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Old October 1st 04, 02:18 PM
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I have just bought a new labrador puppy.
Can anyone tell me the best way to look
after it and bring it up?

Thanks
Art
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I have just bought a new labrador puppy.
Can anyone tell me the best way to look
after it and bring it up?


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Old October 1st 04, 06:21 PM
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There is a book called "I Just Got a Puppy; Now What Do I Do?" I wish I had it
before I got my dog! (It's been so long since she's been a puppy that I
couldn't give any advice!)
Dorothy, owned by C.C., a very spoiled dachshund
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Old October 2nd 04, 03:42 AM
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I have just bought a new labrador puppy.
Can anyone tell me the best way to look
after it and bring it up?

Thanks
Art


Depends on what you want to teach it. Here are several things that I tought
my (now 14 month old) Labrador that are great household commands/behaviors.

-- "Wait" and "Go." He does not go through a door without being told to
wait, then go. It's great for getting your stuff packed in the car before
he gets in, or getting your stuff out of the back seat on your way out, as
well as keeping him from bolting through the front door. I teach this by
shutting the door in his face if he doesn't wait. "Go" tells him to enter
something, i.e. he's being overly helpful in the kitchen, I tell him to "go"
out the door.

-- Behave in your crate. Basically, as a puppy he was ALWAYS crated for
part of the day, even if we were home. Besides making it a LOT easier to do
chores, I now have a dog that I can crate when I have guests, and he doesn't
howl or bark. It also makes it easier to sleep in, as he's learned that
throwing a hissy fit in his crate doesn't get him anything.

-- With any Lab puppy, teach him to bring you anything he might pick up by
offering him treats when he brings it to you. You cannot (and should not)
teach him that he must not pick anything up, or anything but his toys.
Offer him an incentive to come show you instead of shredding your things.
Also teach him to gently give it to you (without pulling) and without
dropping it at your feet. Mine is currently going through a "phase" where,
when called, he will spit out what he has and pick up one of his own toys.
I guess he's figured out I don't take those away.

-- Down is a VERY useful command. We taught sit, down, and stand stays by
requiring him to hold them for his food, first for just a few seconds and by
4 months old he was doing 3 minute sits, stands, and downs. Labs are
generally VERY food motivated.

-- NEVER NEVER NEVER punish him for coming to you, even if he's been not
coming to you for a hour! Do not call him if you can't make him come, and
ALWAYS offer him an incentive to come to you.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask or check my website

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Old October 2nd 04, 08:30 AM
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Art, you need Much More than we can easily tell you on a news group.
Ask at your vet's clinic about a puppy kindergarden class or puppy class
in your area and sign up for that ASAP! These classes start teaching
you to teach the pup, provide some socialization for the pup with dogs
and people, and educate you to the many periods of a pup's life, problem
solving and prevention, feeding and general care, etc. Then as soon as
the pup is old enough for a regular obedience class, sign up for that,
too. It will expand on the bare basics from puppy class and add new
skills for both of you.

I also recommend picking up a good Recent book on puppy raising...
library or book store... turn the computer off and do some reading.

You are going to have tons of fun with this baby!

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia

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Old October 11th 04, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for the info on my new puppy,Emily.
Art
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Old October 11th 04, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the references.
Art
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Old October 11th 04, 10:33 AM
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thanls for the links
Art
 




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