Category: Labrador Sports

Active Labrador Retrievers and Family Playtime
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Active Labrador Retrievers and Family Playtime

As you’ve probably discovered by now, Labradors are a very playful breed of dog. They have endless energy in their earlier years, allowing hours of playtime for you and your Labrador. If you find that you are beginning to run out of idea on how to entertain your pet, you can use the activities below […]

ACL Issues in Labradors
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ACL Issues in Labradors

One of the most common maladies in Labrador health is a ruptured cruciate ligament (ACL). This occurs when the ligament is torn and the joint between becomes unstable. At this point, the femur and tibia can move back and forth across each other causing severe discomfort. The ACL is commonly torn when your Labrador twists […]

Labrador Retrievers: Beginner’s Guide
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Labrador Retrievers: Beginner’s Guide

A Labrador Overview

As you begin your journey towards dog ownership, you are likely to be confronted with more breeds than you ever thought were possible. The Labrador is currently the most popular dog in the United States, with good reason. Still, taking some time to understand what a Lab is and where they came from can help you determine if it is the right breed for you.

Labrador Fields Forever
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Perfect Labrador Exercise Options

There has been a recent explosion of dog parks across the country.  Today, they are considered the ‘trendy’ way to exercise your dog, but they’ve been around for years and offer you and your Labrador the perfect place to play.  The question is: “How do I find the best dog park?”  If you take a […]

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.

Labradors love to please their owners
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How to Teach a Labrador Retriever New Tricks


Your Labrador retriever is smart and wants to learn tricks, if for no other reason than to please you. Happy, well-adjusted dogs are the ones who are allowed playtime, romping, running, games and learning to keep their minds and bodies agile. A bored dog will exhibit signs by digging, chewing, wandering off or barking incessantly. It will help everyone in your family, especially your Lab, if you take the time to train them, discipline them and love them in equal measures.

Labs are retrievers and love to play fetch
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What Labrador Retrievers Need

There is some debate about one of the most popular dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever needs in regard to achieving “proper” behavior. Even though the Labrador is general is a loving and easy going animal, they still need to learn what is appropriate behavior, and what is not.

Children safe with labradors
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Is it safe to have a Labrador around small children?

Many people have a moral and emotional struggle when they have a Labrador and find that they are expecting to have a baby. This moral and emotional struggle generally arises from wondering if it is safe to have a Labrador around small children. There are many different views on this topic, though it is important to consider the facts, your lifestyle, and the temperament of your Labrador before deciding whether or not your dog and child will be good playmates.

Labrador Sport Dock Diving
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Labrador Sport Dock Diving

Dock diving is a wonderful sport for Labrador Retrievers. Dock diving is a fun competitive activity for water-loving dogs, and gives your dog a chance to interact with other dogs as well! There are many different types of events that take place at a Dock Diving event, usually involving various contests in speed, distance, and obedience.