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Labrador Retrievers: College Student Interested In Getting a Lab, puppy training classes, responsible pet owner
puppy training classes, responsible pet owner, puppy classes: The costs of Labs vary from breeder to breeder. Consider getting a Lab/Lab mix at your local shelter. We got one of our dogs at the shelter for $25! I would highly suggest adopting an older dog. Will you have enough time to take him/her on a thirty minute...

Labrador Retrievers: Commercial Dog Food, purina dog chow, purina one
purina dog chow, purina one, commercial dog food: Hello Will and thank you for your question, I reccomend a better brand name with perferibly no by-products in it like beaniful has. If your on a budget I understand feeding less expensive foods but if you can spare a few extra bucks heres what I reccomend:...

Labrador Retrievers: Coping with a new baby, obedience program, obedience class
obedience program, obedience class, month old baby: I think it calls for action. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Labrador Retrievers: Crate training a puppy that is 8 weeks old, crate training a puppy, closet shelving
crate training a puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: It is not normal, but it happens in some cases, I think largely with puppies that didn t receive good care before. It can be hard to break. I will start with my general housebreaking advice. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making...

Labrador Retrievers: Crate training, closet shelving, whinning
closet shelving, whinning, crate training: Even just in the United States there is a lot of confusion. Crate usually refers to a small plastic or wire enclosure for keeping a dog inside. That is the way I always use it. Kennel can mean the same thing, or a larger enclosure outside, or even...

Labrador Retrievers: Crating, lab pup, chocolate lab
lab pup, chocolate lab, real solution: At that age, I mostly rely on picking up the puppy and placing it in the crate. If you are doing a good job being top dog, and not leaving it in the crate all day, by the time they are 3-4 months old, they should be going in the crate at the command of ...

Labrador Retrievers: Crating a Lab, going potty, wire grid
going potty, wire grid, terrier mix: Ordinarily I discourage that. How well it works will depend on the dog. It may or may not be OK. I was there the night my daughter came home to a thoroughly trashed bathroom by her little terrier mix. I would be checking the garage sales and flea markets...

Labrador Retrievers: Crating a pup while I go to work.., bed toys, rescue dogs
bed toys, rescue dogs, medical expenses: An 8 week old is never going to make it that long in a crate. If you can t make it back, can you find a neighbor or a professional dog walker to give it a break? If not, perhaps you should consider adopting an older dog. There are tons of them around, ...

Labrador Retrievers: Crating, yellow lab puppies, closet shelving
yellow lab puppies, closet shelving, lessor extent: Rather than relaxing and catching a nap in their den, some puppies protest by fouling the crate, or perhaps it is stress. I haven t had this problem. I saw my daughter fight the problem. A wire grid in the bottom of the crate will help keep the puppy...

Labrador Retrievers: Crossbreeding dogs, mutt dogs, couch sofa
mutt dogs, couch sofa, japanese spitz: The only thing I can dout on the subject is why make mutt dogs? have you seem the spcas/pounds/shelters adn strays? all because people breed irrsponsably and now the dogs are left battered/abuses/abondened or put to sleep...can you rest at night knowing your...

Labrador Retrievers: Crying and Barking early mornings at weekends, noise issue, human relationships
noise issue, human relationships, habbit: I could do much better explaining to them that with a crate, the dog could sleep in the house, than explaining to you how to approach them. It is a shame people don t accept keeping the dog inside in a crate. Maybe another expert here in human relationships...

Labrador Retrievers: car rides, vestibular disorder, pitched hum
vestibular disorder, pitched hum, cotton balls: Hi Larry, Is whining her only new behavior in the vehicle? No panting, restlessness, drooling, etc.? If she s only whining, and only doing while the vehicle is in motion, I m not exactly sure WHY she is doing this. There are a few things that could cause...

Labrador Retrievers: When should castration be done?, spayneuter, chocolate lab
spayneuter, chocolate lab, google: For years everybody said 6 months with it slipping toward 4 months. I am still trying to verify what I found recently at http://www.caninesports.com/SpayNeuter.html The link is not Google garbage, but from a site I find reliable. If later spay/neuter becomes...

Labrador Retrievers: change in color of dogs nose, pink noses, yellow labs
pink noses, yellow labs, retirement party: It is a lack of sunlight. My Aster was born in October. Her nose stayed black most of her first year, but was fading the next fall when we left her at dog guide school. It was unusual, but after her training she was given to a lady in a nearby town. The...

Labrador Retrievers: chewers and diggers, chain link fence, play and rest
chain link fence, play and rest, spot trouble: You would have loved my Peggy. She was field Lab stock too. She was tall, fine boned and slender, dark and a red cast to her. she had droopy eyes, and long ears. I wondered if somebody snuck some bloodhound blood in their field Labs. Peggy would carefully...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, lab puppy, feeding time
lab puppy, feeding time, peanut butter: Many Labs are terrible about chewing things. Not only do they destroy stuff, but sometimes the indigestible things they swallow kill them. Your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are away. The dog may be happier in its den...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, own toys, dog chews
own toys, dog chews, mousetraps: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, bitter apple spray, own toys
bitter apple spray, own toys, mousetraps: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, labrador retrievers, kongs
labrador retrievers, kongs, xlarge: Hello Alice, the only thing I can reccomend is lots and lots of quaility chew toys, like *Black kongs and *Durible nylabones, tug ropes and kong dental ropes are great to have around also, another thing don t leave him or her alone out in the open when your...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing while in garage, urinate in crate, closet shelving, birthday toys
closet shelving, birthday toys, short periods: The only answer to chewing for many dogs is to crate them whenever you can t watch them. I think some dogs eliminate in the crate as a protest. You can reduce the effectiveness of protest by putting a rack in the crate. Pet stores sell ready made ones....

Labrador Retrievers: chewing and licking peoples plates when they are eating, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Labrador Retrievers: chewing on own self, obedience competition, vet visit
obedience competition, vet visit, alergic reaction: Almost anything can be normal when a female is coming in heat. Nobody in their right mind keeps an intact female unless they are planning on breeding. Breeding is very difficult to do responsibly. Go to www.akc.org and read about responsible breeding....

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, own toys, mousetraps
own toys, mousetraps, posessions: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Labrador Retrievers: children and heirarchy, dog officer, bitter apple
dog officer, bitter apple, area clubs: Do you really have time to address this problem this year? With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone...

Labrador Retrievers: choc lab biting, barking, and growling, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Labrador Retrievers: choc.. lab,, chesapeake bay retrievers, light chocolate
chesapeake bay retrievers, light chocolate, gun dogs: The chocolate Lab is a range of collars the Labs come in. Originally they were all black like the Neufoundlands they were developed from along with the Golden and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. I think all of them were primarily used as gun dogs, although their...

Labrador Retrievers: chocalate lab, fertile time, heat cycle
fertile time, heat cycle, having a baby: I would suggest breeding her when she s 9 months or more, just to insure the babies and her more than likely will be O.K. Take her to a vet every 2 weeks to make sure she s okay. Don t ever breed a female more than 4 times. Don t ever breed her past age...

Labrador Retrievers: choclate eating, syrup of ipec, halloween candy
syrup of ipec, halloween candy, table spoon: Put in a call to your vet s after office hours service. If no other number is listed, try the regular number. My vet s forwards to a paging service. Make the dog vomit. Syrup of Ipec or a table spoon of peroxide should do it. By the time you read...

Labrador Retrievers: choco, adult teeth, having a great time
adult teeth, having a great time, piece of cloth: They are getting along and having a great time. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize...

Labrador Retrievers: is my chocolat lab to small, chocolate lab mix, withers
chocolate lab mix, withers, 4 months: That sounds a way too small for a Lab. it should be more like 50 pounds and 18 inches. I have seen some mixes that look much like a Lab, but are much smaller. I am not sure what they are mixed with or if they even are part Lab. Most Labs do eat well. ...

Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate Lab, english labs, shoulder blade
english labs, shoulder blade, chocolate lab: Hello labs vary from line to line some are more stocky...show bred labs and some are leaner...Field bred labs. There are counts of some males reaching 100+ pounds and Not being overweihgt it all depends on breeding I ve seen bitch labs as small as 60 pounds...

Labrador Retrievers: chocolate lab, golden retriever puppies, poor puppies
golden retriever puppies, poor puppies, chocolate lab: Follow this plan in order: exercise, discipline, affection (with no verbal sound, preferably). You do not need to scream at your dog when disciplining. It makes her think you are unbalanced and she will try to take over. Think about it. In the wild, and in...

Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate lab, dominant bear, obedience class
dominant bear, obedience class, natural instincts: Yes it is a dominance problem. Neutering is a powerful tool, but not a cure all. Not only must the dog be trained, the owner must be too. It is possible he was dumped at the shelter because the previous owner had the same problems and didn t know how to...

Labrador Retrievers: chocolate lab ate skewer, bamboo skewer, chocolate lab
bamboo skewer, chocolate lab, x ray: Hello Gail and thank you for your question, I would take him to a vet right now and have an x ray done. The stick could puncture her insides and she would bleed to death, it may or may not pass smoothlyand come out in her poop but if one of My dogs ate...

Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate lab's behavioral problems, chocolate lab, spayed
chocolate lab, spayed, best solution: It is the best solution. It may be more habit, than anything else, but I don t even leave my 12 year old Lab loose in the house when I can t watch her. Have you obedience trained her? It helps build confidence. If she isn t spayed or come into season...

Labrador Retrievers: chocolate lab/ loose stool, loose stools, recovery diet
loose stools, recovery diet, stomach problem: A 10 year old with both a physical problem and a behavior change? I am almost tempted to send you back to the the vet. First you might try this bland diet. Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken, or...

Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate lab and skin issues, allergy free dogs, purina one
allergy free dogs, purina one, chocolate lab: How is her body condition? Very few labs should be 104 pounds. Evaluate her using this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Over weight crates all sorts of problems, although I wouldn t the skin ones. My dogs never have problems...

Labrador Retrievers: chocolate labrador puppy, labrador puppy, chocolate labrador
labrador puppy, chocolate labrador, puppy feeding: Hello & congrats on the new puppy. Feeding amounts depends on how heavy he is...he should be fed three times daily..morning noon and evening several hours before bedtime....break his daily meal portion up into three. He is only two months old he has only...

Labrador Retrievers: chocolate labs, canned pumpkin, chocolate labs
canned pumpkin, chocolate labs, pineapple juice: I think a common problem is a better description than normal. I have had a number of puppies start about 4 months. I think they find the frozen stools are even more interesting. Many dogs outgrow it. You can work at cleaning they up first. You can...

Labrador Retrievers: choosing a labrador, labrador retriever, good weather
labrador retriever, good weather, reputable breeder: Hello Lisa and thank you for your questions, Yes a good reputiable breeder will be able to pick a puppy from the litter of the temperment you want. Be sure it is a reputiable breeder however as there are alot of scam artists out there these days... ie....

Labrador Retrievers: colours, colour labs, rescue dogs
colour labs, rescue dogs, best behaviour: The dog guide school I raise puppies for avoids breeding chocolates. They say the chocolates tend to be more hyper and have more hip problems. That doesn t mean there aren t great chocolates. Not a whole lot of difference between the yellows and blacks....

Labrador Retrievers: considering adopting a lab, teeth and gums, ghost busters
teeth and gums, ghost busters, rescue dogs: Many Labs aren t too bad, but some are awful, and I never heard of much to do about it besides making sure their teeth and gums are in good shape. When we had our first Lab, Ghost Busters was a popular program. I ve been slimed! Maybe add drooling to...

Labrador Retrievers: continuing diarrhea, yellow mucus, amoxi
yellow mucus, amoxi, shredded chicken: I am afraid I don t have much more help. The chicken and rice is a very popular remedy. You might give it a few more days to work. The logical thing to do is to call the breeder and demand to return the puppy and have your money back. Our hearts don...

Labrador Retrievers: out of control black lab, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leather leash: while meds are the only way to control some dogs, I always want to try other things first. If not neutered, do so at once. It is no cure all, but otherwise you may never calm him down. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog...

Labrador Retrievers: Out of control, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, obedience class: Spay her if not already. Obedience train her. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog....

Labrador Retrievers: coughing, cough medicine, kennel cough
cough medicine, kennel cough, chocolate lab: Has she had kennel cough vaccine? If not, maybe the vet should see her. Otherwise I would let it go a few days. I haven t heard of anyone giving a dog any kind of cough medicine. Likely it would be OK, but there are some things Ok for us that kill dogs....

Labrador Retrievers: crate mess at night, lab puppy, wire mesh
lab puppy, wire mesh, chocolate lab: Usually a 10 week old is going the night clean and dry. If you are feeding her at 3 PM and she is having a bowel movement 12 hours later, maybe try feeding her later, even 7 PM giving her time for one bowel movement before bed time and another the next morning....

Labrador Retrievers: crating brothers, wire crates, pound female
wire crates, pound female, private bed: Hello, Yes you can seperate them and acctually it iks perfered to have a crate for each do/puppy. Get two large or xlarge wire crates na dput them side by side the dogs will see each other and be content yet have there own private bed/ get away zone . My three...

Labrador Retrievers: Death of Older Black Lab, loaded guns, heartworm treatment
loaded guns, heartworm treatment, whimper: There are a number of ways old bodies fail with little to be done, stroke, a cancer inside where nobody would find it, the heart itself giving up, etc. At least you were spared watching her drag an arthritic body around and wondering when if time had come....

Labrador Retrievers: Depressed Lab, food and feeding, stress level
food and feeding, stress level, stressful situations: Dogs have trouble coping with human life. It is possible that by leaving an unsuitable relationship your stress level is going down, but it still affects the dog. Dogs don t deal with change very well either. Still, some positive experience might help....

Labrador Retrievers: Depressed Labrador, labrador breed, obedience class
labrador breed, obedience class, getting a new puppy: Labs vary in temperament. I have seen several females that really settled down after their first season. Sometimes I even find myself looking forward to sending them off to school and getting a new puppy. What you might do is take her to an obedience...

Labrador Retrievers: Dermatitis, cod liver oil, commercial dog food
cod liver oil, commercial dog food, symptoms of allergies: Hello Andrew What you described are symptoms of allergies which is unusual for a 9 week old puppy but it can happen. I can t say for certain what the offending allergen and without knowing the pup s history or having any visual contact, it is pretty hard...

Labrador Retrievers: Desexing my girl puppy, responsible step, female dogs
responsible step, female dogs, spay: The term spay is usually used with female dogs. Let me assure you, there is no danger of hip problems if a dog is spayed before 6 months. Please don t pay any attention to wherever you heard that. Six months is fine though, although waiting any longer risks...

Labrador Retrievers: Diarrhea HELP!, road apples, allergy testing
road apples, allergy testing, soft stool: Has the vet suggested allergy testing? It is expensive and sometimes inconclusive. Try to limit her foraging. When my Aster s brother was a pup. he was forever eating road apples and running at both ends. I have had enough young labs that I am not...

Labrador Retrievers: Diet for nursing mother, ground yellow corn, puppy food
ground yellow corn, puppy food, raw egg: Hello, since many people don t have the brands I normaly reccomend in there city or country heres what to look for in a dry kibble; No by products No animal Digest No Chicken by products The ingredients Must start with Whole meat such as chicken lamb...

Labrador Retrievers: Digging, digging holes, safe room
digging holes, safe room, great dog: I have never seen an answer I liked. If you gave the dog a 3-4 hour vigorous, structured walk every evening, it might be too tired to dig holes the next day. You could try dumping a pile of sand in one corner, burying toys and treats in it. You could confine...

