Training Overview: The Labrador Retriever Puppy

Keep these seven tips in mind when training the Labrador Retriever puppy.

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Labrador Retriever1. The Labrador is a bright and eager student, but he will only learn under your guidance.

2. Take advantage of your puppy's first 20 weeks, during which his aptitude for learning is greatest.

3. Be consistent in your commands and in teaching your pup right from wrong.

4. Timing is the key. You must catch puppy in the act to reinforce a correct behavior or correct an undesirable one.

5. Understand and follow the basic principles of training.

6. Use games to lead up to formal commands in a fun manner.

7. Doggy daycare offers many benefits to today's busy dog owners.

Return to the Labrador Retriever Breed Profile

 Reprinted from Breeders Best: Labrador Retriever © 2004. Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.

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Lauren   Statesboro, GA

12/28/2011 8:54:14 AM

It helped me a lot! i really like the come trick. My dog has such a hard time with it, and when I tried the two person game with my husband it worked
beautifully!
thanks a bunch!!!

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Linda   Lake City, SC

5/8/2011 8:12:32 AM

I found a black lab aside a highway I bought him home he was about 2 months at the time now he is a dog from hell he eat everything in sight we have done everything to stop his eating the last thing he ate was my husband motorcycle seat,has anyone got a answer to this i really dont want to get rid of him.

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Martha   Spartanburg, SC

7/6/2010 5:52:37 PM

the information provided was right on target, having had a Lab for 11 years. They are wonderful dogs and easily trained.

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michelle   union, KY

4/21/2010 5:59:48 AM

they are one of the hardest dogs to train

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