Will a Lab be Hard to Control?
You might wonder if a family with children would struggle to control a high-energy Lab. This is another question that has a lot to do with how you are training your dog.
Training a pet is a responsibility that many dog owners do not fully consider when they get a pet. Always make sure to talk to experts or other owners about the type of dog you want to get. You will want to be informed about the dog breed you choose before you actually have the new puppy or adult dog in your home.
Labs are medium-sized dogs and are very gentle at any age. This does not mean that this size dog cannot pull hard on a leash at any age. Your Lab may have high energy levels as well, and it could be wise to exercise your pet before letting it play with children.
A leash and collar are usually enough to control a Labrador, and questions about stronger training devices are usually easily resolved by suggesting ways to give your Lab enough exercise. Always use a treat-based reward system to train a puppy and access this structured system later in life to make a Lab fun for anyone to play with.
Some dogs prefer being led by a harness and leash design, and your Labrador might demonstrate calm behavior if you make this change. Always remember that training collars and devices must be used responsibly. Do not purchase a training collar without the advice of a dog trainer guiding you.