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Tips, tricks and advice for training Labrador Retrievers

What Are the Best Dog Sports for Labradors?

The Labrador Retriever is an active and intelligent breed which makes him an excellent candidate for dog sports. These dogs love to run and play, but they are also smart and trainable. Dog sports are a great way to give your dog some extra exercise and they can help to provide mental stimulation as well. Keep reading to find out what dog sports your Labrador might be well-suited for.

Tips for Training Your Labrador for Dock Diving

The Labrador Retriever breed loves water – it’s in their DNA. These dogs were developed to retrieve downed waterfowl so they have a natural ability to swim and their bodies are designed to move quickly and effortlessly through the water. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your dog that plays upon his natural abilities, consider dock jumping. Keep reading to learn more about what dock jumping is and how to train your Lab for this sport.

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?

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