Teach your puppy to love her crate by making it part of her daily routine. It is not specific to either one of us so we figures it wasn’t jealous behavior Can you give me any advice. He locks his jaw and tugs, resulting in terrible bite marks and bruising. He has been trained to sleep at night in his crate and over the past 2 year has accepted it just fine, with some small outburst of crying and whining at night for a little (about two times) this past year. I am really happy with her so far and she has been a great dog so far. You can forgive, but a passing stranger won’t be nearly so kind! I have a 3 year old black lab. We brought her home at 12 weeks and crate trained her from day 1. Is it always in the same spot? The outside mail box can also be a bit risky depending on the area you live…the mail may get stolen…But you can get boxes that fix to the outside wall rather than one on a post at the end of your front yard. Allie had a large fenced yard, and 2 companions, but her family could not find a way to keep her in. Hello All- we need help!! Many Labrador Behavior Problems Are In Fact Just Normal Behaviors, Some Behavior Problems Are Abnormal Behavior And Are True Problems. All Right Reserved. There are of course also more severe and worrying behavior problems, stemming from either pathological or deep-seated psychological issues. I bought a good leash and harness that holds her chest from and clips in back rather than on her collar. I noticed she didn’t want to go out and it surprised me even before reading this article since my dad had a black Lab and he was totally opposite. She did great sleeping in her crate and slept through the night from the very beginning. Mollie absolutely loves it in her new home, with her new mum, 2x 11yo children, another Lab as a friend etc. But now my dog is roaring at my mom whenever she speaks to it and when she touches it.. buy when myself nd my brother touch my dog its silent and simply sitting. But the real problem is that owners just don’t know or fail to remember what it actually means to be a dog and what the natural instincts, drives and behaviors are for a Labrador, the breed of dog they’ve chosen. Hello, All the best, I hope he gets better soon. Pheromone spray can help to keep your puppy calmer when she's in her crate. I need help. He mostly comes up on her fast and chases her thinking it’s a game. If possible remove the objects that he tend to chew on and store them out of his reach. I thought it was just puppy behavior and he was scared or protecting me. Hi Annie…..by now since its been over a yr Iam sure your lab has at some point calmed down a bit….but I know what your going thru we adopted a 6 mon yellow lab 3 yrs ago and she’s still a major handful…..exercise is the only thing that my husband and I have found that works for most of the problems we have been delt with with her….but exercise is not always a solution because of weather or if we are sick or have to work etc so Ive tried other things like ignoring her when she takes something she knows she cant have like my towels, pillows, any girly thing and I have to laugh sometime cause she knows what shes doing….if my husband and I are talking she tries to get our attention and if she doesn’t she finds something to take and shows it to us….I have to crate her when we have company and family at our home because she will jump on them and its just so annoying so we have to crate her….we have had 4 dogs in our life time…all of them were male wow what a difference with a female dog….any comments or help with how to keep her from taking my bathroom towels when were not looking other then keeping the door shut….geez Ive tried everything I can think of nothing is working….Trish. He wont listen to our commands and has simply become disobedient. Does your lab already know fetch and drop? At 3 years old, the whining and barking will be very habitual. If you know when the paper delivery is due, you can hold your lab on leash and when the paper comes distract them by asking for an alternative behavior, a sit or a down. See Additional Information ›. Please advice. Recently has started having skin issues, which the vet has determined now is a zinc deficiency, and have begun treatment for. Otherwise he is very friendly. how to guess which breed he is so i can care him better.. No way to know unless you are 100% sure of his parentage, or carry out DNA tests. All rights reserved. We’ve had our 18 month old Black Lab, Louie since he was 16 weeks and have take him to all the “normal” training classes plus I have enjoyed quite a bit of extra training to the point that up until very recently and under most situations he’s what most people would say is a very obedient, smart dog who sits, comes, waits, heals off lead, even fetches the paper from the letter box most mornings, etc Could this be passed on to her and do I need to watch her more closely around my kids? I have tried putting her on a diet and giving her eggs and other filling foods but nothing works. Something like this really does need an in-person visit from a professional, to assess yours and your dog’s individual situation and offer tailored advise. Thunder-phobia and fear of loud noises is seen fairly often, and there are ways to treat this by desensitizing them with the sound over time and for your dogs peace of mind and overall enjoyment of life I would recommend taking steps to solve the problem. Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more. Could it be making a different sound hitting the roof for some reason? She climbed the fence, sought out the animal control officer because she liked to go for a ride. My husband says it’s because she is new to the family but I am a little worried that she was possibly mistreated prior to the shelter. It’s really worth talking about at this time that does not just about all Labrador retriever puppies may yap as well as start barking. Mine still acts like a puppy at times when it comes to swimming or playing with his ball. The basic process will involve walking into a room if your Labrador starts barking at you say use your signal and then assume your stance. Particularly those with large numbers where keeping them inside just wouldn’t be practical. We have a chocolate lab and he is very fond of kids and family. In today’s world living largely as pets, many Labradors are mentally and physically under-stimulated with their strong drives and urges left unsatisfied. We adopted a chocolate lab from a shelter after she had only been there 5 days, she sas picked up off the street so there was no history when we got her. Hope this helps. Thanks again! When my husband and I hug or show signs of affection or tease each other with jumping around etc, Sebastian goes insane. The proper place for a crate. Here, she has 20 acres to roam on but that is not enough for Allie. Cold can exacerbate and make worse many ailments and health issues, particularly any joint problems which Labs are prone to. Hi! 1 Year and 9 months old. Does anybody else reading this have any words of advice for Liz?? Probably the first sign of old age in Labradors is an overall slowing down. Food aggression was mentioned and quit obvious from the beginning, we are working on that, hand feeding has started for the last 4 days and going well. The only issue we have with him is that he will often pace in the back seat and whine – but only when we are travelling at a low speed. I have a chocolate labrador her name is Sophie she is 14 weeks old and driving me and my husband mad. Loneliness. Her nickname is Fruit Loopie! She is a great dog- but I will not have one that can’t be trusted. But it’s something you might not be bale to achieve on your own as the occasional dog walker, you would need everyone to train him, be consistent and make it a way of life. Any suggestions, Hi I have a male neutered Black Lab named Petey Dog and he is 10 years old and awesome ; I found your forum after noting for several years that when I feed him, he always turns and (what I perceive as very politely and thoughtfully) looks at me before he eats , and always wondered if he was / is trying to communicate something..he finishes what I give him every feeding , we walk a couple of miles every day …no leash as our neighborhood abuts many walking trails and I feel comfortable that he will stay by my side ..so far he hasn’t proven me wrong. When a puppy starts barking in the crate early morning, most likely two dynamics take place which keep this behavior very alive and well: positive reinforcement (for the puppy) and negative reinforcement (for the owners). Regarding the mouthing, again this is quite normal, especially for Labs who were bred to be retrievers and hence a very ‘mouthy’ breed. For many pups, soft classical music or dog-formulated music, like Through a Dog's Ear, can also be comforting. Apart from this she is lovely. She’s likely higher strung, more energetic than your previous labs and requires more exercise and mental stimulation than they did…though of course I’m just guessing. We have been observing that when he sleeps, he eyes are slightly and his body shivers as though he is having a bad dream. As soon as he stops, the very second he is silent, use the command ‘quiet’ and give a high value treat. You should also try to prevent getting her too worked up during play. One doesn’t affect the other. I have 7 months brown boy lab, he used to pee and poop in the bathroom but from about three weeks he stopped this and insists to do this outside , I even trying to train him to do this outside the home, we are taking him for walk everyday , but he refuses to poop out and he keeps holding himself , and as soon as he enters the home he poops but not in his place , this begins to annoy us at home, Please refer to the following article and see if helps with your issues: Solving house training issues. My husband told me that her dad was extremely agressive. My vet says its common……especially when he knows we are leaving for work. I was wondering if anyone here has any ideas on what I could feed her so she starts gaining weight?? She is in good shape, has had puppies and was fixed at shelter. Actually, Allie does not get to spend time with other animals. 2 months later it seems like she’s fine except lately she’s biting a little more. Cheers, I have a 1 1/2 yr old lab mix. She should soon learn that only calm play gets attention. Many will barely create a seem. I am looking into getting him a muzzle and start socializing him around others. it is doing tat for a month and we don’t know what to do. Again, use the ‘GET PAPER!’ cue, and praise and reward when you call your lab to ‘GIVE PAPER!’