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Most of the articles on this website are written by author Pippa Mattinson.  Pippa’s latest book The Happy Puppy Handbook  is a definitive guide to puppy care and early training.  You can find more books by Pippa and other authors on this page: Books for Labrador owners

 

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murugan March 4, 2013 at 2:18 am

how many times should i feed for my 4 months lab……………

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Pippa March 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

Hi Muragan
Here is the link you need: Feeding puppies
Pippa

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murugan March 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

thank u……….

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Adam March 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Just wondering whether or not you can leave your puppy at home for a couple of hours at a time. Both my wife (3days) and I work but one can pop home every couple of hours to let the puppy out for a run etc.

Would this be ok or not?

Advice appreciated

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Pippa March 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Keeping a dog whist working is a contentious issue. You will get a different answer from everyone you ask when you say ” how long can I leave my puppy”
Very tiny puppies sleep a lot, but that phase does not last long. And puppies vary greatly in how quickly they get good control of their bladders.
Presumably his time out of the crate will be brief if you have to get back to work.

Some puppies over three months old or so will last two hours without a wee if left in a fairly small crate. But if you then repeat the process several times during the day, each time leaving the puppy for that amount of time, he may get upset. If he gets upset he will howl and probably wet himself.
To be fair, being shut in a small crate all day with just a few brief outings into the garden for a wee, is not the best start. If you leave him in a bigger space, a large crate or puppy pen it will be harder to house-train him and he will still be lonely. A lot depends on the temperament of your puppy, and on how old he is when you start to leave him.

Getting a friend or dog sitter to have him for part of the day might be a better option.

Pippa

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Anju April 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

just 15days old lab.. Please advice me what to feed and what not to..

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Pippa April 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Your puppy is too young to leave its mother. Please take it back to the breeder, or contact your local vet as soon as possible.
Pippa

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srinivas April 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

what to feed my 3months old puppy ??

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Pippa April 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Here is an article on feeding your puppy

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RAKESH April 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

I HAVE 10 MNTHS BLACK LAB. FEEDING HIM TWO TIME WITH BOILED CHICKEN/MEAT MIXED WITH SOYA POWDER. IS IT GOOD FOR HIS HEALTH?

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Pippa April 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hi Rakesh,
Here is how you should be feeding your labrador
Pippa

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rohini June 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

hi
i have 1year 4 months lab black.
it does not bark to the strangers and it ll be friendly with strangers .

can you please guide me how to train whats the problem with my pet???

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Pippa June 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

It’s a Labrador Rohini, they are friendly dogs.

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rohini June 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

please help

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Charlotte July 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Hi Pippa.
I was wondering if your Rachael is one of Tom’s (of Wylanbriar) puppies? We have an 11 week old pup called Hugo who is one of Tom’s and Peppers? I have been watching your video about recall and it really works, we too have a gun dog whistle. It’s early days but we are trying to train and socialise Hugo as much as possible.
Thanks for all the information on this site – it’s fab!
Charlotte & Neil Petersen.

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Pippa July 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hi Charlotte, this is Rachael’s Mum and Dad, so if it is the same ‘Pepper’ then she and Hugo are full brother and sister :)
Glad you like the site!

Pippa

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John July 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Hi, I have a 7 month old black lab with a recall issue.
Upto about 6 months he came back on every recall command, I even changed his recall to “ball” as this seemed to be his favourite play thing.
Since he has turned 7 months, no recall command seem to work. Everything he sees is more interesting (even dangers)
Can anyone suggest anything?
John

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Pippa July 19, 2013 at 8:21 am

Hi John, here is the recall training centre Lots of articles there to keep you busy :) Pippa

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John July 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Thanks for directing me to the recall page. I have tried what the page instructs but, this only seems to work on a 10m training lead. When I take him off lead he either ignores me after looking at me, or he runs like an absolute lunatic darting past me. I will persevere with your instructions but, if you are able to offer anything else it would be appreciated.

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aravind raj.v July 21, 2013 at 7:22 am

how to train my 50 days labrador puppy…???

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Pippa July 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

Hi Aravind,
Which of the articles above have you read, and which parts need more explanation?
Pippa

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keshav July 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

hi! i hav a 3 months old lab .Please tell me how to train it.
please………..

