Archive for April, 2009

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Clicker Training your Labrador Retriever

Clicker training is a relatively new training program that has recently encountered a lot of popularity, especially with Labrador Retrievers. Clicker training is a reward-based training program, which is ideal for Labradors. This is because the Labrador is always eager to please, and derives great pleasure out of earning rewards from its owner. Labradors are also a very social breed, and the constant interaction provided by clicker training has proven to be very effective.

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Training your Labrador the Basic Commands
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Training your Labrador the Basic Commands

When training looking to train your Labrador Retriever, it is extremely important to begin training at a basic level as soon as you bring them into your home. Once your Labrador is in your home, you only have a short amount of time to set down the rules and boundaries that need to be obeyed by your dog. Getting your dog to listen to you may seem like a difficult task, especially if you are adopting a rambunctious puppy.

Potty training your Labrador Retriever
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Potty training your Labrador Retriever

As with children, potty training your Labrador Retriever is a task that can seem very difficult. Since Labradors are very energetic, they occasionally urinate indoors when excited, even after training. Though it may seem impossible to correct behavior such as this, it is entirely possible, though not without a significant amount of work. Be certain that you are able, in both ability and time, to adequately potty train your Labrador Retriever before making the choice to adopt.

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Picking a Healthy Labrador Retriever

Once you have made a choice to bring a Labrador Retriever into your home, there are many important steps that you should take. Ensuring that your Labrador is of initial good health is essential, as this will affect your dog’s development and the amount of care that they require. Choosing a healthy Labrador Retriever is not difficult, if the proper steps are taken with a significant amount of research.