How to Train a Lab Puppy on Your Own

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Training Lab puppies must begin early. As this breed of dog age, they grow in size and acquire habits which may be difficult to wean away easily. Hence the earlier you start the better it is. Most dog trainers recommend 8-10 weeks as the ideal age when the dog training must commence.
Training lab puppies has another advantage- it is much easier to influence and teach an impressionable puppy as compared to a fully grown one.

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How to Train a Lab Puppy on Your Own

  1. 1. How to Train A Lab Puppy On Your Own Labrador retrievers are naturally friendly and playful because of which this breed of dog has always been the most preferred family dogs. However to enjoy your pet and nurture the relationship you share with your dog, training is very important. In this article I am going to share some simple tips on how to train a lab puppy. Training Lab puppies must start at an early age. As Labs age, they grow in size and acquire habits which may be difficult to wean away. Hence the earlier you start the better it is. Most dog trainers recommend 8-10 weeks as the ideal age when the dog training must begin. Training lab puppies has another advantage- it is much easier to influence and teach an impressionable puppy as compared to a fully grown one. 1. Pat your pup Labrador puppies love to be patted, touched, and caressed. During the training period this can be a big incentive. Pat your pup when he deserves it- when he displays good, acceptable behavior. This will serve as a
  2. 2. positive reinforcement for the canine to pick up and display acceptable behavioral traits more often. 2. Playtime Even if you are engaging a trainer for your pup, it is important that you and your family members actively participate in the training program. Make sure that you have dedicated time slots for play time with your pup. As far as possible have at least 2 play times- one in the morning and one in the evening. You could engage in a number of activities during this playtime like fetching a ball, bringing a toy or hunting for a toy. 3. Socialization This is an important aspect of Labrador retriever training which all dog trainers emphasize upon. Socialization is important for your pet to get used to other animals and humans.
  3. 3. (Dogs which are socialized have the ability to interact with other dog breeds and communicate with them irrespective of size and shape) Socializing could be anything like taking your pup for walks and short trips to places that are not densely populated. You or your family member must always accompany your pet and be there for him should he become anxious or worried for any reason. Often strange sights and sounds can scare a pet and make it anxious. It is therefore important that you pet is never left alone during his outings. 4. Go slow Do not expect your Lab to pick up things fast. Ensure that the training is slow and steady. During the first few weeks, training should preferably be restricted to 15-20 minutes. Gradually increase the training time. Remember dog training is hard in the initial stages and will take some time. Be patient with you lab pup which can become boisterous if pushed unnecessarily. Never use force while training lab puppies. Force or punishment of any kind will only add to your pet’s anxiety and frustration.
  4. 4. By scouting the internet you will find plenty of tips on how to train a lab puppy. Alternatively you can read books to figure out what Labrador Retriever training is all about. In certain cities there are doggy daycares which take your dog and train your pet. In case you are hard for time or if your dog is too set in its ways to be trained easily, doggy daycares may be an option worth considering. I personally trained my Lab- I considered Labrador retriever training as an excellent opportunity for me to bond with my pet. I did not enroll for any obedience training for my Lab. With the help of an online video course which taught me how to train a lab puppy from home I was able to learn the tricks and tips required for training a Labrador myself. Today I and my pet buddy share a great bond and enjoy each other’s company immensely. Click here to get Free access to a video course on Essential Dog Training which taught me how to train a lab puppy

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