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  1. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 4 month old puppy has recently started becoming extremely aggressive. Yesterday I was about to take her for a walk and she started to lunge at me and bite me until I bled. The episode lasted for around a minute of her growling, lunging, and biting my arms. I had cuts that bled in six...
  2. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and hoping I can get some advice. I have a 7 month old golden (my first dog ever) we adopter her when she was 4 months old. Her name is Peanut. Her last family said she was found out in the rain in a shopping center. Peanut is very loveable and sweet with us...
  3. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I am very worried, my 8 month old golden Jonny has started growling at people and other dogs. When we go on walks, he'll see a dog from afar and just sit there and growl at him, but when we actually get up to the dog, he runs around, tail wagging wanting to play. When my maintenance man came to...
  4. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I have no idea why, but about 6 weeks ago our female Golden retriever, Cider, began acting tense, and slightly aggressive to our youngest child, a 9 year old boy. She will curl her lips and sometimes give a slight growl when he tries to pet her, unless someone else is near being a "chaperone"...
  5. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I recently picked up a golden puppy at 4 weeks old. The owner did not want him so I reluctantly took him so young. He tends to want to bite and if I tell him no and flick his nose he growls and gets a tad aggressive. Is this normal behavior and how do I curb this? I had a golden for 13 years but...
  6. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Recently I have been sick, and have not been able to walk my dogs for two days. (My male dog, Diego, is aggressive towards other big dogs) I had someone walk them yesterday, and today I played fetch with them. I had brought Diego in our front yard and threw his ball a few times. He always has a...
  7. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I have two Goldens, brother and sister. Ginger, the female, extremely well behaved. Diego, the male, has a few problems. He used to pull, but I have trained him loose leash walking, except when he sees dogs on walks. There are some times when he shows aggression towards big dogs. I let him meet...
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    My golden's name is buddy. He is my buddy..lol I have seen some posts regarding goldens that foam a little at the mouth, mine does that around other dogs, such as shepards, when they are showing dominance. Also, the itchiness and the pinkish/pinkish black color is making me wonder if it is a...
  9. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our 9 month old golden has frequent frapping episodes, especially when we take him swimming. He sprints back and forth, but also lunges at us while growling and biting. It seems aggressive, but it's hard to tell whether it's play or not. We are having trouble controlling and stopping this...
  10. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi there, I am new to this website but had to sign up after an occurance this evening with our usually lovely, friendly and sweet 20month old male golden Iggy. A few months ago he had a sudden aggressive outburst. I went over to him when he was in his bed and he growled which he had never...
  11. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, Me and my girlfriend recently got a new golden retriever puppy. He was 6 weeks of age when we got him. He his now 9 weeks. After doing more research, we discovered that was early and not recommended, just so you are aware. He seems to be having behaviour issues; he will bite...
  12. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, Me and my girlfriend recently got a new golden retriever puppy. He was 6 weeks of age when we got him. After doing more research, we discovered that was early and not recommended, just so you are aware. He seems to be having behaviour issues; he will bite fairly hard, he just...
  13. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I rarely write about reactive Summer, and mostly brag about her adorable trick repertoire.. But I finally felt inspired enough to share a bit about our journey, just in case any one else with a reactive dog happens to be searching this site for help! Normal puppyhood, happy dog... Nov-Dec...
  14. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hiya My family has just got a golden retriever pup he's 12 weeks old and we have had him for 2 weeks We love to bits but we have now got to the stage where we are thinking of taking him back to the breeder unless we can stop him being aggressive!! He is fine with his food bowl and isn't...
  15. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    First time owner really worried about puppy behavior :confused:Hi I have a 15 wks old 28 lbs golden retriever; His name is ORI (was originally orion but we decided to shorten it). I bought him (10 wks) from a good rep (my research) pet shop with his pedigree (AKC), microship and health...
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