Raising labrador puppies.
For the most part, when you get a labrador puppy, it’s going to be already weaned, which is generally about after six weeks of age.
This is a very important time between six and twelve weeks of age. They have to learn all about their environment and what their adulthood is going to be like. The way they interact with things starts from there.
So at that young age, it’s very important to teach them some discipline and to train them early.
Raising a labrador puppy can be challenging because they grow so quickly. They can get quite big and be very destructive.
They’re a fairly mouthy breed and they like to test everything with their mouths. So the first thing with raising a lab puppy is going to be good nutrition; check with your veterinarian.
There are many large breed growth foods on the market by multiple companies and so you don’t want to feed them a regular puppy diet because it’s too caloric.
The other thing you want to do is keep them occupied. This is easily done with bones, chew toys, things like that are always good.
You want to start training them very early too. Get them to sit. Get them to stay. Those start reinforcing commands and teaching them that they have to listen to you.
Leash training is great when they’re very young also and getting them to basically behave because when one of these when Labradors get large, and if they don’t have a lot of manners or a lot of training, then they can be sometimes quite troublesome.
So nutrition and interactivity are two of the most important t things when raising a labrador puppy.