Training and education
All Labrador Retrievers, without exception, need training. And it does not matter at all whether the dog will perform them at home, at an exhibition or on a hunt. To execute commands and seek out prey for a Labrador is as natural as it is for us to eat.
Of course, it would be better if you go to a special institution for training, but you can also cope with this task yourself. First you need to tame the Labrador to such simple commands as “sit”, “lie down”, “near”, “feed”. The sooner you start learning, the better. It should also be noted that the animal should get used not only to the sound of the voice, but also to the whistle.
It will be better heard if you are at a distance. Familiarize yourself with the nuances of keeping dogs of the Beagle breed, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Russian Toy Terrier, Doberman, Bull Terrier, Pomeranian Spitz, American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Alabai, Pug, Caucasian Sheep Dog, Chihuahua.
Praise for the performance of the team, and for ignoring deprive the promised delicacy. No matter how hard you try, the Labrador will start performing all the basic commands without any hesitation until just two or three years old. Therefore, do not rush events, better diversify training and change their location. This should speed up the process of learning, because the dog will be curious to perform something new in an unfamiliar place.
Diseases and vaccinations
The spectrum of diseases that a Labrador Retriever can become infected with is quite wide, and includes: distemper; infectious hepatitis; rabies; parvovirus enteritis; parainfluenza; leptospirosis. However, most of these diseases will help timely vaccination. Consider the information about them in more detail. The first vaccine is usually given by breeders at the age of one month, it is called Nobivac Puppy DP or Primodog-P.
In that case, if the puppy is sick with something or has digestive problems, then this period is shifted. At two months, the next vaccine is Nobivac DHPPi + Nobivac Lepto or Eurican DHPPI2-L.
Before vaccination for 10 days it is necessary to give a remedy for worms. You can learn more about deworming at the vet, it’s better not to do it yourself. Invite the veterinarian to the first vaccination to your home so that the puppy is not near the sick animals in the clinic. This also applies to subsequent vaccinations. The second vaccination is done 3-4 weeks after the first.
Preparation for vaccination is the same as for the first time. The third vaccination is done after changing all the teeth, that is, somewhere in 6-7 months. This vaccine must contain a rabies vaccine: Nobivac DHPPi + R + L. Important! Remember that you need to get rid of worms before each vaccination. Follow all instructions for dosage indicated on the preparation of your choice. Overdose can lead to serious problems, and an insufficient amount of the drug may not destroy all the parasites.
In the future, each year it is necessary to be vaccinated against parvovirosis, distemper, leptospirosis and rabies. These are vaccines like Nobivac DHPPi + Nobivac Lepto + Nobivac Rabies or Eurican DHPPI2-LR. Also, it would not be superfluous to treat the skin of an animal against ticks and fleas. By themselves, they do not carry much danger, but they can endure many diseases. Recommended products are Frontline and Advantix drops.
Instructions for use included in the box with the drug. Start processing from the beginning of spring and finish at the end of autumn, do it monthly. Labrador retrievers are ideal animals for living at home, because there is not a drop of anger and aggression in them, but only kind eyes that radiate warmth and friendliness.
They will surely decorate your days with adventures and funny moments. Never forget that a dog is a living being that requires attention, care and proper care.