. Has anyone else experienced behavior such as this? What would you recommend i do to stop or at least tone down this behavior? Not only that, but everytime we tell him to go and eat or urinate he refuses to listen to our commands and just sleeps. See more ideas about stop dog barking, dog barking, dog training. I’m afraid this is the only advice I can give because situations such as this require an ‘in-person’ consultation, where a professional behaviorist can see your two dogs, how they interact, likely root cause of the aggression, any triggers and more…before then using their extensive knowledge to advise a way to tackle the problem. Due to the recent pandemic with covid 19 I am not able to get him into training and to be honest I’m not sure if they would even accept him because of his fear of everything. I am concerned about the mouthing and was hoping for some feedback on whether this is common in Labs and how to go about correcting it? What should I do. Your lab has a double coat which keeps them well-insulated, also they grow a winter coat which is warmer and protects them in winter. Then moving slowly and so on until hopefully he gets it. :-) ). I also notice that he has gotten alot more anxious in his older years. If we are on the highway driving faster, he is fine. To start, I recommend reading Pippa Mattinsons ‘recall training center’ articles that you can find by clicking here. This is fairly common and as long as you teach her it’s not acceptable, it will pass. But many dog owners find it a little troublesome when dogs bark too much or too little. A couple of weeks ago, she started barking at night. We want to make it work but take 2 steps back from trusting him each time an occurrence happens. It’s very hard to offer advice without knowing what you’re already doing: How much structured exercise does she receive? Many dogs struggle a lot with crate training. Once proofed there, move to training it in a stationery car. At least this one is. This is more common than you might think and you do not have a ‘problem dog’ as such, she just needs to be handled differently than your 3 previous Labs. For these, understanding, training and providing satisfaction through alternative behaviors is what’s needed. Take our breed quiz to find your next pet. Many thanks old. any advice and help is greatly appreciated thank you! Fact: Labrador Barking can drive neighbors and any family member a bit crazy at time. A chew toy would be perfect. A Kong stuffed with very high value treats? I really hate seeing him standing in the rain. They love to be near and with their family always. He will not go into it when its raining, He will walk around look at it, but will not get in. But this seems to be happening quite often now. Is the ground getting wet where it didn’t before? Until now there have been no problems. You need to actively train bite inhibition, and finally a ‘no teeth on skin’ rule. Is this normal or should I be concerned. I have had her since she was 7 weeks. ⁸I have a Black Lab. My neighbor has a Labrador (no more a puppy) which I started to take for walks.The only problem is that he pulls my arm out of the socket. Want to give your pup yummy, low-calorie treats? Next you need to train an alternative behavior, and this is time consuming but can be fun! I assume he had been with a Bad Owner who used to torture him due to which his right leg in the front was amputated. Has she previously been fine with other animals and the aggression has suddenly developed? We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. Powered by Brightspot. But today they’re mostly just kept as pets. if I have a lab and I keep him in the house, for 1-2 years, and after that I want him to sleep outside the house, will behaviour problems occur? How do I correct this behavior? We took time off for her since she was coming home right before New Year’s. Some problems, particularly aggression or anxiety related, can rarely be tackled by a novice alone as there’s a very real danger that with the wrong approach, things could be made worse. He has barked at people his whole life but now that he is getting bigger it seems more aggressive. When my dog sees another dog she pulls hard toward the dog so shes standing on her hinds legs as i am trying to hold her back and she begins barking loudly while her tail is either up and stiff or wagging quickly. Please take a look at the following comment I left previously for another Lady. They are a highly sociable breed, and an energetic breed. what about in the winter time? Hi – we have a 4 year old chocolate lab female, has not been spayed, that we rescued at 18 months old. If he develops separation anxiety then leaving him to go work each day will be incredibly tough on him. The only problem I aim having is her interaction with other dogs. To train a dog to stop chasing, especially a dog with quite high prey drive, is notoriously hard to do! So everything sounds good to me. she is just totally exhausting! Buy him a chew toy, but train him to give up objects as resource guarding if not corrected could lead to serious biting. Common Indicators: Your dog spends the night in the crate and mostly barks right away at night. If your dog is crate trained and if a crate is your dog’s normal sleeping … To collaborate on this board, send us a message and we will add you. We can bring her inside For about 10 minutes for a pat and cuddle then all of a sudden her mood changes and she is barking again. This way you get a bit of training in. They want to be near their family. Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Again, do this many, many times until he / she really gets it. They have a routine set in them as well as a clear perspective of day and night. He has bit one member pf the family too. Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you. I have a 6 month old lab who loves to tear up the newspaper when it is delivered and before I have a chance to get it. Barking is a common behavior for dogs. You should look into getting a certified professional dog trainer for an in home evaluation so he can see exactly what your dog is doing. Any advice on how to stop him jumping up to everyone who comes to our home? 2001-2021  I am afraid to let her go and make contact and i am pretty sure id be causing the dog owner an untold amount of general panic if i released my crazed dog onto their pet. I’m worried because I am terrified that she could really hurt my sister or is this just puppy behavior? With time, as long as you exercise her well, dedicate yourself to training her well and often, many times per week, she will come out the other side calmer and better behaved. And it is always a big deal. We have had her about 7 months and she has made great improvement, she still gets nervous when I get up, but if i sit or lay next her she will come right up to me and I pet her and she will let me give her all the love I have. Labs are generally social and mild-mannered dogs. This just equals a lot of love to give :-) If you really must have down time and to be able to get on with things where you cannot supervise him, you should have a confinement area where you can close him into a small secure room. Some people may be happy with a quiet dog that sleeps all the time and mostly keeps out of the way. We have a 12 week old Shitzu he loves her but she can not come out on the lead yet. Ignoring the barking may mean missing what she's trying to tell you — fortunately, there are some simple strategies that can help her learn to sleep quietly through the night. Have them phone you 1 min before they get there so you can be prepared. Our problem is if he doesn’t get what he wants (attention…treats….food) he chews up anything. Powered by Brightspot. He is a great dog on so many levels – and he is so happy and social with everyone he meets. Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Hi, I have a very frustrating problem. This too is new behavior. Hi , we have 15 month old Labrador who loves walking and we take him on various different walks to keep him interested and to stop him getting bored of the same walk. Have you tried walking an alternate route and seeing if the same thing occurs? It’s like they are truly fighting for a while before we can split them up. We have a great black lab who is almost 3 years old. Later tonight or tomorrow morning I shall post an article on ‘loose leash walking’ that Jim (one of the writers for the site) has put together. It signifies problems in the dog’s life. However for true behavior problems, meaning ‘abnormal behaviors’ such as excessive fear, anxiety, aggression or obsessive compulsive behaviors, very specific advice taking into account the very specific circumstances of your individual dog will need to be given. These too are true behavior problems, not normal for a dog and equally as important and worrying as any of the other behavior problems listed above. It can be done successfully but I think you’re Lab will find it hard now. It has become extremely difficult for my family and I to make him eat or take him for walks. Also, if he is anxious, over-excited, perhaps even nauseous, this training likely will not work. We started feeding her breakfast at 8 a.m. and dinner is @ 6. They are sisters and they hang out together and seem to be jealous of Allie because she is an inside dog. he is very agressive. I’m embarrassed to say how costly his puppyhood has been to my home and yard. Other dogs should not be able to set off the collar. Make sure you tie the command ‘quiet’ to it. (Again, increase the amount so she is more mentally stimulated, learns to respect you more and is more ‘obedient’ and able to follow commands.) stubborn and attack my family members. I did not have Allie when she was a puppy, but I believe she was socialized. I have read that my actions of checking on him could reinforce that negative behavior, since his crying and barking is getting my attention… his sudden outburst vary in lenght of time but im making an effort to ignore his crying whining barking. Labrador barking at night can be a major problem for dog owners and also neighbours living near you. I am struggling right now with my Pyrenees Lab mix barking at night. She lives inside, but we live in the country and she has been allowed to go out unsupervised. Howling is one way dogs express loneliness, but they can also bark incessantly in an attempt to get human attention. That poor dog sounds like he needs help or as you say, his days may be numbered :-(. She was found wandering the streets with no collar or microchip. Anything I can do to help the two get along better? For potentially serious cases of aggression such as this, you really do have to speak to a professional. The Role Of Dogs Has Changed In Life But Their Genetics And Needs Have Not! She has been loving towards me from the moment i first met her, wagging her tail and has been the same with my family since bringing her home. Every time me or my partner go outside to play with her she ends up getting on all fours with her bum up in the air and her tail wagging and she is barking and snapping a little bit is this aggressive behaviour I have to be worried about? It’s a very common issue with labs! Labrador Retrievers often find themselves up for adoption because of their energetic nature and tendency to bark. If it gets very cold, please bring him in. I own a 1 1/2-year-old black lab named Abby and she seems to gain no weight! Stop playing and calmly stroke and speak to her a while instead. Once he understands a ‘speak’ command, you can then train a ‘quiet’ command. Has anyone got any suggestions or advice. Now it is reversed. Your dog is resource guarding and so you need to start correcting the pup and let him know it’s unacceptable. She has a bad habit of running up behind