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Friday, July 21, 2006

Lab Behavior Problems - Biting & Mouthing

Being a first-time Labrador Retriever owner brings with it not only responsibility but often battle scars. This particular dog breed was bred for using its mouth for hunting and retrieving game. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see a Lab have the natural instinct to put everything and anything in its mouth; including its owner's hands, clothing, and most prized personal items. Unfortunately, most Lab owners will take this behavior and commonly label the dog as a "freak" to its breed. To do so is wrong. The Labrador Retriever is just doing what it was designed to do and it is the owner's responsibility to teach it what is and is not acceptable behavior. Know the types of biting, the warning signs, and how to correct unwanted behavior. [Read Full Article . . .]

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