Tag: "Labradors"

You can save money on trips to the vet for your Labrador retriever with the right steps.
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How to Save Money on Trips to the Vet

Going to the vet is an expense many Labrador retriever owners are afraid to take on. The high costs of vet visits can cause many dog owners to avoid taking their pet to the vet for routine visits, saving those bills for emergencies. However, there are things you can do to cut down on the […]

Labrador retrievers of opposite sex have a greater chance of getting along.
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Should Your Labrador Retrievers be the Same Sex or Opposite?

If you have decided you want more than one Labrador retriever in your life, the decision doesn’t stop there. In addition to deciding which color you want, you will need to decide if you want two Labrador retriever dogs of the same sex or if you want the opposite sex. Most people often get one […]

Rescue Labradors and Emotional Issues
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Rescue Labradors and Emotional Issues

A Labrador rescue is a fantastic companion for an adopting family. They are loving, caring and faithful pets who will show their gratitude in a variety of endearing ways. Unfortunately, many of these Labradors come from abusive homes or traumatic situations and can show the signs of emotional distress. Some of these signs can be behavioral issues […]

Abandonment Issues in Rescue Labradors
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Abandonment Issues in Rescue Labradors

Labrador rescue can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things in the world. Adopted Labradors are forever grateful and offer a close companion to the family that saved their life. As with any rescue animal, though, your new pet may come to you with a little anxiety about being alone. If you notice […]

Labradors and Children: A Great Team!
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Labradors and Children: A Great Team!

If you are looking to add in a dog to your home and family, you should make sure that your future pet will able to interact well with children. It should be patient and gentle by nature. Labradors and families have been proven a great match through the test of time. They are the most sought-after […]

No Trauma, No Drama:  Spay or Neuter Your Labrador
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No Trauma, No Drama: Spay or Neuter Your Labrador

Spaying or neutering your Labrador puppy is a good idea, even though you may have come across or heard by word of mouth several myths associated with the act. It’s usually best for Labrador health to spay or neuter your dog when she is still a puppy, when she is more resilient and tend to […]

Who could resist these loveable puppies
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Making the Labrador a Part of Your Life

The ownership of a Labrador Retriever can be a wonderful addition to your family. Yet like any other ‘new addition,’ either human or animal, a Lab brings with it a whole host of duties and responsibilities.

Are my labs healthy?
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How to Combat Obesity in Older Labradors

Labradors are often a popular choice among dog owners with an active lifestyle; this breed is known for demanding plenty of activity, so they are often found outside running, playing Frisbee, and even swimming with their owners. They are also known for their sometimes ravenous appetites, which can lead to weight problems, especially in the later years. Injury or other diseases can also contribute to obesity due to lack of physical activity. Just as people battling obesity are prone to heart and respiratory problems, obese dogs are also at risk, so it is very important to learn how to combat obesity in older Labradors.

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.

Purebred Lab puppies – Are we helping or hurting the Labrador Retriever breed?
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Purebred Lab puppies – Are we helping or hurting the Labrador Retriever breed?

The recent protest by PETA during the Wesminster dog show highlights a serious concern among dog owners. By using dog breeders, what are we doing to our pets?