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Pippa July 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

Hi Keshav, I cannot teach you how to train a dog in a comments box! You need to read the articles in the training section, and ask specific questions if there is anything you don’t understand. You can also join the forum for help and support, and you can buy my book Total Recall, which gives you lots of information on training generally, and teaches you how to get your dog to come back each time you call him. Good luck with your puppy

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Srishti August 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Hi, I have a 4 months old puppy yellow / Golden Labrador who is to friendly with strangers I am worried what should I do? Please suggest . My friend’s thinks that he is an under nourish pup he ways 4.6 kg.

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Sam August 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Hey.. Srishti..
I own an golde then lab. I also have same probs.

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Pippa August 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi Srishti,
Friendliness is not a problem! Labradors are meant to be friendly.
Your puppy is very underweight, please have him checked by your vet. There is more information here
Pippa

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atul August 11, 2013 at 4:09 am

I have 1.15 months old labrador puppy. he always potty in house, my sister schold him.is this right/. please help me about potty

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Shammi Sharma August 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hi,

I have just got a male Labrador 4 month old and he eat a lot thrice a day and go for potty immediately. Hope this not a disease.

Regards
Shammi

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emma August 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Hi I have a 4 month old lab cross collie and he is forever chasing everyone tht comes and biting them how can I stop this plz thanks xx

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Rohit August 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Hi,
i have 4 month old female Labrador. i want to train him so send me some link of articles so that i can train her properly.
Regards
Rohit

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Pippa August 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

Hi Rohit, use the training link at the top of the page, you will find lots of information there. Pippa

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Arielle August 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

How to get my Labrador 5 – moth old to stop biting.

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Pippa August 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hi Arielle, check out the articles on biting in the puppy behaviour section. Pippa

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Arielle August 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

My Labrador Alexis keeps trying to bite my hand or foot every time I go outside to play with her and my other dog , who is a Golden Retriever, Alex. Whenever my dad and me try to train her, she keeps thinking everything is a game and she has been biting and playing ever since we brought her home! I read an article that said puppies are supposed to stop biting by five months but I am worried for her because I am afraid she will still be biting when she is an adult. She chases the other dog around trying to bite him on the ear and keeps annoying him! How do I get her to take her training seriously instead of fooling around and annoying Alex? I am scared of her and for her!

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Pippa August 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Hi Arielle, your puppy is still very much a baby, and her behaviour is fairly normal. Check out the articles in the puppy behaviour and training sections for more information. Pippa

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Arielle August 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Alexis also bites everything she sees, throws water out of her bowl, dumps the water on her by sticking herself in the bucket, bites up pommescythe from my dad’s tree and rolls it into the pool and mashes up all her toys! Please help me!

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Arielle August 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

My dad is thinking of building her a fenced off area in the backyard to train her and keep her out of mischief. Is that a good idea? She pulls whenever we walk her and she fights with any dog she sees on the road! What to do?

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Pippa August 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

A fenced area is a very good idea. For pulling check out the heelwork articles in the training section above. Pippa

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sreedhar August 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Hi pippa

i have a 9 month old male labrador. My problems with it are
1) More shedding of the hair( toooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhh)
(For your info: I had taken it to my vet and he suggested some syrups but of no use.)
2) He is eating his own faeces when no one is around and he is also eating what ever is in near to him( things which he ate in last 10 days: Curtains, bed spreads, door mats, door watchers, cycle tyre etc…. he even swallows some of that and vomits.)

Please suggest me in this issue. Waiting for Your reply eagerly

Thanks in Advance pippa.

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Pippa August 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Hi, you can find articles on poo eating and eating rubbish, in the behaviour section. Shedding is normal I’m afraid, regular grooming helps reduce the amount that falls in your house. Pippa

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mimi johnson August 25, 2013 at 4:12 am

I would not leave him unsupervised in the yard to eat his poop. I also would not leave him unsupervised in the house until he learns what are his toys and what are NOT. Teach him an interrupter command (kikopup on Youtube has a demo of this). Make a kissing sound and then reward him when he gives you eye contact. That way when you catch him doing or chewing something he should not be, you can direct him towards his own toys. Make it positive. Also teach him the “leave it” command. It does not seem like he is learning what are his toys and what is off limits. Labs are smart. Teach him what to chew. And I would crate him for a portion of the day or put him in a 4 x 4 pen if you cant watch him more closely and of course spend quality time too.

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Ryan James September 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Hi my 17 week old choc lab is making a big mess in the middle of the nite in her cage. Im really tired off waking up to cleaning the dog and the cage evry morning she doesnt seem to be learning can anybody help me please.