Labrador Retrievers: DOG, charcoal tablets, digestive upsets
charcoal tablets, digestive upsets, meal time: If it just suddenly started, it could be viral, and go away on its own. Some dogs react poorly to some chows. It has little to do with the quality of the chow. You might try a different chow. Look at the ingredients in what you are feeding and find something...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Allergies, self medicate, artificial sweetener
self medicate, artificial sweetener, allergy problems: Have you stuck to one or the other chows for several months? Also was the Eukanuba you fed based on a different protein source than the Science? Baths are another source of problems. Regular brushing will control odor and shedding in a healthy dog. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog, black lab 1 1/2 yrs old, kennell, escape artist
kennell, escape artist, house dog: I am not even going to touch explaining to the 4 year old why he has to go. If it comes to that, talk about it being safer for him. I am sure she is upset every time he gets away. By a large kennel, do you mean inside the house? All day is a long time,...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Crate Question, wire dog crates, purebred labrador
wire dog crates, purebred labrador, labrador retriever: Hello Kyle and thank you for your questions, Yes he can stay in the crate while your at school. Just be sure to let him uot for a potty break before hand. I reccomend aganst water/food in a crate... it may make him go in his crate. I reccomend a size...

Labrador Retrievers: Getting My Dog to Eat!, puppy teeth, female puppy
puppy teeth, female puppy, puppy food: Hello Vinay and thank you for your question, CFirst off congrats on your new puppy. All puppies are picky eaters, I am currently haev trubles getting my boston terrier female puppy to eat shes just oging on 4 montghs old. They have very small teeth that...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Food, feeding dogs, science diet
feeding dogs, science diet, loose stool: Hi Richard, In my opinion, Royal Canin is probably better than Iams and Science Diet. But, please keep in mind that individual dogs will do differently on foods. We have one dog who cannot eat what the others do because he looses coat and weight on it....

Labrador Retrievers: Dog fence, invisible fences, invisible fence
invisible fences, invisible fence, white flags: Perhaps it may depend on your dog. Some of invisible fences work, and work well. Four people on my block have them, and I have never seen any of their dogs running loose including the one young, unneutered male Lab. On the other hand, I know they won...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog gets on furniture when we're gone, plastic runners, intensive campaign
plastic runners, intensive campaign, mousetraps: Some dogs are like some people, you can t trust them behind you back. Yes an intensive campaign with the repellent may work. There are also the plastic runners with the points on the bottom. Placed points up, they will keep some dogs off the furniture....

Labrador Retrievers: Dog has hurt paw, bee sting, paw
bee sting, paw, mischief: You could try giving him a buffered aspirin twice a day. I mean aspirin, not the newer stuff safer for us, but deadly to dogs. You have a couple of days to watch him before getting stuck with a problem over the weekend. If he isn t much better by Thursday,...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog licking behavior, long periods of time, licking behavior
long periods of time, licking behavior, lab puppies: I always thought my friends Golden was a really nice dog. One day I realized, Isaac never tries to lick you face. He just stands there and lets you pet or rub him eating the attention up. The worst thing is nosing under your elbow if you quit long enough...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Obediance, shock collar, 6 years
shock collar, 6 years, fence: Carl, I think a shock collar would work, but if you dont like those get her a chick collar, and when you take her out put her on a leash, my dog does the same, and ever since we put her on the leash she s been doing better. It should work in your dog s...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Play Manners, puppy proof, water bowl
puppy proof, water bowl, yelp: Most young dogs enjoy that sort of play. Here is a link to a picture of my dog enjoying a visit from a friend, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/gretchenandellaplaying.jpg We are careful to restrict the dogs to one room that is fairly puppy proof...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog pees in kitchen when left alone, lab pup, safe room
lab pup, safe room, intestinal blockage: Likely it is the stress of being alone. Being contained in a room otherwise off limits could also be part of the problem. I would crate her. I am surprised she hasn t started chewing things already. The shut the puppy in a safe room is a fallacy....

Labrador Retrievers: Dog pregnancy, welping box, birth canal
welping box, birth canal, best of luck: If she was visably having pain for over several hours and was very restless without any puppies she may have the puppies stuck in the birth canal...take her in to the vets asap...within an hour or two so I mean right away..unless the pups are here by now....

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Questiom, labrador retrevier, obedience class
labrador retrevier, obedience class, pet shampoo: Hello again Kyle thanks for emailing again, He would be very hyper right now... my labrador retrevier never started to calm down until she was over a year old... jumping wildy on everyone ect. I reccomend keeping him penned somehow in your area... if he...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Skunked!!!!, canned tomato juice, dog skunked
canned tomato juice, dog skunked, skunks: Fortunately I have no personal experience to draw on for this. Luckily keeping my dogs inside has protected them from skunks. It would be easy enough some evening when they make their last trip out at night to find a skunk. Maybe the old canned tomato juice...

Labrador Retrievers: My Dog Won't Come, cesar millan, petsmart
cesar millan, petsmart, petco: Try talking to a Petsmart worker about their training classes. Believe me- it works! I tried it and my Lab does GREAT! If you don t have a Petsmart, or possible Petco worker, try buying the book entitled: Cesar s Way, by Cesar Millan. It s a must have for...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog way too hyper, monks of new skete, squirt bottle
monks of new skete, squirt bottle, obedience classes: Many obedience classes are useless. Some of the instructors are too, lacking experience with more difficult dogs. Was your class about the dog sitting to get a treat, or about you learning how to play the role of top dog? I am not going to try to cover...

Labrador Retrievers: Dog, cat litter box, convincing explanation
cat litter box, convincing explanation, chow: He found it. I have never seen a convincing explanation for some dog s disgusting behavior or came up with my own idea. Most of his calories are coming from a commercial dog chow? Preferably an adult chow now. Labs have fewer joint problems switching to...

Labrador Retrievers: Two Dogs, chocolate lab, two dogs
chocolate lab, two dogs, fiance: Hello, There shouldnt be any real fighting between two young puppies, It sounds like they are just playing like labs...loud and rough. Labs like to grab the other dogs neck grumble grab the other dogs collar and bolt and this can go on for the better part...

Labrador Retrievers: Dry patches on Labrador, rough dry skin, dry patches
rough dry skin, dry patches, bitter apple: Any skin softener such as hand lotion or Vaseline should help if she doesn t lick it off. You could try the paste form of Bitter Apple. It may have a Vaseline base and be bad tasting enough she will leave it on. Providing a softer surface to lay on may...

Labrador Retrievers: dear labmanim having some..., conventional fence, creative attempts
conventional fence, creative attempts, s yard: The dirty little secret is that many Labs are more difficult to manage than many other breeds. Some of the people writing books have never really dealt with a difficult dog. Naturally what works in the books may not with a Lab. Not that there aren t some...

Labrador Retrievers: destructive digging, pig sty, mouse traps
pig sty, mouse traps, back porch: I have never seen an effective solution for this problem. I could suggest other ways to make a spot to unattractive, but doubt they would work any better. There are some dogs that insist on digging up the yard no matter what you do if you give them a chance....

Labrador Retrievers: destructive, safe room, feeding time
safe room, feeding time, real solution: Frankly, most Labs are chewers. You were just lucky with the first one. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract...

Labrador Retrievers: diabetic dog, rudyard kipling, loaded guns
rudyard kipling, loaded guns, time loan: The Power of a Dog There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; and when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to...

Labrador Retrievers: diarrhea in labs, recovery diet, cottage cheese
recovery diet, cottage cheese, baked potato: This is a common problem, and I don t have much of an answer. Yes you can always check with the vet. He may not be much more help and less understanding about how hard it is to keep a Lab from eating anything that doesn t eat it first. If the problem...

Labrador Retrievers: diarrhea, sister lab, recovery diet
sister lab, recovery diet, water consumption: It sounds like he is getting into something at the kennel that disagrees with him. It could be as simple as the kennel feeding a different chow. Any sudden change of diet is enough to upset some dogs digestion. If the kennel feeds something different than...

Labrador Retrievers: diet of labrador, labrador puppy, obesity
labrador puppy, obesity, vet: In general, year old Labs do fine on one meal a day. Your vet may have some special reason for 3 meals a day, or were you told that when he was much younger? Obesity is a big problem for Labs. 3-4 cups (less than a liter) should be about right. Adjust...

Labrador Retrievers: diet, dry dog food, benedryll
dry dog food, benedryll, personal chemistry: Eagle Pack is well regarded by many. On the other hand, any decent dog food shouldn t need any supplements. You might try Iams. I am negative on it because it tends to be a little high on fat. Could be just what your Daisy needs. Dogs are not peas in...

Labrador Retrievers: digger, flower beds, digger
flower beds, digger, alot: Sorry, neither I nor much of anybody else seems to have a good handle on this. You could protect the sprinkler heads and some of the landscaping with the sprays meant to protect flower beds. That could still leave the rest of your lawn cratered like the...

Labrador Retrievers: discipline and training, flyswat, barks
flyswat, barks, yell: Hi Kelly! To prevent him from following vehicles the best thing to do is simply when he goes near one or barks after one yell at him and tell him very strictly no! Eventually I m more than sure that he will stop having this habit and also as he grows older...

Labrador Retrievers: disciplining my dog, obedience class, pack structure
obedience class, pack structure, pack members: It is unusual for a 4 year old to suddenly develop bad behavior. Either she has suddenly discovered she can take things off the counter top, or she is showing her resentment of the child. If so, that is a serious problems and must be dealt with. Having...

Labrador Retrievers: Getting another dog, english bulldogg, miniture poodle
english bulldogg, miniture poodle, grey hounds: Hello Noel, Since your lab is getting on in years either get a calmer breed or an older puppy or dog instead of a just weaned puppy...the lab doesnt want a tiny hyper terrier biting its heels and neck while its trying to sleep. There are so many breeds out...

Labrador Retrievers: My dog, drinking too much water, excessive thirst
drinking too much water, excessive thirst, pretzels: Excessive thirst can be due to several things including diabetes. It doesn t happen over night. I am guessing it foraged something with a lot of salt. Missing some pretzels or ham? I would make sure he has plenty of water and keep an eye on him. If it...

Labrador Retrievers: Should my dog have already had puppies?, large nipples, stomach area
large nipples, stomach area, belly area: Hello Krista and thank you for your questions, It is possible she isnt pregnant....the rib cage area being large can just mean just packign on a few extra pounds, hte belly area is where it should be swollen if she is pregnant...not every breeding takes....

Labrador Retrievers: My dog ate half an easter egg, chocolate egg, chocolate easter
chocolate egg, chocolate easter, white chocolate: If it was a large, solid chocolate egg, take him outside and give him an ounce of peroxide. If he doesn t throw up in 15 minutes, give him another dose. Otherwise, be quick to call the vet if he starts vomiting or diarrhea. It take a huge dose of white...

Labrador Retrievers: My dog ate raw meat on accident!!, labrador retriver, loss of appetite
labrador retriver, loss of appetite, natural diet: Be more careful about leaving meat out. The chances of the hamburger hurting him are low. Keep an eye on him just in case. Some people deliberately feed it to their dogs. It really isn t a good idea, but seldom hurts the dogs much. The best diet for...

Labrador Retrievers: is my dog a black lab?, border collie, show dogs
border collie, show dogs, wire grid: It isn t an absolute thing. Some purebred Labs are marked. I have seen many ones carefully bred to be dog guides rather than show dogs that were marked. A year or 2 ago somebody beat up on me here for suggesting markings were uncommon in pure Labs and had...

Labrador Retrievers: dog collars, leather collar, dog collars
leather collar, dog collars, chains: This is a tough question. It is best not to allow dogs unsupervised play with any collar, and the choke collars are worse than others. You might try a heavy, studded leather collar. You could have them chipped, and leave them in the run without a collar....

Labrador Retrievers: When is a dog considered an ADULT, labrador retiever, puppy ears
labrador retiever, puppy ears, puppy food: Hello Petra and thank you for your question, Larger dogs like Labrador Retiever s continue to grow until about 14/16 months of age both inside and out, My lab grew into her large puppy ears at around 12 months of age. Since she is already on adult food...

Labrador Retrievers: dog has diarrhea, recovery diet, bland diet
recovery diet, bland diet, cottage cheese: Diarrhea accompanied by lethargy could be parvo, cause for panic and immediate medical attention weekend or not. As long as he is his usual energetic self, I would let it go over the weekend. If it doesn t clear up by the first of the week, call the vet....

Labrador Retrievers: My dog doesn't want to eat or drink nothing, viruse, vaccines
viruse, vaccines, vet: Oh my I am so sorry Sandra but it sounds alot like Parvo a deadly viruse easily pervented with regular vaccines but hard to treat, If you don t get your dog to a vet within a few hours to begin hosptilization and treatment he will die in a few days, please...

Labrador Retrievers: dog due to have puppys, teats, due date
teats, due date, dogs: Did you even happen to notice when she came in season? The due date should be 10-12 weeks after she started to come in season. Usually the milk is a sign she is about to whelp. It would be much better if you go ahead and spay her after everything is over....

Labrador Retrievers: dog not eating, several times, shit tuz
several times, shit tuz, wine: This is sadly very normal its pitiful if you ask me, we had a male mini american escamo a few years backa dn still have the bichon/shit tuz(his wife ) and his daughter now 8 and 7 years old, he wouldn t eat/sleep or stop pawing or whinning at the dog she...

Labrador Retrievers: dog food, purina one, kibbles
purina one, kibbles, quality foods: Bare in mind that feeding cheaper foods evens out to having fed quality foods....the dog eats More cheap food to sustain its self then it does of quality food... because smple logic quality kibbles are based with meat cheap foods are based with grains.......

Labrador Retrievers: dog food, commercial dog food, natural dog food
commercial dog food, natural dog food, dead dogs: Hello NO I don t get paid for recommending brands they are good foods I ve tryed them with my dogs and there are two brands I feed my dogs daily, Authority and Blue Buffalo Co. My dogs do very well on them and I have seen the improvement from feeding more...

Labrador Retrievers: dog fur, paper towels, cooking oil
paper towels, cooking oil, rags: Aruuuuuuuuuuuugh! Depending how long the hair is, it might be easier to clip off as much as possible. Unfortunately, he could look awful all summer that way. You could use liquid cooking oil as a safe solvent to dissolve it. As it softens, absorb it...

Labrador Retrievers: Will getting another dog help our lab?, typical lab, daycare
typical lab, daycare, companionship: Yes, it is so much easier to shred things if you have somebody s teeth in the other end. Running and jumping are more fun with somebody to chase with. Barking is more effective with a helper. I am a big fan of crating a dog when you aren t around. However...

Labrador Retrievers: The dog and the husband........, sweet personality, canned answers
sweet personality, canned answers, new furniture: Yes, go with a crate. I hope you din t mind my canned answers to your common questions. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are away. The dog may...

Labrador Retrievers: dog loves rocks, tennis ball, panics
tennis ball, panics, petsmart: The same thing happened with my Lab. Take the rock away, it can cost your dog his life. Try buying him a tennis ball, a small one, but not too small he can choke or swallow it. Try taking your dog to Petsmart as he gets older. They teach them how to have something...

Labrador Retrievers: dog peeing, carpet cleaner, safe room
carpet cleaner, safe room, electrical cords: If crating solves the problem, crate her. Many people, even some that fancy themselves dog experts, do not understand how crates work with dog s instincts and need for a den. Crating isn t cruel. What is cruel is dumping a 6 year old dog at the pound because...

