Author: mlankaslabs

Do Dogs Understand Us When We Speak?

Man’s best friend may not speak our language, but can he understand it? Does your dog really know that when he plants his butt and sits nicely on the ground when you tell him to “sit,” that he is, in fact, sitting—or does he just remember that if he does that, he gets a treat?… Read more »

Labs as Working Dogs

Labs as Working Dogs

Over time society has learned that dogs make not only loyal, lovable companions, but also intelligent and hardworking employees! While dogs ultimately want to come home at night to cuddle and play with their favorite humans, they do have excellent traits and instincts that make them incredible members of the working world. In fact, many… Read more »

How Mental Stimulation Benefits Your Dog

Running Labrador Carrying Ball

It is no secret that physical exercise is important for keeping your dog healthy and happy. Taking your dog for a walk every day helps them fight obesity and allows you to bond with them. Although physical activity is important for your dog, mental stimulation is extremely important to a dog’s overall health as well…. Read more »

Things to Consider When Training Your Furry Friend

Labrador Holding a Leash

Although Labradors are an extremely smart breed with a ton of positive traits to offer, they do require a fair amount of training as all dogs do. Many labs will jump, chew, and scratch, which is typical puppy behavior that can be corrected with proper training. Lankas Labs believes that adding a Labrador into your… Read more »

How Certain Behaviors Can Stress Out Your Dog

Labrador Laying on the Floor at Home

Dogs can become stressed out for different reasons: perhaps they fear getting shots at the vet, they meet another dog that rubs them the wrong way, or they are nervous about being left alone. However, did you know that your personal behavior can also be a reason your dog is stressed out? Lankas Labs is… Read more »

Understanding Fever Symptoms of Dogs

Labrador Getting Checkup at Vet

While seeing 101 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit on a thermometer is considered feverish for most people, this is the normal body temperature range for dogs. When your dog reaches a temperature of more than 103 degrees, they might have a fever. Below Lankas Labs has highlighted common fever symptoms and causes as well as suggestions… Read more »

Help Your Dog Handle Car-Caused Anxiety

Labrador Dog Sitting in Car

When we think of dogs riding in cars, we often have an image of a dog (especially labs) hanging out the passenger seats, tongue out with their tail wagging, right? However, not all dogs are ready to embrace vehicles and many dogs suffer from car-caused anxiety that can be helped. Many dogs get into the… Read more »

Introduce Your Beloved Newborn to Your Beloved Lab

Introduce Your Newborn to Your Beloved Lab

Our Labradors are treasured family members, and without a doubt, they know it. That means when something (or should we say someone!) new is introduced into the mix, your dog might become confused and stressed. There is nothing like bringing home your much-anticipated newborn but doing so with a Labrador at home requires special preparations…. Read more »

How Your Children Can Play With Your Dog Safely

One of the best things about Labradors is that they’re great with the whole family. They’re kind, loving, and always like to have fun. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t teach your children how to play safely with your dog. Child safety and supervision is essential with any dog around, no matter what breed. Here… Read more »