Caring For Your Labrador Puppy

Labrador Puppy CareThis is where you can find out everything you need to know about caring for your Labrador puppy.

We look at potty training, feeding, and biting.  And we help you with puppy growth issues, crate training problems and upset tummies.

We bring you information on diet, exercise, vaccinations, upset tummies, obedience and socialisation too.  It’s all here.

We want to help you enjoy your new puppy.

Below you’ll find resources covering every aspect of Labrador puppy care and development.


General Puppy Care

Feeding, growth, and exercise


Vaccinations and socialisation


You might also want to check out our sections on Labrador Puppy Training  and Labrador Puppy Behaviour.    Do let us know what you would like to see added to the site.  We are always happy to have your comments and suggestions.

Important: Puppies under seven weeks old

ready300Please note that puppies should remain with their mothers until they are eight weeks old.  

We are unable to offer advice to people purchasing puppies that are not mature enough to be re-homed.

Check out this link for further information

More information

Check out our Labrador Puppies section for more help and advice on life with a Labrador puppy.

If you’d like all our Labrador puppy and dog information together in one place, don’t miss my new book, due to be released in October 2015

The Labrador Handbook looks at all aspects of your Labradors life, through daily care and training at each stage of their life.

Click hereto pre-order now from Amazon UK, with Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee



  1. Hey there ,befor 3 days i bought a lab… puppy,which is 40 days old n now his hairs r almost falling down,only some are left in his body …what 2 do…?
    Any medicine…plz reply
    Its urgent

  2. my 2 month and 7 days old labrador puppy is not eating anything today . we feed him 4 times with milk and roti. he ate some soil from the plant pots and vomitted in the morning. What should we do?

  3. mi puppy(LAB) is 3 1/2 years old, it some times eat flesh of cow ,so i want to know is there any problem to his health by eating it. mi puppy looks a little thin so what would be the best food for him to become fat and healthy

  4. My lab dog of two months old looks too thin; we’re afraid to give her much; just tell me how much should we feed her at once and how many times a day?

  5. Hey Pippa i have 3 months old white lab puppy and suddenly he has started loosing a lot of hairs
    What could be the reason behind it and what should i do?

  6. Hi Pippa! We are picking up our Chocolate Lab pup later today and your website has been a great preparation for us. Thank you – Heather (Kansas, USA)

  7. hi pippa.MY puppy is 7 weeks old . IS it ok to feed her pedigree puppy food.She i very active. She plays a lot but I want
    to make her FAT
    Reply soon

  8. Hie pippa I want to knw that can bought a puppy which is of 1 month old..bcoz m in hurry to buy it …can suggest me what to do..

  9. Hello their my family and I are about to get our first black lab puppy I was hoping for some advice on what type of grooming equipment would be best for our nee arrival such as what type.of brush, shampoo and that had a look at some website but I’m getting all confused please help. X

  10. Hi pippa,

    I have bought labrador puppy of 35 days and gave gift to my friend. Then Gone to vet to show her. But he said that it is only 2.3 Kgs. I have got a worry on it. pls tel me how much weight the puppy should be in 35 – 40 days. But when she awake she is very active, playing, walking very nicely.

  11. Hello mam,
    Mam i got a 2 months old lab and my problem is that it comes to me in friendly way but then pulls my trousers and even bite my lightly.Please Help!

  12. Hi Pippa,

    I have a 10 week lab that is adjusting pretty well to being crate trained and only a few accidents have occurred. However, he whines and cries even when i get go to bathroom? I believe he is having anxiety of being alone. Is there something i should do different or will this just get better with time? THANKS!

  13. Hi
    I want to know regarding caste of lab my lab is 1 yr old it shed lots of hair now a days n her hair r rough not as silkyy as it should have plz guide me
    Do u have some book for subscription for care of lab

  14. I have two months old male labrador puppy,he is vomitting nd having loose motion,I cant understand the reason behind it,please help me out.

  15. We are planning to bring home a Labrador, what should be it’s min and max age to be considered.

    There’s a 3 months old puppy at my friends house, can I consider bringing it home ??

    Also what points to consider for a right Labrador ?

    Thanks in advance.

  16. hi, i have adopt 40 Days old lab male puppy, whose mother had died after birth. I never seen his mother before earliear. My question is that how i can identity that my puppy belongs to labra breeds. Secondly what food i can give him. Plz suggest me as soon as possible.

  17. My lab puppy is about 5 weeks old and has recently recovered from diarrhoea. In the past two days he has become extremely dull and drowsy. He eats with a good appetite but sleeps the rest of the day. Even in the little while that he’s awake he keeps whining and looks very dull. According to the vet he’s perfectly fine but is there anything I should be looking into? Thanks.

  18. Hi pippa . I have 40 days old puppy.she tear our clothes by her teeth and likee to eat wall plaster and plant soil .pl suggest me how can i stop her . She just understand sit down and as we r vegetarian pl suggest me food for her. How to make her understand everything ? Becaz i have 2 small kids . Pl help

  19. Hi Pippa, my 9 week old puppy seems to be warmer than his usual temperature. I try to make some research and found out the symptoms of dog fever, it said that puppy will lost its appetite but mine isn’t, he still eat a lot and drink a lot, he didn’t vomit neither nor have diarrhea. The only thing I’ve notice that he sleeps more than usual. What should i do?