you and either bitting/nipping at your butt or back of knees. My mom is the one who takes care of it. hello.i have a labrador retriever named MICHAEL.he is 4 yrs old and a very loving dog.he used to be very active ol the time and needed cuddling. They are super hyper as young dogs especially. This is one of the most important details I looked for … johnny v. I can’t make my Lab step into any car. or was he not happy there ?I do have a bit of work to do with him and i intend to clicker train him and as you said in your write up he pulls like crazy on the lead i am greatfull in some aspects he pulls me back up the hill and he is very tactile with his mouth witch i found strange but i now know that is normal for a lab im off to buy him lots of toys because all he came with was on. Her previous owner had to find a new home for her. We have totally met our match with her & are at a total loss as to what to do with her! Barking cant be totally eliminated as it is a natural behavior and a form of puppy communication, but you can teach your puppy to reduce barking. But because of the many different causes of behavior problems, the fact every dog and their histories are unique and each dog will be living in a unique environment there’s no single answer or piece of advice can be given to fix all behaviors for all dogs. He has been with us since he was 8 weeks old and I currently have him in obedience training and he is doing very well! He was too hyperactive (but then again he was less than 2 ), Should I be concerned? I hope you can get this sorted, let us know how you get on. This post may contain affiliate links. This would be your best bet. I tell you that, for example, after one night she just kept barking and,couldn’t be stopped, we found moose prints near the house even though I didn’t see or hear anything when I went to check. On long highway trips, he often just sleeps or will look out the window. If they don’t want to drop, usually a tasty treat will make them do so…they can’t get a treat in their mouth with a paper in there. Also, training for loose leash walking should not only be practiced when on a walk. Where Labradors had specialized jobs they were bred for and genetically, physically and mentally suited to, they now just sit at home with a family looking forward to the occasional walk and perhaps a bit of mental stimulation through play and training. Older dogs sometimes start barking at night because they are disturbed, and enjoy the company that results, so triggering a barking habit. She only started being aggressive when she found her friend, the bulldog. We are committed to her for the long haul and I believe there are no problems that can’t be overcome with love and time. She has attacked him 3 times already. We had adopted a 2 and half year old lab (Bruno) last December from a shelter. That sounds like one very happy hyper pup. It’s simply wrong to get a Labrador, an athletic sporting breed and then be shocked when they become hyperactive and restless if they aren’t exercised enough. he also craves my attension all the time is that because he never had much in his last home ?or is this his way of saying he has accepted me i look forward to hearing from you, Everything sounds completely normal to me. You should contact a certified professional dog trainer for an in home evaluation to determine a training plan for you and your family. We are wondering whether castration might help reduce his aggression/anxiety. Not sure about food puzzles? Your vet can help with this, too. Although in most cases you can train alternative more acceptable behaviors. we have had our golden lab puppy for about 5 days now and can not get him not bark/whine/cry excessivly at night. It’s simply wrong to get a Labrador, a retrieving breed and then be shocked when you find they’re very mouthy and love to carry objects in their mouths and tend to chew. Seems to be scratchy lots, not sure if this is nerves also. A lightweight blanket draped over the top of the crate can help reduce the distraction of people moving around outside the crate and may help your puppy relax. lab puppy barking at night? He’s learned sit quickly but chooses to totally ignore down command. What Kind Of Behavior Problems Do Labradors Develop? We got a yellow female as a pup from a breeder a year ago. And no dog should be left outside if the weather really does get freezing. He is much loved and we treat him as a person, we take really good care of him and you could say we baby him. Some of them are as follows. Teach your puppy to love her crate. She may cry because she feels isolated or lonely. Our problem we are having with him goes something like this.. She seems more like a 9 mon thg h old lab puppy to me. In the morning as my wife and i wake up, I come down to let him out and find some drool close to the crate door and his blankets out of place, almost as if he was digging? But there are some well known common causes of behavior problems developing in dogs. It’s quite important you do too because your girl simply MUST learn that aggression and nipping, even playfully, is not at all acceptable. Well done for giving Ollie a nice loving home and enjoy your time together :-), HI It contains a couple of links to articles from Karen Pryor that detail how to teach ‘bite inhibition’ to your puppy. There are dozens and dozens of behavior problems seen in dogs, here’s a short list of the most commonly reported in Labs: As previously stated, many of these are perfectly normal behaviors but unwanted when living with a human family. thank you. 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