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Am I Crazy? Thinking of adopting an untrained 9 month old

Hi Everyone,

E and I want to add to our family so we have been looking for another dog. We have been to a few shelters and met some pups at foster homes but no one has clicked. So I sent an email to one of the golden breeders near me as I know they might have a new litter early this year. Got an email straight back about a 9 month old female. The email said she had no training and the owners had no time for her as the had to care for an sick elderly relative.

I'm a little scared of the no training (though we do go to obedience every sunday with Guybrush and soon hope to start agility), but I think she would be the perfect age to go with Guybrush, the breeder is arranging a meet and greet for us hopefully they get along and we fall in love with her. Of course that would mean I have to go through the teenage phase again.

Just had to share the good news with everyone
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Thats wonderful news!! you never know ..she may be a breeze to train!! post a pic when you can what breeders is she from?

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Sounds exciting! If you know the breeder, can be assured the pup is healthy and have the extra time - go for it! Goldens are so smart and trainable. You already know the process of training and you have a built-in playmate to tire her out - you might be the perfect home.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you and the pup.
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I spoke with the owner today the poor lady has so much going on, he father sounds very unwell and she sounds very overwhelmed!

We are going to meet the goldie on tuesday, to see how our boy gets on with her. Hopefully we can take her and help out the owner.

I'm going to see her papers on when we go see her, as we are in western australia (quite the isolated area) all the breeders are quite close and friendly so I trusted all their recommendations.

Wish us luck!
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Best of luck to ya, sounds like a great opportunity.

Hope the meet goes well, looking forward to an update.
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Best of luck to you. You might get lucky. If anything a little work and you will have a great dog. I too just rescued a 8 mo old golden with no training, has not been all bad but has been work. Highly recommend asking what, if any, kind of training/punishment/rewarding they have done for the dog. Just so you know what they have tried or done in case an issue pops up or if its clear what they were doing wasn't working. Mine came to me with humping and submissive urinating issues. We have made progress with that now its been jumping and mouthiness. We didn't know if the owners discouraged anything or overly did (which I think was the case because of his urinating).
I will say Lilly, my other golden, loves the new dog. They play together really good and have no issues with them. Only issue has been with my Jack Russell but thats because my JRT is a bully. I am sure you will have a good meet and greet, let us know how it goes!

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I can't wait to hear what you think... Please post photos if you decide to give her a try... this could be a wonderful thing for all of you


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I think it's wonderful you're thinking of adopting her.
Hopefully your boy and she are fixed.

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good luck!
im sure it will work out!
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I hope the dogs love each other. I wouldn't hesitate to take on a 9 month old, a little attention goes a long way and I bet she will learn fast.

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