Puppy bonding

Discussion in 'Labrador Chat' started by Donna Herold, Feb 28, 2024.

  1. Donna Herold

    Donna Herold Registered Users

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    I just bought home a 10 week black lab last Saturday - so he's only been home with me for 5 days.

    I am the one home with him, feeding, playing - potty training.

    He seems very shy with my husband when he comes home from work.

    Do I need to worry that he is only bonding with me or will he grow out of this and warm up to my husband?
     
  2. 5labs

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    Is your husband wanting to resolve this? If so could he take the pup out for a little walk and training in the garden when he gets home?
    Even some training in the kitchen.
    We have quite a few labs and whoever does the training with them, it's their dog; regardless of who spends more time with them.
     
  3. Sammie@labforumHQ

    Sammie@labforumHQ Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Donna. This is super early days for a pup in a new home, so I wouldn't worry about the shyness. Your husband can help by feeding him tasty tidbits, and doing some puppy training games with him. Your pup may grow to have a 'favourite' adult but that needn't stop him bonding with you both to some degree, if that's what you and your other half want :)
     
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  4. avensis

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    It just takes a little time and also for your husband to take care of him a little.



     

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