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Question by dj
Submitted on 9/22/2003
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We have a gentle, intelligent Chocolate Lab that recently has taken to constantly licking the back of our Silky Terrier's neck. They are best friends, but this behavior has us perplexed. Has anyone encountered this before, or is it compulsive/obsessive behavior?

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 10/12/2003
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One thing that you could do is TAKE IT TO THE VET. Serious problems like that should be taken care of immediately.


Answer by bean
Submitted on 1/21/2004
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if people keep complaning about choclate labs then they shoud not of gotten one.


Answer by lindsay
Submitted on 2/9/2004
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excuse us "bean" This is a q-a  page I don't think anyone is complaining.  Keep your wise *** comments to yourself


Answer by A.J.
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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Answer by Flames
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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Chocolate labs (at least mine) has a compulsive behavior problem brought on by boredom.  We were able to buy a video that she enjoys and whiles away her free time.


Answer by chick1
Submitted on 1/3/2005
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My  choc lab has slept with me ever since he was a puppy. now he takes up the whole bed. how do i get him off the bed without making him feel punished?


Answer by VohsK
Submitted on 1/16/2005
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For most animals reared in a home environment; they can become bored. Due to this boredom, the individual may develope a stereotopy, or repetitive behavior that they do in order to stimulate themselves. Other known stereotopies in canines include; overgrooming, licking, etc. I would trying interrupting your dog as soon as they start licking your other dogs neck. They have short attention spans so work the art of distraction.


Answer by Lab Lover
Submitted on 3/8/2005
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Some dogs do it to take care of other dogs problems and your other dog must really have PROBLEMS!!!


Answer by pgontv
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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What is the video of? I'd like to get flics for my little love.


Answer by rees
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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I am considering a Chocolate, My criteria for a dog is meddium size dog, male, short hair good w/ family. Is that possible to find? Is their any breeds / cross breeds that would be better choice?


Answer by Bailey
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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"Bean" needs to learn to spell also...


Answer by SDJ
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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Answer by crys63
Submitted on 9/26/2005
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just curious whats the name of the video?


Answer by Tay
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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I have an eleven month chocolate lab puppy. She is really good around kids and other
people and is very good in the house. We've had her for about one whole month and
she's only made two messes in the null null we go her. I don't see why any one
would not want a chocolate lab my mom,Dad,and younger sister LOVE her

                     TAYLOR EAGLES AGE 10.


Answer by Playtime
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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I have had a few labs the first 2 were black and the one I have now "REX" is a rescued chocolate lab and being 2 years old this week he has and is the best one yet.

My son and daughter also have black labs along with each having other mixed breeds to. My sons lab started licking their mixed breed dog and later it was found out that she had cancer and their lab from what the vet stated could smell the sickness and was trying to heal it the only way it knew how. I also have seen dogs that are ill like them-selves in area's that might have a tumor or a insect bite in that area. The best of luck what ever you find out but after many years of having labs and relatives also having them I personally feel the term "compulsive/obsessive behavior" is used to freely from my experience each lab regardless of color has its very own unic personalities like I mentioned "compulsive/obsessive behavior"  this term mentioned is used "in my opinion to often with no merit to back it up" to often come on we are not talking about a child that needs to see a head doctor here but the more this term is used without any merit the more of a bad rap labs get thats just not called for. Cheers to all, Jack-playtime

   (Without my Labrador I would not be me)


Answer by calvin's mom
Submitted on 3/25/2006
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I have a chocolate lab who likes to lick other dogs. He especially likes to lick our cat, and the cat doesn't mind either. In fact, they sleep together.  I think that it's just his way of communicating and showing affection. I just tell him "no-no" a few times an he stops.


Answer by chocolate fever
Submitted on 2/4/2007
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my chocolate lab Coco is a big lap dog
and cuddles with us in bed


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