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      Body slamming lab

      Never seen this before. An older guy brings 2 labs to the dog park. He has 2 yellows and one is a akc agility field breed yellow. His wife is big into the sport.

      This dog runs full speed jumps hits him.on the chest with all the 4 paws and takes off. He says he is field lab and is some agility show dog.

      Absolutely nutz. I freak out when this happens . Is that even normal .They both are on e collar and off leash but this person is in 70s .

      The yellow one below running in for her hit and run .

      Gigi is hanging out and took a pic.. so had to post her pic.

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      Sounds more like a flyball move but either way, dumb thing to let the dog do. Or I've seen something like that in videos of dogs chasing frisbees. I would avoid them. What if the dog decides someone else is fair game for that? Or the man falls or has a heart attack and you end up having to care for him? The dog could get hurt too.

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      I have seen lots of labs do this, it is one of the ways labs play, the body slam. Hemi does this to me. However, I am the only person he has ever done this too, he never gets that wound up without me. Of course I can take it I am more than double Hemi weight and in my late 40s. However, when they do this, you are prepared for it. It is not like they just do it random and they know your ready for it. But Body slamming is pretty common from Labs. Has nothing to do with agility or flyball or anything.

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      chili does this but we have taught not to touch us...so he just a jumpin jack now lol. bucking up and down like pogo stick.
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      You are pretty tall, Jeff. I think we need a video of Hemi running and jumping up to body slam you in your chest. Do you catch him?

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      Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
      chili does this but we have taught not to touch us...so he just a jumpin jack now lol. bucking up and down like pogo stick.
      Bear does the same thing.

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      No way could or would tolerate that. Another advantage to having older labs although some of them have jumped up, front paws, on me which I correct. Potion would jump straight up off the ground in front of me, never touching. I'd be flat out on the ground and don't thing my body could do many of those.
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      Body slamming is very common for Labradors. It's why a lot of other breeds don't like to play with them. That trait, and the fact that most Labradors have no sense of personal space. Many other breeds don't like their play style and only act that familiar with dogs that they either live with or have known for some time. Labradors tend to be in your face, instant best friends with all. Many guardian and herding breeds in particular will react with annoyance (or worse) when faced with a rowdy young Labrador who wants to play and doesn't understand when their new "friend" responds with barking and growling. I always watch my dogs' interactions closely with new dogs. I would never encourage my dogs to body slam me. It would take some management to make sure your dog doesn't equate being allowed to body slam you with being allowed to body slam just anybody. It's an accident waiting to happen.

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      it became an issue as a puppy and was quickly worked on as my inlaws and mom/dad are too old for this tomfoolery.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dxboon View Post
      Body slamming is very common for Labradors. It's why a lot of other breeds don't like to play with them. That trait, and the fact that most Labradors have no sense of personal space. Many other breeds don't like their play style and only act that familiar with dogs that they either live with or have known for some time. Labradors tend to be in your face, instant best friends with all. Many guardian and herding breeds in particular will react with annoyance (or worse) when faced with a rowdy young Labrador who wants to play and doesn't understand when their new "friend" responds with barking and growling. I always watch my dogs' interactions closely with new dogs. I would never encourage my dogs to body slam me. It would take some management to make sure your dog doesn't equate being allowed to body slam you with being allowed to body slam just anybody. It's an accident waiting to happen.
      The dog is not mine. I clearly said that these were labs I see at rhe park.

      It was the first time I saw lab go air borne into the owner chest with all 4 paws some 4 feet in the air.



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