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In these pages we’ve put together a fantastic selection of products perfectly suited for life with a Labrador.
Some are specifically for your Lab, some are more for you as the owner, others are equally for the benefit and enjoyment of you both.
Every product has been screened to ensure their suitability for use with Labrador’s and we’re happy to recommend any of the products within these pages.
Best Chew Toys For Heavy Chewers
Many Labradors are strong chewers and can go through most dog toys in a matter of minutes.
This leaves your dog frustrated with no toys to chew on, and you frustrated with too frequent visits to the pet store and a widening hole in your pet care budget.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
Take a look at this list of the 10 best dog toys for aggressive chewers, to keep your dog happy and some extra money in your pocket.
Best Chew Toys for Teething Puppies
If you give your puppy nothing to chew on while teething, they will find something on their own. And you are NOT going to like what they choose!
In this article we round up and review 8 of our favorite chew toys for puppies.
Toys that they will keep them happy, entertained, are long lasting, designed to soothe inflamed teething gums and just importantly, will keep their destructive chewing off your household possessions.
Best Dog Beds Suitable For Labs and Large Breeds
Dogs as large as Labradors shouldn’t be left to lay on hard floors. All that weight pressing down on their bones and joints can result first in calluses and sores, but eventually mobility problems in old age too!
So not only should you provide your furry friend with a bed for comfort and relaxation, it’s also an important factor in their health and care too.
Particularly if you have an older dog who will benefit from the orthopedic support many dog beds offer.
Best Puppy Food For Labs and Large Breeds
There are, quite literally, thousands of different dog foods available. Some are good, some are not so good, while others are truly awful.
But the old saying ‘you are what you eat’ is just as true for puppies as it is for us. So to grow up and become a strong, healthy dog full of life and vitality, a puppy needs the right nutrition. Nutrition they will not get from ‘junk food’.
To help you provide the best food your puppy, we list and review a small selection of our favorite, high quality, complete and balanced puppy foods here.
Best Dry Food For Adult Labradors
The health and vitality of your Labrador starts with the food they eat. Without the right nutrition, no dog can be expected to thrive and to shine, so it’s something you need to get right. Your dog really is what they eat.
Now, there is no single best dog food your Labrador, and one dog may thrive on one brand while another does not.
But there are poor foods, with low quality ingredients that don’t even give a dog a chance at great health. These foods you want to avoid.
In this article we give some advice on what to look out for when buying dog food, then list 5 great brands that are very popular in the Labrador community and are proven to be a very good bet for a food on which your Labrador can thrive at peak condition.
Best Dog Crates for Labs and Large Breeds
Providing a place of comfort and security to call their own and a way to keep both your Lab and your belongings safe when you cannot supervise them…a crate is an essential tool for many dog owners.
Crate Accessories: Bedding, Bowls, Covers And Chew Toys
If your dog uses a crate, you’ll want to make it a comfortable and fun place to be. To accomplish this you’ll need some bedding, chew toys, a crate mounted water bowl and maybe even a cover.
We’ve put together a short list of high quality crate accessories, suitable for Labradors, that you can see by clicking the following link:
Best Dog Treats For Training
With Labradors being such a food driven breed, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of the fact to give your training sessions a higher degree of success. There’s not a lot most Labs won’t do for a tasty morsel!
In this article we discuss the reasons for using treats during training, why you should use both low and high value treats, then give our recommendation for 5 fantastic treats to use, as well as a couple of treat pouches to carry them in.
Best Collars, Slip-Leads And ‘No-Pull’ Solutions
A dog collar provides a convenient way to safely restrain your dog when needed, is a place to attach required ID tags and as an added bonus, a well made stylish collar can make your dog look even more cool or cute than they already do!
Best Vacuums for Pet Hair
Loving and living your life with a dog comes with certain trials and tribulations, but having a home coated in pet hair doesn’t have to be one of them.
However, if you want to keep your home free from hair embedded into your furniture, or deeply rooted into your carpets, you’re going to need a specialist vacuum for the removal of pet hair.