Labrador Retrievers: dog's period, pets store, periods
pets store, periods: Dear Sandy, Go to the pets store, and they have dipers for periods, all you have to do is wash it, and take it off when she goes out. Its very simple to use and very inexpensive. If you have any questions I ll be happy to answer them. Thanks! Am...

Labrador Retrievers: My dog is pregnant?, false pregnancy, large nipples
false pregnancy, large nipples, basment: Hello, thats ok but be sure the basement is well lit and you go down alot with her once the puppies arrive or she again amy not want to stay down tehre, you still ened to get her used to the box now, you should haev time, once she starts rejecting food panting...

Labrador Retrievers: dog size?, ribs, labrador
ribs, labrador, chow: Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food adjusted...

Labrador Retrievers: my dog is very weak, changing shape, question option
changing shape, question option, balanced diet: Not all Labs are huge or have the heavy body build. Go to http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx and compare him to the pictures there. If he is too thin, try feeding him more. Here in America, we have a large selection dog chows...

Labrador Retrievers: my dog's weight, black labrador, all ears
black labrador, all ears, paws: Hello thanks for your question. Yes thisis very normal for your lab and there nothing to worry about, as long as the ribs can be felt easily but Not seen your dog is of ideal weight..... I remember when my lab was that young she was all ears and paws lol and...

Labrador Retrievers: my dog, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: The fiesty little thing bites and growls? oung Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize...

Labrador Retrievers: my dogs get along till my lab gets close to me, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, private trainer: Neuter him if not already. You certainly don t want him ever passing on such behavior. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having...

Labrador Retrievers: dogs and rabbits, wild rabbits, insatiable appetites
wild rabbits, insatiable appetites, canned pumpkin: Feces eating, their own, other dogs, rabbits, deer, horses, etc. is a common problem. Labs with their insatiable appetites may be worse than some other breeds. Usually it doesn t hurt much except the owners stomach. There are cases of it upsetting the dog...

Labrador Retrievers: dogs skin, science diet, new best friend
science diet, new best friend, dog allergies: Hello Melodie and thank you for your question, Maybe your dog has allergies and this is why its on this food? call and check with the previus owner, they may not ahve said anything in order to get rid of the dog. Allergies can cause people to put there dog...

Labrador Retrievers: drinking, chocolate lab, spayed
chocolate lab, spayed, 8 years: Hello Michael and thank you for your question, My 3 year old spayed female...70 pounds drinks alot during the day and slops it all over the floor I might add lol, I d say about 2/3 gallons a day for a dog of that size... but don t qoute me on this its only...

Labrador Retrievers: due claws, new born puppies, slicker brush
new born puppies, slicker brush, gentle shampoo: Dew claws are commonly removed from new born puppies. At a year old, it could be done, but would require anesthetic. Talk to your vet. I would switch over to adult chow. Purina is OK. You may hear how horrible most dog chows are, but I think much of...

Labrador Retrievers: Early Morning Barking!, hallway upstairs, comfy blanket
hallway upstairs, comfy blanket, separation anxiety: Hello Pete and thanks for emailing, Do you let him out after he is crated a few hours to go pee? a 5 month old will need to pee through the night or will be uncomftrable through the early morning. Also pick up the water bowl a few hours before bed time...

Labrador Retrievers: Early wake up, coffee pot, benedryl
coffee pot, benedryl, constant attention: Try to identify anything in the house that might be waking her up, a coffee pot on a timer, water softener, plant grow light, etc. If you can move it back, it might help. Does where she sleeps get the morning sun? Try to block it off. if she is sleeping...

Labrador Retrievers: Eating, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, science diet: Unless his ribs are showing, I would stick with Science. It is very important to keep Labs and other large breeds lean as a puppy. You could switch to the adult version of the Science if you are feeding a puppy chow now. Keeping the puppy lean and feeding...

Labrador Retrievers: Eating and drinking, small accidents, trash cans
small accidents, trash cans, table scraps: LOL this is what happens when two dog owners come together. At nine years old it might be a health problem causing her to drink so much check it with the vet. Two cups is Not enough feed her Four cups a day thats two cups twice a day morning and early evening...avoid...

Labrador Retrievers: Eating feces, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, undesireable: Are most of her calories coming from a commercial dog chow? It may be diet related. Unfortunately a diet rich enough to prevent it can lead to growth too rapid to develop strong joints. Best thing is to feed an adult chow and try to control it other ways....

Labrador Retrievers: Eating Habits, vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, puppychow: You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something that will respond...

Labrador Retrievers: Eating - lack there of, stomach area, reputable breeder
stomach area, reputable breeder, premature death: Over feeding a Lab to where it won t eat is unlikely, but possible. See this guide, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx With a Lab, don t worry until you can actually see the ribs. Most Labs die a premature death due to overweight. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Eating, puppy chow, hip dysplasia
puppy chow, hip dysplasia, th lab: This is a common, severe problem in Labs with 2 easy fixes. You can spread the food out on a cookie sheet or something. Some of my friends just scatter it on the floor of the dog s crate. You can put some rocks, fist sized, in the food dish. Either way...

Labrador Retrievers: ELECTRIC FENCE, pit bull mix, invisible fences
pit bull mix, invisible fences, invisible fence: Perhaps it may depend on your dog. Some of invisible fences work, and work well. Four people on my block have them, and I have never seen any of their dogs running loose including the one young, unneutered male Lab. On the other hand, I know they won...

Labrador Retrievers: Elbows, stone fire place, itchy elbows
stone fire place, itchy elbows, t claim: If the vet can t fix the problem, likely I can t either. For most skin and coat problems, I suggest making sure the dog is getting a good diet by feeding it a dry commercial chow and little else, seldom if ever bathing it, and a good daily brushing with a...

Labrador Retrievers: English Labrador - 5 years overweight, chows, losing weight
chows, losing weight, personal experience: Some will try anyhow. What I would do is select a high fiber light or weight loss formula dog chow. Play around with the amount and weighting every few days until he is slowly losing weight. Keep it up until he reaches his ideal body condition according...

Labrador Retrievers: Enquiring 'bout 25 days old Labrador Retriever Puppy., labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever
labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever, sleep: Hello a 25 days old puppy shuld still be with his motherand will now experiance behaviers problems later in life because he was weaned 3 to 4 weeks early he should have been brought home at 45/60 days old 25 days is too young. This explians why he is so sleepy...

Labrador Retrievers: ESCAPE ARTIST/CHOCOLATE LAB, outdoor kennels, chocolate lab
outdoor kennels, chocolate lab, old boston: There is a good reason why such a nice dog ended up at the shelter. It is posible he is a chewer, or somebody had to move to a pet free apartment, etc. More likely somebody tired of the warden role or he just got lost. I am not a big fan of the outdoor...

Labrador Retrievers: Excessively Hyper, month old baby, excitement level
month old baby, excitement level, raging bull: Hello, I am sorry but your questions is rightly awnsered by the others its part of her personality. Both of the breeds she mixed with are fairly high energy dogs needing alot of daily exercise to keep them livewithable. You can up the exercise daily if you...

Labrador Retrievers: Excitement problem, bladder infection, vet check
bladder infection, vet check, urination: I had a puppy like that, that fortunately outgrew it. Try keeping him drained. Continue as you say, but once he urinates outside, you should be able to bring him and play with him without more urination. May have to let him go a couple of times outside before...

Labrador Retrievers: Exercise, labrador retrievers, female adult
labrador retrievers, female adult, dogs: I walk my three dogs daily only a 5 to 10 minute walk around the block a female adult lab is part of the crew, you can do a 10to 15 minute walk everyday and play fetch in the yard once a day even for 5 minutes is better then nothing, water retrival is fun...

Labrador Retrievers: Exercise and pregnancy with my black lab, hunting dog, first timer
hunting dog, first timer, premature babies: Hello again Brooke, Well that works out just right doesnt it lol, she can go hunting this year after all! Running free in a feild would be ok while but I wolud aviod taking her where too many other dogs visit you wouldnt want her to come in contact...

Labrador Retrievers: Exercise, obesety, labrador retriever
obesety, labrador retriever, rescue dogs: A half hour to hour once a day should be enough for some Labs. They will need additional chances to relieve themselves. In hot weather, it is better to walk in the cool of the morning or evening. If there is a good place for a dip, let it have a swim. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Exercising my lab puppy, lab puppy, black labrador
lab puppy, black labrador, sesions: Hello he shouldnt be made to run just yet I dont think its a good idea, walking him for three 15 minute sesions would be fine right now also as thats alot of walking for a 12 week old puppy that you are currently giving. I give my lab who is three years old...

Labrador Retrievers: Experimental Training, experiment procedure, service dogs
experiment procedure, service dogs, behavioral experiments: There is no way I will ever give out my real name on the net. Have you done much research? On of the most famous behavioral experiments is Pavlov conditioning dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. Your experiment should easily work. As for the distractibility...

Labrador Retrievers: ear infections, sensitive skin - weight gain, food recommendation, q tip
food recommendation, q tip, food bowl: It is quite normal for Labs to scarf their food down. I don t think it makes much difference what you feed them. You can slow it down by spreading it out on a cookie sheet or putting large rocks in the food bowl, to large to get in their mouth. As for weight...

Labrador Retrievers: ear infextion, chows, food brand
chows, food brand, organic ingredients: I highly doubt the Eukanuba is a problem. Most dogs will thrive on most chows, although there isn t any brand that works best for all dogs. The program I am in feeds Pro Plan. Of the thousands of dogs in the program, I never heard of one having to switch...

Labrador Retrievers: ears that do not lay right, getting a puppy, lab puppy
getting a puppy, lab puppy, ears: Unfortunately nobody has all the answers. I have a lot of experience and training in getting a puppy off to a good start and providing good care. In the program I am in, nobody worried about the one puppy I remember with the turned up ear. Sorry I don t...

Labrador Retrievers: ears, ear mites, ear flaps
ear mites, ear flaps, ear problem: Ear mites are easy to fix, but other ear troubles may not be. The ear may be infected. In that case, the vet must give you antibiotics to clear it up. It could be more of a surface problem. Cleaning it every day with water with a little vinegar in for...

Labrador Retrievers: how much he should eat a day?, underweight, half years
underweight, half years, aspx: Nobody can say without examining the dog. Go to http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Depending on your evaluation, increase or decrease how much you are feeding. Typically what he needs will leave him hungry. You might ask your vet to...

Labrador Retrievers: eating feces, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, early grave: There are 2 plans of attack for the problem. It is common with puppies. I usually work at cleaning them up before the dog gets to it. The other method is to add things to the food to make the feces less appealing. Home remedies include pineapple juice...

Labrador Retrievers: eating something other than food, loose bowel movement, th age
loose bowel movement, th age, rock salt: Salt usually is good for the dog, but to much may be harmful. Just to be sure, since you dont know the exact ammount he ate, and i dont know th age and size of the dog. I feel the best thing to do would be to contact your vet. tell me how it goes, Am...

Labrador Retrievers: eating rocks, speciality foods, grassy area
speciality foods, grassy area, goldens: If anything, Goldens are worse about gulping down indigestible. You are right to be concerned. I have seen rocks in a display of objects surgically removed from dogs. I am not sure what to do. Start by limiting the time he spends in the dog run. For relief,...

Labrador Retrievers: Not eating, typical lab, boiled potato
typical lab, boiled potato, digestive tract: Perhaps he is old enough not to expect that he shredded something and what he swallowed is blocking his digestive tract. He needs to eating his dog chow, not the chicken. Still, to keep him going until your grandson comes back, try more chicken. This time...

Labrador Retrievers: establishing the pack leader, monks of new skete, gwen bohnenkamp
monks of new skete, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training: Hummm. By my definition, a good book is about being top dog. I have long suggested the Monks of New Skete and The Art of Raising a Puppy. It is getting a little old. I have been looking in the book stores for these, and not found any of them: Here is...

Labrador Retrievers: How much excercise is needed?, obedience program, daily basis
obedience program, daily basis, mental stimulation: It sounds good to me. Likely far more attention than many dogs get. I am not sure any amount of exercise within reason will solve all problems. If you are having some specific problems with him, post back, and I will try to help. A good obedience program...

Labrador Retrievers: excessive skin in older lab, excessive skin, old dogs
excessive skin, old dogs, age thanks: Old dogs get that way. My 12 year old is that way. This photo is straight on: http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/knitanewaster.jpg It shows even more from the side. It could be worse if the dog is overweight. That can cause many other problems....

Labrador Retrievers: exercise and behavior questions, water dish, behavior questions
water dish, behavior questions, water bucket: Hello The walking and exercising your doing for her now is perfect since she is cabled she cant run aboutand get alot of exercsie when shes out there so the walks give the needed exercise. As for the water thing labs love water and playing in ones water dish...

Labrador Retrievers: How much to exercise my lab puppy?, lab puppy, breed puppy
lab puppy, breed puppy, back yard: Hello, I walk my 3 year old spayed 75 pound healthy weight lab once daily for ten minutes and play fetch with her every weekend....she runs with my smaller dogs in the ayrd for a few hours daily so is fit and trim. I reccomend a walk everyday no amtter what...

Labrador Retrievers: how much exercise lab puppy, mud puddles, long periods of time
mud puddles, long periods of time, two puppies: Hello Donna and thank you for your questions, I d say 30 minutes of fetch/running/tug of war or other active games would be fine for her per day, It would be really nice if you could still keep in contact with her brother or anothert dog of simaler size...

Labrador Retrievers: How much to exercise my Puppy?, adult teeth, rich diet
adult teeth, rich diet, impact exercise: Walking her until she tires and flattens is no problem. Think low impact exercise. We took a friend s 2 month old Golden to a convention in the big city last weekend. With her service dog tag, we could take her everywhere, which we did. When she tired,...

Labrador Retrievers: Fear Aggression in Our New Labrador, fear aggression, female labrador
fear aggression, female labrador, family dogs: Hello, well since you got a ten month old labrador she was just used to her enw home then swiched to yours also she has learned some bad behaviers from her past home in this time. Labs are wonderful with children and love there family mine is wary of strangers...

