Category: Labrador Retriever Forum

Should You Crate Train Your Labrador?
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Should You Crate Train Your Labrador?

One of the more controversial aspects of Labrador training is whether or not to use crate training. While your dog is perfectly okay with sitting at your feet while you are at home, they may misbehave or get into something dangerous while you’re away or sleeping. Instead of giving them the option, you can always […]

Puppy-Proof Your Home: Labradors & Families
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Puppy-Proof Your Home: Labradors & Families

Labrador puppies are notoriously cute and are widely known for being a great family pet. Even though the Labrador breed is highly intelligent, all puppies need a bit of training before they can be the best pet for you and your family. Labradors and families need to work together to make a perfect home environment. […]

Perfect Pet Personalities
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Perfect Pet Personalities

Bringing home a new puppy can be one of the most exciting things you can do. Labrador puppies are known for their affection, energy and devotion and have become the most popular canine breed in America. Cute to look at, Labs are fast learners; however, there are some things that you should be aware of before you make the decision to purchase a lab.

Labrador Training: Patience and Consistency Rule The Day
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Labrador Training: Patience and Consistency Rule The Day

Labradors are sweet and gentle animals and not difficult to train. If you approach your Lab with patience and always remain calm with her, you will find that training is rather easy. Training small puppies is possibly the most crucial but trying period, as they may have not yet learned how to appropriately release their energy. This is a test for you, too, a time to learn patience and consistency.

Oh my goodness...
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Perfect Pets and Sometimes Problems

Like every pet, Labradors are prone to specific health problems – most notably hip dysplasia. This disorder causes the hip joint to malform and can range from mild cases to very severe. The worst cases require treatment and often surgery. Many dogs from this breed also suffer from one or two eye disorders, and epilepsy can be a problem for many.

Real Buddy System!
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Labradors Like Springtime Exercise!

Finding time to go running out in the springtime air is great for anyone’s disposition, but it will do wonders for your Labrador Retriever. Being cooped up after drastically cold winter weather will sometimes drive any animal, or human for that matter, batty, and the exercise is great for both of you.

Break Time
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Labradors Love to Play

Finding time to play with your Labrador Retriever is an absolute must. Doing so will keep both dog and owner happy with each other, and work at keeping each other in shape. Maintaining interest of your dog though, can sometimes be tough.

Labs from a local Labrador Rescue
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Adopting a Labrador in Need of a Loving Home

If you are looking for a new dog to add to your family, consider adopting a Labrador that has been rescued and is looking for a new home.We all know that puppies are soft and cuddly but they do turn into a adult dogs. Here are some good points to consider when it comes to choosing a puppy verses an older dog.

Lab puppies are precious
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Finding The Perfect Labrador Breeder

Dog breeders are easy to find, but qualified dog breeders are an altogether rare group indeed. Once you have decided that you want that perfect little Labrador puppy you’ll need to find a responsible and reputable breeder that raises and specializes in that breed of dog.

Are Dog Parks a Good Idea?
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Are Dog Parks a Good Idea?

In the opinion of this writer…..yes. As the owner of two Labradors under the age of three, I have come to realize that exercise is essential to a happy dog as well as a happy owner. I am part of the 70% of dog owners who believe that my beloved pooches are part of my family. Now that all my children have left the “nest”, trips to the dog park have replaced earlier trips to the playground and more recently, endless trips to sporting events. I no longer discuss SAT scores, the best colleges and curriculums, but have migrated to simpler subjects such as the perfect dog food, the best fetching toys, and the love that I have for the two devoted dogs who love me unconditionally and are always happy to see me….always.