Labrador Retrievers are not difficult to train. Far from it. They are one of the most intelligent and trainable of all the dog breeds.

Importantly, remember that you and your family are the only ones who can ever teach your Labrador Retriever what is acceptable behaviour and what is not. It does not know and will never know if you do not teach it. And don’t think that training your Labrador Retriever can wait until it is older. It cannot. Teaching your Labrador Retriever right from wrong and good from bad has to begin from day one. Your Labrador Retriever will be a much happier Labrador Retriever if it understands that it has to abide by your rules, not his!

If you need help with training your Labrador Retriever, there are bound to be dog training classes in your area. There are also many excellent books available on the subject. One we can highly recommend is Training Your Labrador Retriever by September B Morn.