Tether Tug For Labradors

Labradors are the most popular dog breed in America – and it isn’t hard to see why! Labradors are extremely intelligent, athletic, and friendly, which are all highly-desirable traits. Originally bred as a game dog, today they’re often used as service dogs for those with disabilities, due to their easygoing nature and intelligence.

Of course, the vast majority of Labradors are kept as pets. Labradors have a gentle demeanor and a highly sociable character, and they get along well with children and adults, and other pets.

Being game dogs, Labradors often exhibit incredibly high energy levels. This is especially common in Labrador puppies. This “puppylike” hyperactivity often persists well through adolescence, until the age of 3-4 years.

This makes Labradors a great choice for folks who love playing with their dogs. Whether it’s retrieving a ball or Frisbee, Labradors can play for hours on end!

However, at Tether Tug, we understand that it can be hard to make the time to play with your growing Lab. If your dog doesn’t get enough attention or play time, it may become obnoxious, and fail to follow orders. Other habits such as running away or chewing household objects may also occur if a Labrador isn’t provided with enough attention.

Labradors also have a tendency toward obesity. It’s estimated that around 25% of all Labradors in the US are overweight or obese, and obesity is the #1 cause of premature death in Labradors.

Given their active nature and enormous appetite, a Labrador that’s not trained well or that is not exercised enough can easily become overweight or obese. In turn, this may lead to issues such as osteoarthritis, joint issues, and heart disease. Because of this, Labradors should be walked at least twice a day for a half-hour, and regular play is recommended to keep them fit and active.

If you have a Labrador, Tether Tug is a fantastic choice for a dog toy. Our interactive dog toy stimulates both the mind and body of your dog – and allows them to play to their heart’s content, even when they’re alone!

Which Tether Tug Should I Get For My Labrador?

Fully-grown Labradors typically range in weight from 55-70lb for females, and 65-80lbs for males. This makes them quite a large dog breed – so you’ll need to choose an appropriately-sized Tether Tug.

For most Labradors, the Big Tether Tug is a good choice. Our Big Tether Tug active dog toy can handle dogs up to 70 lbs+, making it appropriate for larger, more active Labradors. If you have a smaller lab or a lab mix that skews to the 40lb range, our Medium Tether Tug would be fine.  Labs are so strong, that most will always be sent to our Big Tether Tug. 

Regardless of the size you choose, a Tether Tug is a great active dog toy for Labradors. These intelligent, active dogs need intellectual and physical stimulation, and they love playing. By allowing your dog to play on its own terms, the Tether Tug can help mitigate behavioral issues, and even prevent problems like obesity and its related health effects. So shop now!