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Why Adopt a Rescue Lab?
Please note if you are adopting a dog from Love of Labs, it is important to print these or share them with your entire family, as they are vital for a smooth transition for our dogs!
Questions to Ask before Adopting
This site poses great questions to help you decide if a Lab is right for your family and to help you prepare for a Labrador's needs once you have decided that an adopted Lab is in your future!
Introducing your New Dog to Your Resident Dog
A great resource for handling dog introductions safely. A great introduction can sometimes determine the success of your new dog’s status in the pack.
Bringing Home Your New Senior Dog
Tips on making your newly adopted senior dog a part of your family.
Bringing Your New Dog Home
A guide to help adopters start off on the right paw
The Senior Dog Project
A web site dedicated to the care and adoption of senior dogs.
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation offers a comprehensive, affordable pet insurance plan for your dog or cat. Plus, when you protect your pet you'll also help a homeless pet have a happier and healthier tomorrow. Visit www.healthypawspetinsurance.com to get a free quote.
Breed Profile - Labrador Retriever
A good site to get a general understanding of the Labrador Retriever
House Soiling Or Urine-Marking? How To Tell The Difference!
A discussion of one of the most common viruses for dogs
A discussion of this infectious disease that impacts puppies
Dog Dental Care
Dental disease is one of the most common health disorders in dogs. Good dental care includes professional veterinary dental care and home oral care for dogs and puppies, including toothbrushing.
Heatstroke, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
How to identify the symptoms and respond if your dog experiences heatstroke.
Kids and Dogs
Introducing Your Dog to A New Baby
Tips for helping your pet adjust to a new baby.
Any Dog Can Bite
A kid-friendly guide to looking at a dog’s body language and tips and pointers for keeping kids and pets safe.
A kids guide to dog care
Dog Fun Directory
This link lists dog parks in your area.
Enchanted Learning ~ Dogs
This site gives descriptions of dog breeds and dog-related activities for kids, including coloring pages.
Behavior & Training
The following are suggested links to help educate you on common behavioral issues or training techniques. If you need additional behavior modification or training resources that are not listed below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with your questions. Please consult a behavioral modification or training professional and a licensed veterinarian to assist you with all your dogs needs.
Aggression Towards Other Dogs
This article explains why dogs have aggression towards other dogs, and prevention of and how to work with a dog that has dog-to-dog aggression.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
This site is a resource for finding pet dog trainers in your area, training advice, and more about careers in pet dog training.
If you are interested in training your dog to be a therapy dog, this site connects you with local and national organizations. Those organizations websites will provide you with the requirements of each program and if your dog has the characteristics to be a successful therapy dog.
This article is a Q & A on why to crate train a dog (for example: Housetraining, prevent unwanted chewing, safety, etc.), what kind of crate to select, how large should the crate be, and how much it will cost.
Crate Training Your Adult Dog
This is a step-by-step how to article on basic crate training for your adult dog.
Dog Stress Signals
This is a list of body language that a stressed dog signals. Knowing the stress signals can help you better care of your dog’s safety and mental state.
This is a database of fears, anxieties, and aggressions that dogs have. A few topics it discusses are: timid/shy dogs, growling, and dog grieving.
General Dog Information
This site is a database of general dog information for example, target training, reading dog body language, and obedience games to improve behavior.
General Dog Training and Behavior Modification Information
This website is a database for training and problem behaviors. Clicker training, teaching sit, stay, recall (or come), leave it, fetch & releasing the object, and loose leash walking are just some of the training articles available. Problem behavior articles available are: aggression, barking, resource guarding, mouthing, counter surfing, and jumping.
This is a basic guide to housetraining your puppy, adolescent, or adult dog.
How to Re-Housetrain Your Adult Dog
This article explains re-housetraining your adult dog and problem solving regarding elimination.
Introducing Dogs to Each Other
This piece discusses how to introduce dogs correctly to cultivate a successful dog-to-dog relationship.
Positive Reinforcement Training
This site discusses why and how to use positive reinforcement when training your dog.
This article discusses what separation anxiety is, how to identify it, why some dogs have it, and what to do to help your dog work through his/her separation anxiety.
Six Secrets to a Great Dog
If you would like a well behaved happy and healthy companion, these six key areas are essential.
The Canine Escape Artist
This article explains why and how dogs escape and preventing escapes in the future.
This is an article that discusses the reasons dogs bite, which allows for you to be more aware of a potential bite.
Life Sentence No Parole - Unchain Your Dog
This article is intended to educate the public on the dangers of chained pets.
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside is an all-volunteer group that focuses on helping dog owners to improve the quality of life for their outside dogs. Their specific mission is to help owners find alternatives to continuous chaining as a method of dog containment. FIDO offers guidance and temporary assistance to owners who are willing to work alongside them to improve their dogs' quality of life.
Information on how to keep your pets safe, how to recognize and prevent animal cruelty, and resources to volunteer. The site discusses myths about pet adoption. The site also lists cruelty laws by state.
Humane Society of the United States
On the Humane Society of the United States web site you can find pet adoption resources, select a pet who matches your lifestyle, and get advice on caring for your pet.
The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Their mission, as stated by founder, Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” Links and resources on nearly every topic are available on this site.
Pet sitter Print Out
This is a check list you can provide for your pet sitter to keep you pet safe while you are gone.
Tips on How to Find a Lost Dog
Helpful tips on what to do if you or someone you know loses their dog.
Please note we offer these links for entertainment or informational purposes only. Consult your veterinarian on all medical or behavioral issues.
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Love of Labs' (LOLIN, INC) mission is to reduce the euthanasia rate of Labrador Retrievers and Labrador mixes throughout animal shelters/animal controls in the Midwest (ESPECIALLY INDIANA). LOLIN will accomplish this goal by spaying and neutering dogs we rescue from shelters and educating the public regarding adoption, heartworm prevention, sterilization for all pets, and responsible ownership. LOLIN, INC. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, IRS deemed Public Charity, and your donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by the IRS. Love of Labs obtains operational funds through adoption fees, donations, and various fundraisers ONLY.