Chocolate Labrador Behaviour?

Hey Guys, Thanks so much for helping me answer my other question. I have decided that I am going to Rescue 2 Labradors, but I still have a couple more questions just so I know to be sure. The last week, I did some research on them, and they look like the perfect 2 dogs for me. I am probably going to get 1year and up for both if possible. I still don’t know what sex to get yet, but anyways here are my couple questions…

Will they already be neutered/spayed?
Will they already be housebroken?
Will they already be potty trained?
Will they already be trained? (as in like sit, stay, down etc)

If they are not trained for sit, stay, down etc. Than can I bring both to obedience? or should I just train them at home?

Thanks for all your help guys. Comments and tips may also be appreciated <33

They should already be spayed/neutered if you are getting them from a shelter or rescue.
It depends on the dog, where it came from, and how long it was in the shelter as to whether it will be housebroken and trained. The shelter should be able to give you this info when you inquire about a specific dog.

Also, try to find two dogs who are trying to find homes together. Many times rescues and shelters get two dogs from one household who come in together. It is always nice to see them find a home together.
Good Luck!

4 Responses to “Chocolate Labrador Behaviour?”

  1. ghoff says:

    They should already be spayed/neutered if you are getting them from a shelter or rescue.
    It depends on the dog, where it came from, and how long it was in the shelter as to whether it will be housebroken and trained. The shelter should be able to give you this info when you inquire about a specific dog.

    Also, try to find two dogs who are trying to find homes together. Many times rescues and shelters get two dogs from one household who come in together. It is always nice to see them find a home together.
    Good Luck!
    References :
    Owned by three rescues.
    Work in a boarding kennel.
    Volunteer at a shelter.

  2. Dogs4Life says:

    1. Depends on the rescue. If you are not going to title them it is best that you do neuter/spay them yourself. This can be anywhere from free (depending on your area) to more than four hundred dollars. If you rescue you might get a deal with a local clinic. Males are less expensive to snip than females.
    2. Again, depends. If they are a few years old they might be, but they could’ve been chained outside their whole lives before going to a rescue so they might not be. If that is a priority on your list then tell the rescue.
    3. Isn’t this the same question?
    4. Maybe, but they will need some refining. I suggest clicker training: http://www.clickertraining.com It’s cheap and easy!
    Good luck!
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  3. ? La vita è misteriosa ? says:

    If you’re going to adopt these dogs, why don’t you ask the shelter/pound these questions?

    We don’t know the dogs, their histories, or what their current living situation is.

    "Housebroken" and "potty trained" are referring to the same thing - having self-control over the bowels until they can defecate/urinate outside.

    They could have been housebroken in the past but not able to engage in that behavior in the confines of the shelter/pound. (Most likely they were thrown away because their owners couldn’t be bothered to consistently housetrain them).

    Many shelters/pounds won’t send dogs home unless they’re spayed/neutered already or have it required in the adoption contract.

    Already trained? Not normally. It’s a possibility that they will respond to "Come" and "Sit", but that’ll probably be the extent of it - they likely weren’t reliably trained and therefore won’t reliably respond. You’ll have to teach Sit-Stay, Down-Stay, Wait, etc.

    You of course can take them to obedience classes if you’re not comfortable training a dog on your own, let alone 2 dogs. This is good for socialization as well.
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  4. abdu2s ab says:

    most rescues will make sure their dogs are neutered/spayed before they leave to a good home.

    housebroken is the same as potty trained you need to ask the rescue group or the shelter .

    basic training is very easy if you put some time into it . it can be done at home.

    my suggestion is to get One dog if this is your first time owning a dog. if you must have two get a male and a female , it makes balance somehow.

    make sure you meet the dogs and see how they react towards each other and you. spend sometime with them.
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