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Actually theres a list of things but if here's a few I've found of high importance.
Get a crate, one big enough for her to grow into with the movable divider panel and train her to use it. If you've never used a crate before there are tutorials on the net, yes there is a right and a wrong way to use one.
Toys, toys and more toys. Keep some out and rotate them every few days or so to keep her interested.
As suggested earlier Bitter Apple, they are voracious chewers and the toys along with the Bitter Apple, lots of attention and consistent corrections will minimize any destructive behavior.
Again, socialize, socialize, socialize, with anything and everything. This can be difficult as their immune systems are not fully up to snuff until the shot series is done at 4 months or so. It's doable with diligence and caution. More great dogs are given up due to improper socialization than for any other reason.
Obedience classes as soon as possible after her shot series. Bailey is my first Golden, they are incredibly intelligent and she is by far the smartest dog I've ever owned but she didn't learn by osmosis. She was in obedience at 4 1/2 months and passed her CGC at 8 months.
Time, a great deal of time. This goes along with the before mentioned items. It takes a huge amount of your time to make a great dog, even with Goldens as smart and loving as they are they need your time.
A book I found useful is the Golden Retriever by Eve Adamson.