BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

What is Positive Training and Why Is It Important?

Labs, like all dogs (and humans, too), respond best to positive training and we encourage all applicants to use that as a screening mechanism in evaluating possible classes and instructors. Praise good behavior and feed tasty treats and 99.99% of Labs will do anything you want! Negative corrections and punishment are not effective and not appropriate choices.

 

More information:

https://yourdogsfriend.org/dog-training

A list of positive dog trainers in the MD/Northern VA area: 

http://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/positive-trainers

If you would like to receive additional trainer recommendations, including those outside of the greater-DC area, please inquire with your Adoption Coordinator.

Helpful Reference Websites

GENERAL

https://petprofessionalguild.com/forcefreetrainingvideos – videos on training as well as correcting behavioral issues, by topic

https://yourdogsfriend.org/help – a range of solutions to common behavior problems, by topic

www.sfspca.org/behavior-training/dog-behavior-resources – easy-to-read articles on different behavior issues, by topic

www.ddfl.org/resources-publications/pet-behavior-handouts – lots of valuable handouts

www.fearfuldogs.com – a resource for owners of fearful dogs

DOG-DOG RELATIONSHIPS

https://www.reachoutrescue.org/info/display?PageID=9829 – dog introductions

www.borntoleadk9.com/dog-training-articles/sibling-rivalry.html – more strategies for helping furry siblings live in peace

www.thesprucepets.com/introducing-dogs-and-puppies-2805078 – introducing older dog to new puppy

DOG-CHILD SUCCESS

www.familypaws.com/resources – for new and growing families

www.livingwithkidsanddogs.com – child safety tips

www.yourdogsfriend.org/life-with-dogs/children-dogs – child safety tips

www.thefamilydog.com/stop-the-77 – bite prevention tips

Reference Books for Common Challenges

Have more questions about behavior & training?

Ask your Adoption Coordinator! 

LAB RESCUE OF THE LRCP, INC

E-mail us: info@lab-rescue.org 

Lab Line: (301) 299-6756

Non-Profit Tax ID:  52-1880024 

P.O. Box 1814, Annandale, Virginia 22003

We are a virtual organization & do not have a physical location.

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