This is another command that can be taught by putting the dog a treat close to his nose to smell it better , moving the treat up — so he will follow the treat. Then the exercise must be repeated until the dog learns the command appropriately.
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This command is particularly necessary because through it you can prevent annoying dog behaviors such as dog stopping by to get in trouble with other dogs in the street, jumping on people when going for a walk. By giving this command, the dog will sit and will not move from the existing position. This is considered a challenging command, as it puts the dog in a passive position. Next, you move the hand along the floor to provoke him to follow the food in a laid on position.
For the command to be properly learned by the dog, the exercise must be repeated several times daily.
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This command is efficient, as it keeps the dog self-controlled, something that is highly required — particularly in the hyper-energetic dogs. At the moment you take a break, move the treat upwards, and the dog will sit — then, you can praise him with a treat to show him he is carrying out the task well. Do this several times, daily, until he masters it — a time when you will open the door entirely and the dog will not make a move without your command. The moment the dog comes to you, you must give him a treat to make him aware of the purpose of the exercise — as the dog associates right with the treat.
This is a beneficial exercise since it can protect the dog, if trying to get in trouble with other dogs and if he runs away in the streets or if chasing something or someone. This exercise must be repeated several times until the dog masters at it. This exercise is very useful if you want for the dog to get off the home furniture, something or someone. This command can be taught by keeping a toy or other object that is of a value for the dog — in one hand, provoking the dog to follow the thing struggling to grab it. As he is enjoying his game, playing with that object, offer him an object that is duplicate of that one, that the dog is playing with, then the dog — as the purpose is of the same value to him, will be provoked to drop the first object and grab the second identical object.
This command is imperative as it helps you to easily take away from the dog things that he harshly grabs. This command can be taught by letting the dog get in his mouth one of his favorite toys. Then, grabbing and keeping a toy against your body, where the dog will initially insist on keeping the toy in his mouth, but as you will keep pulling it towards you, he will release it eventually. For the dog to properly master at this, you need to repeat it daily until the dog understands the purpose of the training and remembers the lesson correctly. This command can be taught by keeping a treat in both of your hands.
How to house train a puppy , this will tell you all you need to know.
The food your breeder uses, or a food you source, will have instructions on how much to feed your puppy and how often. I am absolutely clueless about raising him. I can only suggest you please speak to a vet immediately and ask them their advice so you can provide the right care.
Hello monica, have you got ang solution for your lab? I just got my 45 day old lab last evening. I would like to have a word with you regarding this situation.. You can contact me on xxxxxxxxxxx Removed by Admin: Akshay, I removed your phone number because you do not want that on a frequently viewed webpage!
You never know who may be reading. Monika, if you see this, please use the e-mail address found by clicking Akshays name. Hi I have a ten month chocolate lab.
He is totally thick, house trained yes, will sit in front of food until told he may have it but as far as anything else he has no idea. He forgets to stop when running and hits wall or anything that gets in way, will not heal at all on lead, always looking for food on work tops including cooker of which he can turn on the gas so we have to turn gas off at mains if leaving him.
Tried to get him to give pour now for months but still has no idea. Should I give in and actsept him as he is. He is after all grill with kids.??? I have an 11yo son: I know nothing of what training you do with him, how much, how often, how you go about it and so on.
Would you be able to book a couple of house visit sessions with a professional dog trainer? Train your dog and show you how to train your dog. Because what works with some may not work with others. I think a couple of sessions like this will give you new found hope and confidence, and a plan to follow along with going forward.
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But whatever you decide to do, definitely stick with it! Every dog can be trained. Yours is no different, he just may need a little more time and a slightly adjusted change of plan from you. First of all, thank you very much for creating this equally helpful and accommodating website. Can I get him to a vet for a quick checkup while bringing him home?
And should I put him in crate from the very first night? And if I do, at what intervals should I get him out in the night to go potty?
What if he did it inside the crate during the night? I understood that night crating is different from day crating. So should can I start crate training him during the very next day? B ringing home a new puppy. I give my advice about taking puppy to the vet toward the end of the article, section 13 in the clickable table of contents. S he will already be quite stressed and overwhelmed with everything going on without adding a visit to the vet to it. So I would wait if you can. For my advice on crate training a puppy at night, please click here: This is an awesome site, thanks for the help thus far.
My family is considering getting either one or two Labrador puppies in the near future while our older lab Lucky, 13 years of age and healthy is still around. She is well trained; knows basic commands like sit, stay, come, leave it, crate, etc. We were hoping that Lucky would be able to assist in the training process and kind of show them the ropes. Do you think that there would be some level of indirect learning passed on from my older dog to the puppies? Also, she looks to me as her main caregiver literally follows me everywhere … do you have any tips on ways I could introduce the puppies to her?
