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Eric, yes it is a manual given to me by Connie. The technique is called Drop and Rollover. I'll attach a pic of manual.
Hmm, must be new or maybe given to new owners. Connie knows me and knows I can handle and train even the more stubborn pups. Maybe she felt I didn't need it? My first golden with her back in 2005 and this one I have now I never seen that from her.

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Hmm, must be new or maybe given to new owners. Connie knows me and knows I can handle and train even the more stubborn pups. Maybe she felt I didn't need it? My first golden with her back in 2005 and this one I have now I never seen that from her.
I am rethinking using this technique bc I certainly don't want to create aggression. I reached out to my cobreeder and explained what was going on and this technique. I will plan to stick with correcting and redirecting which is what we have been doing as well and stop doing this technique in the manual. We put her in crate too when she gets out of control. Thanks.

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Coco updates. Still struggling with the biting. We are correcting and redirecting with not much improvement. I think it is just a matter of time before this stops. I give her a bone often to help ease her teething which seems to help and she then isn't biting so much. I discovered No Hide bones from our health food pet store which she loves. The potty accidents are happening less often. Coco does not like to walk away from the house but will walk fine back home. So we end up carrying her for the first part of the walk. This concerns me bc I don't want to reinforce this behavior but I am not sure what else to do to give her exercise as we don't have a fenced yard. Any ideas on this would be great on how to get her to go for walks. She has about doubled her weight in the 4 weeks that we have had her. She's quite the stinker but is a real love bug too.

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Coco is adorable. It really does get better with time. Our Teddy was the worst biter for his first month or so. My last 3 dogs have been Rottweilers, this is my first Golden Retriever and I will say with no hesitation that Teddy took a lot of work and patience in his first two months with us. My rotties were way easier to handle as puppies. He’s 5 1/2 months old now and he knows he’s not supposed to bite and verbal correction is enough. The worst part is our female rottie is the most passive thing in the planet and she wouldn’t help us out in correcting his behavior like you’d expect her too, we had to do it all. Had to teach him that both food bowls were not his, that he can’t bite his big sister, that he can’t just take her toys from her while they are in her mouth! His nickname is terrible ted, but he really is so sweet and loving, he’s just naughty as heck. Hang in there, it will get better. Just gotta stay the course with correction and redirection.

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Coco is adorable. It really does get better with time. Our Teddy was the worst biter for his first month or so. My last 3 dogs have been Rottweilers, this is my first Golden Retriever and I will say with no hesitation that Teddy took a lot of work and patience in his first two months with us. My rotties were way easier to handle as puppies. He’s 5 1/2 months old now and he knows he’s not supposed to bite and verbal correction is enough. The worst part is our female rottie is the most passive thing in the planet and she wouldn’t help us out in correcting his behavior like you’d expect her too, we had to do it all. Had to teach him that both food bowls were not his, that he can’t bite his big sister, that he can’t just take her toys from her while they are in her mouth! His nickname is terrible ted, but he really is so sweet and loving, he’s just naughty as heck. Hang in there, it will get better. Just gotta stay the course with correction and redirection.

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Thanks! Your pup is adorable. I do keep reminding myself that the biting will pass. It just is so frustrating that you can't walk into a room without getting attacked. And When I play with her, she bites me. And I don't want to wish her puppyhood away bc I know I will miss her being a puppy as the time just flies by. I have also looked for challenging games to play with her. I'm trying to teach her hide and seek. Any ideas for games to play? Thanks for the words of encouragement.

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