A Beginners Guide To Animals

Important Guidelines In Taking Care Of Your Labrador

Are you considering getting a Labrador? One of the most popular dog breeds are the labrador. Labradors are perfect for all kinds of ages. Labradors are good natured, friendly and kind.

You labrador should be healthy and taken good care off if you really want to be with him or her for a long time. If you want to keep your dog healthy, then there are certain factors that you need to consider.

Below are your guidelines on how you should properly take good care of your labrador:

A. Your labrador should have regular exercise

Labradors really needs to have regular exercise since they are considered as big sized dogs. You should not just take your dog on a short walk but you should play fetch in the park, let hime swim in the lake and even go on hikes with him. It is important that he or she will burn energy. If you will not exercise your labrador on a regular basis then your are risking his health and even the furniture that are in your home. If a labrador is confined he will have destructive chewing. You are not only exercising but you are also bonding with your labrador. Exercising on a regular basis will not only benefit your dog but it will also be beneficial for you.

B. Give your labrador chew toys

Dogs love to chew on different kinds of things. Labradors are just like teenagers. They are very active. You need to provide toys in order for you to manage chewing. Buy toys that are safe and fun.

C. Provide coat care

So many dog lovers, love labradors because of their coats since it is short and really easy to maintain. However, even if their coat is short they can still get dirty. It is important that you give your labrador a bath and brush their coat on a regular basis. Today, their are actually things that you put and apply on the coat of your dog in order for him not to get fleas and ticks. There are flea and tick collars, flea and tick powder and shampoo, flea and tick pills and more. You can actually find these things at your local pet store.

D. Be patient in training

Since labradors are really playful then it would be a bit difficult to train them. You really need to have the patience when it comes to training your labrador. You should buy dog treats and use them as a reward.

All of these are important especially if you want your labrador to be healthy.