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Simba's been here about 3 days now, and he's getting used to his crate and doing his business in our garage! He still has a couple accidents on the carpet, but it's getting better!

Our cat doesn't mind him much, but he doesn't approach him either. He went to puppy kindergarten this Saturday and was a good boy (but napped 90% of the time).

I don't have the pictures with me right now, but I'll post them later today! He changed colors since last week. He has brown patches and a white mouth.
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He likes to sleep on that air vent a lot! He's still being crate trained, and I put him to sleep in his crate a little while ago and he's being a good boy. He hasn't had an accident with me yet today, and he's been pooping and peeing where he's supposed to. He bites a lot, though, and I have no idea how to stop it! I give him toys to distract him and make him bite those, but he insists on going for my hand/pants/everything else!

We took him out into the snow today and he just flopped around in it and had fun. Once the video finished uploading, I'll share it.
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He's going to be very mouthy and bitey for quite a while. Putting a toy in his mouth is a good start. If you search on here for "bite inhibition" you'll find a lot of good info. Goldens in particular, being retrievers, explore and learn about the world through their mouths. Hang in there--it will pass. He's still soooo cute! Sounds like he's doing really well.
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my hand used to be so torn up with Bauer.=/ it gets better though, keep using the toys as distractions. He is adorable!

ps- Bauer still loves to sleep on the air vent too! =}
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Simba

Simba is SO PRECIOUS!! Love the pictures!

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Here's the video!

Simba playing in the snow. - YouTube

This is his second time in the snow, and he just loves eating it! I can't wait until he's a little bigger so we can start walking him.
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Simba's been with us a week now, and I can't say it's been amazing, but I'm getting used to him! The only real problem is his mouthiness, as he tore up my hand pretty good today while I was training him. So far he knows sit, down and come (to an extent)! Hopefully I can teach him how to take treats nicely and how to leave it soon, but I feel like he's too hyper and unfocused to learn those now.

Here are some pics!













He always likes to slide either under there or under the motorcycle. He might secretly be a cat.

His colors are constantly changing and he's gotten a bit taller! I know by next week he'll be looking drastically different. I can't wait until I can start walking him.

These are garage pictures, btw. It's where I can train him peacefully, and also where he goes to pee. I'm not quite ready to train him in the house yet as there's waaaay too many distractions.
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Oh he's so cute! And if he's chewing on your hands, it means he's a purebred Golden. ( LOL)

He'll get there--he's till pretty little to have the biting inhibition down. But he sure is cute!
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Took some pictures of Simba while we were playing before his bedtime. Funny thing: I just went to check on him in his crate and I couldn't find him! Then I see tiny feet sticking out from under the bed I put in his crate. He's sleeping UNDER the bed! And it's not even cold in my room! I guess it's just something he developed lol. I didn't snap a picture because he woke up when he heard me. He's getting so big!









Also, bonus! Here are some pictures of Simba's parents. His dad is the white one! They were the first Golden Retrievers I had seen in real life, and they're very majestic looking!

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