Archive for May, 2012

Training your Labrador to walk well on a leash works to your advantage.

How to Train Your Labrador to Walk with You

When you get your Labrador puppy, you are probably so excited, you don’t realize how much training is involved. You see all the other people in your neighborhood, taking a walk with their dogs who walk nicely next to them. However, when you put a collar and leash on your new puppy, you find that […]

As long as you take care of your Labrador, he has a better chance of staying healthy.

Tips for Caring for Your New Labrador

When you bring a Labrador retriever into your family, you are bringing in a great companion for everyone. However, you need to make sure you give the dog the proper care so he will grow into a healthy dog. This includes keeping him clean, keeping his environment clean and making sure he has everything he […]

Labrador grooming can give you a great bonding opportunity with your dog.

Reasons Why Labrador Grooming Is Important

Labrador retrievers have short fur coats that don’t grow long, requiring frequent haircuts. This tends to make Labrador owners think they don’t need to do any Labrador grooming at all. While the grooming required for this type of dog is often less than other types of dogs, it is still important. There are several reasons […]

A long ride in the car requires preparation for your Labrador.

Travel Safety for Your Labrador

Whether you are bringing your new puppy home for the first time or you are taking your Labrador retriever on vacation with you, you need to know how to keep your pet safe. When you transport your dog in a vehicle, it is important to make sure he is comfortable and safe for the entire […]

Rescuing a Labrador retriever is one of the best things you can do.

Why Use a Labrador Rescue

If you have ever considered getting a Labrador retriever, it can be so tempting to go to the local pet store and buy that cute little puppy in the window. But have you ever thought about how that puppy got in that window? Many of the puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills where […]

Labrador dogs will bite often as puppies.

Reasons Why Labrador Dogs Bite as Puppies

Labrador dogs can have a lot of bad habits, especially when they are puppies. Therefore, once you decide to bring one of these puppies into your home, you will need to work hard to break these habits. This includes being able to understand why your dog is doing what it is doing. In most cases, […]

You can train your Labrador to do anything if you do it correctly.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Training Your Labrador

When you are training your Labrador, it is important to know exactly what you are doing. Even though Labradors are among the easiest types of dogs to train, your dog may be more difficult to train if you make these common mistakes. If you know what can cause problems when you are trying to train […]

Labrador retrievers and babies can get along.

Getting Your Labrador Retriever Ready for Baby

Many people start their families by getting a dog before adding a baby to the mix. This often means that the dog becomes used to being the “baby” itself. Even if you have older children when you get the dog, a baby is a whole new ballgame for your dog. Therefore, it is important to […]

When you use a Labrador retriever rescue, you are giving a dog a second chance.

Benefits of Using a Labrador Retriever Rescue

Those Labrador puppies that you see in the pet store look so cute and you probably feel badly that they are cooped up in those tiny cages with no place to go. In addition, it is so much more convenient to just drop into the local pet store and pick out a puppy. However, once […]

Taking your Labrador retriever on vacation can be fun for everyone.

Preparing for Summer Vacation with a Labrador Retriever

Dog ownership is a full-time job. It is actually quite similar to having kids of your own because you can’t just leave them to do whatever you want, especially if you are going to be gone for a long period of time. However, this doesn’t mean you have to stay home all the time and […]