We are approaching the year and a half mark with our Labrador Retriever puppy Midnight. Ok well she’s 16 months old, but that’s close enough. Every time we run into another Lab owner, especially those with older dogs they keep telling us that she’ll calm down when she’s three.
Is it true?
Please tell me it is? Please???
Midnight is an attention hog. She’ll play on her own with her toys, but she much prefers to be with us. As in, in our faces!
We’re finally getting her to take walks a little nicer. We tried harnesses and a comfort lead and they didn’t stop her from pulling us off our feet on walks so now we’re using a prong collar on her and it’s working wonderfully.
She’s still hyper outdoors though. She gets so excited when she sees new people or other dogs. It’s nuts and well … downright embarrassing at times. None of the other dogs we run into seem to be quite as hyper as she is.
She is well behaved. She does listen. It’s just that she has so much energy building up inside of her that she’s a handful to manage.
How do other Lab owners cope during those first three or so years?