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Old 01-09-2013, 10:12 PM
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How smart are YOUR Goldens?

I mean the total package: trainability, understanding, etc. I hear that Goldens are considered the 4th smartest breed in the United States. The crazy thing, I've had owners tell me they are near human in intelligence, while another close friend swears personally that his pup has the IQ of a rock




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Vinnie is like those dumb criminals on TV. He always gets caught and leaves evidence behind. But seriously he's pretty smart if I put in the time. He's still a pup.


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My one guy will sit under tree where he scared Grouse, that flew up in tree. And just stare at it until I come.
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Vinnie is like those dumb criminals on TV. He always gets caught and leaves evidence behind. But seriously he's pretty smart if I put in the time. He's still a pup.


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LMAO!!! This made me burst out laughing making my husband think I'm nuts!

Brew for his age is incredibly smart! His desire to learn is just amazing. With training him I have to say I've done things quite a bit differently then a few of you, I'm not the type to use treats or food as a reward, I do sometimes, but for the most part I use praise and pats on the head to encourage the great behavior. I get the treats involved more for self rewarding him when we're working his nose, getting him to track the smells to a hidden location to find the treat. It's very fun, he seems to really enjoy it. I've had great success going this route with him.
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My pup wants to please, but he ALWAYS rolls onto his back. When I correct him. When I try to take him out. When I want him to go in his crate. So he appears a little...Ditzy at times.
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He spends about 90% on his back, paws up in the "don't hurt me" position, lol
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Kiki is actually really good at learning tricks, but leash walking and not chasing cars is a work in progress...
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Trainability to me is not the same as smart I would say my goldens are highly trainable I would not say they are particularly smart the wolfhound is way smarter but not nearly as trainable much more difficult to train and not nearly as interested in pleasing anyone but herself


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Smart is relative. Mine is super easy to train and he picks up on the slightest things. My favorite is that he has associated with getting fed with his food bowl (duh) and he will bring it to me in the kitchen from the hallway when I'm cooking dinner and he smells food. Tricky little thing. But yeah he is very easy to train and remembers commands very well. A lot of it is conditioning though. But of course I think he is the smartest dog in the world ;-)
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