Probably, we want to have not only a clean dog in the house, but also a dog that knows how to behave decently. Look at the world through the eyes of a puppy. How many interesting, fascinating, tasty and funny your apartment contains! Standing in the hallway shoes, scattered children’s things, toys, books; telephone, electric, antenna wires, food left on the table – how many magnificent goodies and temptations! Keep in mind that the dog does not share your point of view, that you can’t touch all this. She just doesn’t know it yet. Therefore, all that can be removed – remove, that which cannot be removed – make it inaccessible to the puppy by blocking it or not allowing it into this room without supervision. When a puppy’s teeth change, he just needs to nibble something, his gums are unbearably itchy. Buy him special dog toys. If the puppy makes attempts to try furniture on the tooth (we already agreed on the shoes), slap it with a newspaper or shake it lightly by the scruff of your neck and immediately give that toy that you can bite.
Never feed a dog at the table! The dog, which is given pieces from the table, will grow into a beggar and a potential thief. The dog should receive its food only from a bowl or as a treat from the owner’s hands during training. For trying to steal from the table – punish with a sensitive slap.
Teach your puppy to stay alone indoors, even if you are at home. Leave it in the room, leaving, say: “place” or “stay” and close the door. If the puppy starts whining, squealing, scratching the door, open it slightly and slap it with a newspaper or wet towel. Do this as many times as necessary so that the puppy ceases to be indignant. After a minute, come in and praise the puppy, caress, play with it and let it out of the room. After half an hour, repeat the exercise, gradually increasing the time the puppy is locked up. Ensure that the dog behaves calmly behind the closed door. This will save you from many troubles when you have to leave home and leave the dog alone for a long time.
When dealing with a Labrador, one should take into account the temperament of this dog and try to direct it in the right direction, avoiding unnecessary punishments. For example, many of them acquire the habit of expressing their emotions, jumping paws on a person, trying to lick his face. From the very first days a puppy appears in the house, never let him jump on a person, playing or meeting a newcomer. Lean to the puppy, lower your hands, play with him and caress him at his level. It is very simple if the dog is wearing a soft collar. Hold the collar with one hand, do not let us jump up, and with the other hand caress the dog. If the puppy still managed to jump, sharply push it with his knee into the chest or step on his hind leg. The puppy will quickly realize that jumping. nothing good ends, while trampling and wagging are not forbidden and are encouraged by affection. Often puppies bite while playing, and it hurts quite a lot. Do not play with a biting puppy with your hands, take a toy, a rag, sew a sausage from a twisted towel and play with it.
Explain to the children that the puppy is not a toy, but a living creature, do not let them tease and torment the puppy, pulling its tail, paws, tugging at the ears. With this treatment, the puppy will grow up nervous, cowardly or snarling. Running after each other, playing a ball or a stick is much more useful, although not everyone will like the noise created at the same time. Having played enough, the puppy goes to bed. It is impossible to disturb him at this time. You should also not unnecessarily pull the dog out of its basket or shelter – this deprives it of a sense of comfort and security. However, you should not also encourage the desire to turn into a rookery a sofa or your bed, which is not at all intended for this. Some labradors are sophisticatedly cunning. If they are punished for wallowing on the bed, they do not do this with the owner or run away, having heard the steps, onto their bedding, as if nothing had happened; only a warm depression on the bedspread testifies to a perfect “crime”. Outsmart it: put chairs on the bed or cover it with metal foil.
As a rule, if a dog has its own sofa or chair, it does not encroach on “someone else’s” furniture. But there are those who prefer to sleep on the floor, and even without bedding.
Labrador – a dog friendly, sincerely disposed towards people. However, in some individuals there may be a desire for leadership, pushing the dog to clarify relations with the owner. If the dog protects the bowl or bone from the owner, does not allow to inspect the tooth, wipe its paws and does it seriously, such behavior should be stopped in the bud, preventing it from developing into a life position. The owner must be a man. Therefore, if a 4-5-month-old puppy growled and showed teeth when you reached out to his bowl, even if it seems funny to you, grab him by the scruff of his neck and shake it well so that it squeals – that’s how the mother punishes the puppies, and the leader of the pack punishes the presumptuous subordinates. After that, give him food or bone and take it away again.