Articles in the category ‘Adoption’

How to handle the ultra-exuberant labrador For those ultra-exuberant Labs who have trouble controlling themselves from jumping on people, even after being taught the “sit” and “off” commands, a harness and leash in the house can help tremendously. Put the harness and leash on, then sit in a chair and put your foot on the... read on

The one magic word that can train your over-excited lab One reason many Labrador Retrievers are abandoned to animal shelters is because they jumped on small children, knocking them over or scaring them. A lot of people don’t understand how to manage jumping and when their Lab gets big, jumping isn’t so cute anymore. People... read on

Why bad behavior is actually a good thing If you adopt an adult Labrador from a shelter or rescue group, you certainly can’t go back in time to puppyhood to avoid behavior problems. But don’t despair! Your Lab can still learn how to behave. Habits that have taken a year to develop won’t disappear overnight.... read on

Why were these wonderful family dogs given up? An adolescent dog is a hard sell for adoption, even if they are the types of pets considered to be ideal for family living, such as the Labrador Retriever. And when people do make the commitment to bring home a large, enthusiastic canine that hasn’t learned any... read on

Most people do not consider adopting an older dog from the animal shelter or breed rescue group, but the truth is that these senior citizens are probably the best choice for the family that would like a companion that is house-trained, obedience trained, and socialized around young children. In many cases, these dogs have already... read on