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Important Guidelines In Taking Care Of Your Labrador

Are you planning on getting yourself a Labrador? Labradors are one of the most popular dog breeds. Labradors are best 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. There are certain factors that you need to consider when keeping your dog healthy.

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

A. Your labrador should have regular exercise

Labradors need regular exercise since they are big 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 very important that your dog will burn his or her energy. Your are risking the health of your labrador and even the furniture that are in your home if you do not let him exercise on a regular basis. If a labrador is confined he will have destructive chewing. Exercising with your labrador is also your bonding time. Both of you will benefit when you exercise on a regular basis.

B. Give your labrador chew toys

Labradors really loves to chew on different kinds of things. Labradors are just like teenagers. Labradors are really active. You need to provide toys in order for you to manage chewing. You should buy toys that are fun and safe.

C. Provide coat care

The best qualities of labradors are their coats because it is very easy to maintain and it is short. However, their coat are not immune with dirt even if it is short. It is important that you give your labrador a bath and brush their coat on a regular basis. Nowadays, their are also 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 pills, flea and tick powder and shampoo and many more. You can actually find these things at your local pet store.

D. Be patient in training

Since these dogs are very playful, it is a bit difficult to train them. You really need to have the patience when it comes to training your labrador. You should purchase treats and use them as a reward.

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