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Hi, I’m a new member and I found this website for information. I have a gorgeous 12 week old Labrador yes biting everything in sight but my concern is she has started to sit funny. She sits down then flops her hips to the side? Anyone else had experience with their puppy? Is this just baby puppy sitting or does she have hip problem developing? i am hoping it will rectify when she gets stronger.

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Hi, I noticed this with our girl - and it does look rather strange doesn't it? I'm not very experienced but I think it's usually fine. Hopefully some more experienced folk will be along with reassurance, meanwhile I wouldn't worry too much at this stage.
 

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Like this? Some will tell you it's poor hips, but thats rubbish! Many Labradors have a lazy sit including my Mandy who lost so many marks in competitive obedience for it, (Even though she was rarely out of the awards) and my Beth who's photo is below.

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Mandy, below was rather "Cow Hocked" and would sit on both! She was only a baby then and I had hair. (1972)

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It’s a typical puppy sit, I’d not worry at all.
 
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Like this? Some will tell you it's poor hips, but thats rubbish! Many Labradors have a lazy sit including my Mandy who lost so many marks in competitive obedience for it, (Even though she was rarely out of the awards) and my Beth who's photo is below.

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Mandy, below was rather "Cow Hocked" and would sit on both! She was only a baby then and I had hair. (1972)

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It's easy to worry too much about these dogs! We all do it. I dont think I've ever had a Labrador pup without "Seeing" something wrong. And I've never been right! They have all grown up into wonderful adults. But it's natural to worry about them, I guess it's because we care.
 

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It's easy to worry too much about these dogs! We all do it. I dont think I've ever had a Labrador pup without "Seeing" something wrong. And I've never been right! They have all grown up into wonderful adults. But it's natural to worry about them, I guess it's because we care.
Yes we do care I just want to do my best for her. Thanks for answering
 

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Hi, I’m a new member and I found this website for information. I have a gorgeous 12 week old Labrador yes biting everything in sight but my concern is she has started to sit funny. She sits down then flops her hips to the side? Anyone else had experience with their puppy? Is this just baby puppy sitting or does she have hip problem developing? i am hoping it will rectify when she gets stronger.

Thanks AngieR
We call it the "lazy sit" and correct it with shaping and then a "sit pretty". After a few times, they will correct their sit on command. It's not anything to worry about.
 

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We call it the "lazy sit" and correct it with shaping and then a "sit pretty". After a few times, they will correct their sit on command. It's not anything to worry about.
In the days when I was working competitive Obedience we used to throw in a lot of quick sits in heelwork, two paces sit, two paces sit, two paces sit! Because it's easier for the pup to get up from a proper sit than a lazy sit they soon learn to sit up straight. It's a problem we dont seem to get with working gundogs because they naturally want to sit up tall to better see where the retrieve article lands.
 

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In the days when I was working competitive Obedience we used to throw in a lot of quick sits in heelwork, two paces sit, two paces sit, two paces sit! Because it's easier for the pup to get up from a proper sit than a lazy sit they soon learn to sit up straight. It's a problem we dont seem to get with working gundogs because they naturally want to sit up tall to better see where the retrieve article lands.
Thanks I’m going to try that
 
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