7 Ingredients For Making A Happy Labrador:
1) A happy dog needs love, affection and attention.
If your puppy or adult dog doesn’t get it from you, then he will not feel secure enough to do anything right. You need to provide him with all these things so that he feels safe and comfortable. He will always want more than what you are giving him at any given time.
2) When your puppy or adult dog gets bored, he may start barking, growling and showing other undesirable behaviors.
These behaviors indicate that something is wrong. You need to take action immediately if you see such behavior. Sometimes the only way to solve problems is to punish them.
3) Your pup or adult dog needs exercise too.
Exercise helps keep him fit and healthy and keeps him mentally alert and ready for whatever might come next in life.
4) Your pup or adult dog needs a regular routine.
He should have a schedule where he goes out every day and does certain activities like playing ball, chasing squirrels, etc. Regular routines make dogs less likely to become bored and more likely to perform their tasks properly.
5) Your pup or adult dog needs positive reinforcement when doing his job correctly.
Positive reinforcement means rewarding your pet for performing his duties properly and keeping them orderly and clean. This is a very important part of raising your dog properly because praise goes a long way with any animal.
6) Your dog should have his own bed or area.
This is where he can sleep when he is tired and also relax when he isn’t performing his duties. If your pup or adult dog doesn’t have a place to rest, then he will become tired and less able to function. This could lead to problems with his behavior and ability to do his job correctly. Most dogs like sleeping anyway; it is one of their favorite activities.
7) Your dog needs to learn which behaviors are acceptable and which are not.
This is also part of his training and something that should be taught and learned as early as possible. This helps your dog behave properly and ensures that he knows right from wrong. Since dogs can’t speak our language, they need to be taught in a different way.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Labrador Retrievers for Dummies (J Walton, E Adamson – 2011 – books.google.com)
- Shar Pei Labrador Mix Facts (LSP Mix – thedogdigest.com)
- A research initiative to close the gap between undergraduate and graduate school in engineering (MA Labrador, J Wolan, G Centeno… – … Annual Frontiers in …, 2004 – ieeexplore.ieee.org)