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6 Best Ways to Train Your Labrador Retriever

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The Labrador Retriever is not constantly voted America’s most popular breed for no reason. This family-friendly, intelligent, energetic, cuddly breed is a pleasure to be around, regardless of age. Whoever first thought of the catchphrase “Man’s best friend” must have had a Labrador Retriever in his life! This fun and goofy breed will keep you entertained, and they are relatively simple to train dogs, which is just the icing on the cake.

1. Retrieve

A quick game of fetch can burn a lot of energy, which is great considering “Retriever” is your dog’s middle name! Begin by throwing the ball, stick, etc., a short distance, and give him a return command you plan on always using. When he brings the ball back and drops it, praise and provide a treat. Increase the distance every time. If he does not bring the toy back or runs away with it, do not chase him. This game is just as fun for him, and he will be happy to have you fetch him instead. You will eventually be able to fade the treats because having the ball thrown one more time will be enough reward.

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