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Pippa September 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Hi Ryan, you will need to set your alarm for a few nights and get up to let your dog out before she needs to empty herself. You can also help by making sure you do not feed her for the four hours before you put her to bed for the night. There are several articles on housetraining in the puppy care section in the Puppies Menu at the top of the page.
Pippa

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matt September 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

hi, i have a 6month old lab pup, she is struggerling to go to the toilet she keeps trying but no joy, she is eating and drinking fine, and seems to be herself.. just wanted some advise please?

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Pippa September 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hi Matt, you need to get your dog to a vet. Pippa

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chelsea September 13, 2013 at 5:06 am

Hello- my lab is 6 months old and yet to go to puppy school. She does the basics like sit and fetches toys on command but i want her to be properly trained. When we interact with other dogs and people she isn’t use to it she jumps up and gets overly excited. Is it to late to take her to school? i want her to be around other dogs more.what do you recommend?

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Pippa September 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Chelsea, it is not too late to enrol your dog in a training class. Try and find a small, well run class that uses positive methods. And have fun! Pippa

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mayur October 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Hi
I hav e 6 week old lab
Please advice me wha to feed and what not to..& how to take care

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Pippa October 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Hi Mayur, you will find articles on feeding and puppy care via the puppies menu at the top of the page.
Pippa

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Louise October 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Hi Pippa, Please can you tell me when i can expect our 14week old lab to be able to hold his need for a wee during the day for the same period of time that he can,during the night? We are crating him and he is quite happy in there. He now goes upto around 7 hours during the night and so i assumed he would be ok for upto that period during the day. The longest he is left for is 7 hours, 4 days a week. So i stopped going home in my lunchbreak (after 4 hrs) and letting him go to the toilet outside, but after discovering a wet bed everyday following that, i started checking him after 4hour, 5 hour and 6 hour periods and its wet everytime. Do i need to start going home again at lunchtimes? If so how long is it likely to be before he gets it? I give him newly washed bedding everytime i come home to find his bed wet and spray his crate base with the odour stuff so i am really hoping that its not a habit he has gotton into, as he never does it when we are home and he does go in his crate for a nap voluntarily sometimes. I remember you saying a few weeks ago that its unlikely that a pup can hold his bladder for a whole night until he is about 13 weeks old, so i was elated when hestarted to a couple of weeks ago, but i am now confused and dont know what to do for the best.

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Pippa October 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hi Louise, just like people, dogs need far more opportunities to toilet during the day than at night. Some adult dogs may cope if denied opportunity to toilet for seven hours in an emergency, but no dog should ever be left for this long as a matter of course!

Puppies need company, opportunities to play, exercise and go to the toilet at regular intervals. It is completely inappropriate to crate any dog, even an adult, for the entire working day. And small puppies should not be crated for more than an hour or two during the day.

If you want to go back to working full days, you need to arrange for someone else to care for your puppy during the day.

Best wishes,
Pippa

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Alicia Braddy October 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

We are picking up our Labrador puppy in a couple and obviously we are extremely excited! I’ve tried to be super organised and read through a lot of your articles on what to and what not to do

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Pippa October 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Good luck with your puppy Alicia. :)

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Alicia Braddy October 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Hi Pippa

Thanks, not sure what happened here as all of my post hasnt come out, but basically i wanted to know whether you recommend using a puppy pad to begin with then moving it closer to the door and eventully going outside or whether you think best to start training outside straight away, I will be using the crate as well. I only ask as 2 days a week he will be left on his own as i work part time and someone cant let him out until lunch so dont want him to get so desperate that he makes has accident inside whereas if he has a pad may help him???? What do you recommend?

Thanks
Alicia

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gareth October 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

hi i am getting a lab pup as soon as he is ready. I have owned a dog before but am reay keen to get the training right. please advise on where to start. many thanks

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Ajai Bawa October 31, 2013 at 6:28 am

Dear,
Can any one suggest me how to stop hyperness of my Lab. she gets very hyper start licking when she sees any one on the public road or any one comes to my place. more over she never ever barks to any human not even stray dogs or animals. is any thing wrong in her or i have to give her some kind of training. i am little bit confused please suggest.

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Ajai Bawa October 31, 2013 at 6:30 am

i want to add that she is now 6 month old.

