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Old 12-24-2012, 12:01 AM
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Awesome news Michelle! I'm sure Koda will handle the new pack member fine with you to help her along

Golden Babies - I'm sure you 2 aren't that terrible atleast not 100% of the time. Hope your foster pup starts feeling more secure and becomes less timid soon, maybe when he's more at home a little devil will come out.

Well Guybrush is out of his cone of shame, and is so happy! His wounds are sealed and so are mine so we can go swimming at my parents house tomorrow. It is going to be a scorcher 40 degrees celcius which to you Americans is 104! So we have the traditional Aussie Christmas swimming in the pool, sitting in the airconditioning and more swimming! No ugly Christmas sweaters, instead we get to see budgie smugglers and bikinis.

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and all that.

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Oh Guybrush, 104 and swimming in bikinis and budgie smugglers (is that like a Speedo? LOL!) sounds divine! Its hoovering around 40 here and raining non-stop. We are sick of it. Happy to hear your pup is all healed up and ready for some big fun!

Bryley and I wish everyone a happy, happy Christmas!!!
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Merry Christmas Pammie & Bryley!

Budgie smuggler is the Aussie term for speedos, cause it looks like you are smuggling a budgie in them Aussie Slang is fun!
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Molly is a huge "puller" durring walks. Her trainer suggested using a gentle lead. I love it!! It makes walkes so easy and I am in control.
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Hello and Merry Christmas everyone! This is my first post on the forum, and I've spent the last few weeks going over this fantastic thread. Our GR, Abby, is a 7-month-old that we got from our local shelter. We love her, but she can be a real handful lately--constantly jumping up and counter-surfing. We're working with two trainers, and have tried knee-to-chest/cans full of pennies "booby-trap on the counter". Any other suggestions? Name:  ImageUploadedByPG Free1356641176.413971.jpg
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Abby2012 - welcome! Glad you could catch up!

For jumping (mostly on people) we fixed it by putting a leash on koda and when she would jump we would just give her a little tug and say no jump. Plus we had to have people that were willing to help us and just ignore her until she stayed down. It really does work! No more jumping - sometimes an occasional one but nothing what it used to be!!

Hope your trainers are able to give you some advice too!!

Counter surfing - we didn't deal with much - we just always push EVERYTHING back then she has no need to look for anything!

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Welcome Abby 2012.

To help with the jumping up we taught Guybrush the command up and the command down. So if he forgets himself and jumps up we just say down and he does back to all four paws. Up is his favourite command he will always do that one so he can lick our faces!

In other news Guybrush is being annoying, with zoomies and constately wanting to be in my lap, not fun in 100 degree weather! So we had 7 days with weather above 100 (the range was 102 to 108). Of course we can't walk Guybrush in that weather not only is the air to hot, the pavement would burn his paws. We have been swimming a few times but he is still bored and wants to run, we don't want him to get heat stroke so he has to stay indoors with us in the air conditioning. At least tomorrow the temp will only be 84, yay catching the tail end of a cyclone can't wait.

Hope everyone else had a good new years eve with out fireworks to scare your pups! Guybrush was very interested in the illegal fireworks that went off at the local park, but not scared luckily.

Have a great 2013!
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My golden retriever ended up eating his brand new bed we bought him for Xmas, when we leave for work we put Van Gogh in our guest bedroom, he has already eaten all the pillows, chewed a huge hole in the bed, then we flipped the mattress and he did it again...

I don't want to leave him in his cage for 6 hours when I'm at work so i resort to leaving him in his guest bed room. He's 8 months old, our trainer hasn't given me any advice on his disruptive behavior. Will bring it up this week; but I know others who are having issues with walking your golden let me give some advice.

Get a head halti / gentle lead -- and a spray bottle of water, when he / she pulls or misbehaves spray the bottle of water, if they pull shorten the lead. Tell him or her to sit and allow it to gather its composer and calm down, any negative behavior such as biting , etc gets the spray bottle keep all of your orders firm and reward good behaviors with treats.
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Molly is a huge "puller" durring walks. Her trainer suggested using a gentle lead. I love it!! It makes walkes so easy and I am in control.
Use a spray bottle if she starts to try to fight the lead. It gets eaiser and once you bring the lead out they know that it's business and they become calm for the walk.
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Hi everyone,
So I've been watching this forum closely as many of the issues here sound exactly like what I've been going through with my 11 mo old Kobe.
He's sweet, friendly and all, but lately has proven to be more challenging than I can handle. The main issue now is the humping. He's not neutered and probably won't be, and after speaking to several golden owners who say the neutering did not change the humping behavior too much, I'm not convinced that's the best thing to do.
Yesterday on our walk he decided on the way back home to hump on my leg the entire time. He's 85 pounds and hard to handle when he's humping on my leg, I didn't know what to do, just looked like an idiot pushing him away. I was so frustrated I couldn't help but to start sobbing like a child.
Any hints on ideas on how to handle this? I'm beyond frustrated and am signing up for classes starting at the end of the month, but meanwhile I need help.... Please and thanks!


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