Labrador Retrievers: Fearfulness, new perfume, bee sting
new perfume, bee sting, eating chocolate: Glad to hear he is better. Be very careful of letting him get into chocolate. What he had shouldn t be enough for a single dose to hurt a big boy like him. However, it is cumulative. Too many small doses, and he suddenly get very sick and maybe dies. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, old boston, boston terrier
old boston, boston terrier, question check: Hello Lorna and thank you for your question, Check with bag guidelines or you could feed this aamount and see if he s still hungray later on, a typical 9 week old being fed a moderate quaility food would eat somewhere around 2 cups a day of hard kibble,...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, puppy chow, breed puppy
puppy chow, breed puppy, shiny coat: You are aware that is atypical Lab behavior? It is not good for the ribs to be showing. You have discussed this with the vet on your all too frequent visits for shots? She has been checked for worms? It is almost unknown for a healthy dog not to eat enough...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, formula 6: I doubt it. That sort of behavior is quite typical of a lab. Most of them will eat enough to shorten their lives and look for more. Check this link, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/zekeandtheproplan.jpg Here is a guide to confirm your judgment...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, large breed puppy food, ground yellow corn
large breed puppy food, ground yellow corn, petsmart stores: Hello, That is alot for a puppy! my adlt labrador female weighing in at 82 pounds and now unfornutinitly slightly overweight eats 5/6 cups per day of lite dry foods. The dog could be thin because of the foods they are feeding as well...cheaper foods to me...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, black labrador retriever, puppy chow
black labrador retriever, puppy chow, speedy reply: I know of large numbers of Labs doing well on both Pro Plan and Iam s. I don t think you can go wrong with either. The one thing I would avoid is Iam s Large breed lamb and rice puppy chow. Nothing wrong with it except they are phasing it out. I got...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, dry dog foods, puppy chow
dry dog foods, puppy chow, feeding a puppy: I have bad news for them. 3 cups a day is likely too much for them. You need to go to http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx and evaluate them. Chances are, you need to cut back. It is quite normal for lab puppies to snarf down more...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, 9 months, labrador
9 months, labrador, intervals: Hello, He can be fed twice a day now and for the rest of his life...I Never recomend feeding a dog one meal per day. I feed my dogs at 7.30 am and at 4 pm every day without problems....you shouldnt feed any later then 5.30 as the dog will need to go out all...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding the Adult Yellow Lab, raw meat diet, vet staff
raw meat diet, vet staff, canned dog food: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. They provided all the medical care for most of them the first year. At the end of it, they did a complete physical including hip X-rays on all of them. They...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding of adult labs, loose stools, banana slices
loose stools, banana slices, vitamins minerals: Hi Rick, First, Innova is a fairly calorie-dense food. I used to feed it to my dogs, but they all started getting loose stools on it. I had no dogs who were getting over three cups/day on Innova. Not saying it is a bad food, but one does have to be careful...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding amounts, purina proplan, lab puppy
purina proplan, lab puppy, puppy food: Hello Tracy & Dan, Fear not lol this may be all he needs but labs are food hogs, My lab used to swollow a whole cup of food within less then a minute lol, she isnt like that now but she used to eat fast as a puppy... I m not sure why but I too was told...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding/house training, puppy housebreaking, chocolate lab
puppy housebreaking, chocolate lab, good shape: Glad to here you are keeping her lean. Eukanuba is as good as anything. In fact, we are getting our second puppy to raise for a service dog school and they feed their highly valuable dogs Eukanuba. I am familiar with a number of service and dog guide schools....

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding once a day, purina, chow
purina, chow, evenings: Today is the second day of no dinner for our 6 month old Lab. We had been giving our older lab a snack when we fed the young one. I have had to endure some major staring the last couple of evenings. They will get over it. Most Labs are always hungry. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding Puppy, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: Yes you can cut back to 3 meals at 6-7 weeks, 2 after months, and one at 6 months. You should switch to an adult chow at 4 months. It delays reaching the dogs mature size, giving it more time to develop sturdy joints. I am glad to hear a puppy that had...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding a puppy, large breed puppy food, feeding a puppy
large breed puppy food, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Get him on the adult chow just as soon as you can work it in over a week. Small breed puppy chow is much too rich for a Lab. It promotes fast growth before the joints can develop enough to support the weight. Over weight is worse yet. What does a puppy...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding times for 5 month old lab, top dog, bunnies
top dog, bunnies, 6am: I would give her her second meal after your dinner. Making her wait until you eat is a good way of reminding her you are top dog. Without stimulating activity, many Labs will sleep half the day or more. On the other hand, given something to do, they...

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding, lab pup, puppy food
lab pup, puppy food, underwieght: Hello Jim and thank you for your question, My guidelines to everyone with the same question regarding a puppy being fed mis check what the dog food bag says and feed accordingly, If she is underweight(ribs visably seen) feel free to give her a bit more...

Labrador Retrievers: Female Black Lab Skin issue, slicker brush, bristle brush
slicker brush, bristle brush, flea shampoo: There are much better answers to fleas now than baths and flea collars. My 12 year old Aster developed a flea allergy before the good stuff was in wide use. She never wore a flea collar, and hasn t had a bath in over 2 1/2 years. She gets 2 mls of Revolution...

Labrador Retrievers: Female black Labs, house dogs, good dogs
house dogs, good dogs, rescue dogs: Dogs vary so much within a breed that I can t promise you any one you get will be what you want. I can say that you might be better off with a male. Males can be a problem, but you shouldn t have behavior problems with a well bred, neutered male. Dig back...

Labrador Retrievers: Female English Lab in heat, quality dogs, spayed
quality dogs, spayed, neuter: Keep them apart. Neutered males will mate with a female in heat. There will be no puppies, but a chance of infection. Get her spayed when it is all over. Your question suggests to me that you have not done all the hard work educating your self that it...

Labrador Retrievers: Female in Heat/Stray male, farming community, back porch
farming community, back porch, fertile time: Count on having him as long as she is in heat. Also count unbelievable attempts on both of them s part to get together. It will get worse as she nears the end of her fertile time about the third week after the discharge started. He may have a home,...

Labrador Retrievers: Female humping, female labrador, male dogs
female labrador, male dogs: No, males are not the only ones who do this. The same thing happened with my friend s dog and mine. No, your dog is not bi. :) It is natural. Do not try to stop it. The dog humping the other one is simply saying it s the more dominant dog. This will end eventually,...

Labrador Retrievers: Is my Female Lab Pup Small for her age?, labrador puppy, female labrador
labrador puppy, female labrador, lab pup: Yes, that is small for a Lab. If you are going to show her, or expect her to subdue a winged goose, or sell her puppies, you should worry. If you want a fine companion, being a little on the small side shouldn t hurt. Watch her weight. Your dog definitely...

Labrador Retrievers: Female Lab rebellious, obedience training dogs, slicker brush
obedience training dogs, slicker brush, obedience class: Wouldn t it be easier to let her in with you? You would need to keep an eye on her inside. If she fails to respect your authority, it calls for obedience training. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own...

Labrador Retrievers: Female lab humps my brown lab male, chocolate male, top dog
chocolate male, top dog, 10 months: Hello you shouldnt breed her on her first cycle but on her second or third she will likely be in heat anytime now and for her healths sake wait for another cycle at a later date she isnt even fully grown yet! Shes mounts and humps the other dog because she...

Labrador Retrievers: Fence Height, jumping fences, fence height
jumping fences, fence height, lab puppies: I am not sure Labs are as bad as say Shepherds about jumping fences, but I did see my one small Lab go over a 4 one when she was less than a year old. Before I put up a fence, I checked with the dog guide school I raise puppies for. They said at least 5-6...

Labrador Retrievers: Feral lab, obedience classes, kid gloves
obedience classes, kid gloves, possesive: Hi Julie, A feral stray, huh? You have your hands full, I m sure. This dog will need to be treated with kid gloves . Sounds like you are off to a good start with her. First, though, have you taken her to any kind of obedience classes? I would suggest...

Labrador Retrievers: Fiber in dog food, dry dog food, play mate
dry dog food, play mate, long term health: Wise vet. Sudden changes in diet can cause digestive upsets. I don t pay much attention to the percentage of ingredients in a dog chow. What I look for is a large data base of long term health of dogs on a chow. Most of the commercial dog chows do fine....

Labrador Retrievers: First Heat, colour fades, lab puppy
colour fades, lab puppy, heat cycle: Hello and thank you for your questions, That is an unussally long heat cycle, I personally have never heard of a cycle lasting that long before and can only advie keeping a close eye on her and if it doesnt stop in a few days check with your vet again. The...

Labrador Retrievers: Flying Vs. Driving, dog seat belt, kennal
dog seat belt, kennal, happy journey: Sherleen, I understand how you feel about planes. I ve never had to fly a dog though only drive them. Honestly, I would ask my friend to drive with the dog. AS long as they are in a kennal or have a dog seat belt, and your friend stops to take her out,...

Labrador Retrievers: Food for puppies and Chewing!, bitter apple spray, dogs dogs
bitter apple spray, dogs dogs, cows milk: Hello, The vet reccomended one big meal to combat bloating? Acctaully large breeds all together should never be fed just one meal as it causes bloating....feeding three smaller meals through the day is better on the dogs system. Cows milk is bad for dogs dogs...

Labrador Retrievers: How Much Food?, obedience class, house dogs
obedience class, house dogs, pack members: Most chows have a suggested range on the bag, a good starting point, otherwise try 4 cups of a concentrated, meat based chow, or 5 of a regular one. Examine his ribs now, and again regularly adjusting the amount of food until he is maintaining a good body...

Labrador Retrievers: Foot Dragging, paw, overweight
paw, overweight, chow: It sounds like a joint problem to me. Overweight make such problems worse. Few Labs should weight 90 pounds. Check the guide at this link, and and adjust his chow and exercise if you need to. http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.asp...

Labrador Retrievers: Fractured puppy, puppy chow, rich diet
puppy chow, rich diet, chocolate lab: Your questions might be better directed to your vet. Unfortunately some of them are not active enough about weight problems. Your dog sounds like a big boy. Fast growth and over weight from too much of a too rich diet isn t good for any young large breed....

Labrador Retrievers: Frequent stool, puppy food, protein sources
puppy food, protein sources, special diets: The more I learn, the more I wonder about premium chows and better ingredients . Yours is not the first such post where somebody has moved up from what I might call a mid grade chow such as Iams to a premium chow and had problems. In my real world experience...

Labrador Retrievers: Frogs/Toads, playing cat and mouse, invasive species in florida
playing cat and mouse, invasive species in florida, vet visit: I think there is an invasive species in Florida or Texas that is poisonous. I don t think ordinary ones are. You might see what you can find at http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/animal_health.asp I hate to panic you into a weekend vet visit,...

Labrador Retrievers: Frustrated lab?, short sessions, thismorning
short sessions, thismorning, lead training: Hello Tom and thank you for your question, Congrats on yuor new pup firstly. My female black lab was just the same and was unwalkable as she drug me down the side walks, I tryed normal snap collar, buckle belt type color and assorted choke chains........

Labrador Retrievers: Fur and odour, little baby girl, slicker brush
little baby girl, slicker brush, bristle brush: It is quite normal for Labs to shed a lot, especially in the spring and fall. As an example, here is a link to a picture of one of mine, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/knitanewaster.jpg In the foreground is a large pile of hair I brushed off her....

Labrador Retrievers: 12 year old lab eating bowel movements, smell taste, pineapple
Labrador Retrievers: 12 year old lab eating bowel movements, smell taste, pineapple, good luck

Labrador Retrievers: 16month old Chocolate lab Jumping fences, electric fence, close to the wire
Labrador Retrievers: 16month old Chocolate lab Jumping fences, electric fence, close to the wire, apollo

Labrador Retrievers: 17 week old Lab puppy with diarrhea for 5 weeks and underweight?, worming tablets, drontal
Labrador Retrievers: 17 week old Lab puppy with diarrhea for 5 weeks and underweight?, worming tablets, drontal, biscuit

Labrador Retrievers: 2.5 year old black lab mix.. dosent bark, female dogs, recomendation
Labrador Retrievers: 2.5 year old black lab mix.. dosent bark, female dogs, recomendation, chopin

Labrador Retrievers: Almost 2 yr. old Male Lab...breed vs. neuter?, delimma, sweet disposition
Labrador Retrievers: Almost 2 yr. old Male Lab...breed vs. neuter?, delimma, sweet disposition, possiblity

Labrador Retrievers: 5 month old Lab feeding, purina one, puppy
Labrador Retrievers: 5 month old Lab feeding, purina one, puppy, exact answer

Labrador Retrievers: 6 Month Old Lab Behaviour, chocolate lab, social animals
Labrador Retrievers: 6 Month Old Lab Behaviour, chocolate lab, social animals, hyperactive dogs

Labrador Retrievers: ACL SURGERY, dog life vest, cruciate ligaments
Labrador Retrievers: ACL SURGERY, dog life vest, cruciate ligaments, hind legs

Labrador Retrievers: Adult Lab and Lab Puppy - Showing Teeth, nip it in the bud, sweetest little girl
Labrador Retrievers: Adult Lab and Lab Puppy - Showing Teeth, nip it in the bud, sweetest little girl, chocolate female

Labrador Retrievers: Afraid of Stairs, stairs, flights
Labrador Retrievers: Afraid of Stairs, stairs, flights

Labrador Retrievers: Average age of housebreaking, sterilization surgery, sudafed
Labrador Retrievers: Average age of housebreaking, sterilization surgery, sudafed, 5 months

Labrador Retrievers: aggression problems with Lab, top dogs, mussle
Labrador Retrievers: aggression problems with Lab, top dogs, mussle, great dog

Labrador Retrievers: aggressive 7 wk old female choc. lab, puppy behavior, pack of dogs
Labrador Retrievers: aggressive 7 wk old female choc. lab, puppy behavior, pack of dogs, littermate

Labrador Retrievers: amount to feed, baby carrots, chocolate lab
Labrador Retrievers: amount to feed, baby carrots, chocolate lab, apple a day

Labrador Retrievers: anal gland release, anal glands, hindquarters
Labrador Retrievers: anal gland release, anal glands, hindquarters, golden retriever

Labrador Retrievers: attack on other household dogs, rag doll, jaws
Labrador Retrievers: attack on other household dogs, rag doll, jaws, 4 year olds

Labrador Retrievers: Barking, chocolate lab, wimper
Labrador Retrievers: Barking, chocolate lab, wimper, glade

Labrador Retrievers: Behaviour change in Choc Lab Female, thyroid condition, pound puppy
Labrador Retrievers: Behaviour change in Choc Lab Female, thyroid condition, pound puppy, dogs and cats

Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab Dog House and Feeding, b sides, job
Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab Dog House and Feeding, b sides, job, sensitive hearing

Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab odor, dead worms, wet grass
Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab odor, dead worms, wet grass, dead animal

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Labrador-Retrievers-2374/f/Black-Lab-Pregnancy.htm


Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab Puppy Eating Rocks!!, chocolate lab, pup
Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab Puppy Eating Rocks!!, chocolate lab, pup, habit

Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab, rubber toys, rawhide
Labrador Retrievers: Black Lab, rubber toys, rawhide, messes

Labrador Retrievers: Block head lab puppy, english labs, tempermant
Labrador Retrievers: Block head lab puppy, english labs, tempermant, hunting dogs

Labrador Retrievers: Breed, litters, patches
Labrador Retrievers: Breed, litters, patches, colors

Labrador Retrievers: Breeding, paperwork, shame
Labrador Retrievers: Breeding, paperwork, shame

Labrador Retrievers: what is the best food, animals
Labrador Retrievers: what is the best food, animals

Labrador Retrievers: black lab mix- 4 mos. old, longer hair, 9 months
Labrador Retrievers: black lab mix- 4 mos. old, longer hair, 9 months

Labrador Retrievers: our black labs odor, warm weather, odor control
Labrador Retrievers: our black labs odor, warm weather, odor control, ear infection

Labrador Retrievers: block head black lab, narrow face, english style
Labrador Retrievers: block head black lab, narrow face, english style

Labrador Retrievers: breeding age, chocolate lab, dogs health
Labrador Retrievers: breeding age, chocolate lab, dogs health, heat cycles

Labrador Retrievers: breeding two different colored labs, eye rims, yellows
Labrador Retrievers: breeding two different colored labs, eye rims, yellows, akc

Labrador Retrievers: breeding genetics., somatic mutations, genes
Labrador Retrievers: breeding genetics., somatic mutations, genes, parents

Labrador Retrievers: Choc. itching constantly, dog foods, dog food
Labrador Retrievers: Choc. itching constantly, dog foods, dog food, corn

