First of all, buy your Lab a crate to confine her when she is indoors, for the times you can't watch her. That will take care of the "messes".
Secondly, call Animal Control and ask them to remove the stray male dog from your farm. I remember you saying that you have 2 horses, well I would be very concerned about having a stray dog in with my horses.
He could take up chasing them and run them through a fence or spook them as he runs in and out of the pastures. That stray dog needs to be confined, away from the farm animals.
Now, you said that you are going to get your dog spayed. Take her in and get her spayed. That will eliminate the chance of her bearing those unwanted puppies, when she is in fact too young. You sound like you are starting to accept her, even though she wasn't the type of dog you wanted to begin with.
If you truely care about your dog, take her into the vet and have her spayed, then you don't have to worry about losing her and the puppies, due to a premature pregnancy.
Again, she is not matured physically or mentally to bear a litter of puppies, she is a baby herself.
Hope that you will listen and please don't say I am being mean.
point being, you knew the male could come in and out, you knew she was in heat, and you put her out knowing he could waltz in at any time, instead of keeping her in and only putting her out when you can go out with her, that was irresponsible and the dog will be the one to suffer from it, dont be irresposible a second time, follow bassetts advice and have her spayed now
***Edited By: lpn169 on 7/27/2005 5:06:48 PM*** Reason: spelling
^^^Oh yeah, did that post have anything to do with dogs? And who was talking to you. Like I care what anyone thinks about my posts. I ain't gonna sit here and argue with you. What good does that do. I'm not going to get my blood pressure raised up over some piddley comment.
HorseLover, do you have enough room for a kennel? Put it on concrete or chicken wire so the grass pokes though, and put some on top so you know no dog will come climbing ar digging through.
Crates are nice, but ugh to the smell and cleaning if your pooch makes a "messy" accident. :) I did that for a year and it was not pretty. I think mine used to do it purposely and then roll in it from top to bottom LOL
When I got into a big house I put a kennel outside. My baby Novia refuses to leave it. I have to lock her out of it daily just to get her up and around. After she's locked out she runs around. It's funny how much she loves her kennel. :)~
I just went outside & played with her & my sis's dog ,i'm dog sitting him,. Well, Ellie, lab, has this toy that has a rope knot on one side & a tennis ball on the other. It was $0.99. So I threw the toy & They went to get it @ the same time. One dog was on each end & they were running all a round the yard like that. It was so funny to watch! Expeciley sence my sis's dog is a 10 pound westie pup, & Ellie is a 60 pound lab!!! LOL!
My husbands friend dog was hilarious to watch. He was a Boston Terrier, and he had a couple of Yorkies. He'd give his Boston the rope and one of the yorkies would grab a hold of the end and get shaken all around when the Boston would shake the rope. The yorkie loved it, he thought he was tough LOL :D
Zimus runs away from Novia while she tries to chase him down to get the rope. They look like furry bullets flying around the yard. It's pretty funny stuff.
And what? He/She isn't supposed to respect me? Who is he to me... just another person on this site with a opinon. There are people on here with some, and alot of helpful, useful information. And what is HorseLover? chopped liver?
I'm not showing disrespect. Give your opinion, but don't chew off the persons head, nails, and feet.
Btw HorseLover, if you have a kennel how is the stray getting to your dog?
***Edited By: BluHusky on 7/27/2005 5:56:40 PM*** Reason: I HAD TO ADD, I DON'T WANT TO STEP ON ANYONES TOES :)