Labradors are among the most popular breeds of dogs in the United States nowadays, mainly because their friendly temperament makes them an fantastic selection for a family pet. This dog was originally bred in Newfoundland, Canada, and was utilized by fisherman to jump into icy waters and haul up nets. In England in the 1800's these dogs surfaced and it is here that their instincts for retrieving were heightened. Besides being a popular family dog, the Labradors are also frequently used as service dogs for disabled people, as well as drug sniffing dogs with police. If you are looking at this type of dog as your future family pet, there are a few fundamentals that you need to know about Labrador puppy care.
The Up-Beat Labrador Puppy
This breed of dog is highly social and energetic, so a large part of your Labrador puppy care will be to provide your dog with a great deal of room for running, as well as plenty of playtime with you. A large fenced in yard is the most effective place for this type of pup to play, and you’ll want to have some toys on hand that you will be able to use to play fetch with your pup. Another really important part of caring for your Labrador puppy is giving him plenty of exercise, but always safely on a leash. Since Labrador retrievers have so much energy, the more activity you offer to your pup, the easier it will be to train him.
Labradors are really bright dogs, so you will want to statr training your puppy as soon as you bring him into your home. An obedience course is a good idea as part of your Labrador puppy care also, and should be done as early on as possible for best results. House training your puppy is among the first types of training that you will do, and will necessitate plenty of consistency and patience on your part for the best effect. For specific information on house training your puppy, you can look up Labrador puppy care on the Internet, or consult your veterinarian.
How Important is Socializing Your Labrador Puppy
Labradors are social and friendly animals naturally, so most do great with families who have children and even other pets. But remember, these dogs are really social, so they might not make good guard dogs even if they bark as strangers approach. Because they are so social, these playful dogs can become bored and destroy things when they are left alone too much. If you are considering a Labrador retriever as a family pet, it is important that you are prepared to spend quite a lot of time with your new pet as a part of your Labrador puppy care. This will help you and your puppy start off on the right foot – or paw – from the beginning.
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