MN Labradors is located just 30 minutes north of Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN on 5 acres. We strive to create the best possible family companions by focusing our attention on creating pups with a sound temperaments and excellent health. Below is a bit of information about how we care for our breeding dogs and… Continue reading About MN Labradors
Crate Bedding for Labradors
Labrador puppies are notorious for being bed destroyers, particularly in their crates. Part of it I'm sure is boredom (Labs need lots of physical and mental exercise and companionship to be happy), some might be the fun of tearing things up (I mean most dogs love ripping soft toys to shreds). Others might get too… Continue reading Crate Bedding for Labradors
Happy Dog or Good Dog? Why not both?
I recently heard a quote, although I can't recall where. It said... "If you want a good dog more than a happy dog you’re likely to get both. If you want a happy dog more than a good dog you’ll likely get neither." Basically this is saying that if you focus on creating appropriate boundaries… Continue reading Happy Dog or Good Dog? Why not both?
Those first few nights with a new puppy can be rough…
Bringing home a new puppy is so exciting, but that excitement can quickly take a turn for the worse when your puppy won't stop crying in their confinement space. You see, the first few nights are pretty hard on a puppy because suddenly they are completely alone. Remember, they have always had their siblings by… Continue reading Those first few nights with a new puppy can be rough…
Your First Week With Your New Puppy
It's a good things puppies are so darn cute and lovable or we wouldn't put up with what they put us through the first few months! The first week especially can be a bit rough. They have to potty ALL THE TIME, don't want to be alone but can't be trusted to be loose without… Continue reading Your First Week With Your New Puppy
Chewing & Stealing Items
Labradors are retrievers and that means they naturally love to have something in their mouths, even more so than your average puppy. This means you may need to work a little harder to ensure that they chew on the proper items. Chewing Chewing is a very natural desire for your puppy. It doesn't just happen… Continue reading Chewing & Stealing Items