Labrador Retriever Information
Here is some basic Labrador Retriever Information to help you get started if you've ever been interested in owning a Labrador Dog, there's a lot that you need to learn about this particular breed of dog to make your life much easier
First of all, determine if you actually do want a Lab. They're a large breed and they won't feel comfortable cooped up inside a house with nowhere to run. If you plan on getting a house only dog or you don't have a yard for it to run in, you probably want to get a different breed.
A Labrador Retriever that's stuck in a house will have a lot of pent up energy, and may end up destroying some parts of your house as it tries to get all that energy out of its system.
They need to get Regular Exercise at least once a day and they should preferably have a place to run a bit when they're not being played with.
Another bit of Labrador Retriever information that you should know is that these Labs are extremely social creatures. They love to spend time with other dogs as well as people, and if they are kept alone for large parts of the day they will get lonely, and possibly a little anxious.
Labs are Pack animals, and as such they need constant socialization to be happy. If you have a busy work schedule or are away from home a lot and don't have any kids or other dogs, then maybe a Labrador Retriever isn't the best option for you.
They may be cute and friendly, but you'll be severely mistreating them if you keep them alone or in a small space.
If you get your Labrador Retriever as a Puppy, you want to immediately start Training your Labrador Retriever.
Teach him basic commands until he is comfortable with them, always using praising words and tone of voice, and get him on a leash as soon as possible so that he gets comfortable with it.
If you don't start out with a leash, then by the time you find the need to use one he'll constantly tug on the leash and try to get away. One great trick to get your dog to stop pulling is to quickly turn around and walk in the other direction. Then, wheel around again and head the way you were originally going.
I don't know why it works but it's been effective with every dog I've ever owned. This is a valuable tidbit of Labrador Retriever information that will make your life a whole lot easier.
Choosing to get a Lab is an excellent decision as long as you take into account all of the above information. They make excellent pets and will be loyal to you for life. Always make sure you treat your lab right and he will readily return the favor.
Remember also that they're rowdy and energetic at times; so a little bit of Dog First Aid knowledge can go a long way.
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