Labrador Retrievers: Choc Lab / Rottie?/ Shepard? mix, paws, ears
Labrador Retrievers: Choc Lab / Rottie?/ Shepard? mix, paws, ears, ribs

Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate Lab's belly, bloat, puppies
Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate Lab's belly, bloat, puppies, lab puppies

Labrador Retrievers: My Chocolate Lab's hair, canadian kennel club, choclate lab
Labrador Retrievers: My Chocolate Lab's hair, canadian kennel club, choclate lab, chocolate lab

Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate Lab puppy size, chocolate lab, muscle tone
Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate Lab puppy size, chocolate lab, muscle tone, 7 months

Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate labrador barking/yelping for food at dawn, guide dog puppy, puppies
Labrador Retrievers: Chocolate labrador barking/yelping for food at dawn, guide dog puppy, puppies, dogs

Labrador Retrievers: Commercial Dog Food, breed puppy, science diet
Labrador Retrievers: Commercial Dog Food, breed puppy, science diet, skinny side

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Labrador-Retrievers-2374/f/Crate-training-puppy-8.htm


Labrador Retrievers: Crating, pet daycare, rule of thumb
Labrador Retrievers: Crating, pet daycare, rule of thumb, pets

Labrador Retrievers: Crossbreeding dogs, crossbreed, personal choice
Labrador Retrievers: Crossbreeding dogs, crossbreed, personal choice, health problems

Labrador Retrievers: change in color of dogs nose, pink nose, pigment
Labrador Retrievers: change in color of dogs nose, pink nose, pigment, these dogs

Labrador Retrievers: chewing, binaca breath spray, pet supply
Labrador Retrievers: chewing, binaca breath spray, pet supply, best of luck

Labrador Retrievers: chocalate lab, cheek bones, 9 months
Labrador Retrievers: chocalate lab, cheek bones, 9 months, wrinkles

Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate lab and skin issues, rear legs, worth a shot
Labrador Retrievers: My chocolate lab and skin issues, rear legs, worth a shot, best of luck

Labrador Retrievers: continuing diarrhea, vet
Labrador Retrievers: continuing diarrhea, vet

Labrador Retrievers: Dog Crate Question, urinary infections, excessive thirst
Labrador Retrievers: Dog Crate Question, urinary infections, excessive thirst, divider

Labrador Retrievers: Getting My Dog to Eat!, stonyfield farms, milk yogurt
Labrador Retrievers: Getting My Dog to Eat!, stonyfield farms, milk yogurt, picky eater

Labrador Retrievers: Dog licking behavior, paw pads, evolution of dogs
Labrador Retrievers: Dog licking behavior, paw pads, evolution of dogs, resident health

Labrador Retrievers: diet, dry skin, olive oil
Labrador Retrievers: diet, dry skin, olive oil, few days

Labrador Retrievers: discipline and training, tug
Labrador Retrievers: discipline and training, tug

Labrador Retrievers: My dog, liver shunt, kidney failure
Labrador Retrievers: My dog, liver shunt, kidney failure, lab puppy

Labrador Retrievers: is my dog a black lab?, akc, coat colors
Labrador Retrievers: is my dog a black lab?, akc, coat colors, labrador retriever

Labrador Retrievers: When is a dog considered an ADULT, lab puppy, puppy food
Labrador Retrievers: When is a dog considered an ADULT, lab puppy, puppy food, adult food

Labrador Retrievers: dog food, puppy chow, vet staff
Labrador Retrievers: dog food, puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies

Labrador Retrievers: Will getting another dog help our lab?, doberman mix, playmate
Labrador Retrievers: Will getting another dog help our lab?, doberman mix, playmate, puppy

Labrador Retrievers: Eating and drinking, loss of bladder control, sign of diabetes
Labrador Retrievers: Eating and drinking, loss of bladder control, sign of diabetes, best of luck

Labrador Retrievers: Eating Habits, tough love, dog food
Labrador Retrievers: Eating Habits, tough love, dog food

Labrador Retrievers: Excessively Hyper, muzzle, good luck
Labrador Retrievers: Excessively Hyper, muzzle, good luck, ears

Labrador Retrievers: Exercise, brisk walk, gaining weight
Labrador Retrievers: Exercise, brisk walk, gaining weight, appetites

Labrador Retrievers: ears that do not lay right, individuality
Labrador Retrievers: ears that do not lay right, individuality

Labrador Retrievers: exercise and behavior questions, nearby lake, craving attention
Labrador Retrievers: exercise and behavior questions, nearby lake, craving attention, pack leader

Labrador Retrievers: Feeding the Adult Yellow Lab, guide dog school, barf diet
Labrador Retrievers: Feeding the Adult Yellow Lab, guide dog school, barf diet, science diet

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Labrador-Retrievers-2374/f/Foot-Dragging.htm


Labrador Retrievers: Frequent stool, orijen, day ps
Labrador Retrievers: Frequent stool, orijen, day ps, wheat free foods

Labrador Retrievers: Graying Muzzle, muzzle, health
Labrador Retrievers: Graying Muzzle, muzzle, health, st johns newfoundland

Labrador Retrievers: glucosamine for labrador retrievers
Labrador Retrievers: glucosamine for labrador retrievers

Labrador Retrievers: HELP!, calm voice, aggression
Labrador Retrievers: HELP!, calm voice, aggression

Labrador Retrievers: Help needed to reduce ODOR, black labrador, mold fungus
Labrador Retrievers: Help needed to reduce ODOR, black labrador, mold fungus, ears

Labrador Retrievers: help, biproduct, good food
Labrador Retrievers: help, biproduct, good food

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking my lab, food regimen, vet check
Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking my lab, food regimen, vet check, medical basis

Labrador Retrievers: inbreeding, chocolate lab, brother and sister
Labrador Retrievers: inbreeding, chocolate lab, brother and sister, puppies

Labrador Retrievers: introducing puppy to sailboat, transition one, first thought
Labrador Retrievers: introducing puppy to sailboat, transition one, first thought, puppy

Labrador Retrievers: invisible fence and puppies, invisible fence, puppy
Labrador Retrievers: invisible fence and puppies, invisible fence, puppy

Labrador Retrievers: Lab allergies, herbal gold, adult dogs
Labrador Retrievers: Lab allergies, herbal gold, adult dogs, hats

Labrador Retrievers: Lab Broke Free From Leash!!!!, gentle leader easy walk harness, martingale
Labrador Retrievers: Lab Broke Free From Leash!!!!, gentle leader easy walk harness, martingale, faith

Labrador Retrievers: Lab behavior, playful dogs, squirt
Labrador Retrievers: Lab behavior, playful dogs, squirt, yellow labs

Labrador Retrievers: Lab behavior, fence, appliances
Labrador Retrievers: Lab behavior, fence, appliances, dogs

Labrador Retrievers: Lab biting, sick to my stomach, private trainer
Labrador Retrievers: Lab biting, sick to my stomach, private trainer, real solution

Labrador Retrievers: Lab chewing wood., job
Labrador Retrievers: Lab chewing wood., job

Labrador Retrievers: Lab Puppy Biting, bite wounds, oral nature
Labrador Retrievers: Lab Puppy Biting, bite wounds, oral nature, misery loves company

Labrador Retrievers: Lab may be pregnant, pupies, vet
Labrador Retrievers: Lab may be pregnant, pupies, vet, three months

Labrador Retrievers: Lab Spaz Attacks, seizures
Labrador Retrievers: Lab Spaz Attacks, seizures

Labrador Retrievers: Lab size, black labrador, heavy set
Labrador Retrievers: Lab size, black labrador, heavy set, working dog

Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Dogs, doorways, these dogs
Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Dogs, doorways, these dogs, bladder

Labrador Retrievers: Labrador on Heat, clear discharge
Labrador Retrievers: Labrador on Heat, clear discharge

Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Nose, pink skin, recessive gene
Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Nose, pink skin, recessive gene, skin tone

Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever, puppy stage, golden retiever
Labrador Retrievers: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever, puppy stage, golden retiever, grandchildren

Labrador Retrievers: Labrador retreiver maybe has an ear infection?, fleas, tick
Labrador Retrievers: Labrador retreiver maybe has an ear infection?, fleas, tick, ears

Labrador Retrievers: my lab., closet shelving, grassy spot
Labrador Retrievers: my lab., closet shelving, grassy spot, wire grid

Labrador Retrievers: lab attacks chihuahua, german shepard, little dog
Labrador Retrievers: lab attacks chihuahua, german shepard, little dog, screams

Labrador Retrievers: our lab's bowel movements-too many?, vet, dogs
Labrador Retrievers: our lab's bowel movements-too many?, vet, dogs, adult

Labrador Retrievers: lab color, american kennel club, white hairs
Labrador Retrievers: lab color, american kennel club, white hairs, uk champion

Labrador Retrievers: lab exercise, short game
Labrador Retrievers: lab exercise, short game

Labrador Retrievers: Is my lab healthy, weimeramer, puppy food
Labrador Retrievers: Is my lab healthy, weimeramer, puppy food, yellow labs

Labrador Retrievers: lab pup started having "seizures" at 9-10 weeks, hypoglycemia, seizures
Labrador Retrievers: lab pup started having "seizures" at 9-10 weeks, hypoglycemia, seizures, blood test

Labrador Retrievers: lab with seizures - Posting from April 2007, chocolate lab, seizure
Labrador Retrievers: lab with seizures - Posting from April 2007, chocolate lab, seizure, thyroid

Labrador Retrievers: labrador / golden retriever cross, glab
Labrador Retrievers: labrador / golden retriever cross, glab

Labrador Retrievers: do labs go off by their self to die?, hind quarters, health problem
Labrador Retrievers: do labs go off by their self to die?, hind quarters, health problem, out of sight

Labrador Retrievers: leaky bladder in female lab, uncontrollably, uti
Labrador Retrievers: leaky bladder in female lab, uncontrollably, uti, vet

Labrador Retrievers: front leg limping, vets, pup
Labrador Retrievers: front leg limping, vets, pup, insurance plan

Labrador Retrievers: How long to lab puppies sleep, wire bottom, cheap stuff
Labrador Retrievers: How long to lab puppies sleep, wire bottom, cheap stuff, companionship

Labrador Retrievers: Miniature Labs., family dog, puppies
Labrador Retrievers: Miniature Labs., family dog, puppies, vet

Labrador Retrievers: Misbehavior while playing Outside, puppy class, lab puppy
Labrador Retrievers: Misbehavior while playing Outside, puppy class, lab puppy, chocolate lab

Labrador Retrievers: midnight upchucking, vet, stomach
Labrador Retrievers: midnight upchucking, vet, stomach, tendency

Labrador Retrievers: Nine month old Chocolate lab limping, not eating much, limping, constantly drowsy, large breed dogs, duramaxx
Labrador Retrievers: Nine month old Chocolate lab limping, not eating much, limping, constantly drowsy, large breed dogs, duramaxx, antiinflamatory

Labrador Retrievers: Nuetered, crate training, power cord
Labrador Retrievers: Nuetered, crate training, power cord, carbon monoxide

Labrador Retrievers: Overweight Lab, hypothyroidism, thyroid
Labrador Retrievers: Overweight Lab, hypothyroidism, thyroid, diets

Labrador Retrievers: older dog whining/barking in middle of the night, muscle strength, bowels
Labrador Retrievers: older dog whining/barking in middle of the night, muscle strength, bowels, bladder

Labrador Retrievers: overly needy black lab, black labs, couch
Labrador Retrievers: overly needy black lab, black labs, couch, dogs

Labrador Retrievers: Paw Wound, benign tumor, exploratory surgery
Labrador Retrievers: Paw Wound, benign tumor, exploratory surgery, 3 years

Labrador Retrievers: Puppy food, pet food companies, colgate palmolive
Labrador Retrievers: Puppy food, pet food companies, colgate palmolive, commercial dog food

Labrador Retrievers: Puppy food, puppy food, upto 30
Labrador Retrievers: Puppy food, puppy food, upto 30, hii

Labrador Retrievers: parvo question, vet bill, soft lump
Labrador Retrievers: parvo question, vet bill, soft lump, reglan

Labrador Retrievers: pink nose/ liver nose, genetic mutation, rare situations
Labrador Retrievers: pink nose/ liver nose, genetic mutation, rare situations, coloration

Labrador Retrievers: pregnant lab/puppie care-vaccines?, neuter contracts, dogs and puppies
Labrador Retrievers: pregnant lab/puppie care-vaccines?, neuter contracts, dogs and puppies, statistic

Labrador Retrievers: pup was dewormed..still has diahrea, wheat products, byproducts
Labrador Retrievers: pup was dewormed..still has diahrea, wheat products, byproducts, fillers

Labrador Retrievers: my puppy ate raisins, kidney failure in dogs, grapes
Labrador Retrievers: my puppy ate raisins, kidney failure in dogs, grapes

Labrador Retrievers: puppy growth stages, puppy food, thick layer
Labrador Retrievers: puppy growth stages, puppy food, thick layer, labradors

Labrador Retrievers: My puppy hates walking, dangerous time, parvo
Labrador Retrievers: My puppy hates walking, dangerous time, parvo, misfit

Labrador Retrievers: puppy limping, lap dog, great dane
Labrador Retrievers: puppy limping, lap dog, great dane, ribs

Labrador Retrievers: puppy weight, adults
Labrador Retrievers: puppy weight, adults

Labrador Retrievers: purebreed??, lab puppy, kc reg
Labrador Retrievers: purebreed??, lab puppy, kc reg, ftch

Labrador Retrievers: Re: Seizures, seizures, hips
Labrador Retrievers: Re: Seizures, seizures, hips, guarantees

Labrador Retrievers: Reg Lab puppy feed, puppy chow, closet shelving
Labrador Retrievers: Reg Lab puppy feed, puppy chow, closet shelving, labrador retrievers

Labrador Retrievers: raw hides, stuffed toys, dog food
Labrador Retrievers: raw hides, stuffed toys, dog food, risk

Labrador Retrievers: Shedding, hair loss pattern, dermatologist
Labrador Retrievers: Shedding, hair loss pattern, dermatologist, tara

Labrador Retrievers: Sick New Dog, lab pup, clean water
Labrador Retrievers: Sick New Dog, lab pup, clean water, vet

Labrador Retrievers: Swimming Pool Chlorine, pool water, pond lake
Labrador Retrievers: Swimming Pool Chlorine, pool water, pond lake, silky soft

Labrador Retrievers: Switching Food = Soft Stool?, teaspoon to tablespoon, purina pro plan
Labrador Retrievers: Switching Food = Soft Stool?, teaspoon to tablespoon, purina pro plan, quality proteins

Labrador Retrievers: scared puppy, spelling
Labrador Retrievers: scared puppy, spelling

Labrador Retrievers: sea water, sea water, grass
Labrador Retrievers: sea water, sea water, grass, good luck

Labrador Retrievers: snarling and aggressive, odour, neuter
Labrador Retrievers: snarling and aggressive, odour, neuter, hasnt

Labrador Retrievers: spot, white hairs, chocolate lab
Labrador Retrievers: spot, white hairs, chocolate lab, brindle

Labrador Retrievers: sudden onset of all over body pain, hip dysplasia, second opinion
Labrador Retrievers: sudden onset of all over body pain, hip dysplasia, second opinion, paws

Labrador Retrievers: Toys, cover play, rubber plant
Labrador Retrievers: Toys, cover play, rubber plant, tough ones

Labrador Retrievers: Training a Black Lab, lab pup, noggin
Labrador Retrievers: Training a Black Lab, lab pup, noggin, lake pool

Labrador Retrievers: Training Our Lab Puppy, animal care program, obedience
Labrador Retrievers: Training Our Lab Puppy, animal care program, obedience, puppy

Labrador Retrievers: Training my labrador to hunt., pup, priority
Labrador Retrievers: Training my labrador to hunt., pup, priority, game

Labrador Retrievers: taking care of a labrador in year 16, labrador retriever, vet
Labrador Retrievers: taking care of a labrador in year 16, labrador retriever, vet, good luck

Labrador Retrievers: Weight of my lab, ribs, vet
Labrador Retrievers: Weight of my lab, ribs, vet, parents

Labrador Retrievers: Weight of a male labrador, chubbs, labrador
Labrador Retrievers: Weight of a male labrador, chubbs, labrador, puppy

Labrador Retrievers: weird lab behavior, nerve damage, photophobia
Labrador Retrievers: weird lab behavior, nerve damage, photophobia, distemper

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Labrador-Retrievers-2374/f/Yellow-Lab-Puppy-dribbling.htm


Labrador Retrievers: yellow lab, food corn, breed puppy
Labrador Retrievers: yellow lab, food corn, breed puppy, adult food

Labrador Retrievers: yellow lab eye color, pink circles, pink lips
Labrador Retrievers: yellow lab eye color, pink circles, pink lips, dogs

Labrador Retrievers: facial sore w/blood and puss and bumps, insect bite, bite size
insect bite, bite size, puss: Sounds like he has scratched some insect bites raw. He may need to be put in a lampshade collar until he heals. I am not sure where you get those. I am sure your vet knows. Best idea is to see the vet before the weekend. He may need antibiotics too....

