Labrador Retrievers are family dogs – this breed loves having people around. Labrador Retrievers are gentle with children. This dog loves to play and is always ready, particularly with kids. Introduce your Labrador Retriever to children early, as this will bond dog and child and prevent jealousy. You will find the Labrador Retriever will be more protective towards that child.
Discipline your dog!
It's a matter of thinking and working a step ahead of your Labrador Retriever. Again, you should do it with love and firmness. Moreover, a Labrador Retriever that is well behaved today may not remain so forever. A dog's behavior constantly changes; so make the discipline constant.
Train your dog!
A trained Labrador Retriever will listen and can safely be allowed freedom more than an untrained one. It is important to know that a disciplined Labrador Retriever is more confident is a wonderful smart, soulful and people-oriented companion. On the other hand, a poorly trained dog can be a loud and destructive irritation around the house, becoming more of a burden on you rather than bliss.
Just like human beings, dogs are best taught young! It's much easier to teach it not to pull on the leash when it is a small puppy than to try to educate it when it's too old. Begin the training somewhere that is familiar to your Labrador Retriever, where there is minimum distraction.
Remember socialization is also an important part of the training because you don't want to end up with a fearful or aggressive Labrador Retriever. One of the most prevalent qualities of Labrador Retriever dogs is its intelligence. When you understand the Labrador Retriever’s intelligence, you'll be able to handle it well, and avoid problems while disciplining and training them.
Employ whatever it takes to train your dog in the most fun manner possible. Try to use proven tactics to make your Labrador Retriever listen to you more. Try to always play the puppy's level so that when it grows up it doesn't get used to jump and initiate play. For instance, play games at their own (close to the ground) level. Use its "play training" time as the Labrador Retriever’s motivation while training them.
I know these pieces of advice may sound tiresome and hectic to follow, but believe me, it's not only important to abide by the general guideline than to be sorry later on.