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Our aim is to help you build a happy and healthy relationship with your Labrador built on love and trust, and teach you how to train and care for your Labrador as best you possibly can to live a fulfilling, happy and long life together.

Take a look through our archives for great advice and tips on every aspect of owning, training, caring for and providing for your Labrador Retriever.

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No Time for Dog Training? Follow these Tips and Techniques

You love your dog. We know you do, but sometimes dog ownership can be downright exasperating. You know what I mean? They chew up your boots, dig in the garden, jump on the neighbors, and like most respectable dog owners, you’ve tried to work with your pup on stopping those bad habits. But there’s only so many hours in a day, and dog training is so much work! What if I told you the above statement is only partly true? What if I told you that you could train your dog in just ten minutes a day, while doing things you're already doing?

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Guide to Puppy Proofing Your Home And Garden

The process of puppy proofing your house and garden is very much like baby proofing before the arrival of a child. Except a puppy is far more curious, active and destructive and can get into far more trouble. So before you bring your puppy home you simply must make it safe for them. It's your responsibility to make sure that your puppy, and your belongings, are going to be safe.

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10 Best Toughest, Durable Dog Toys For Heavy Chewers

To help prevent destructive chewing - Your best bet is to invest in some high-quality, durable toys your dog can chew on instead. This isn’t necessarily as easy as it sounds. Labs are often such vigorous chewers that they can destroy your run-of-the-mill chew toys within minutes, even those that market themselves as ‘indestructible’. We’ll guide you through exactly what you should look for in a suitable chew toy that can withstand even the most enthusiastic of chewers.

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House Training

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House Training: The Ultimate Guide!

Probably the highest priority thing every owner has on their list of things to do is house training their dog or puppy. Teaching a dog not to toilet in the home, or if they must then to do it in a very specific planned out place, is extremely important for every owner, for very obvious reasons. A dog that toilets anywhere they please creates an unpleasant mess, an even worse odor and is very unhygienic!

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Crate Training

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Crate Training – The Ultimate Guide

I believe crate training your Labrador has so many benefits that every owner should at least be able to make an educated decision as to whether they want to crate train their Lab, and to then have all the information readily at hand to be able to do so if they desire. Learn how to use a crate correctly, effectively and humanely in this complete 8-part guide so you and your Labrador can begin to enjoy the rewards it offers.

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