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Q: Thinking of a being a "puppy raiser"...

March 14, 2010 | By Nancy C. | 7 answers | Expired: 1487 days ago

Nancy C.

I am considering being a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes and I was told that in all likelyhood I would be raising a Lab pup. I actually do not have experience with this breed and was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions.

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Jillian
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Mar 15, 2010

labs are theee beginner dog. they are one of the few breeds that don't require experience to train. labs are highly intelligent and more than eager to please, so they'll preform happily and willingly once they understand what you want - and they're super quick learners. labs are very sensitive though so keep the training light. never scold them and always stay happy but calm.

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Stream
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Mar 15, 2010

I think you should defently train a lab. these dogs are highly trainable and are great guide dogs. Just mafe sure they have plenty of chew toys, so your belongings wont be chewed.

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daryl b.
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Mar 15, 2010

you are so lucky to be able to do this. labs are wonderful and happy dogs. very lively. they are good dogs and i am sure you will have a wonderful time working with him and teaching him. good luck on your new venture. patience, patience, patience

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Tricia L.
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Mar 15, 2010

Such a great thing for you to do.
id fall in love with all of them and want to keep them =(

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 14, 2010

Labs are an amazing breed with so much to offer. They are highly intelligent and I applaud you for considering raising a puppy. Lab puppies really won't be too different than any other, and don't worry because the program will make sure you know all that you will ever need or care to know about your puppy. The work that you will do is a very hard and time consuming one but it will be an experience that will be immensely rewarding. Good Luck and God bless you.

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Debby
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Mar 14, 2010

They will give you guidelines as to how you will need to train the puppy and all the things you need to do with it. Labs need a lot of exercise and good strong chew toys such as Nylabone or Kong. This is very exciting for you. I would definitely read up on all you can about labs. Labs are great dogs when properly trained so just remember patience and consistency.

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Dakota12
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Mar 14, 2010

Labs are great dogs, one of the most comonly used dogs for people with disabilities. They ate very obidiant, but a little hyper, so exercise is necesary!! They love to swim and retrieve. They live from ten to twelve years.

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