Labrador Food Chart: What to Feed Your Labrador?
The Labradors are very active animals, they need lots of exercise. They love to run around and play with other dogs. If your dog loves running around, playing with other dogs and going for long walks then it means he or she needs plenty of fresh air and sunshine every day. You must provide these things for your labrador too!
You may have noticed that most of the time when you walk your dog, you don’t even see him or her anymore. That’s because he or she is so busy exploring the world around them. Dogs are naturally curious creatures and if given enough opportunities they will explore everything in their environment. For example, if you let your dog go outside alone for a few minutes, he/she will probably look at all sorts of interesting objects such as trees, houses, cars etc.
If you give your dog something new to look at, he/she will likely keep looking at it until you stop walking past. So, make sure that your dog gets plenty of stimulation.
Another reason why dogs like to explore is because they enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after finding something interesting. When you give your dog something new to look at, he/she will often get excited and want to do it again. This is known as reinforcement and is a very powerful tool. For example, if you have ever played a video game where you had to collect coins, you will know that the more coins you collected, the more exciting it became to find more of them. This is called reinforcement.
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