It's Scooby Doo!

Scooby (formerly "Thrasher") was rescued by the nice people at the SPCA of Pinellas County.  We picked him out in January '99 and he has learned five commands already.  He's half Rottweiller, half Retriever.  Scooby weighs 55 pounds now (8 months old) and is expected to reach about 100+ pounds.

His first owner tied him up outside day and night, he barked a lot, neighbors complained and he ended up at the SPCA.  When we put him out to pee (or in his crate to sleep), he started barking incessantly, so we bought an Innotek BT-100A electronic collar from Altmoor - it worked GREAT!   If you decide to use one, get good instruction and follow the directions carefully.

Commands learned in the first two months: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel, Fetch ("get it").  Working on: Shake (shake off water) and Bathroom (do it now cause you won't get a chance later). To be done: speak (we worked hard just to get him to shut up first) and Up (climb).

scooby3b.jpg (7773 bytes)Posing in the bright sunlight.  It's hard to get a good picture of a jet black dog.

scooby2b.jpg (6199 bytes)Chasing his good friend Leon

scooby4d.jpg (11658 bytes) scooby5b.jpg (6517 bytes)Scooby and Leon both love the water, of course

scooby1b.jpg (7367 bytes)Scooby sleeping on his favorite toy.

scooby6b.jpg (4857 bytes) A good closeup of his face.

More pictures to come...

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