New Golden Puppy! Questions.
Hi there! I just purchased my first Golden (I had 2 as a kid) and couldn't be more excited. He is a sweet boy with a quirky personality and the cutest face. We just brought him home today and he's already responding to his name (Ajax) every so often and seems to understand what "potty" is. He seems very intelligent.
I do, however, have some questions. He seems a little on the small side (slightly smaller than his brother) and I was wondering if there is a direct correlation between puppy size and adult size.
Also, Ajax has been whining a lot over one toy in particular. It is quite cute, but I'm wondering if this whining will persist (he will grab the toy and it seems like he's trying to hide it from us as he whines). If whining isn't completely normal behavior, is there a good way I can correct this before it becomes ingrained in his personality?
Finally, I ordered a crate in the mail thinking it would arrive by the time I picked Ajax up, however, it won't arrive until Saturday. Will this be an issue if I begin training a few days after bringing him home?
Thank you all very much in advance and I'm ecstatic to be apart of this Golden-loving community!
One last question: Ajax doesn't respond well to treats when it comes to training. He was reluctant to even eat at first but after adding a little water he was able to finish his serving. I'm wondering if the reason he isn't enjoying the treats currently is just a case of home-sickness/stress?
Last edited by bauerdb; 11-14-2012 at 12:35 AM.