Howdy folks,\n \nMy name is Shawn. I live in a small rural town in southern Illinois. I found this forum on another website and thought I would join up :) I have a black lab (with a little bit of pit-bull) male dog and I would like to learn more about being the best owner I can :) My doggie is about 2 years old, extremely hyper and active and has a great personality. Sometimes I think he learns little things off me. For example, when I yawn I usually make noises during it (LOL) and now the dog has been doing it but did not do it before, haha.\n \nHis name is Grunt.\n \nThanks for having me!