Labrador Retriever Training And The Amazing Tricks To Teach Your Pet

If there’s only one thing labrador owners want to achieve, that is effective labrador retriever training. Through training, a dog learns how to respond in ways acceptable by his human companions thus in turn can boost the pet-owner relationship. Socialization, basic obedience training and housebreaking are best taught early to prevent undesirable behaviors from developing. While these matters are considered as the most essential one can teach his precious pet, owners can also teach additional tricks that will certainly amuse everyone.

You may want to teach your pet these tricks:

Fetch.
Training a labrador to perfect fetch should not be so hard due to the fact this breed is hard-wired for retrieving. They can carry things in their mouths very gently and their webbed paws make it easy for them to retrieve stuff from the water.

Some labradors can figure out the command by themselves but if your pet requires training, you will need to start teaching the command “take it”. To do so, hold a treat and issue the command “take it”. If he has associated the command with the action, you’ll soon find him opening his mouth whenever he hears you give the command. Take this chance to slip a dumbbell inside his mouth and leave it there for a few seconds. Praise and reward him with a treat. Once he’s used to having the dumbbell in his mouth, proceed with “hold it”. After he picks up the dumbbell, lightly hold his mouth and command him to “hold it”. After a while, command him to “give” the dumbbell and allow him to spit it out. Continue working with every command and later on with the take it-hold it-give sequence. Increase the distance little by little and do not forget to reward him with praise or treat for good manners shown.

Speak.
One more trick you can teach during labrador retriever training is speak. To begin with, you’ll need to choose a hand signal; twisting your closed fist, snapping your fingers or whatever is convenient for you. Give the hand signal and reward him with praise or treat if he barks. If your pet does not bark, continue giving the hand signal until he barks. Regular practice of the command will eventually allow him to fully grasp the trick.

Kiss me.
Actually, there is no need to teach your pet to kiss since dogs naturally love to kiss their owners. The only thing you might want to teach him is to carry out the trick only after the verbal command is given. Give the command “kiss me” and lower your cheek in front of his mouth. Reward him with praise or treat when he licks your face after the command is given.

These three tricks are just a few of the many things you can train your precious labrador retriever. Although labrador retrievers are known for being obedient and highly trainable, keep in mind that training a specific command normally takes time. Just enjoy the training sessions rather than forcing your pet to learn things too early.

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