Meet Olive! She is an adorable 15-week old Labrador Retriever puppy. Olive’s previous family reached out to WCLRR and asked us to help her find a new home. Olive is what we’d expect in a puppy. She chews on anything she can get into her mouth, including furniture, shoes, and plants. She will dig in the yard, nips at hands, arms and feet. In order words, Olive is a typical Labrador puppy. If you and your family are not prepared to work with a Labrador Retriever puppy, then Olive is not the dog for you.
Olive is learning to walk on a leash. Walking with another dog is helping her understand how to. She is 90% housebroken and will continue to get better. She is 100% crate trained and sleeps all night in her crate.
Olive needs the family with a “puppy-proofed home,” meaning all items off the floor, all items removed from tables. , Other items including electrical cords, should be secured so she can not chew them. All shoes, socks, laundry, anything that she can get in her mouth need to be securely put away.
Her family needs an abundance of appropriate chew toys for her. Nylabones and Kong’s are safe toys for her. Olive’s new family will need to commit to puppy training. Olive has already had some training and knows sit, down, and touch. She is an intelligent puppy who is eager to learn. Continued training will only help mold her into a good dog.
Because she nips, we can not adopt Olive into a home with small children.
She has not to be tested with cats. Olive gets along with other dogs, and another dog in her new home would be great to help her learn.
Puppies are a huge commitment that requires patience, understanding that things may get damaged by chewing or potty accidents. These things should pass as Olive matures and completes training classes.
WCLRR will adopt Olive on a spay deposit which her fosters representative will discuss with her new family.
Olive is currently on her shots and a healthy, beautiful puppy.