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WOW Blog Tour Labrador Retrievers: Guide to Being a Better Master by Lorie Huston @LorieAHuston

Book Description
Publication Date: July 4, 2012

If you have or are thinking getting a Lab, you’re in good company—this friendly breed consistently outranks all others as the most popular in the United States. Practicing veterinarian Lorie Huston helps new and longtime lab lovers alike navigate the world of what to do (and not do) when raising and caring for this gentle, but energetic breed. “Labrador Retrievers: How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend” has tips on everything from where and how to choose the perfect pup to preparing your house for its arrival. Huston teaches what to look for on food labels, offers practical advice on training and destructive behaviors, guides you on grooming and general care and helps you brush up on diseases that commonly afflict this breed.

About the Author:
Lorie Huston, DVM currently blogs at Pet Health Care Gazette ( She specializes in providing pet health care information to pet owners to assist them in making educated decisions about their pet's health. Her work has been published in many venues both online and in print.

Huston is a practicing veterinarian and works in a busy animal hospital in Rhode Island. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska.


  • File Size: 818 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Publisher: 101 Publishing (July 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HT2PPY



Labs really are the perfect breed and this is a quick reference that anyone considering the breed should read BEFORE they get a pet or as an excellent reference for an older dog.  Our first dog after my don was born was a rescued Lab that came from questionable background. She was promptly named Raisin and was the most gentle, patient dog I have ever owned.  Although the breed is pretty excitable as a puppy, with enough exercise - just like kids -- they behave and are calm.  This short book covers all of the important parts of taking care, training and behavior issues that come with a puppy or even an adult dog that is adopted.  This is a must read for anyone considering the breed.  Oh yes, it even covers shedding, something I hadn't counted on with my lab.  

Excerpt from the Book:
“As a breed, Labradors tend to be active, rambunctious dogs, especially when young, though they may mellow a bit with age. They generally have friendly, outgoing personalities and are intelligent and eager to please their owners. This breed typically gets along well with other pets (including cats), and they often enjoy play dates that allow them to socialize with other dogs. They normally get along well with people and make good pets for kids because of their gentle and tolerant dispositions.” 

1. History and Overview of the Breed
2. Choosing the Right Lab 
3. Homecoming
4. Basic Training
5. Socializing Your New Pet
6. Care for Your Pet
7. Veterinary Visits


  1. I have a black lab and he's the smartest dog we've ever had. Herds the chickens and acts like he's the kids' nanny!

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