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Identifying Leash Problems With Your Lab

October 8, 2018

In an ideal world, every walk with your dog would be a peaceful and sometimes playful one.

In the not so ideal world, walking your dog could be a battle. We’re sure that you purchased one of our labs for sale was because of their intelligence. They are, for sure, but they can be prone to leash problems! We know, we know. It could be a lot worse, but we want you to get the best out of our labs for sale. Here are three common leash problems you may be able to identify. If so, we recommend professional help and training.  

Barking and Lunging on Leash

You’re walking with your dog, and he suddenly reacts to something in his environment. It could be anything from someone riding a bike to a parent strolling with their baby to someone simply jogging beside or near you. In any case, your dog may lunge towards the direction of his distraction. You may notice that he’s standing on his hind feet and feel an extreme pull and strain at the end of the leash. Sometimes his actions may be accompanied by barks, yelps, or whines.

Other signs to look for are:

At Petland, our labs for sale are so young that it’s difficult for us to prevent this problem. However, we encourage you to nip this type of behavior in the bud before it gets worse.

Pulling on the Leash

This behavior is different from lunging. In this case your dog is pulling so hard on the leash that he could be choking himself. This is a consistent pull while you’re walking or even getting ready to walk. You could be leaving your home and be led out the door by your dog. Dogs naturally want to pull against pressure rather than giving into it, however this behavior is still unwanted and undesirable.

Chewing the Leash

Some of the labs for sale in our store have done this, but it doesn’t always mean it is a problem. Many times it’s out of curiosity and unfamiliarity with the leash and walking process. This is normal; however if it’s persistent, it should be handled. Basically, your dog grabs the leash with his mouth. Sometimes he’ll bite or nibble it or make a game and start a tug-o-war session! It’s funny and cute, we know, but again it’s undesirable behavior. In general, you’ll notice that the labs for sale that you purchased will like to have something in their mouths. Labradors tend to be this way, because of their genetic dispositions of retrieving items. Of course, leashes shouldn’t be one of them!  

Here at Petland, we can help you out with tips and tricks for getting your pooch walking on a leash appropriately and at your speed. We also have various leashes and collars and can help you pick out what’s best for your pup.

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