You know how something obvious can be right in front of you but you don't see it for what it is?
Well, today, I don't know why, I saw a new trait in Charlie. I would bet a small amt that Charlie has Pointer in his DNA.
I was in front of him, when usually off to his side, or behind him when he is refusing to get his ball.
It is hard to fathom Charlie not liking his poop. Perhaps he doesn't. But when I turned to look at him from the front - his ball closer to me with his poop closer to him..... I was shocked to see he was so intense & focused on his ball. It was in a blink I saw what Charlie was doing.
In fact he doesn't just do it after going. He does it when his ball is in a place he doesn't want to go in to. Under trees with thick growth, under the berry vines, by the trash can, etc.
Could I be right? Do Labs do this instinctively? Or are they trained to do it?
In all the years I've had him I never saw his reluctance to get his ball as anything but not wanting to get near his poop. That I had a finicky dog.
Roflol... at least he developed this behavior since moving here. No balls in Dallas.
What do you think?
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