If you are considering welcoming a brand new four legged addition into your home, you could do far worse than choosing a Labrador Retriever.
There are plenty of reasons why this breed is one of the top choices for families, young couples, and retirees alike. While they are a chunky dog, they are also floppy, docile, big softies with loving hearts and playful dispositions.
With black, yellow, or chocolate coats, these teddy bears are the perfect companion for those individuals who love heading out for a walk everyday and love playing inside the home. Take a look at why the Labrador Retriever should be on your list of potential breeds to bring into your home.
Unlike other canines who tend to grow out of their adolescence when they hit 2 years old, Labrador Retrievers tend to stay big kids forever. Every time you walk through the front door after a hard day at work, your mutt will be there to welcome you with open paws. She’ll leap, lick, and bark as if she hasn’t seen you for a decade.
It is this love that your dog shows and the bond that you form that will enrich your life.
Labrador Retrievers aren’t aggressive by nature, and they love nothing more than pleasing their owners. If you’re in a playful mood, she’ll be ready for you on the carpet with her toys. If you’re feeling a tad under the weather, she’ll leap up onto the sofa and keep you company while you’re watching a movie: a perfect companion.
Labrador Retrievers are easy to travel with, and they don’t mind being on the go. They are very social and friendly animals, and they’re perfect for a long walk, a trip to the farmer’s market, the local dog park, or any gathering where she can be the center of attention.
If it’s going to be a long outing, though, you might consider one of the best dog strollers for large dogs. Even an energetic, fun-loving dog can get tired out, and trust me, you’re not going to want to carry this big girl around.
A Labrador Retriever can be easily trained. The key, as with training most dogs, is consistency. If you are a great teacher with plenty of fun and engaging games to get her enthralled with the training sessions, she will be like putty in your hands.
However, if you allow your four legged friend to get the upper hand, she may become a little too willful. You must show your dominance and prove that you are the leader of the pack.
Welcoming a new dog into your home should be the most exciting time of your life. You will have a new member of your family who will enrich your very existence. Never again will your life be the same: it will be better, happier and a heck of a lot more fun!
Do you live with a Labrador Retriever? Leave a comment and tell me all about your dog!