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manu November 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

my six months old lab eaten uneatable thing (steel bar 40mmx5mmx5mm) is anything harm to my lab? wat best can i do now? pls reply me

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Pippa November 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Manu, you need to contact your vet straight away. He will advise you. I hope your dog is ok. Pippa

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Taheel Khan November 25, 2013 at 4:01 am

How To Train My Dog To Best Diet And Good Maners And Guard Pleace Help Me

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Jay November 28, 2013 at 6:58 am

Hi…..i have a 5 week old female black lab i am feeding her kibbles is this good for her health and what should i do to make her healthy and maintain her good health

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Nish December 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Hello! need some advice here…. I have a 6 year old female Lab and since our 8 year old male Lab passed away last week, we plan to add a 2-3 month old male Lab or Golden Retriever pup to our family. Would be be advisable and would my female adult Lab adjust to the pup being introduced? Any advice on this would be appreciated.

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av aiswarya December 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

no probleme she can adjust but one thing do not leave the closley

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Amy December 7, 2013 at 8:08 am

Hi, I am about to get a lab just before Xmas . She will be 8 weeks old . My hubby and I have to work full time hours for next few months what advise do you have as to helping her no be all lonely till we get home ?

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Pippa December 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Hi Amy, you can’t leave a new puppy alone all day. You’ll need to arrange for someone to look after her whilst you are at work. Pippa

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av aiswarya December 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

I Love my puppy very much because they are very friendly dogs and my dog will always hug me I LOVE LABRODER RETIVERS

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av aiswarya December 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

hi i am going to say about my pet she is 25 days but she always she trries me to catch me and she is pulling me a lot what i can do?

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Pippa December 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

She is not ready to leave her mother. You need to take her back to the breeder. Puppies should be collected at 8 weeks old. Pippa

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Abhishek Singh Rajput December 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

How to train my 1n half month puppy for toilet

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Frank December 24, 2013 at 3:41 am

I have a 15 month old lab. One of the problems we are having is that he continues to grab food if not paying attention off the table. This is serious and I don’t know how to break him of this habit. We don’t want to hit him but nothing seems to work. He can’t be trusted with any food left unattended..please help.

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sruthi nambiar December 30, 2013 at 5:27 am

Hey pippa…
I have a 9 month old puppy. Hes very cheerful and active. The only problem m facing is that hes into too much of mouthing. When taken out for a walk, he eats mud n other stuff. Also when at home he bites us even. He has his teeth now. Wonder how to control his biting habbit. Pls help…

Sruthi

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Jeremy December 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm

First, I find your site very helpful! Thank you for that.
I was in the mearket for a family/ duck hunting dog.
I came acrossed a rescue site , and though it would be best to take on a rescues rather than buy one from a breeder . Anyways he is a yellow lab 1 yr 8 mounths, seems he is very smart, but pryer owns just let him run wild so training is a bite rougher than training my sherpeard , you have any tips for training older pups?
Thanks
Jeremy

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aira January 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

hi
my 1 month old golden Labrador has a very bad habit of teething. He also pees any where hi wants to even though he now recogonizes his bed,blanket and food bowl. what should I do to remove his teething habit and to stop him to pee anywhere he wants? punish him? pls help.
ps. pls write to me and pls don’t give me links.

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Pippa January 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Your one month old puppy should be with it’s mother. If you cannot return it, then you need to contact a vet for advice. There is no point in me writing out the exact same explanations and information multiple times, which is why I provide links to the many articles on this website, that are there to help you. If you don’t read anything else, please read this one. http://www.thelabradorsite.com/?p=3949

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Shivangi January 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

hey Pippa
my 1 month old Labrador has a very bad habit of teething. Also some times he has a very stinky breath. pls tell me what to do.?? Its breath is unbearable. pls suggest suitable methods for
prevention of bad breath and teething.
this is really serious.
waiting for the answer
Shivangi

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Pippa January 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Your one month old puppy should be with it’s mother. If you cannot return it, then you need to contact a vet for advice. http://www.thelabradorsite.com/?p=3949

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Connie January 10, 2014 at 4:35 am

I could use some advice. We have a 13 week old lab puppy- and he is very smart. He is using a bell to go outside to potty. He goes to work with me every day and uses the bell there as well. My issue is – twice, when my 10 year old son has been playing with the puppy- within my eyesight, the puppy pees on the floor in multiple places, any idea why? Even after calm time, he will pee on the floor 2 or 3 times. Could he be getting too worked up or excited to remember at this age?

