Labrador puppy just turned 8 weeks - HELP

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He has a nice pedigree. He is Show/Bench and not field bred. All the CH are show titles.
Field bred titles are like these, FC, AFC, NAFC, JH, SH, MH so on and so forth.
If you look on the back of your akc pedigree it tells you what the titles mean.

Here is one of my females she is field bred

 
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Yeah thats not the official AKC pedigree its just what the breeder printed out for me so it doesn't have the legend on the back of it. I have my official one on order from the AKC.

Here is a picture of the little wolf for once biting a ball and not me!

 

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He's adorable. What a good looking little monster. LOL. I love Labs, a great breed and miss my mine but have good memories.
 

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Ain't Misbehaving.

A-w-w-w....so cute. He isn't misbehaving though. LOL. He's a dog. He's behaving exaclty how a puppy should behave since he's a dog....until he's taught to live the way we aliens want him to live. We're the ones who are taking an animal and expecting him to change his natural ways to suit us. It's our problem to train them.
 
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Yeah I think he is getting better, or I am just getting better at avoiding his mouth :) The first few days I was really questioning my decision but now I know everything will be ok. I am going to call a dog trainer today and see if we could set something up. He is following basic commands great but only when HE wants to do them. When we are outside and there are so many distractions he doesn't do as well.
 

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Maybe it was on another thread, but I posted a link to some training lessons that are very helpful. You have to go about training in a systematic way. Distractions are an entirely different lesson. Dogs don't generalize very well. So, if a dog can sit in a boring room of your house, that doesn't mean that "sit" means the same thing outside where there are distractions. You have to understand how dogs think and learn. If you have too high expectations, you end up getting more frustrated and possibly taking it out on the poor dog who doesn't know. When you say he follows basic commands great but only when HE wants to do them.....well, naturally. Dogs always do things to please themselves. You have to motivate your dog so that he DOES want to do them. And you have to be able to show him in a way he understands. He has to have had a sufficient volume of reinforcement in order to repeat behaviors reliably. He doesn't think like we do and isn't stubborn or diobeying because he's naughty or immoral. He is a dog and dogs do what works for them. They're innocently selfish. That's just the way they are.

So learn a little about how dogs nature is, how they process information, how they learn and how to train. These things have been studied, observed, researched by leading experts in the field of behaviorism and they're the ones to learn from. Don't get sucked into this pack theory, show 'em who's boss, yank and jerk and scold mumbo jumbo. Learn how dogs learn and learn how to show your dog.... and you'll have a great dog.

Well, here's the link again: http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/index.htm
 

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