Tips on training my 9-month old labrador retriever?
My dog is a 9-moth old lab, about 70 lbs, so he’s pretty big. I’m having some issues with him chewing on plants and other things [lol our grill cover]. He’s an outdoor dog. He occasionally digs but my daughter has [at least temporarily] resolved the problem. I know that this is bad, but we don’t really have too much time at home to spend with him, but my daughter does try to spend as much time as she can with him. Any tips on training him to be obedient? Oh, and he also likes to jump on people when they come up to him. Any advice you have would be great…
wow, thank you guys for all these answers. we originally got this dog because we needed a guard dog and my children wanted a big dog. also, he’s not really by himself, i know this sounds funny but we do also own a pomeranian that stays in the backyard with him. they do get along, but i don’t think my lab is really getting any "playtime" with the pom.
we tried the electric fence, i felt so bad. i just don’t think it’s really humaine. we took it off of him, and to our surprise, he is still somewhat cautious of the areas we blocked off
The only tip I know is the longer you walk the dog, the more these little problems (grill chewing hehe) are solved.
My pup used to be wild with biting me and digging the yard and other dog stuff, until I upped her daily walks to total 2 hours a day, I just wake up earlier in the morning.
Labs need both mental and physical stimulation or they can even get neurotic. I know it’s hard with work and school, but maybe you can take some time for agility training or any kind of training class for your dog to get socialization and stimulation. More exercise and mind stimulation really are the magic keys to solve all the bad habits.
Please encourage your daughter to get up earlier to walk and throw him a frisbee. They need to do their jobs what they were bred for is in their blood, to retrieve..
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