my lab has been hitting his head in the walls lately because of his activeness.
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    landzmaster is offline Junior Member
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    Defaultmy lab has been hitting his head in the walls lately because of his activeness.

    i am starting to worry a bit about my lab. sometimes he would accidentally hit his head hard on hard surfaces. awhile ago, he was chewing my slippers and when i was chasing him he hit his head on the wall. right now i am observing him if there's any changes in his behavior or if he is feeling not well. but right now he seems fine. should i be worried?

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    I wouldn't be but my 2 year old bounces his head off of walls often when tearing around inside. Considering the injuries I have suffered being hit by his noggin I think he is well protected, lol! I have had black eyes, fat lips and a swollen cheek bone. He never seems to even notice.
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    They can be amazingly clumsy but if your dog was older and walking into walls I would suggest a vision test. As well if this is brand new behaviour. You don't say how old he is but I'll guess not very if he's still up for games of chase. Is your wall ok? LOL.

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    My older Lab has done that plenty with no ill effect.

    Instead of chasing your dog when he has something of yours, you should teach leave it/give it so he will give things up to you. Chasing simply reinforces him stealing your stuff - most dogs LOVE to be chased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Instead of chasing your dog when he has something of yours, you should teach leave it/give it so he will give things up to you. Chasing simply reinforces him stealing your stuff - most dogs LOVE to be chased.
    x100. you are playing into his game and making it fun.
    grab a high value toy or treat and play with it making it look like the funnest thing ever, walk away from the dog. make a big deal out of whaty ou have. he eventually will come near you and you can trade.

    But work on leave it and drop it (in training sessions) so you can apply that when he grabs something too.
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    wow thanks for the replies. now i felt relieved yeah, it kinda bothers me thinking that i would have to chain him if i am not around the house. cause for sure he might chew some stuff. is there effective way for me to train thor not to pick up and chew things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by landzmaster View Post
    wow thanks for the replies. now i felt relieved yeah, it kinda bothers me thinking that i would have to chain him if i am not around the house. cause for sure he might chew some stuff. is there effective way for me to train thor not to pick up and chew things?
    chaining a dog in the house can be dangerous.

    have you ever heard of a crate? Did you crate train him? If not, it is never too late to start.

    What have you been doing with the dog so far when you leave the house? or at night?

    ETA: how much exercise adn what kind of exercise is this dog getting daily?
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    Is this a puppy? How old is this dog?

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    6 months old based on previous posts.
    https://www.justlabradors.com/forum/i...ml#post1860459
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    Definitely a crate. Chaining a dog, inside or out, when you are not there to supervise is beyond dangerous.
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