� � � � My dog has been house broken. However he still has a
number of “accidents”. He lifts his leg and pees in certain
areas. Why does he do this? Please help!
A dog has an instinctive trait of wanting to mark his territory.
This is what instigates him to lift his leg and squirt urine in
areas that he considers to be his territory.
In order to prevent him from repeating this rather disgusting
habit is to clean up the area he has messed up with an organic
cleanser that leaves absolutely no remnants of smell. If even a
little bit of smell remains, he is likely to be tempted to urinate
Do not use ammonia or bleach to clean the area, as they both
smell strongly of dog urine. An old school of thought
recommends the use of garlic paste in such areas as the smell
of garlic over powers any other smells.
You must continue to take him out to do his business at regular
intervals. Praise him when he does his business. You can
reward him with treats too. Whenever he has misbehaved you
can express your displeasure by shutting him up in his crate forsome time.
Of course if you catch him urinating inside, be very firm in
letting him know that you are not at all happy with his
behavior. If you have prevented him from urinating indoors be
sure to put him on his leash and take him out immediately.
Your firm attitude in handling his misdemeanors will soon put
an end to his untoward behavior. Your Lab is afamily dog and
he wants to be an integral part of your family!
By Charles R. Heflin
Copyright© 2005, Charles Heflin, LLC
Chapter Page Nos:
2) Introduction 6
3) Why is training essential? 15
4) Selecting a dog trainer 26
5) Advantages of training 32
6) Positive Reinforcement 387) Preparing to train 44
8) How to train your Lab 56
Behavior & your dog
9) Why Training Your Lab Can Fail 69
10) Training & Behavior 72
11) Excessive barking & howling 81
12) Basic Training 85
Types of Training
13) Types of training 91
14) Training to correct bad behavior 97
15) Training you could use to your advantage 109
16) Fun Training
17)The Lab’s Sense of Scent & Associated Tricks 122
18) Training & show biz
Table of Contents
You most probably think that a Labrador Retriever ought to be
from Labrador, right? Well that is not so! Labs are believed to
have originated from Newfoundland. Labrador is situated
northwest of Newfoundland so the proximity of Labrador to Newfoundland might have something to do with the name!
The fishermen of Newfoundland extensively used this breed
because the fishing boats could not come too close to the shore and
this dog swam out into the icy cold water and dragged the nets full
of fish back to the men on the shore.
So as fishermen used these dogs to retrieve their catch, they
acquired the name“retriever.” That is why these dogs are strong
swimmers. They are not too large to be accommodated on fishing
On shore, these dogs made excellent companions to hunters. They
were used to retrieve prey that the English hunters brought down!
These Englishmen inhabited the St. John’s area of Newfoundland.
These hunters were responsible for bringing the dogsto England
through the Poole Harbor of Dorset, which was the center of the
fishing trade of Newfoundland.
These are some of the reasons that you might find the Labrador
Retriever being also referred to by the following names too!
1 Black Water Dog
2 English Labrador
3 English Retriever
4 Labrador Dog
5 Lesser Labrador