Whats the best type of fence for my yard

It doesn't matter much what type of fence you get, as long as it's sturdily built and high enough to keep your Lab from jumping out. A chain link or wire fence will allow your Lab to see what's going on in the world beyond the yard, but some dogs are able to climb these fences relatively easily. A tall fence will often discourage this method of escape, but not always. A fence for a Lab should be at least four and a half to five feet high. If your Lab's a confirmed escape artist, the fence...

How much exercise does a Lab need

How much exercise a Lab needs depends on his age, his overall health and his temperament. As a rule, a healthy adult Lab needs about two hours of vigorous exercise every day. Examples of suitable exercise include running, jogging, retrieving and swimming. Lab puppies three months of age or less usually don't need any sort of structured exercise program they usually get plenty of exercise during their normal playtime. If your Lab puppy is four to six months of age, he'll probably play vigorously...

What are the pros and cons of getting a male versus a female

There aren't many advantages to adopting a male Lab instead of a female both usually make great pets. With a male, of course, you won't have to put up with the fuss and bother of estrus which I'll discuss in the upcoming pages . Some people claim that male Labs tend to be more affectionate than females, but in reality there's probably more variation between individual dogs than between genders. There are some disadvantages to owning a male Lab. Male dogs are usually more aggressive toward other...