Thinking of owning a Labrador Retriever puppy, The most popular dog breed in the US?
Bringing home a new Labrador Retriever puppy is an exciting adventure! Before you welcome your furry friend into the family, make sure you know what to expect and have everything you need. Here are 10 tips for anyone considering adding a Labrador Retriever puppy to their family.
CEO for Trust My Pet Sitter Angela Fagan “The most popular dog breed in the US is a Labrador Retriever, easy to train and reliable with children and other pets, making them the perfect family pet”
Introduction-What is a Labrador Retriever?
The Labrador Retriever or simply Labrador is a British breed of retriever gun dog.
Originally from Newfoundland in the 18th Century, but since the 19th Century a British Breed and is used by Police Forces for tracking, also a superb guide dog due to its steady nature. This guide will give you all the information you need to know about Labrador and how to care for them. Read on to learn why these lovable pooches are so popular.
Why Are Labradors So Popular?
Labrador Retriever Puppies, are great family pets due to their loving, loyal and anxious-to-please character, easy to train and reliable with children and other pets.
The Ideal Gun Dog
Labradors are one of the most chosen breeds for Field Sports due to their excellent retrieving skills.
Labrador Size and Height
Classed as a medium size dogs, Labradors, weigh between 55-82 lbs and height around 22 inches
Not to be confused with a Golden Retriever, Labradors have a weatherproof, short yellow coat, with a black nose and drop ears. A round head and broad compact feet with medium-sized hazel-colored eyes.
Labradors’ other colours are Chocolate and Black
What Do They Need?
Labradors have bundles of energy to burn which means they need to be kept physically and mentally stimulated. They love long daily walks but beware of water as a Labrador will jump straight into a nearby river or lake!
Labradors Love Eating
Leave a Sunday roast on the kitchen top to enjoy later, then don’t be surprised when your adorable Labrador has eaten the lot! Their voracious appetite for food means weight problems are a big issue.
Training Your Labrador Puppy
Whether you plan on enrolling your pup in obedience classes or teaching him basic commands yourself, all Labrador Retriever puppies must receive consistent training to become well-behaved members of your family. Without proper training, these intelligent pups can quickly become unruly!
Labradors need plenty of socialization from an early age to grow into confident adults who aren’t afraid of unfamiliar people or situations!
Positive Reinforcement Is Key
When it comes to training Labradors (or any kind of dog!), positive reinforcement is key! Reward good behavior with treats and verbal praise so that your pup knows exactly what pleases you and what doesn’t—this will help him form positive habits over time instead of negative ones!
How often do Labradors need to be groomed?
Labs have thick double coats that require regular brushing and trimming to stay looking their best.
Labrador Retrievers make wonderful pets – but only if their owners understand what goes into caring for them properly ahead of time!
Angela Fagan is the CEO of Trust My Pet Sitter
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