Some tips for adopting a yellow Labrador include planning to be home as much as possible for the first few weeks after adoption, creating a shopping list for items the dog may need and deciding which vet to use. Also, getting the dog micro-chipped and changing over its information to reflect the new owner is recommended.
Being home as much as possible during the first few weeks after adoption of the Labrador is very important because it is during this time that a bond and routines are set with the dog. Before the dog is allowed to explore around the house and outside area, gates and fences should be put in place and/or reinforced, and any holes through which the dog may escape should be covered. In terms of a shopping list for the pet store, some items that may help during the early stages of the adoption include food and water dishes, a dog bed, play toys and dog shampoo. Choosing a trusted vet and setting up an initial appointment is a good way to start a relationship that can last through the dog's life.
Signing up for training classes with the dog also helps to establish a bond with it. If taking the new pet to dog parks or beaches is an option, the dog should be properly socialized before going.