Labrador puppies are designed by nature to be incredibly appealing, with their soft loose skin and enormous eyes. But they can still be a handful, especially in those early days. They bite, they chew, they pee on your rug. And they wake you up at unreasonable times of the night. It’s a magical blend of fun, nail gnawing frustration, over excitement, and falling in love.
I have raised a lot of Lab puppies over the years, and I want to share that experience with you to help your transition into dog ownership go as smoothly and happily as possible.
- Buying a Labrador puppy
- Getting your home ready
- Growth and development
- Common puppy problems – biting, potty training and sleep
- Crate training and puppy proofing
- Health and socialization
Lab puppies grow up fast, but when you are having trouble time can really slow down. They bring a lot of joy, but quite a few challenges too! This page is your doorway to the wealth of information that you will find throughout this site.
Advice on Your Lab Puppy
This complete guide to buying, raising and training a Labrador Retriever puppy will help you to choose and raise the perfect family pet. Here you can find out the best way to buy a puppy, how to feed and potty train your puppy and how to keep him healthy.
We answer your questions on growth, weight, biting, socialization and much more. And we also have a fantastic community and support network of Labrador puppy parents in our forum and on our Facebook page.
Our puppy section is updated constantly. We are always at the forefront of any Labrador news and information. There is no more extensive Lab resource anywhere on the internet. It’s all here, and if you scroll down, we’ll help you find what you need.
How to Buy a Labrador Retriever Puppy
Finding Labrador puppies might seem easy. But not every Labrador puppy for sale is a great potential pet. They also have a huge price range, from $500 to $2,500 dollars depending upon where you look. And cheaper puppies aren’t necessarily the bargain they seem.
If you haven’t found your Labrador Retriever puppies yet, we have some great resources to help you pick a the right dog. Don’t miss these important guides:
- 6 things to consider before buying Labrador puppies
- 8 step guide to buying a Labrador puppy
- finding a good Labrador breeder
- buying a Labrador Retriever puppies online
Not all Labrador puppies for sale are healthy, so its important that you know what you are looking for. There are lots more resources and information to help prospective puppy buyers in this section.
- Getting a Labrador puppy
Getting Ready for your Puppy
Good preparation creates a smoother transition into dog ownership. Make sure you have a plan in mind for who is going to care for your pup during the day if you work full time. They won’t be able to be left for more than an hour or so at most for a few weeks, so planning ahead is a big deal.
Doing things like puppy proofing your house before your dog arrives, will make it easier during those first days together. Adding baby gates to the doorways, buying a puppy playpen and removing any access to small objects or cables will all help.
Feeding and Caring for your Labrador Puppies
Feeding your puppy a healthy diet is very important for his growth and health. We have lots of information on feeding and puppy growth in these two articles
Don’t miss our other many puppy care articles – you’ll find them here
How to Stop your Puppy Biting
Biting is one of the most challenging problems for many new puppy parents. But it needn’t spoil your enjoyment of Lab puppies. We have all the information you need to stop your puppy biting in no time at all. Don’t miss these in-depth guides:
Potty Training your Labrador Puppy
You’ll want to get potty training off to a great start. Here are some articles to help you make sure your puppy is clean and dry as quickly as possible.
- How to crate train Lab puppies
- Help with potty training your puppy
- 15 potty training problems solved (yours is bound to be in here!)
- A quick guide to house training your Labrador
Labrador Puppies and Vaccination
You will probably want to make sure your puppy is protected against infectious diseases by having him vaccinated. In this section we answer all your puppy vaccination questions. Don’t miss:-
Socialisation and Raising Friendly Labrador Puppies
One of the great things about Labradors is their good nature. But did you know that even Labs need a little help in this direction? Puppies need to be socialised in order to grow up friendly and confident. Here is the information you need to get this important job done:
Life with New Labrador Puppies
- What to expect of a new puppy
- How to cope with a crying puppy
- Beating the new puppy ‘blues’
- First night with your new puppy
Information on Training your Labrador Puppies
You probably can’t wait to get started with training your puppy, and modern puppy training is great fun! Here are some key resources.
When you’ve read those two, head over to our Labrador Puppy Training Center for links to videos, articles, training guides, books and all the rest of the information you need.