Labrador Retrievers: my fears..., taking liberties, importance of leadership
taking liberties, importance of leadership, small baby: Looking back over your question and my response, I am not sure why I included that material meant for puppies. The leadership and top dog rules are very important. So is eye contact. Make eye contact with him before giving a command. Then hold eye contact...

Labrador Retrievers: how much should i feed my labrador?, biscuts, brand quality
biscuts, brand quality, type of food: Hello, it depends on the brand, quality and type of food ie wet/dry just dry or semi moist and if anything else is bengi added ie meats/rice/veggies or biscuts or table scrasp. please see my feeding webpage for more info on reccomended brands: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/dietfeedingfoods.ht...

Labrador Retrievers: how to feed labrador, remail, puppie
remail, puppie, daily basis: Hello, Please tell me what you are feeding your puppy I need to know exactly what your puppy is getting on a daily basis to tell you if it is a good food and if it is the right amount.... remail by clicking ask followup at the bottom of the page, thank you...

Labrador Retrievers: how to feed my puppy, labrador puppy, bil jac
labrador puppy, bil jac, iams cruelty: Hello Kel and thank you for your questios, Simply offer the food in a dish to her twice a day or you can leave it on the floor all the time. I would reccomend reading the bag s lable and see how much theysay to feed a dog of her weight and age, about 3...

Labrador Retrievers: How much to feed?, biscit, daily meals
biscit, daily meals, mother and father: Hello Andrea I feed my five month old lab three/four cups daily she gets three meals daily, for a four month old three meals of about a cup or a little more then a cup would be good if hes still hungry try feeding him a biscit in-between meals or adding...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding, closet shelving, lab puppy
closet shelving, lab puppy, meal time: She should be getting 3 meals a day, morning, noon, and evening until she is 3 months old. Compare her to this guide, http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx Puppies often come from the breeder overweight. They should have a waist and...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding amounts, homemade diet, kongs
homemade diet, kongs, chicken and rice: Hello, I m sorry to have confused you I had so many questions to answer this morning I did some of them quickly. a cup of chickne/fish and rice inplace of a meal or with a meal I just ment I wouldnt give more then a cup of that a day just me I belive dog foods...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding a Black Lab, poor puppy, lab puppy
poor puppy, lab puppy, 10 months: Hello Ok lots of questions, Well first congrats on rescuing the poor puppy chances are she was giving him away because she couldnt afford him. Does he have his first two vaccines? Take him into the vets for a full check up and deworming and for his booster...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding and behavioural question, puppy chow, odd intervals
puppy chow, odd intervals, table spoons: I am happy you are giving the puppy a chance. I am very disappointed with the owners of his mother. Go ahead and start with a dry puppy chow. Likely almost any brand will be fine. Dogs will thrive on almost any brand. The rest is marketing hype. Moisten...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding boiled eggs to labs, rawhide bones, balance diet
rawhide bones, balance diet, boiled eggs: What is good for dogs and people is a complete and balanced diet and not too much of it. Even if somebody made a people food as good for them as dog chow is for dogs, it would never sell. People demand a variety and often insist on eating too much carbohydrates...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding a lab, pedigree puppy, puppy chow
pedigree puppy, puppy chow, wheat bread: Once the parents are selected, there is very little you can do about how tall a puppy will get. That also largely determines sturdy joints, but a careful feeding program can help develop a sturdier dog. There are 3 things to do. Feed a complete and balanced...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding my lab, good appetite, vet check
good appetite, vet check, puppychow: Just relax and give him time to adjust. Cut out the milk. Dogs can t digest the lactose in it. Just offerhim 1/2 cup of a dry puppy chow 3 times a day. Most puppies come from the breeder too fat. If he doesn t eat for a few days, he will be fine. I ...

Labrador Retrievers: Am I feeding my lab puppy too much?, puppy chow, lab pup
puppy chow, lab pup, closet shelving: You are right to be concerned about excessive weight gain. The best way to determine how much you should be feeding is at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx If the puppy is overweight, you may need to cut back a little. Stick with the...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding lab puppy, puppy kibble, petsmart stores
puppy kibble, petsmart stores, lab puppy: Hello I havent heard of this kibble before. I really like Authority from petsmart stores, Blue Buffalo & Nutro. She should be on a large breed puppy kibble. Dry is better for the dogs teeth I reccomend soft food only when the dog can not eat dry kibble...when...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding a lab retriever, kibbles n bits, purina one
kibbles n bits, purina one, labrador retriver: Hello Daryl and thank you for your questions. I personaly feed my two dogs( A 2 year old labrador retriver...female and a 1 year old Jack russell terreir... male) Authority from petsmart, Its made for petsmart and isnt avalible else where so if you don...

Labrador Retrievers: about feeding lab, closet shelving, 4 loves
closet shelving, 4 loves, balanced diet: Knock off the bread, eggs, and anything else except the Pedigree. Feeding a dog a commercial chow and little else is the only practical way to assure that the dog is getting the complete and balanced diet it needs. Feed her about half a cup a day at each...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding my labrador retriever, labrador retriever, protein source
labrador retriever, protein source, butter ball: Most Labs will devour more that is good for them, and look for more. I am sure 3 cups is enough. Check her ribs as illustrated at http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx Adjust her food and exercise as needed to bring her into ideal...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding for labrador, purina one, labrador retriver
purina one, labrador retriver, four meals: Hello and thanks for your questions, About 1 3/4 cups to 2 cups a day. Three to four meals a day is best morning /noon and evening not too late in the evening or teh pup will likely soil its sleeping area or wake you up several times during the night. Feed...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding puppy, chow puppy, puppy chow
chow puppy, puppy chow, hip dysplasia: Make your next bag, adult chow. Puppy chow is part of our agricultural get big fast science. Unfortunately, it leads to unnaturally fast growth and doesn t leave time to develop sturdy joints. Keeping a puppy lean and making an early switch to the less...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding a puppy, feeding a puppy, fabric loop
feeding a puppy, fabric loop, flat collar: I start my puppies the day I pick them up at 7 weeks. All but the most recalcitrant young puppies can be controlled before they are 4 months old with the flat collar and patience. If you must have something more with a younger puppy, use a fabric restricted...

Labrador Retrievers: feeding, puppy food, lab pup
puppy food, lab pup, blessings: Hello Greg, If you are still feeding him from a bottle then slowly replace the bottle with the puppy food and offer the puppy food in very small servings 2 times per day for a week until he is completely weaned. When he is completely on puppy food then...

Labrador Retrievers: when do femail's have there first heat?, chocolate lab, spayed
chocolate lab, spayed, vulva: If she hasn t had her first heat, it could happen anytime. Watch for a swelling vulva and flaky behavior. Sudden major shedding is another sign. She will be all too capable of becoming pregnant, but not ready for it. Responsible people wait until the female...

Labrador Retrievers: female dog in heat, female dog in heat, bloody discharge
female dog in heat, bloody discharge, normaly: Hello the cyckle normaly lasts 2 weeks with bloody discharge for about the first 6/8 days then it gets orangeish and then yellow or clear the later is when the male is Normaly allowed to mount thou I ve seen female slet males mount earlier in the cycle. Pregnancy...

Labrador Retrievers: female Labrador, female labrador, labrador retreiver
female labrador, labrador retreiver, how long is a pregnancy: Hello Ruben and thank you for your questions, I can help with some of the questions but not all, A large dog like a Labrador retreiver can have up to 12 or more pups in a litter but an avrage sized litter is 5/8. Any dog is pregnant for 2 months or 60+...

Labrador Retrievers: female lab, picky eaters, chows
picky eaters, chows, ribs: Once a day is enough for an adult Lab. They vary so much nobody can say how much she should weight. I can say more than 35 pounds if her ribs are showing. It is unusual for a Lab not to eat all it needs and more. I take it she is not eating all you offer?...

Labrador Retrievers: My female labrador dogs sexual behaver., responsible pet owner, labrador dogs
responsible pet owner, labrador dogs, female labrador: 5 months old is usually the time when puppies become sexual reproductive. She s basically going through puberty. I would recommend getting her spayed. And if you don t get her spayed, it can harm her health and males can smell her from over a mile away when...

Labrador Retrievers: female labradors, reproductive cancers, blood stains
reproductive cancers, blood stains, female dogs: Hello female dogs can get reproductive cancers and tumors if not spayed...if she is not a breeding dog have her spayed will increase her life span. And no you don t have to do anything fancy but she will leave blood stains here and there it lasts 10-14 days....

Labrador Retrievers: Are female labs okay with other female dogs?, obedience class, female dogs
obedience class, female dogs, pack members: It varies greatly with the individual dog. In general female/female is the combination most likely to give problems. Dogs seem to be born with varying drives for dominance. In a litter, one of each sex will dominate the others of that sex. The urge becomes...

Labrador Retrievers: female & male labs together, four months, quarters
four months, quarters, dogs: you can keep all three dogs under the same roof but remmber the female needs careful watching....she Can get pregnant at her first cycle thou it would be overly draining on her and could possibly kill her. Its best to wait at the very very lest her second...

Labrador Retrievers: female or male, labman, males and females
labman, males and females, puppies: Labs and other breeds vary so much from one dog to the next, I can t give you any such rule. The males in general may average more affectionate, stronger willed, better to stay on task, but harder to manage. Partly good depends what you need. The dog...

Labrador Retrievers: fetch, lab pup, obedience class
lab pup, obedience class, leader dogs: Dogs love the game of chase. Once they get something, they would much rather have you chase them for it than bring it to you and give it to you. To get her to fetch, you must firmly establish yourself as as the leader. Dogs see all the people and dogs in...

Labrador Retrievers: first heat, unspayed females, dangerous period
unspayed females, dangerous period, favorite park: The dangerous period doesn t start until the second week after the first discharge, and then lasts about 2 more weeks. Prepare yourself for attempts to get loose that you would never dreamed were possible. And the same of males trying to get to her. Forget...

Labrador Retrievers: food, clifford the big red dog, typical lab
clifford the big red dog, typical lab, chows: 2 questions. Is what you are feeding him labeled complete and balanced by AAFCO testing? If so, likely it is OK. Big difference with the cheaper foods is you feed a little more and have larger, softer stools to dispose of. Are his ribs actually showing?...

Labrador Retrievers: food, exercise level, coats
exercise level, coats, metabolism: I have never heard of it. You could send me a reference to the article. Trust me, Labs do fine on ordinary dog chow. I see hundreds and know of thousands of others thriving on Pro Plan. I have read that Iams is a little heavy on the oils to give the dogs...

Labrador Retrievers: food, yellow labrador, crazy dogs
yellow labrador, crazy dogs, shedding season: Hello Tim and thank you for your question, That is an excelent choice and there isnt many foods better then that, I tryed my dogs out with Nutro once unfortunitly they hated it :s.... crazy dogs! There is nothing to do about her shedding... sorry labs...

Labrador Retrievers: food, science c, hills science
science c, hills science, digestive systems: I fed Hills Science C/D to my one Lab after her second UTI. No more UTI s, and no other problems. I mostly feed Pro Plan because that is the choice now of the large dog guide school I raise puppies for. I have also raised puppies for another school feeding...

Labrador Retrievers: food for 5 month labby, store receipt, balance diet
store receipt, balance diet, balanced diet: If you have been feeding Eukanuba and all seems well except the weight, I would stick to it, chicken, beef, etc. except change over to the adult version of the same thing. Doing so slows growth and allows more time to develop sturdy joints. Yes, overweight...

Labrador Retrievers: food brand quaility, grocery store brands, purina one
grocery store brands, purina one, swiching: I think all the talk about ingredients is mostly marketing hype designed to extract more money from those willing to pay more. Over and over again, I have challenged people on open forums to give me some proof of their claims like dogs will live longer on...

Labrador Retrievers: food brand, labrador retreivers, breed puppies
labrador retreivers, breed puppies, lab puppy: Hello, I reccomed Authority large breed puppy from petsmart if you dont have a petsmart in your state your out of luck tis made for petsmart, this food is very high quaility at a modest price my three dogs thrive very well on it the oldest two have eben on...

Labrador Retrievers: How much food to Feed 7y/o Labrador, female labrador retriever, weight loss formulas
female labrador retriever, weight loss formulas, labrador retriever: Pay no attention to the ingredients in a dog chow. They are all formulated and tested to give dog s what they need. You can get there using different blends of ingredients. You may want to look at some of the weight loss formulas for an over weight,...

Labrador Retrievers: how much food should my labrador eat, adult dog food, nutro foods
adult dog food, nutro foods, garbage cans: Hello first note all canned products from nutro have been recalled and the gravy typed one are saying o ahve been the ones carrying the posion and have since been recalled I cant advise feeding canned or pouched nutro foods at the time. Secondly you havent...

Labrador Retrievers: food and snacks, intestinal blockages, derections
intestinal blockages, derections, biscuts: Hi, what type of food are you feeding that says its ok to feed 2 cups daily? My labs lite formula food says no more then 4 cups daily for weight LOSS more for matiance.... you ll have to check the package derections on the dry and canend and make sure he...

Labrador Retrievers: food, raw egg whites, enzyme lactase
raw egg whites, enzyme lactase, daily food intake: Hi Sammy! I myself do not recommend feeding any table scraps to our pets as they aren t to good to feed them.They can sometimes be unhealthy and fatten up our pooches!You should just feed your pooch her regular dog food. Some people love feeding their...

Labrador Retrievers: found a wart, puppy dog, expereince
puppy dog, expereince, playtime: I am afraid your vet may have better answers than I do. She should be in for her 12 month shots before long. I would have the vet look at it then. Did your online search include http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/animal_health.asp I am not sure...

