Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question
Labradors are very intelligent by all means . Most commonly we adore their intelligence and make use of it by making the, guide dogs and drug sniffing dogs but they are as well know for their unending hunger .
by her panting and you rewarding it with a treat you are creating what is regarded as conditional learning .
She connects the treat which she loves with the former panting and staring and to her it all relates
and to her its means to get what she want . and every time she acts like this and you reward her - you are making this reflex stronger
We must though make sure that when it comes to walking - it is not because of anything else which such as an inflammation of the urinary tract or other disease which must be eliminated by examination at your vets.
How often does she do it ?
Is it at specific time of the day ?
We what you must do is correct it by building a new conditional Spencerian meaning - not rewarding her
Is there anything she doesn't like ?
Well then we must they ignore her .. resulting in a dissociation of the reflex.. this might take a while but persistance is needed in order to make a difference .
By you giving into her behavioral damages - you allow it to go on.
I know it's not a quick fix - but there is no quick fix for such a problem.
Have you anything more on the topic you with to ask
I hope this helps .
If you wish to speak further , please let me know and I shall be back ASAP
all the best to you both
Hi again .
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I know it's hard and especially a a chocolate lab with their big puppy eyes . but you must be hard and you will succeed , I promise
you will do great
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