Are you planning to get a Labrador? One of the most popular dog breeds are the labrador. Labradors are best for all kinds of ages. Labradors are good natured, friendly and kind.
But, if you want to be with your labrador for a very long time, then you should know how to properly take good care of your labrador to keep him or her healthy. There are certain factors that you need to consider when keeping your dog healthy.
Below is your guide 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 around your block 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 your labrador will not exercise on a regular basis then your are risking his health and even the furniture that are in your home. Your dog will have destructive chewing if he or she is confined. 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 should give chewing toys if your want to control his or her chewing. You should buy toys that are safe and fun to play with.
C. Provide coat care
So many dog lovers, love labradors because of their coats since it is short and really easy to maintain. However, their coat are not immune with dirt even if it is short. You should regularly comb the coat of your labrador and give him or her baths. 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 find and but these things at the pet shop.
D. Be patient in training
Since labradors are really playful then it would be a bit difficult to train them. It is really important that you are patient when training your dog. You should buy dog treats and use them as a reward.
All of these tips are really important and you should follow them especially if you want your labrador to have a healthy and long life.