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Pippa January 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hi Connie, yes, this is just overexcitement. He is still too immature to be able to control his bladder when he is excited. Pippa

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Doug January 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I’ll bring home an 8 week old Chocolate Lab in mid Feb. It doesn’t get that cold here so I’ll leave him outside in a fenced yard while I’m at work. I may not be able to get home to him everyday during work hours. He’ll have access to water and a Dogigloo. I will play with and crate train him when I am home. Will this work? Thanks for your opinion and guidance.

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Pippa January 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Some dogs live very happily in kennels, provided that they have a warm, dry place to sleep, shelter from sun and wind, space to run about and fresh water to drink. Having said that, some puppies can find it hard being kennelled alone all day and will howl and bark whilst you are out. A lot will depend on the state of your yard. A kennel run (or in this case your yard fence) needs to be very secure, at least six foot high and strong enough to keep your dog in (and predators or thieves out). You also need to check the run very carefully indeed to make sure there is nothing for your puppy to swallow and choke on, and nothing sharp that he can hurt himself on. Pippa

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prasad January 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Hi Pippa
I have a 5 months old lab pup and how to train him to snif??? and he avoids to walk.. how to make him to have a long walk for atleast once a day.. i think its serious.. pls suggest and post some videos to train him…

Waiting for your answer
Prasad.

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arnab January 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

one of my distant relative is giving his lab puppy to me…he is 3months old…after i take him will i be able to train him?what if i call him by another name?will that be any problem?? plz help

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Pippa January 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing his name will be fine. Just use his new name followed by his old name for a week or so. Then gradually drop the old name as he responds to the new. Pippa

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Shelley January 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

Hi, my pup is now 5 months, he is fully house trained, but if I have to leave him in the house I nearly always come home to accidents. I always ensure he has been walked and had access to the garden to do his business before I leave him. I don’t leave him often, but when I do I always leave him in the kitchen with the radio on, his bed, toys and even a Kong with treats in it. Is it to late to crate/cage train him or can you offer any other advice? Many thanks.

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Pippa January 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Hi Shelley, crating when you go out is the answer. It is not too late.

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Carol Devon January 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Can you advise me which whistle is suitable for training a 9 week Labrador puppy. He responds to my whistle but only when very near. I know whistles vary in pitch depending on which breed you are using them with. I have your book Total Recall and want to get started as he is very biddable so far. Thanks

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Pippa January 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I recommend an Acme gundog whistle Carol, it is in the book. It doesn’t matter what pitch you use. Good luck with your training . Pippa

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Sarah January 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I have a AKC yellow lab puppy that is 11 weeks old. We have been working with him since the first day we got him at 6 weeks old on potty training and retrieving. The retrieving part is working.. the potty training is not. He does not mess in his kennel or his play pen, but does in the house. We take him outside and he will go, then come inside and go again 5 minutes later.

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Pippa January 31, 2014 at 10:14 am

Hi Sarah, you can get past this. There are some instructions in the house training articles in the puppy care section. You might like to join the forum too, for some moral support

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Gabrielle February 3, 2014 at 7:20 am

My puppy keep coming in to my outside room and eating everything. He knows its the wrong thing because once he came in when I was in there a then ran out like nothing happened. How do I stop him from doing this?

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Mike February 24, 2014 at 4:20 am

I just got a 7 month old yellow lab from the humane society i suggest getting your dog there its cheap, most are already fixed and have their shots, most are potty trained and know commands and not only that you get the pride of knowing you are that animals hero and the animals understand that and are forever loyal think about that the next time you get a dog and training a dog is all about redirection

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Prajala February 24, 2014 at 11:33 am

I have a black 45 days old lab and she is very disobedient. She doesn’t listen to anyone and she keeps on biting every possible thing she gets. I even got her all the toys she needs to nibble on but still it doesn’t work, she comes and bites us too, her teeth too are very sharp. I don’t know what am I supposed to do, please help me.

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Pippa February 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hi Prajala, your puppy is not definitely not disobedient, she is just a baby :) It takes months of careful training to teach obedience. All puppies bite and you can find lots of information on dealing with this here For training advice, look in the training section in the menu above. At 45 days old, your puppy is too young really, to have left her mother. Please read up about using modern force free training methods with your puppy, then you can start training just as soon as you want.

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Raza February 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm

i have one very basic question to ask, i have recently booked a puppy out of a litter of ten, they are 16 days old and currently with their mother, what is the best age that i can take custody of my puppy? and what is the best recommended lactation period for pups ? as we recommend 2 years for humans with first 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, is there any for dogs?

