Labrador puppies grow up fast. The best Lab puppy will have health tested parents, and the breeder will have begun to socialize them before they even leave their mom.
You will need a crate, bed, bowls, food and to have puppy proofed your house in advance. Plus, you should have taught yourself how to potty train a Lab puppy, all before they even arrive home!
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.
We also have a fantastic community and support network of Labrador puppy parents in our forum and on our Facebook page.
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- How to buy a Labrador puppy
- How to feed your Labrador puppy
- What to expect of a new puppy
- How to stop your puppy biting
- Getting help with your puppy
- How to crate train Lab puppies
- Puppy vaccinations
- How to potty train Labrador Retriever puppies
- Puppy Training Center
- More Labrador puppy information and resources
- How To Raise A Labrador Retriever Puppy When You Work
Our puppy section is updated constantly. We are always at the forefront of any Labrador news and information.
How to Buy a Labrador Retriever Puppy
They also have a huge price range, from $500 to $1,500 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 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.
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.
- 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
That’s just to get you started! You’ll find much more information here
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
Life with a small puppy isn’t always plain sailing! It can all be a bit overwhelming at times.
- 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.
Much More Puppy Information
For a complete guide to raising a healthy and happy puppy don’t miss The Happy Puppy Handbook.
This in-depth guide to the first few months of puppy parenthood covers every aspect of life with a small puppy.
The book will help you prepare your home for the new arrival, and get your puppy off to a great start with potty training, socialisation and early obedience.
The Happy Puppy Handbook is available worldwide.
Also – don’t forget to bookmark this page and come back to read through these fascinating sections.
We understand Labradors
We don’t just love labradors! We understand them too.
All the articles on this website are original and are written by experienced Labrador trainers, breeders, and dog health and behavior experts.
Please check our extensive library, using the menu at the top of the page, and don’t forget to join the forum where you can get help and support from lots of other new puppy owners.