Labrador Retrievers: Is my friends puppy sick?, dogs noses, chrissy
dogs noses, chrissy, puppy: Dear Chrissy, Lab s noses CAN be dry, its not a good sign if the dog s nose is hot though. So if the dog s nose does not feel like fever hot the dog is healthy, but if the dog has a hot nose it may have come down with a cold and for a puppy to have a cold...

Labrador Retrievers: Gender selection, breeding dogs, gender selection
breeding dogs, gender selection, reputable breeders: Typically yes. However, don t count on it. I have had a few females that were quite strong willed and difficult to manage. Pack order within the litter is more important. The pup that pushes other pups off the mother s nipple will be harder to control...

Labrador Retrievers: Glass door problems, cesar millan, amazon
cesar millan, amazon, sliding glass: Here is your main problem: excersice, dicipline, then AFFECTION: (WITH NO VERBAL SOUND, PERFERABLY). Walk her, well, both of them, but I m just going to use the word her, twice a day, at least 30 minutes each time. If you must skip a walk, replace it with...

Labrador Retrievers: Graying Muzzle, establishing dominance, chocolate lab
establishing dominance, chocolate lab, alpha male: Three years seems young to be graying. What are you feeding him? Most dogs will do fine most of their calories come from a commercial dog chow. I doubt neutering him will help the graying. It may help calm him down a little. It also reduces the chances...

Labrador Retrievers: Growling Black Labrador, labrador dogs, obedience class
labrador dogs, obedience class, natural instincts: It is a common, but big mistake to expect all the members of a breed to be alike. Obviously this one needs stronger leadership than it is getting. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the...

Labrador Retrievers: Growling/Snapping, obedience program, obedience class
obedience program, obedience class, pack structure: That is really hard to say. His personality is nearly mature now, and will be hard to change. Best thing is to get him into a good obedience program. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Labrador Retrievers: Growth of Labrador Retrievers, yellow labrador retriever, large breed puppy food
yellow labrador retriever, large breed puppy food, feeding a puppy: Hello, Vaccines stat at 6 weeks of age 7 weeks in some areas of the world check with your vet. Three to four are given the first year and then one every year after with a rabies vaccine being given around every 3 years after the first shot at 4 months of age....

Labrador Retrievers: Growth in my pup, blocky head, dogs food
blocky head, dogs food, head shape: Many Labs level of at 7 months. I doubt he will be more than 24 -25 at the shoulder at maturity. Yes, switch to adult chow now. That and keeping him lean is the best thing for his joints you can do now. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link,...

Labrador Retrievers: gaining weight, puppy chow, canned dog food
puppy chow, canned dog food, satin ball: Most older dogs are too fat. The purpose of the senior formulas is mainly to pump in enough protein, vitamins and minerals without more calories than the dog will burn. I would go the opposite route for a dog that isn t eating enough. If you have confidence...

Labrador Retrievers: gender bender, average life span, neutering dogs
average life span, neutering dogs, intact dogs: Hi Brian, There are some slight differences in genders in all/most breeds of dogs. Females can be a bit more possessive of things, a bit more aggressive territorially, perhaps a bit more calm than males. They also can be a bit more stand-offish , not...

Labrador Retrievers: gender selection, agility dogs, hunting dogs
agility dogs, hunting dogs, black labrador: Hello Keith and thank you for your question, I persoanly have a fgemale black Labrador Retriver she will be three this december, But she is not trained other then leash/potty trained/crate trained that is. They do say females easier to train then males...

Labrador Retrievers: my girl's weight problem, dry dog food, vet check
dry dog food, vet check, puppychow: It is very simple. If she is overweight, she needs to either eat less or exercise more. I am glad your vet has called your attention to the problem. Here is some material you should find useful: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen...

Labrador Retrievers: giving up a puppy, lab puppy, finding a home
lab puppy, finding a home, difficult decision: Young puppies are very appealing. Too many people buy one on impulse and find they take much more time, work, and money than they ever dreamed. It is very difficult to give a dog proper care. If you are going to give her up, the sooner the better. A new...

Labrador Retrievers: glucosamine for labrador retrievers, labrador retrievers, solid answers
labrador retrievers, solid answers, rimadyl: Nobody knows everything. I don t have solid answers to your question. I have wondered about it for my 13 year old Lab. My friends have her mother on it and she is doing better now than before. My vet has me putting a cap full of peroxide in a gallon...

Labrador Retrievers: my golden is 14 months and i am still haveing a problem walking him, gentle leader, training seminar
gentle leader, training seminar, dogs: I have been a great fan of the Gentle Leader, but am rethinking it because ot the way my 3 month old Lab continues to pull in it. I recently attended a training seminar with a big name trainer. She liked the technique of stopping and walking backwards when...

Labrador Retrievers: growling, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson: For a gentle, non confrontational solution try this: Only put part of her food in her dish. As soon as she finishes, pick up the dish and add more. Keep that up, and soon she will accept you touching her food dish. It does indicate a serious misunderstanding...

Labrador Retrievers: growling when disiplined, jack russell terrier, playful guy
jack russell terrier, playful guy, neutered: Hello, Yup time to have him neutered, it doesnt alwatys cure things like this but it does calm a males temper alot i noticed when I got my jack russell terrier neutered if I hadnt he d be unbearable to live with lol. Get him neutered as soon as you can...

Labrador Retrievers: growling, obedience class, lab puppy
obedience class, lab puppy, pack structure: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Labrador Retrievers: growth under chin, red dots, odd size
red dots, odd size, white stuff: Dear Gena, To tell you the truth, it can be a zit or something else like an allergic reaction, but I think it would be best just to let your vet look at it. I hope that its not canser only something minor, I wish the both of you luck, and please tell me...

Labrador Retrievers: HAND BITTING, adult teeth, family shoes
adult teeth, family shoes, little holes: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Labrador Retrievers: Harley D, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies: The sooner the better. Puppy chow is part of the agricultural heritage of animal feeds. American industry excels at get big fast. A less rich diet of adult chow slows growth and allows more time to develop sturdy joints. Where do I get such an idea,...

Labrador Retrievers: Hates Bath&trickin, slicker brush, bristle brush
slicker brush, bristle brush, labman: You can cut out baths completely. My old Lab Aster hasn t had a bath since she returned to my care over 2 years ago. I brush her frequently, mostly with a soft bristle brush, but switch to a wire slicker brush in the seasonal shedding. See this picture,...

Labrador Retrievers: HELP!, obedience class, hip dysplasia
obedience class, hip dysplasia, natural instincts: Start with a visit to the the vet. She could be beginning to show symptoms of hip dysplasia and have pain when jumped on. In all bet the worst cases, a young dog can make up for what it lacks in bone structure with muscle tone. if you have let her weight...

Labrador Retrievers: Head Tilt Question, heart worm, head tilt
heart worm, head tilt, vet check: I have never encountered it, and doubt it is common. I would check with a vet. Even if he came with a vet check and up to date on shots, he needs protection form heart worm and fleas. There are good over the counter flea controls, and with only one healthy...

Labrador Retrievers: Heat & 8/9 month old lab, time labs, unfortunatly
time labs, unfortunatly, cross breeds: Hello, yes it is very bad to breed a dog at its first cycle its like a person having a baby at 13 or 14 they are phisicly developed and don t have the mental state to feed and care for the baby in the case of the dog puppies. Ahe is likely pregnant because...

Labrador Retrievers: Heat cycles, bloody discharge, heat cycles
bloody discharge, heat cycles, 12 months: Well the best thing to do is when you see your male coming around her more trying tomount or odd behavier from her...ie very clingy trying to get to the male dog...rubbing around on the carpet ect ect seprate the dogs until she is done her cycle...wait until...

Labrador Retrievers: Heat vs Pregnancy, swollen nipples, swelling of the vulva
swollen nipples, swelling of the vulva, aggitation: Hello Kat and thank you for yuor question. My labrador female got really swolloen teats/nipples during her second heat cyle, the cycles I belive last anywhere from 10/14 days anything longer is a bit odd to me my labs lasted 11 days each tops. But since...

Labrador Retrievers: Help!, dogs and cats, empty pop
dogs and cats, empty pop, loud noises: Hi Crystal! Remind him who s boss. The next time your pet growls, spits or bites, give him a firm No! . You want the pet to stop what he s doing immediately and show a submissive lowering of the body. You want it to look like Whoa! I dont think I want...

Labrador Retrievers: Help needed to reduce ODOR, fresh water lake, anti dandruff shampoo
fresh water lake, anti dandruff shampoo, oily secretion: Somehow this doesn t sound right. I have never heard of a problem like that. My 11 year old Aster swims into the colder weather with never a problem. Of course she only gets to swim once a week or less. I have friends that live on a lake and their Labs...

Labrador Retrievers: Help Me, obedience class, choclate lab
obedience class, choclate lab, obedience training: Most of the humping behavior is more about dominance than sexuality. Some dogs are very insistent about it. I have a fixed 11 year old that worked most of her life as a dog guide. When we get together with friends and their dogs, she is one of the worst...

Labrador Retrievers: HI Labman, I am hoping..., puppy friends, basement suite
puppy friends, basement suite, embarrassing situations: Years ago, there were a lot of good people on the net that could answer questions I couldn t. Some idiots ran most of them off and I am afraid the last good man besides me died a few years ago. I am afraid the only solution I know to the dog door is...

Labrador Retrievers: High Protein diet/ Loose stool, large breed puppy food, high protein diet
large breed puppy food, high protein diet, food protein: I am not a big fan of specialty dog chows. I wonder how well proven the Orijen chow is? What I know that is well proven is switching Labs to adult Pro Plan at 4 months. That might be just about when you run low of the Orijen. The thousands of Labs I know...

Labrador Retrievers: House training, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, housebreaking: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go,...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking my 1 year old black lab, closet shelving, crate train
closet shelving, crate train, grassy spot: With some of what I read about housebreaking, I am not surprised so many people have problems. Your dog has had time to form bad habits, and it is harder to tell when she might need to go. You need to start all over more or less the way I do with young...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking, closet shelving, bladder infection
closet shelving, bladder infection, housebreaking: First step is to have a vet check him. If he has a bladder infection or something, you will never train him. Then never spank him. It is possible before you got him, he was forced to live in his own filth and doesn t realize he doesn t have to. Chances...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking, t rush, putty knives
t rush, putty knives, dry towel: Much of what you are doing, is just what I would suggest. Add praise for going to the door. Also, while she is out, make sure she moves around to stimulate her body and sometimes, they seem to need to go a couple of times. Don t rush back in as soon as...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: Dig through this: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: Start by reviewing what works for me. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home,...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking and crating, lab retriever, butter ball
lab retriever, butter ball, dry food: I never crate my puppies if somebody is available to watch them. Just at night, when we are away, or when we are too tied up to give the puppy the attention it must have. We do keep the rest of the house blocked off from the room we spend most of our time...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking a New Lab Puppy, lab puppy, spare bathroom
lab puppy, spare bathroom, bedd: You have the right idea, walk until she can t hold it any longer. The weekend is almost here. Take her out and outlast her, then praise her. I am posting some material that should help including recognizing when to take her out. Much of housebreaking...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking an outdoor dog, labrador puppy, submissive urination
labrador puppy, submissive urination, bladder control: it is possible things are being complicated by a physical problem. have the vet check him. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At ...

Labrador Retrievers: Housebreaking, lab pup, closet shelving
lab pup, closet shelving, labman: The more time you can spend with the puppy, the better. How long it takes largely depends how carefully you watch the puppy. Start with about a half cup each of 3 times a day, cutting back to 2 meals at 4 monmths and if you want, one after 6 months....

Labrador Retrievers: Housetraining, obedience class, psycho babble
obedience class, psycho babble, kitty litter: Don t have too much to add to my original answer. You will not solve the problem without firmly claiming top dog status. Since he is a stray, you won t be breeding him, so no good reason not to neuter him. It will settle him down a little without detracting...

Labrador Retrievers: Hurt Paw, jack russell terrier, great pyrenees
jack russell terrier, great pyrenees, paw pad: my jack russell terrier gets scraped pads very offen...i put antibotic ointment on it frog a normal drug store...normal people ointment put it on the cut or scrap 2 times daily after 7/10 days the dogs foot is much much better and within 3 weeks the missing...

Labrador Retrievers: Husky vs. Lab, obedience class, husky mix
obedience class, husky mix, pack members: He has not had the socialization he should have. That is hard to undo. More time may make a big difference. Better leadership on your part should help too. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the...

Labrador Retrievers: Hyper Lab, obedience train, obedience class
obedience train, obedience class, chocolate lab: More exercise would help. And not just walking, something to get his heart rate up, fetch or something. Check out the Chuckit that allows you to throw a tennis ball further. Obedience train him. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Labrador Retrievers: help, closet shelving, aafco
closet shelving, aafco, wire rack: I am not familiar with Authority. Likely it is fine, nearly all the chows meet the minimum AAFCO standards today and most dogs will thrive on most chows. Wouldn t hurt to switch to the large breed formulation. Better yet, switch to an adult chow by 6 months....

Labrador Retrievers: help!!, short legs, lab profile
short legs, lab profile, allright: Most dogs as adults run very well, of course, some faster than others. It is important not to encourage young dogs to run and jump too much. It can be too much stress for developing joints. Over weight is also a problem. Too many puppies came too fat....

Labrador Retrievers: help, bull mastiff, playfighting
bull mastiff, playfighting, yelp: At that age, one week older makes a lot of difference plus being a larger breed. They should still play together fine. Great experience for them. Over the weekend, my daughter was here with her 5 month old Lab. He played fine with our 10 month old...

Labrador Retrievers: help, gaurd dogs, labrador retreivers
gaurd dogs, labrador retreivers, apions: Hello again Sim, yes thats what I think, I always wonder myself what my lab would do if I got attacked on the street or something but theres only one way to know for sure and its if it happens for real.... which hopefully never happens to anyone. Labrador...

Labrador Retrievers: help, rottwiller, thicknes
rottwiller, thicknes, adult weight: Hello Sim sorry I m not sure how much a 9 week odl should weigh and since male/female weights for that age variey along with how well bred the puppy is I can t help you there. No the chances are very low of him getting faster them a dobby or point/thinner...

Labrador Retrievers: help, lab puppy, baby gate
lab puppy, baby gate, fence: Hey Sim, The yard is a bad place he very well could be stolen or have someone thow something over the fence and posion him(shocking it is very comman!). I crated my lab puppy when she was 3 months and ever since, She did potty in her crate when she was younger...

Labrador Retrievers: help!!, puppy chow, puppy breed
puppy chow, puppy breed, breed puppy: The dog food manufacturers are beginning to recognize puppy chow is so rich that the fast growth leads to problems. A medium breed puppy chow is likely better for a Lab than a just plain puppy chow, and a large breed one may be better yet. I raised a Lab...

Labrador Retrievers: help!, labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever
labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever, teh time: Hello Simran and thank you for your questions, Yes keep him on this food.... puppies start teething around this time and get very picky also and may like a food one ay and hate it the next, if you leave the food down all teh time he ll eat when he is really...

Labrador Retrievers: help!, labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever
labrador retriever puppy, labrador retriever, natural choice: Most puppies, and especially Labs, are good eaters at 11 months. If you haven t had him to the vet yet, you should soon. What did the vet say? I guess is that he is too fat. Butterballs may cute, but healthy puppies have a waist and ribs you can easily...

Labrador Retrievers: help, grocery store brands, purina dog chow
grocery store brands, purina dog chow, petsmart stores: Purina one is the cheapest I would ever go it at lest has meat not just meat by products in most of there products, purina one comes in large breed, plain purina dog chow comes in large breed as well. The cheaper foods the dog tends to eat more and poop moreif...

