Labs are the most popular dogs in the U.S. Their adorable looks, quick learning ability, loyalty to their owners and intelligence make them a great family pet. And, if they’re raised well, they can go from being a good family pet to being one of the best in the world.
When you get your Labrador Retriever as a puppy, one of the first things you should do is familiarize him or her with their new home. You may need to do this slowly though since coming into a new family is often a shock for a puppy.
If you aren’t the only one in the house, make sure everyone there knows the rules regarding the puppy. For example, they should never feed the puppy table scraps and never lose their temper with them.
If you plan on having friends over, it’s extremely important to make sure they know you have a puppy in the house. Remember, if your puppy is still getting used to its new surroundings, try to keep its environment as welcoming as possible.
Another important thing is to have an area where your Labrador Retriever puppy can go to feel safe. Eventually it’ll feel safe everywhere but it’s important to give them time. To get off to a great start, you can use a large bathroom or purchase a dog crate so your puppy has their own indoor house. Once the puppy has an area where he or she feels safe, they will be much more likely to venture out and explore the house.
If you have a fenced in yard, you’re in luck because that’s one of the best training areas for Lab puppies. In a fenced in yard you can teach your Lab puppy almost every single command. Also, a yard with a fence is one of the best places for letting your puppy burn off some energy after a day of being inside.
The Labrador Retriever – eager to please, easy to handle.