Chihuahua to...Lab?!

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Koala Bear
Barked: Wed Jan 23, '13 7:23am PST 

So, a friend of a friend just got a puppy for her children off Craigslist (I know...)- only to find out that her son is allergic. She was going to take the puppy down to the shelter, but I offered to take him in at least temporarily, to spare him the shelter experience.

So, at least for a while, I'll have a black and tan Labrador puppy, about nine weeks old.

I've never owned a Lab. I have a Papillon and three Chihuahuas, and I grew up around Miniature Schnauzers. While I've heard a lot about Labs from my dog loving friends and my sister who's a dog trainer, I know that's probably nothing compared to having the ball of fur running all over your house!

So, other than 'Labs eat anything and everything', what would you tell someone to prepare them for the Lab experience? How best can I supervise play and introduction between a rambunctious Lab puppy and Chihuahuas with firecracker personalities? party