Normal vacuums just don’t cut it!
And that’s why we’ve built this guide to finding the best vacuum for pet hair.
Best Leashes For Everyday Use and Training
A useful tool for the control and safety of your dog, whether on a daily walk or during training sessions, a good reliable leash is an essential piece of equipment needed by every responsible dog owner.
On this page we show you a small collection of leashes, in different styles to suit different situations according to your needs.
Best Dog Brushes for Labs
A Labrador’s double coat means certain types of brushes will work much better at removing any hair – before it coats all of your furniture and clothes.
And if you are the owner of a mud-loving canine, there are brushes out there to help you too!
Best ID Tags For all Collar Types and Materials
ID tags are an essential way for you and your dog to be re-united as quickly as possible if the sad event should ever happen that the two of you are parted.
And with a wide variety of styles and colors available, you’ll have no problem finding one to complement the looks of your dog.
GPS locators are for the even more cautious, or those with large swathes of land who want the peace of mind of knowing where their 4-legged friend is at any given moment.
Best No Pull Dog Harnesses
Lots of dogs pull and as a breed, Labradors more than most. The only real solution is dedicating time to training, but that’s the thing – it takes time. What about the here and now?
No-Pull harnesses are the instant solution for stopping your dog pulling while out on a walk. They do not work long term, your dog will only stop pulling when wearing one, so you still have to train them.
But for a wonderful short term solution as you take your dog through training,t hey can bring more calm and enjoyment back to your walks instead of being dangerously pulled whichever way your dogs likes to go!
Best Automatic Dog Feeders
Automatic dog feeders aren’t intended to completely replace your care and attention when it comes to your pooch’s diet.
They are to lend a helpful hand to ensure your dog’s needs are catered for if you find yourself out of the home for a full day, or prefer a more ‘hands off’ approach to rigid, regular feed times.
They are a perfect solution to ensuring correct portion size, being fed at the same correct times every day, regardless of where you are or what you’re doing in today’s busy lifestyles.
Best Dog Shampoos and Conditioners
Even if bathing your dog wasn’t sometimes essential after rolling in something unpleasant, it’s still highly recommended as part of an optimal health and care routine.
Occasionally bathing your dog helps to remove dirt and debris, wash collected toxins out of their coat that slowly absorbs through the skin, and besides this is a fantastic time for physical contact and bonding between the two of you.
However, you shouldn’t simply use human shampoo on your dog! Find out why and our top recommendations for dog shampoo and conditioners in our latest round-up and review post:
Frontline Plus vs Advantix II vs Advantage II – Which is best?
In this article we take a look at the 3 of the best and most popular flea and tick treatments for dogs.
We discuss the differences between them, why you might pick one over the other and the things you need to consider before making this decision.
Doggy Dans Online Dog Trainer Course
Doggy Dan – or Dan Abdelnoor – is a highly respected professional dog trainer hailing from New Zealand.
A TV celebrity, top-selling author and groundbreaking trainer, Dan’s course is the only one recommended by the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NZSPCA), which speaks volumes about it’s effectiveness while keeping a keen eye on positive, force free and kind methods only.
Dan’s methods strengthen the bond between human and dog, so that a dog wants to work with the owner, giving the appearance of higher obedience levels when it’s truly team work at play and it’s best.
A Few From The Archives
Top Picks For Our Dogs
- BEST PUPPY TOY
We Like: Calmeroos Puppy Toy w/ Heartbeat and Heat Packs - Perfect for new puppies. Helps ease anxiety in their new home.
- BEST CHEW TOY
We Like: KONG Classic - Great toy for heavy chewers like our Labrador Retrievers.
- BEST DOG TREATS
We Like: Zukes Mini Naturals - One of our favorite treats for training our service dog puppies.
- BEST FRESH DOG FOOD
We Like: The Farmer's Dog - A couple months ago we started feeding Raven fresh dog food and she loves it! Get 50% off your first order of The Farmer's Dog.
For a list of all the supplies we get for our new service dog puppies check out our New Puppy Checklist on the PuppyInTraining.com blog.