Labrador Retriever's hair is not long but very thick. To take good care of your dog's hair, you should first let it develop the habit of combing the hair since childhood. During the puppy period, the owner needs to frequently stroke the dog's body, gently comb the hair with a comb, let him get used to and like grooming, and reduce the difficulty of nursing after adulthood. Of course, the owner regularly combs the hair of Labrador, which can not only remove the hair and dust that has fallen off, but also promote the blood circulation of the skin, speed up the metabolism, and promote the growth of new hair. Generally speaking, a normal rubber brush is enough to comb the Labrador.
The growth rate of Labrador Retriever puppies is very fast, so it is recommended to add more calcium to their diet to supplement the calcium needed for growth. Before 6 months of age, feed 3-4 times a day; puppies from 6 months to 12 months are fed twice a day, and adult dogs after 12 months can be fed once a day. Recommended daily amount of Labrador: high-quality dog food, 2.5-3 cups a day, divided into two meals. During the puppies period, the dog food should be soaked in warm water to taste the food. As you grow older, the amount can gradually increase. In addition to dog food, calcium powder can also be purchased to supplement the nutritional needs of dogs. Remember to give your dog enough water every day.
Labrador Retriever dogs do not need to bathe every day, because the sebum secretion of Labrador dogs is less than that of humans, frequent bathing will not only wash away the sebum that protects the skin but also increase the chance of Labrador dogs suffering from skin diseases. The owner should not be greedy to use human shampoo because it is too alkaline, which will also affect the sebum secretion of Labrador dogs. If Labrador Retrievers have been accustomed to cold baths since they were young, it is good for health, but for puppies and Labradors who are not accustomed to "cold water", they will easily catch a cold.
During the period from birth to 1 month, it is not possible to artificially control the amount of exercise of the Labrador puppy, just let it move freely. After 1-2 months, you can play with your dog appropriately, no more than 5 minutes each time. The amount of activity can be increased appropriately for more than 3 months, but it should not exceed 20 minutes. In 4-6 months, you can take it out for a walk when all the immunizations are completed, but it is not recommended to run wildly. Walking is the main one. In summer, it is recommended to take it out for a walk and defecation in the morning. The puppies in this period of 6-9 months should avoid playing the compulsive training exercise of losing the ball, at most, letting them move freely without strenuous activities on the open grass. Wait for 9-12 months to start swimming training and miss and catch the ball in short distances. In 12-18 months, you can easily ride a bicycle, let it go with you, or play a game of throwing and catching the ball on the grass. Those who are over 18 months can do some quite vigorous exercises that can promote muscle lines and muscle strength.
For the first time in an unfamiliar environment, we should accompany Labrador Retriever to get acquainted with all the corners of our house and get to know our environment. We should encourage it to accept new things. When the dog is nervous and afraid, we should constantly comfort him, let the dog calm down, and when the dog is familiar with this new environment, we should not disturb the dog, don’t force it, and give the dog enough time to take it easy adapt. A healthy and strong Labrador must have a responsible owner. Taking care of a large dog with no temper is very proud of the person who feeds it, so we must take care of it carefully.