We hope that this article is not turning out to be a motivator towards not buying a Labrador but hey its us doing our jobs for the society. So the next point to be noted is that Labradors are very stubborn. If they have their minds set on acting untrained then mind you, they will act untrained no matter what you say to them. So make sure that they get enough mental and physical exercise to tire them out a bit because if they are at their peak energy levels, they can most certainly be a handful.
4. They Think They Are People
This next point is probably most noteworthy. There are few things that you really need to focus on: first off, make sure that you train them from the start to follow the command of everyone in the house and not just one person. Secondly, they think they are an integral part of the human family so they try to wine, dine, shower and sleep with you and no matter how many times you tell them that they are dogs, they will not listen. But if you do not have enough time on your hands then getting a lab is not the right choice for you since they demand time.
3. Two Is Better Than One
Getting two labs is better than one especially for people who will be away a lot but still want a happy go lucky Labrador as their house dog. With two labs, the dogs won’t get separation anxiety and will be happy with even half the family (the other half being the other dog) around. So if you are one of those families that are away a lot, might we suggest two Labradors? The price is well worth it if you want quality of life.
2. Water and Labs Go Hand In Hand
This is another point to be well noted that where ever there is water, there you shall find a Labrador. It does not matter whether the water we are referring to is the neighbors’ pool or a rain puddle, your Labrador will make its way to water. What does that mean you might ask! Well it means that you have to live with the charming scent of “wet dog”.
1. Surrogate Mothers
It is by nature that Labradors are extremely kid friendly unless someone really makes it their business to see to it that they are not which will require intense training. Otherwise if you have a kid and a Labrador, chances are that the dog will take up the role of a surrogate mother and will protect the little one like its own, will snuggle with it, share its food and carry it around too (don’t be shocked)! And no your kid wont grow up thinking like a dog themselves. Labs are wonderful creatures but they need a lot of care and a lot of attention plus time.