The Labrador dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States and many other countries around the world. Labradors display many qualities that make them excellent pets and do not require as much behavioral training as other dogs. However, Labradors definitely need to be trained to some extent and can be quite difficult if trained inappropriately. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the features and some Labrador puppy training tips in Labradors that you can use to your advantage when training them.
Labrador puppy training is easier than most dogs because Labradors are good-natured and eager to please by nature. They are great with both children and other dogs, and are extremely gentle with their teeth as well as when playing. Labradors can carry an egg in their mouth without breaking it! However, they love to chew and many Labradors can ruin your home if they are not taught what to chew and what not to. Labradors are also very intelligent dogs, and most commands can be taught with simple positive reinforcement through treats and praise, and negative reinforcement through scolding.
The best way to use positive and negative reinforcement is right after or even during your puppy doing something you like or dislike. For this reason, many people use a dog training clicker when training a Labrador puppy, as this allows them to tell the dog that what he did at the moment of the click was the cause of the scolding or treat. So if you catch your lab dog trying to escape from the garden, don’t be afraid to scold him. However, if you find your lab dog outside of the yard, scolding him will only confuse him. Because some puppies learn faster than others, it’s important to remember that the best virtue to practice during any puppy training is patience.
Once you’ve established some ground rules for your puppy, you can try teaching him commands. Labrador puppy training is a great way to get your dog to follow basic house rules, but because Labradors are such smart dogs, they can be taught a number of different tricks. Try a few different ways to teach your puppy, as each dog will get used to different training techniques more quickly.