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Pippa February 25, 2014 at 10:55 am

Hi Raza, the right time to bring home your puppy is eight weeks. He will be fully weaned by then. Pippa

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Troy February 25, 2014 at 5:26 am

I have a 13 week old chocolate. He chews on things (he is a puppy)
He potties in the house sometimes (he is a puppy)
He eats when he wants and what he wants (he is a puppy)
He runs and bites and barks and wines and chews on my wife, daughter and myself ( he is a puppy)
We are in the process of training him to be a dog when he grows up.
I guess what I am saying is I enjoy my dog doing all these things. We are growing together.
(You should enjoy the little things your puppy does. They will eventually grow up and the little things will be gone)

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Pippa February 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

Lovely! :)

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Malak March 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

i’m getting a lab soon,both my kids go to school and my husband and i go to work,is that fine for the first few weeks?

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Pippa March 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Are you asking if its ok to leave your puppy at home alone all day? If so, the answer is no I’m afraid. Check out our puppy care articles for more information. Pippa

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rajnish March 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

i have a 5 months old lab. he eats dirts when left open. please suggest how to overcome from this problem.

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khadeeja March 13, 2014 at 6:21 am

Hi!
I live in a dense jungle isolated from the city and township. I am buying a lab puppy for the first time. The point is that i have everything prepared for him but i am afraid if the isolation would be a problem for the puppy. I will be there with him most of the time but should i take precautions for send ing him on a walk outside the house for a little alone time or something like that.. Would he try to run away?

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Pippa March 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hi, you won’t be able to leave your dog outside unsupervised, he may wander off on his own and get hurt. Pippa

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Vikrant April 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hi, I have a 43 days old female Lab puppy, I have observed that after having food (pellets with water) she pee’s almost 4-5 times very frequently i.e. every 10-15 mins, is this normal.

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Jane April 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I’m wanting to get a labrador puppy; however, I’m at work all day from 9am till 7pm, five days a week. My husband works from home a minimum of 50% of the time. When neither of us are at home should I be putting the puppy into puppy daycare? At what age could I start leaving it on its own?

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Akash May 5, 2014 at 4:06 am

Hi…i have a 7month old labrador….Plz help me to train my lab to Get inside his own shed….when i release him from there…he do not want to get inside…i give some rewards but no use of that

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Ryan June 3, 2014 at 1:07 am

is there anything i can do to make a female six year old black lab not shed as much?

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Hannah June 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I have two lab puppies from the same litter. We are trying to train them simultaneously but they seem to distract each other. Should we separate them for training?

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Pippa June 8, 2014 at 8:11 am

Yes Hannah, you need to train each dog separately

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Shrikanth June 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

My 6 weeks Puppy which i bought from 2days back is too ill. Physician is suspecting it could be Parvo diseases. I am Just worried how to tackle this. Breeder says it was not Infected while giving to me. Physician is saying it’s too Ill and must be 4-5 days over it got effected.

Can puppy survive. What care i need to take care.

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Steve June 12, 2014 at 5:19 am

I have a 9 week old female black lab. She’s a really smart dog. I have her sitting, lay down and almost staying. She like to play with bumpers and brings them back sometimes. I don’t want her picking up any bad habits with dropping or not delivering to hand. What are some tips to get her delivering?

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Pippa June 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Hi Steve, check out this website Totally Gundogs – this is the foundations of retrieving page. There are lots more articles on there

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christie June 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

i have a 2 month old cream labrador puppy.
it is always bitting me. what should i do?

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Pippa June 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm
Heather June 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Hi
I have a 2year old female lab, we have had males in the past(2) both were very quick to train, heel,stay, recall etc. Piper is a totally different kettle of fish, has selective listening, will sit, wait till I tell her to eat, I have tried letting her off the lead but if she saw someone or a dog she knew she is off and won’t come back, I don’t want her to spend the rest of her live on a
lead, what is the best way to deal with this problem, have done training classes.
Help

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Catherine August 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi,
Would u have any advice/tips on how to go about introducing a new lab puppy to a 5 year old cat? Please help if possible
Thanx

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Karla August 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Hi , we have a golden lab that is 18 weeks old and is a little menace all she does is do her business around the house and rips the bin open when she gets put in the kitchen if you have any advice please let me know many thanks

( also we have tried so hard to train her )

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Adnan August 15, 2014 at 1:02 am

Hi, i have a 34 days old puppy, when i should start train him and what should i train him first ?
Thanks

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