Training Labrador Retrievers

Training Labrador Retrievers is at times both rewarding and exhausting. These are large dogs we're talking about here, and even if they are still puppies they have a nearly limitless supply of energy that will drain at you all day long.

If at all possible, train your Labrador Retriever while he or she is still only a few months old, so that they get an early understanding of the discipline expected of them.

Once a dog has free reign to do whatever he wants for a while, it's going to be hard to break those habits – so start early. And, as always, know your preliminary Dog First Aid techniques so that you can recognize exhaustion and injuries before they have a permanent negative impact on your Dogs Health.

The first step to Training Labrador Retrievers, whether it is for Hunting or other purposes, is to teach them obedience commands. Every other command will be built on the foundation of good obedience.

Use simple hand movements and strong, authoritative commands to get your Labrador Retriever Puppy through the basics: Sit, Heel, Come, and Stay. You may want to add a “Down” command, which will teach your New Puppy to lay down until further instruction.

If you are planning to take your Labrador Retriever hunting with you, you want to add an extra command for placing an object gently into your hand. This way, when your Lab comes back with a juicy pheasant or duck it will know how to pass the bird off to you.

When you're training Labrador Retrievers for hunting you need to make sure that they are able to stand up to the grueling tasks required of them. Wild game hunting involves long days, long distance running, and the ability to stay focused through hours of hunting.

If you can build their stamina and resistance from an early age, they'll be dependable and eager for more no matter how long a hunt lasts.

While training, view your dog the same way you would view an athlete. They require the proper physical training, the proper rest, and the right diet to rebuild their muscles and give them the energy they need to keep going.

In fact, training Labrador Retrievers isn't any different than training yourself to run a half-marathon. Stick to a pre-determined schedule and ensure that there is enough playtime that they don't get bored with the routine.

The Dog Food used during training should be full of vitamins and minerals so that their muscle tissue can repair to its fullest extent. If your dog food doesn't provide these things, consider picking up a separate multivitamin manufactured specifically for canines.

During all of this, always make sure that you congratulate your pup when he does something well. A well Trained Labrador is about praise. Praise is the way to a dog's heart.

They don't care about diamonds, or fancy clothes, or expensive dinners, they just want some kind words of praise and approval from their masters. If only women were so simple!

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