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Tips, tricks and advice for training Labrador Retrievers

Should You Consider a Harness for Your Labrador?

The Labrador Retriever is considered a large-breed dog, weighing as much as 80 pounds (or more) as an adult. Combine the size and strength of this breed with its energy and excitable personality and you have a challenge on your hands. Labs are notorious for becoming overly excited on walks and that often leads them to pull on the leash. If your Labrador has developed this tendency you may be wondering what you can do to fix it. The solution may be as easy as switching to a harness – keep reading to learn more.

What Are the Benefits of a Harness?

How to Stop Your Labrador From Barking at the Mailman

Barking is a quintessential dog behavior but many dog owners don’t realize that dogs bark for different reasons. A dog can’t communicate using words, so he uses the things he has at his disposal – namely, his ability to bark and his body language. Though some dogs will bark at anything that moves, Labrador Retrievers and other dogs seem to have a special affinity for barking at mailmen. Keep reading to learn why your dog barks at the mailman and how to stop him from doing it.

Why the Lab Makes a Wonderful Therapy Dog

The Labrador Retriever is consistently ranked as the most popular dog breed in America according to AKC registration statistics, and for good reason. Not only are these dogs absolutely beautiful and full of life but they are also highly intelligent and versatile when it comes to training. In fact, Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds to use as therapy dogs.

What do Therapy Dogs Do?

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