Labrador Retrievers: help?, worka, watchdog
worka, watchdog, 4 months: It does sound like a poor watchdog so far but i ve noticed puppies being friendly with everyone until 6/8 months when teh dog is More mature, i do eprosnally know a lab that is getting on in years that doesnt bark even when yuor up close to its outdoor kennel(I...

Labrador Retrievers: help?, obedience class, house dogs
obedience class, house dogs, afect: Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books...

Labrador Retrievers: help, puppy chow, lamb meal
puppy chow, lamb meal, dog food: Many people think highly of the Nutro. They have never been able to show me any real evidence that dogs do better on it than on the lower cost brands. As far as I know, there is nothing wrong with it. As I mentioned, in my last answer, a Lab should be switched...

Labrador Retrievers: help!!, mastiff puppy, vet appointment
mastiff puppy, vet appointment, bull mastiff: Some puppies are just more active than others. Give him a little more time. Have you scheduled a vet appointment? If the vet sees him, he can give you a much better idea if he is normal and can treat the puppy if needed. I am going to post some other information...

Labrador Retrievers: help!!, labrador retreiver, labrador retriever
labrador retreiver, labrador retriever, big thighs: Hello Sim and thank you for your question, Yes he will be a fast runner, My labrador retreiver is stocky also but she can bolt through the yard pretty fast. Beware of this and make sure the dog can t jump the fence when he s older or get under it as recovering...

Labrador Retrievers: help, lab puppy, short legs
lab puppy, short legs, theifs: Hi, Sorry Sim, I answer my questions in the morning quickly before work sometimes I miss things. Yes he will still be a fast runner a quiality lab puppy is big and stocky with big feet/big ears and shorter legs then an adult. The dog does grow into its...

Labrador Retrievers: help, midnight munchies, painful cramps
midnight munchies, painful cramps, labrador retreiver: Hello Sim, That is a extremly good quaility food and is my favorite brand but my finicky dogs wouldn t eat any of the nutro products line! 2 cups seems a small amount.... how heavy or old is your Labrador retreiver puppy? 16 onces is correct but maybe...

Labrador Retrievers: help, jack russell terrier, noise in the night
jack russell terrier, noise in the night, great dogs: Hey Sim, Well a labrador retriever isnt a great gaurd dog(too people friendly)... but my spayed 3 year old female black lab is a great watch dog.... she will bark and grumble visously at passers by the back yard and will run against the fence and jump and...

Labrador Retrievers: help, labrador retriver, quick trip
labrador retriver, quick trip, german shepherd: Hello, Sim that works get, he will get along better with differnet dogs in the future if you are introdcungi him to other now. He is fine to play with them for exercise needs, I would offer a walk around the block daily however once his vaccines are completed....

Labrador Retrievers: help, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson: A library will have many books hopefully including at least one of these. They are from a list the dog guide school suggested I could read. They were selected by professionals with a good understanding of dogs. Library books are selected by librarians who...

Labrador Retrievers: help! my dog is going to be evicted!, closet shelving, lab puppy
closet shelving, lab puppy, dogs barking: Ah, I have had puppies that set the neighbors dogs barking, but if they figured out why, they never complained to us. I include the solution in a list of other useful information. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists...

Labrador Retrievers: help with lab puppy, petsmart stores, puppy formula
petsmart stores, puppy formula, discusting things: A 10-15 minute walk every morning should be fine. I reccomend Blue buffalo, Nutreance, technical, pro plan, Authority from petsmart stores, Whatever you feed be sure its got full meat in the first three ingredients like chicken/lamb/beef or fish not chicken...

Labrador Retrievers: help me plz, feeding puppies, skin bath
feeding puppies, skin bath, esle: Hello tegan and thank you for your questions, Exercise be careful not to over exercise a puppy a brife 10 minute walk once a day is enough for a 2/4 month old puppy sicne you will be palying with it and exercsing it in other ways also. Playing fetch...

Labrador Retrievers: help-my puppy is going to be evicted!, jack russell terrier puppy, jack russell terrier
jack russell terrier puppy, jack russell terrier, labrador retreivers: Hello. My advice...your not going to like Let him sleep in your bed, If you close the bedroom door he can Not run away to pee or whatever he will wake you with his whining to go outside but if you leav ethe bedroom door open he will go potty somewhere he shouldnt....

Labrador Retrievers: help!!, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, kongs: Normally it is hard to teach a puppy not to bite. It will be even harder having removed it from its mother and litter inexcusably early. 7-8 weeks is the best time. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You...

Labrador Retrievers: hind leg / hip, pain in the leg, leg area
pain in the leg, leg area, pain medicine: Not knowing her age makes it much harder to say. If it has gone for a week, maybe it is time to let a vet check her. The vet can also prescribe more effective pain medicine. If you don t choose to take her to the vet, don t give her any over the counter...

Labrador Retrievers: hot spots, pet supply store, flea remedies
pet supply store, flea remedies, hot spots: I am pretty sure there are, but I am not familiar with them. You are less likely to have skin and coat problems giving few or no baths, brushing several times a week and most of the dogs calories coming from a commercial dog chow. Also make sure it is on...

Labrador Retrievers: house Breaking, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, hardest time: Older dogs that have been allowed to form bad habits can be difficult. What you need to do is to focus on learning to recognize the signs when she need to go out and when she wants to go out. Read through this and find the details you need. Housebreaking...

Labrador Retrievers: house breaking, obedience class, gentle ways
obedience class, gentle ways, pack members: You may not be reading the right books. There is a ton of bad advice out there. Or you may have a hard case. Some dogs can be a challenge even starting at that age. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own...

Labrador Retrievers: house training my 13 week old black lab female, closet shelving, lab puppy
closet shelving, lab puppy, responsible step: It takes a while with some. Might talk to the vet next visit. Usually they are housebroken well before the typical spay at 6 months. Thank you for planing that responsible step. Are you doing all this? Much of housebreaking is not training the...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking, carpet floor, feeding time
carpet floor, feeding time, housebreaking: Allot a big chunk of time. Take him our and walk and walk until he can t hold it any longer. When he is forced to relieve himself, praise him. Make him understand how happy you are about it. If he holds out longer than you have, crate him when you go back...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, housebreaking: There is a lot of inadequate house training advice out there. It is no wonder so many people have so much trouble. I am going to paste in my complete method. Pay particular attention to the fourth paragraph on training the dog to go to the door. You can...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking, question thanks, housebreaking
question thanks, housebreaking, morning afternoon: This could partly be do to fear and excitement and is called submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking a blk lav puppy, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, lavs: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go,...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking my lab, puppy classes, human babies
puppy classes, human babies, deadly situation: Okay, I m not a vet, so I can t really help you with the potty training, however, yelling and cursing and time-outs DO NOTHING. And NEVER limit his water intake. Talk to a vet. This could be serious, even deadly situation. The puppies mind, just like a human...

Labrador Retrievers: housebreaking, obedience class, kennel cough
obedience class, kennel cough, dogs and children: Without his past medical records, a vet will have little choice except to give the standard DLCP, kennel cough, and others. 6 months is the medically optimal time for the first rabies shot. Some states require one sooner. Dogs and babies usually do fine...

Labrador Retrievers: housetraining, obedience program, obedience class
obedience program, obedience class, lab puppy: With an 8 month bad habit, this will be hard to break. A good obedience program will help. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and...

Labrador Retrievers: howling lab, bed time, bedtime
bed time, bedtime, siblings: I need more details, is it at bedtime? At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the...

Labrador Retrievers: humping, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, hunting dog: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Labrador Retrievers: humping`, fly swatter, obedience class
fly swatter, obedience class, natural instincts: The sooner you neuter him the better. Ask the vet about doing the people that told you to mate him too. We have so many dogs with behavior problems due to ignorant people allowing dogs with problems to breed. Disregard any other advice those people give...

Labrador Retrievers: hunting, gun shots, actual sound
gun shots, actual sound, monthes: Dear Lance, First, before even taking him outside, play a recording of gunshots on a cd or tape player so he gets used to the gun shots. First play it soft though and try to keep him in the same room, but dont force him if he tries to run away. That will...

Labrador Retrievers: Identify a Lab Puppy, lab puppy, border collie
lab puppy, border collie, dna testing: I am afraid not. I am not even sure DNA testing would do that. I see many carefully bred Labs and Lab crosses. Depending what the Labs are bred with, some of the crosses look more like Labs that many pure Labs do. Not all Labs are bred for show and have...

Labrador Retrievers: Introducing my 3week Lab Mix, female labrador, japanese spitz
female labrador, japanese spitz, labrador mix: Hello, You must have someone hold your older dog and you bring in the puppy make sure the other person has a good hold on your dog (a short leash works well) and when your dog starts acting up look him in the eye and tell him stop or be good and don t you...

Labrador Retrievers: inbreeding, recessive genes, rescue dogs
recessive genes, rescue dogs, petfinders: This is a tough question. Inbreeding concentrates the genes. A brother and sister are far more likely to carry the same recessive genes, many of which cause problems. Perhaps even life threatening ones, or expensive to treat. Young children wouldn t deal...

Labrador Retrievers: the infamous pulling of the leash., intents and purposes, own toys
intents and purposes, own toys, true method: Dear Margaret, I ve been there, i ve tried everything too! What I use is the chike collar, which will only lossen when they heal or the leash is slackened. Have you tried the muzzle leash? all it is, a simple loop around their nose, and its attatched...

Labrador Retrievers: inheriting an 11 year old lab, labrador retreivers, vet bills
labrador retreivers, vet bills, exercize: Hello...I am very upset that after having this dog for 11 years they got rid of it...the only reason I can say people keep there dogs until dieing age then get rid of them is they do not want to experaicne the vet bills and pain that come with a dieing companion....

Labrador Retrievers: injured claw, nut shell, yellow labs
nut shell, yellow labs, black labs: Normally they heal up on their own. If it really seems bad, you could check with your vet. Prevent future injuries by keeping the nails short. On yellow Labs, you can see the pink quick and can cut back from it. With black Labs, you must cut a little...

Labrador Retrievers: introducing 2 male lab puppies, black labrador retriever, jack russell terrier
black labrador retriever, jack russell terrier, puppy number: Hello Jamie and thank you for your question, I am glad to hear of someone wanting to adopt, saving this little puppy would deffinitly mean alot. He will get along fine with your other two, is your male neutered? if so problems will be few and far between....

Labrador Retrievers: introducing puppy to sailboat, life preserver, lab puppy
life preserver, lab puppy, good weather: Hello Craig and thank you for your questions, I have never went sailing... let alone with a dog so I am not sure how to do this I can reccomend however that you take it very slow a young puppy will problay be scared of the water rather then trying to play...

Labrador Retrievers: invisible fence and puppies, invisable fence, invisible fence
invisable fence, invisible fence, lab puppy: Hello Judi and thank you for your question, I have never used an invisable fence but know how it works so lets go from there, It shocks the dog when they walk over the line mark... correct? If so I reccomend waiting till six months just because he may not...

Labrador Retrievers: its me again lol, xlarge, 3 feet
xlarge, 3 feet, 4 months: Hi Sim its no problem email as many times as you need to but remember you Can ask a few questions per email again it doesnt matter to me. My labs crate is 48 inches long so four fett by about 30 inches and about 3 feet all she is 70 pounds she has enoguh...

Labrador Retrievers: Jack russle terrier peeing in house., jack russle terrier, obedience class
jack russle terrier, obedience class, squirt bottle: Neutering would be a good first step, but likely it will take more. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is...

Labrador Retrievers: Jake, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership challenge: It sounds like a leadership challenge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life...

Labrador Retrievers: Joints, long and happy life, life amy
long and happy life, life amy, life span: Dear Carol, I would say your dog would live about another 2 years. Labs usually live up to 15, thats if they are healthy and have no problems, So the slowness that is accuring is also because of his old age. So yes, I d say up to 2 more years,I hope that...

Labrador Retrievers: Juming on counters, empty pop cans, foster puppy
empty pop cans, foster puppy, tasty morsel: Yes, Nugget ate at least one after he discovered they only have one snap. He would nip at one until he set it off, then prance off with his prize. This was in a recent newsletter. I haven t tried it. Counter Surfing Does your Foster Puppy counter...

Labrador Retrievers: Jumping up, obedience class, voice correction
obedience class, voice correction, pack structure: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Labrador Retrievers: Jumping & Barking, lab puppy, girland
lab puppy, girland, barks: Dear Cheryl, You trained her right to bark to be let out! She s just following the other dogs it seems when she barks. What you should try to do, since she sounds like a smart dog, is go out with her, and when she barks say no, and come. When she comes...

Labrador Retrievers: Jumping on counters, own toys, chocolate lab
own toys, chocolate lab, mousetraps: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Labrador Retrievers: Jumping, lab puppy, frisbee
lab puppy, frisbee, paws: Hello Pam For the jumping up when she jumps up you can either hold onto her paws and hold her away from you she will strugle but do not let go hold her paws away from you for a minute or two then let her go do this everytime she jumps up, or you can try...

Labrador Retrievers: Is it joint problem?, calcium supplements, chocolate lab
calcium supplements, chocolate lab, hind legs: Cut out the supplements now. Fast growth is the last thing you want in a Lab or any other large breed. Besides, they mess up the careful balance in dog chow and do more harm than good. Also, switch to an adult chow. Slower growth gives the dog more time...

Labrador Retrievers: Katie and the kennel, nyla bones, strange dogs
nyla bones, strange dogs, lab puppy: Hello Maria and thank you for your question, Well first lets see what could be bothering her about the kennel...is it damp and cold without a shelter? are there birds or squerls passing overhead all the time? are there other dogs on the other side of the...

Labrador Retrievers: Kennel Training, lab puppy, kennel training
lab puppy, kennel training, bed time: Don t know if this will work when you leave or not. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. ...

Labrador Retrievers: Kennel Training, natural instinct, bitter apple
natural instinct, bitter apple, kennel training: I use crates and strongly advise everybody to. They are a powerful tool that works with the dog s natural instinct to seek an enclosed den. Don t let anybody tell you they are cruel. What is cruel is banishing a dog outside or dumping it somewhere to save...

Labrador Retrievers: kennel and our lab, human necessities, nervousness
human necessities, nervousness, vets: I am glad to hear she is OK now. It is hard for a dog to understand being left in a kennel like that. They don t understand human necessities. Think about what kind of shape you are in after heat and stress. Next time, perhaps contact the vet s office...

Labrador Retrievers: kids, boston terrier puppies, jack russell terrier puppies
boston terrier puppies, jack russell terrier puppies, russell terrier puppies: Well now all puppies bite its a sure thing...puppies play bite people like they do with there littermates, play biting is easy to fix its simple to push the dog away say No or yell Ow and ignore the dog....if one gives the biting puppy attention it thinks...

Labrador Retrievers: klepto, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, lab puppy: Dogs love the game of chase. One dog grabs something and runs off with it. The other dog chases him, and eventually they have tug of war. Avoid this game as much as possible. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Labrador Retrievers: how to know what type of dog i should get, intestinal blockages, lab puppy
intestinal blockages, lab puppy, learning curve: I take it straight to the back yard to relieve itself. Take a leash and collar with you and put them on the puppy, and keep them on until it is safely in the house. A 12 collar should fit now. Helping you is a way of paying back those that helped me when...