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Birthday/age: 1.5 yr (Aug 12, 2019)

Colour: Chocolate

Gender: Male

Weight: 70 lbs

Energy Level: High

Children: 12 +

Dogs: Prefer a home without 

Cats: Unknown (Not placing in a home with cats)

House Skills: Fine

Leash Skills: Pulls, will need some guidance

Car: Good

Fetch: Would love to try

Swimming: Would love to try

Hi, it's me Duke, I'm a 1.5 year old chocolate male with handsome good looks.  Now, before you go nuts about how cute I am, please read on, I'm more than a dog standing in front of a human, asking them to love him.

My past lacked the things that build the foundation us Labs need from day one but I'm only looking to a better future now.  I'm eager to learn and super food motivated but there are a lot of things that are still very new to me and you need to be prepared for that.   My laid back personality shines once I've completely settled and become accustomed to my surroundings and routine.

I walk well with a fancy front-clip harness.  I'm a star pupil in quiet settings which shows so much potential!  When there are more distractions like cars, people and normal life noises, I lose focus and become stressed, lunging at cars and barking.  This has improved since working with my current trainer and he has helped build my confidence.

I get excited to meet other dogs...they don't always like my exuberant, extra sniffy welcoming so best that I make friends once I've built a strong bond with my human who can read the situation for me.

It's so important that my new family understands that transitioning to a new home is stressful.  Sometimes uncharacteristic behaviour presents itself as a response.  Please give me time, as long as it  takes....weeks....months.  I have been known to counter surf, inspect the garbage (bathroom), steal Kleenex and put my mouth on things that I shouldn't during my transition period.   See me through it, I will do better.  I've gone through a lot of changes and need patience and respect while you guide me with positive encouragement.

I’m looking for a family that possesses the following traits:

  •  A single person or couple that can provide a quiet environment with fully fenced and secured yard with few guests visiting;

  • Commitment to continue working with my current trainer who’s techniques have resulted in positive behavior and understanding the ques that make me feel uncomfortable;

  • A home north of the GTA so I can continue my training with hands on approach while my trainer helps guide me and my new family;

  • A home with no kids, cats or dogs;

  •  An experienced Lab parent with a positive reinforcement training background would be ideal, and who will work closely with my trainer;

  •  And finally, a family that will enjoy lots of cuddle time and who will have patience in helping me be the best boy I can be.


Do I sound like the boy for you?

Love always,


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