Labrador retriever is one of the most popular breed of dogs that people get. Their gently smile and friendliness is what gets people attention. These labs come in three colors – yellow, black, and chocolate.
When they are young, Labrador puppies are easily trained. The best time to train them is when they are about 14 weeks old. It is recommended to obedience train your lab because when they are young, they can be very hyper. By teaching them obedience, it shows that you are the pack leader and they need to follow your rules. If you never obedience trained a dog before, it’s a good idea to learn more about it first before attempting to train them.
These breeds are great for hunting and outdoors activities. If you are using them to hunt with you, they will need to be trained first. Since they are bred to retrieve items, training them shouldn’t take long at all. Make sure to just the exact replica of what you’re hunting for so they know what to retrieve when your out hunting.
As for outdoor activities, they are great swimmer and will swim all day long if you let them. Beside swimming, they are great for other outdoors activities such as hiking, camping, biking, and even fishing.
Labrador retriever are great with people. They get along with kids and adults alike. In fact, more than 60% of homes in the U.S. has a lab in there home.
One thing about these breed is their common health problems. There are many common health problems that your Golden Retriever will experience from time to time. Most of these ailments are nothing serious, providing you know how they should be treated and prevented. Some of the problems will be heat stroke, rabies, and heart worm.
The most common one that your dog will experience the most is heat stroke. During the summer months or hot days, your Golden Retriever can get a heatstroke. You can prevent this from happening by giving your dog plenty of water, and never leaving him in direct sunlight. If you are playing together on a hot day, you should give him plenty of time to rest so he doesn’t overdo it. The symptoms indicating a heatstroke include a lot of panting or drooling, dark gums, a glazed expression, rapid pulse, and even vomiting. If your dog starts to show any of these symptoms, you should immediately take him to the vet.
If you’re looking for a breed that gets along with people and enjoy the outdoors, a Labrador Retriever is right for you. Just make sure someone in the family has time to take them exercising everyday. In addition, give them all the love you can and they will give it back to you ten times more.