Although in the end I feel like a lot of it will be them feeling each other out. Any other advice you could give on this situation would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much! Getting a new puppy to live with an elderly dog can sometimes be good, sometimes be bad. It depends a lot on the elderly dogs personality. Does Lucky love the company of other dogs? Does she enjoy play with young dogs and puppies? If not, it might be a better idea to hold off. Is there a way you can test this by having her spend time with another puppy?
This could be a good idea. Anyway, do I have any advice for introducing a puppy to an older dog? Make sure you read this one! Let us know if you do go ahead and how things go? We have a Labrador puppy which we got it recently and he will be going 8 weeks this coming April 20, We have a problem about his biting habit. From the pants we wear, long skirts,and even to our legs, he likes to bite. We have already bought him a toy and bone chew for him to bite instead of other things, but still he kept on biting.
Thank you very much in advance for helping. Thanks for the great site and tips. We are looking at rescuing a seven month old lab. She has been at a very great and friendly kennel since she was three months old and her owner abandoned her there. I know the kennel has been working with her on basic commands and some crate training. I was wondering what tips you might have for us and our situation. Everything on this site basically! So, carry on doing what you seem to be doing which is reading and learning as much as you can — on this site and many others you can find by Googling — and then putting into practice as much as you can.
And of course love and enjoy time with your new family member: We have a 9week old lab puppy. He is doing well with basic commands but even after several walks a day and outside playtime he still nips our heels and attacks. All you can do is puppy proof your home as best you can, and supervise him and redirect his chewing onto suitable toys until he grows out of it. Perfectly normal for such a young puppy. They are effectively a baby still with little self control. He will improve with age and training: Hi, I have puppy 10 months due to out of country I was not able to start his training now I want to start training so what to do from where to start?
Just read all you can, learn all you can and get going! Have a read of the articles in the training section linked to in the menu at top of the page and also check out some other sites. Hi, A friends friend is giving away her Lab because of personal reasons. He is 2 years old and white in colour. How do I train him, what type of food do I feed him, is he an outside dog, can he be a guard dog? I had a chow chow he was an amazing dog with the most beautiful nature, loving and adorable. I had to put him to sleep because he had very bad arthritis in the spine and he was 14 year old.
I still pine for him as I loved him very much. Get a cup of tea, settle down and have a little read: We brought a lab puppy As its our first pet as it was 2 weeks old and currently its 3 months old. We basically are pure vegetarian peoples. Initially we had lot problems in understanding it and its nature. We are encountering few problems such as puppy bites.
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When it sees me or my wife it starts biting, but its very obedient to my parents Never bit a single time. Please help me how to over come puppy bites. Hopefully this article helps you: I can only suggest you get him to a vet because I cannot possibly say what may be causing this and if I give the wrong advice it could be disastrous.
Please take him to see a vet and get a professional, qualifeid opinion. I have a labrador retriever golden colour, one and half years old. It is not barking. From day one my pup is active and having his food 3 times a day. He is very active, bites, eats and licks everything which reaches his mouth.
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Probably because of this in 2nd week of bringing him home he had diarrhea and it was a nightmare for me for a week. We immediately took him to vet and he was completely fine in a week. I could able to train him on commands like sit, sleep, shake hands and even Hi Five.
But as we live in a flat in 10th Floor and also due to my busy schedule and my wife currently 9 month pregnant we are unable to take him regularly outside for a walk which I know is necessary for his discharge. He is crazy for food, and become restless at exact time of his food time. Now he is 4 months old and all his initial 3 vaccinations has been done. He weighs 17 Kgs now and is healthy. He becomes hyper active when he sees or meets children.
I have to keep a close watch and a tight hold on his leash whenever he is around children. Most of the time we keep him in his crate which is large enough for him to stand and can easily stress his legs. Only for giving him food and potty we take him out and sometimes for playing with him. Rest of the time he lives in the crate only and he is comfortable in it. Currently we are collecting his potty and urine discharge by directly placing a container beneath him as we know by now that when he is ready for discharge.
Whenever he is in his crate he do notify us for his nature calls and never dirty his crate. We want him to also notify us when he is not in his crate and we can take him to bathroom or find a different way. We are also thinking of train him to do it on a potty pot or container which can be cleared by us later and will be a one time activity for us. But we are not sure if this will work out. Do you have any idea how others deal with their pets having same situation.
He still bites while playing or cuddling and I am worried, as, soon, we will be having our baby. My lab should not hurt the baby or get jealous. How to make him friendly and train him how to be around a baby. My vet and the pet shop owner both are saying that he is too young for giving training and should wait till he gets to months old.