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Old 02-07-2005, 10:53 AM
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how much work is a lab, how much exercise I give him. how long it take to train a lab, how they will be with other dogs and cats, are they hyper. can you tell me pls. because I have a lab, and him dose not listen to me very well. like when i'm training him he dose not listen, but when i'm not training and I tell him to lay down he dose rigth away. I don't understand and he not a perbred hes a lab chow rot mix can anyone help pls. thanl you
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:08 AM
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Neko, I'm moving this to the Dog Training forum where Creature Teacher will see it more quickly . . .
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:40 AM
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sorry about that
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:49 AM
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No need to apologize; you'll just get better response more quickly here.
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:48 PM
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Ok, let me see if I can answer your questions......
A Lab is a highly trianable dog. They can have a stubborn streak, and aren't as much of a 'push button' as a Golden Retreiver is, but they are still highly trianable.

Labs are normally good with all animals, but there is always the excpetion. It depends on the individual dog, and how well it was socialized.

Labs are very active dogs. Young dogs exspecialy, can be very 'hyper'. If you could take your dog jogging or a long walk (if it is old enough to stand that type of exercise) I'm sure he will greatly appriciate it. A tired dog is a good dog.

Now on the training......what kind of trianing methods do you use? Maybe when you are doing a 'trianing session', he just isn't having fun, but when you ask him to do it outside of the 'trianing session', he is having fun. I don't know. I have the exact oppisite of your problem. My dogs listen when we are having a trianing session, but when we aren't, they only listen half of the time.

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Old 02-07-2005, 01:01 PM
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in the training I give him treats, and his ball, and out of the training I don't give him anything,
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:50 PM
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My experience with labs is first they are babies, to be treated as one, around 8-12 weeks. Then they are toddlers, they will chew on everything you own, especially if it smells like you, they do this first because they are teething and then because they love you so much, it is best to put your shoes in a drawer, keep headphones and telelphones out of their reach..remove anything wooden or leather, buy some bitter apple. by 5months to a year you have your hands full of a mobile active and curious child. You need loads of walks, fresh air and a zillion games of fetch this stage you should work each day for at least 20 minutes on obdience..not necesarily all at the same time, but make sure you do it every day. This is when you love them even when it is hard to, you do it because they love you so much. AFter the one year mark you repeat all of the above until they are 2. Then they start to settle down a little..by f our and five you have the best dog that has ever walked the earth and it was worth every moment of the first two years...then your dog gets older and wiser, you flow together like you were born together..then suddenly your dog is old. THere is a song about old dogs, children and watermelon wine. That is my experience with labs.
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:55 PM
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I forgot old wise boss'es three rules for raising a puppy
In memory of a great trainer here they are

Always make sure they are having at least 50 percent of the fun
always leave them wanting more
Never give a command you don't inforce

That is the best advice I ever received for training my dog
especially with a laab the second is important
don't throw over three retrieves at a time for a puppy
when it is no longer fun..they will quit.
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:24 PM
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I remember you neko

Labs are 1. a very intelligent breed 2. very eager to please 3. very sweet 4. very energetic. First, how much exercise would you say your dog gets every day? A Lab should have at least half an hour of vigorous exercise. This can be a good game of ball, a long walk, running around, or a trip to the dog park. Because they are eager to please Labs are generally easy to train. My Lab knows all basic commands and more and is 100% happy when obeying my commands because she is pleasing me--her biggest goal. Because the breed is also very intelligent, Labs are commonly used as guide dogs, detection dogs, etc.. Labs are also a very sweet breed, and though they may need a lot of exercise, Labs like to cuddle and spend lots of time with their owner.

Chow Chows are more independent than Labradors, but still a great breed. My neighbor had a purebred and a mix, and they were both wonderful, loving dogs, though I can't say I would trust a Chow more than a Lab .
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:26 PM
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How long are your training sessions? Do you have him on-leash when training? What kind of treats do you use? If he doesn't pay attention to you when you are training, hold a treat between your eyes, on your forehead, and say "Look at me". Once he does, reward him, with a different treat. Do this a few times then give him a break. Some dogs have shorter attention spans than others. Some dogs can train for only a few minutes while others could train for an hour or two.
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