Sit!--A Guide To Training Labradors

Labrador puppies are one of the most adorable creatures in the world. Their mischievous antics and playful nature provide for some of the most entertaining moments you will ever see. Their small, cuddly bodies are incredibly lovable. Yes, Labrador puppies are very cute—but training Labradors can be a different story even though they are intelligent. Training Labradors requires a lot of dedication and hard work, but it is definitely rewarding. Your Labrador puppy will grow to be an extremely well-mannered companion to you and your family when successfully trained.

Three To Six Months

During their first three to six months there are several areas you need to focus on when training Labradors. The first thing you should teach your puppy is to sit. This is one of the most basic commands. The next commands to teach your Labrador are to lie down and stay when told, and to come when called. Labradors should also be taught how to interact with other dogs, strangers, and other animals. They also need to be taught how to walk politely on a leash. A Labrador puppy should be trained to drop things from his mouth when commanded to, and to stop barking when he is told to be quiet. Finally, take the time when training Labradors to teach them fun tricks. Have a little fun with your new puppy!

Six To Ten Months

When your Labrador is six to ten months old teach your puppy to stay in one place as you are walking away from him. You should also teach your puppy how to heel and to retrieve a ball or toy when it is thrown. Labradors at this age can learn more tricks such as “Shake hands” and “roll over.”

Strangers And Other Dogs

Labradors are some of the most friendly and easy going dogs you can own. Most Labradors get along well with other people. It is very rare that a Labrador will dislike strangers. However, there are some Labradors that only interact well with their own family, with people of a certain sex, or with adults. Whatever the case, you should work and train your Labrador to be polite and well-behaved around all strangers.

Labradors can be fussy about their relationships and interaction with other dogs just as they can with humans. But most Labradors get along well with other dogs and it usually isn’t a problem.



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