Do you have any tips on how I can I train my Labrador retriever puppy?

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Dr. Debra – I need to know how to take care of a male Black Labrador puppy. It is my first one and I also need to know training tips. PLEASE feel free to ad anything else.
Storm Akers


Hi – thanks for your email. I'm so pleased you are thinking about training with a young lab. Labrador retrievers are great dogs and very smart and greatly benefit from training. I'd recommend signing up for training class at your local pet stores. Most classes are inexpensive and are a great way to introduce your dog to training. We also have a wonderful trainer that has written extensively for petplace – his name is Dr. Nick Dodman. He has published several books.

Check out these article on our site – they include:

Basics of Training Your Dog

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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