We are a family of 6 that has welcomed our beautiful golden girl, Heidi to our family a couple of weeks ago.
Prior to choosing a golden we did our research on the breed and tempermant. I read posts on here for HOURS and thank everyone for impacting our decision for a golden family member
She is an amazing and absolutely wonderful girl. She is already trained to the bells to ask outside, I have her trained for sit (both verbal and hand signal), she is working on her stay command. She is doing very well on her basic training for being 11 weeks old. I plan on enrolling her in puppy classes once her third set of vaccines are completed.
The only issue that I am having real troubles with (beyond the "normal" and expected puppy shinanigans)is her CONSTANT biting and mouthing of my 12 year old and 6 year old. She is NON STOP with them, redirecting with a toy does not stop her , kids trying the high pitch yelp and walk away (this more often causes her into a "hotter pursuit" of them), And also the "stand as still as a tree, cause trees are boring"theory, well apparently they make for a lot more fun to chew as far as Heidi is concerned
she does not try to bite and mouth me and if she does, a simple verbal correction and she stops. Unfortunately my verbal correction is temporary when it comes to her favorite chew toys .... The kids :/
Please, anyone have any suggestions? I have no problem bringing in a professional trainer if I need to, but I thought I would try this route first seeing all of you seem so knowledgable.
Sorry for long post and I look forward and hope for some guidance from all of you. Thank you in advance