentle.
The previous owner lived in a ranch style house, so she is not use to the stairs and didn't want to go upstairs.
When I went up and asked her to come up, she just stood there barking for me to come down.
I know she slept on the bed with owner and likes to be right next to you, so I may have to sleep on the couch tonight (unless she decides to come up).
Will try to use food to get her to follow me upstairs to bed, but I'm not going to force her to do anything she doesn't feel comfortable doing first day with us.

She is on the floor next to me right now, fighting to stay awake. :lol:
 
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Looks like a great dog- good for both of you.:D
 
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"Who rescued who?" Best bumper stickers, ever! Here's my rescue...exotic brindle highlights throughout her 'flat coat'...9 years old, BEST DOG...
 

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Dogs reflect their owners. Myrtle is going to be a great dog.
 
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May she be the best daughter you and Deb ever have!
 
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...looks like she has some pit' in there...good looking dog...
 
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Super cute pup. Try walking her up the stairs on a leash. You shouldn't need to drag her up, just walk her around on the leash on the first floor a bit and then just go up there stairs without hesitation. Worked for my dog when I first got her.
 
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Good going MR.

I knew you'd get a new buddy.
 
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She didn't care for thunderstorms we had last night, but fell asleep around 10pm and slept all night.
I woke up at 4am and took her outside.
She did her business and went back to sleep (still sleeping now)

Today we start the training to go up the stair, because I'm not sleeping on the couch forever.

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Once a dog really connects to you, they would walk thru fire to be with you. Just take a bit of time.

One of my dogs climbed a ladder to be with me on the roof. No prompting or calling from me, just did it all on his own. It surprised the shit out of me. Had another dog get on the second story roof of a house I was living in and came to the bedroom window to see me. I thought I was trippin'! I never trained scooter dog to ride, she just jumped on one day. When they want to be with you, they'll find a way and do it.

By the way, I could sleep in my recliner all night.
 
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When I'm sitting at my desk, my little dog has to get on the desk and either bother me or just look out the window. He's trying to like my face now. Yuk!
 
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She doesn't bark much, but when she does it does have a twang to it. :lol:

Wife was able to get her to almost make it upstairs with chicken treats. Just two steps short.
We will try more later, don't want to push, since she is still getting use to us, the house, the yard, etc.
 
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She will soon wear out the carpet on the stair treads....nuthin to it...
 
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She looks great.. And is making fine progress into you and Deb's hearts.. :)
 
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You just wanted her because she has a "Y" in her name. :)

Hi Mirtle!
 
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...who gets her when you die...???...
 
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A lady friend I know who lives in an apartment just got herself a Great Dane puppy.
She lives on an Uber income.
Has three kids with a somewhat deadbeat ex.
She has obviously not thought this through.

A great dane.
On a wal mart budget
In a freakin two-bedroom apartment full of kids.

That dog will get love.
But it'll be misguided love.
And not enough for that poor dog.
 
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So last night right before bed time, I decided to try one more time to get her to come upstairs.
I had small pieces of hotdog placed on each stair and she would make it almost to the top, but would stop just a few steps short, turn around and go back downstairs.

I decided that she needed a few more days to get comfy with us and the house, so came up upstairs to kiss wife goodnight.
As I turn around to get back downstairs, there she is, just standing behind me. :smile2:

She had to smell everything for about 30 minutes, but did great and spend all night sleeping with us upstairs. :up:

This morning I got up and took her outside to do her business.
I had to piss as well and when I was done, I couldn't find her. :confused:

Went upstairs and there she was, sitting next to the bed with wife still sleeping. :razz:

Next test was this morning, when I had to leave her alone at home, while I left for 3 hours to go take care of my father-in-law.
No accidents in the house and she was really happy to see me back. :up:

We went for a nice walk around subdivision and now she is thinking about taking a nap...
 
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Nice she is bonding so well.
Makes me smile to read these updates Yury.
 
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Best thing about adult dogs.. training goes WAY faster then puppies. Just keep building confidence in her just the way you are doing it.. before long she will come into the great dog that she is.
 
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...so how's it going over there...???...

...not a snake in sight I trust...
 
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is Myrtle still doing well? i just love your updates
 
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She adjusted real well.
She already claimed a chair in the front room, where she sleeps when we are gone.
When I'm home, she sleeps on her dog bed in family room.
At night she sleeps with me at the foot of the bed.
No accidents inside house, all her business is done outside.
She likes to play every evening and drags all her toys out.
We go on long walks every day and she does great. Only pulling when she sees people or dogs, because she is very friendly.
She is very gentle. All and all - good girl.
 
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thank you. it's so good to see she's happy and doing so well with yall.
i worried that she may be somewhat depressed or grieving from losing her former owner.
you and your wife's love, kindness and patience has done a world of good for her.
 
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...that is strange...did she have the toys before you got her...???...
 
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