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Here Are Tips On You Can Take Good Care Of Your Labrador

Are you considering getting a Labrador? Labradors are really popular and so many dog lovers have labradors. Labradors are perfect for all kinds of ages. Labradors are good natured, friendly and kind.

But, if you want to be with your labrador for a very long time, then you should know how to properly take good care of your labrador to keep him or her healthy. There are things that you need to take into consideration if you want to keep your dog healthy.

Below is your guide on how you should properly take good care of your labrador:

A. Your labrador should have regular exercise

Labradors need regular exercise since they are big dogs. You should not just take your dog on a short walk but you should play fetch in the park, let hime swim in the lake and even go on hikes with him. It is very important that your dog will burn his or her energy. Your are risking the health of your labrador and even the furniture that are in your home if you do not let him exercise on a regular basis. If a labrador is confined he will have destructive chewing. Exercising with your labrador is also your bonding time. Both you and your dog will benefit if you exercise regularly.

B. Give your labrador chew toys

Labradors loves to chew on different things. Labradors are just like teenagers. They are very active. You need to provide toys in order for you to manage chewing. You should buy toys that are safe and fun to play with.

C. Provide coat care

The coat of labradors are short and really easy to maintain and this is one of their best qualities. But, even if their coat is short it does not mean that they are immune to dirt. Your dog should have baths and you need to regularly brush their coat. Today, their are actually things that you put and apply on the coat of your dog in order for him not to get fleas and ticks. There are flea and tick collars, flea and tick powder and shampoo, flea and tick pills and more. You can purchase these things in the pet shop.

D. Be patient in training

Since labradors are really playful then it would be a bit difficult to train them. It is really important that you are patient when training your dog. You should buy treats and use them as a reward.

All of these tips are really important and you should follow them especially if you want your labrador to have a healthy and long life.