The rules of care for a Labrador is nothing special, they are not much different from conventional ones. However, there are several nuances that all owners of these dedicated animals need to know. Wool These dogs have excellent hair with undercoat, which almost does not get wet and not confused. Therefore, combing once a week with a special rubber brush will be quite enough. Important! When you moult, brush your dog more often to speed up the process of falling out of dead hair. To get the dog accustomed to this procedure, start combing it from the moment of purchase. Over time, your pet will get used and may even ask you to scratch it.
Labradors do not need frequent bathing, they should be washed as needed. All this thanks to their wool, which is capable of self-cleaning. If it’s time to buy the dog, then use regular clean water. From time to time, you can use a special shampoo to get rid of the “dog” smell or fleas, if they appeared. Ears, teeth, eyes, claws One of the distinguishing features of all dogs of this breed is hanging ears. This form of the ears, unfortunately, is most susceptible to contamination, and as a result, inflammation occurs from the penetration of various parasites and bacteria.
Ears should be regularly inspected and cleaned. By the way, the same applies to the teeth, eyes and nails. The most important thing – do not forget to monitor the health of your pet, and if you have any questions, it is best to seek help from experts.
The more you can spend time walking with a Labrador, the better. But it should be said that the minimum time for a daily walk with an adult dog should be at least an hour. Even better – two or three hours. If it is a small puppy, then it is not worth tiring him with long walks, 30–40 minutes is enough for him. During the walk, you also do not sit on the spot: run, jump, play with your pet. It will be useful and will give pleasure not only to him, but also to you.
The recommended width of the collar is 3-4 cm, and the length of the leash should be about 1.5 meters. A muzzle is also a necessary attribute for walking, but it should be used only where it is necessary: in public places, during transportation. If you walk the dog in the right place for this, then remove the muzzle. He prevents her from cooling her body in a natural way, especially in the heat. Do not forget also about precautionary measures.
Do not let the dog off the leash and keep in a muzzle in places with a large number of people, firmly hold the dog near the roadway, do not allow close to strangers and other dogs. If the weather is bad, then you do not need to walk for several hours. You will get the greatest pleasure from hanging out with your dog when you teach her well to the commands and she will listen to you adamantly. But about training a little later.