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Training Labrador Retrievers: Which Commands Should You Teach
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Training Labrador Retrievers: Which Commands Should You Teach

Training Labrador retrievers is often easy for anyone to do because of their level of intelligence. With a little work, motivation and patience, you will have your dog obeying simple commands before you know it. Knowing which simple commands your dog should know and a general idea of how to teach the commands will help […]

Housebreaking Your Labrador Puppy
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Housebreaking Your Labrador Puppy

Housebreaking your new Labrador puppy is a lot easier than it may seem. Because of their high intelligence and eager-to-please attitude, Labrador Retriever training is less frustrating than you would think. Below are some tips that will make housebreaking your  Labrador faster and easier. Take your puppy outside after he eats and drinks. If you’re also […]

Tips for Calming Hyperactive Labradors
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Tips for Calming Hyperactive Labradors

Hyperactivity is a common complaint among young Labrador owners. Labradors are often accused of being hyperactive when they are truly just dogs that have high energy without enough outlets for it.  Hunting was the original function of Labrador Retrievers.  The average hunting Labrador would cover several miles in pursuit of game so a high energy […]

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Jessie Doing Great After TPLO Surgery

The surgeon said that Jessie’s surgery was a success. We are picking her up this afternoon. We are getting ready for recovery mode! Please post comments with any tips you might have. Jessie is a 2 1/2 year old Yellow Labrador Retriever. She was never a crate trained puppy, and can be a handful, like […]

Lovin’ Life With Labradors
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Lovin’ Life With Labradors

Labradors love to play and need physical and mental stimulation, as well as interaction with their human companions, to stay happy and healthy. They also need to have exercise to stay in good shape, and playing, walking or running with your dog can be a fun and effective way to provide them with the exercise they need. Keeping a Lab in a small space, locked up, or ignored is one of the worst things that can happen to this canine breed and can lead to destructive or unhealthy behaviors, so it is vitally important to spend a little bit of time every day playing with your Lab. Play time is an integral part of pet care for every owner.

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.

Labradors As Assistance Dogs
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Labradors As Assistance Dogs

Your Labrador was born to work, being a sporting breed that loves the water and loves to run. Given their unique coats that shed water and their tails that move a large amount of water, their swimming abilities have made them a favorite working hunting dog since the 19th century.

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.

Caring for Labrador Retriever puppies
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Caring for Labrador Retriever puppies

It’s a wonderful experience to have a Labrador Retriever puppy. Puppies are naturally curious, playful, and very affectionate. Owning a puppy can be a very rewarding task, but it does require a large measure of responsibility. Just like small children, puppies need constant attention as well as attentive care. Once you adopt a puppy, you become that puppy’s replacement mother, and are responsible for teaching your puppy all of the necessary skills for surviving in the outside world.