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Why is my Labrador Hyperactive?

Although I’ve never owned a hyperactive lab, I have met too many in my lifetime—and enough that it impressed on me, at a young age, how much genetics and socialization can make a HUGE difference. And in 1988 I discovered the difference between American Field Labs and English labs,...

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Fat Labs are not funny. I cringe whenever a prior client sends me a photo of a pup they acquired from me and brags that “he is so spoiled…he gets to lay on the couch all day and eat my home-made dog biscuits.” My first thought is, “Ok, this...

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Well…mostly to be able to hear you better. Sometimes they do it to try to get a better look at you or your body language. Sometimes it’s the ‘pitch’ of a sound you make– or something that they hear that causes it to occur. It really is like they...

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A research study conducted at the University of Colorado (Animal Behavioral Sciences) has shown that dogs that gray early may be linked to anxious behaviors or fear. A group of 400 dogs were involved in the study, and veterinarians were given a list of behaviors to observe in the...

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Every Labrador loves a little curiosity and what better way to explore that than with this Bumpy Pal Hippo Dog Toy. This brown, furry, stuffed animal has an extremely soft exterior, with a bumpy, bouncy ball inside. In addition, there is a squeaker in the head that makes a...

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All About Antler Dog Chews  Many of you have been asking about the safety of Antlers as chew toys for their dog. Specifically, they’ve also asked the best source to get them. Both will be covered in this blog. Dogs have been chewing on antlers probably as long as...

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This blog is so overdue. I’m sad to say, I had to witness situations where clients over-exercised their dogs to the point of injury to see how important this is. I cannot stress enough how important it is during the first 24 months of a large breed dog’s life...

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Hot spots are open, red sores caused by a dog constantly licking the site of irritation. But what leads to the incessant licking? A Wet Coat It is not uncommon for a dog that loves to swim to often develop hot spots, because they are constantly wet. Dogs tend...

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Thinking about getting your dog a new friend but wonder if he really wants a new “brother or sister” or if you just have ‘new puppy fever?’ Here are some common signs that your dog may enjoy having a new canine companion. #1. Enjoys Socializing with other dogs If...

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Cold Winter Safety Tips For Your Labrador Love It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  To be a lab that is… Labradors LOVE the snow!  They will play, play, play all day long in this fluffy white stuff if you let them! Even though Labradors are indeed bred...

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