At the moment, your Labrador Retriever spends his days shuffling across the floor trying to follow you into every room. They’re still young, unsure and highly dependant on you. You have to admit, you secretly love how attached they have become to you. In fact, you love nothing more than cuddling up with Max on the sofa after a long day at work. However, you also have other plans for Max. You brought them home because you wanted a guard dog.
Training a Labrador Retriever to be a guard dog comes with a number of benefits. First and foremost, you’ll have a fantastic way to keep yourself, family, house and valuable items safe. This means you can relax as you drift off to sleep in the evenings. This training will also increase your control and make it easier to teach the Lab a range of other commands too.
Teaching a Lab to be a guard dog is by no means the most straightforward training. It will require rigorous obedience training to assert your position as pack leader, ensuring the dog follows your instructions. You will also need to find an effective incentive to get them barking on your command. Finally, training will also consist of socializing your Labrador Retriever so they can distinguish between friend and foe.
If your Labrador Retriever is a puppy, then you could see results in just a month or so. This is because they should be particularly receptive and eager to please. However, if they are older and less interested in learning, then you may need up to six months. Another benefit of this training will be that you have a fantastic way to bond with your dog. On top of that, you’ll have yourself an effective burglar deterrent and a cost-effective means of safeguarding valuables.
Before you can start training with your Lab, you’ll need to get your hands on a few items. Stock up on tasty treats or break their favorite food into small chunks. Some toys and a clicker will also be required. As will a friend or two.
You will also need to set aside 15 minutes each day for training. Try and find a time where you both won’t be distracted.
Once you have the above, just bring patience and a positive attitude, then work can begin!
Sir/ma'am my labrador is 9 months old and is black in colour. He's very active but is over friendly. When the door knocks he doesn't comes into sudden action. I looked everywhere for this problem but didn't get any solution. Every dog barks when the door knocks but mine doesn't barks. If he's leashed and sleeping he doesn't barks on strangers arrival but only looks and sleeps back. It rarely barks when someone comes.
It's my humble request to please tell me the way to make him a proper guard dog and a little bit aggresive.
I searched many videos on youtube for this situation my couldn't find any solution. Please help me.
Thank you for the question. Take a look at this site: https://robertcabral.com/teach-your-dog-to-bark/ There are videos on many topics such as barking as I have shown here. You can also sign up for Skype instruction which may help. There are good methods here as well, to teach your dog to "speak." It's not a bad thing to have a friendly dog - once your dog gets a little older, he may be more protective. In the meantime, look at Robert Cabral's videos for pointers. Good luck!
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my dog knows "sit" "come" "go" commands. depends on hwr mood she don't listen sometimes. i want to teach her "don't eat" "lay down" "bark" "hand shake" "stay" command.. but she don't concentrate well.. what should i do.. please help me out here.. thankyou.. waiting for your response...
Hello Marrium, First, know that at 4 months, pup is still developing certain areas of her brain and thinks like self-control and focus take time to learn. Keep practicing to help her develop them but understand that this is normal. First, try breaking down the training into smaller steps for her. Reward when she succeeds even a little bit. Have more frequent but shorter training sessions, to accommodate her puppy attention span. Several 10-15 minute sessions throughout the day instead of one 45 minute session for example. Once pup can obey a command in a calm environment, very gradually make the environment gradually harder, expecting her to need more help and hints from you again at first, every time you increase the difficulty. For example, start teaching a command in a quiet room, then progress to a room with other people in it, then move training to your yard outside (on leash or in a fence for safety), then move to different parts of your neighborhood, then a park, ect... Pay attention to your body language. Keep your energy exciting and interesting to keep pup engaged. Training a puppy is the ideal time to act out all your best cheerleader skills. The best puppy trainers often look rather silly - but their energy and enthusiasm helps puppies focus and learn really well. Lay down and Stay https://www.thelabradorsite.com/train-your-labrador-to-lie-down-and-stay/ Bark - speak: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-to-speak Shake paws: https://youtu.be/CRoDTUkzVpU Leave It - which means the dog never gets the food. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite Wait - which means the dog will get the food but not until you say so. https://youtu.be/TsDy2a2YefE Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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