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  1. Lead Chomping!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, My partner and I are having some trouble with our goldie, Maisie. She's 5 months old, so we expect a little bit of acting up from her, but we aren't really sure how to manage this one effectively? So basically every now and then about halfway through the walk, Maisie will grab hold...
  2. Puppy Showing Rough Play

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have a 13-week old golden retriever puppy who's usually very sweet and friendly with other dogs. We've started taking him to a daycare 1 day a week that has a separate puppy area - the puppies stay upfront in the lobby with the secretaries, and typically there are 1-4 puppies at a time...
  3. Alternatives to alpha roll?

    Golden Retriever Training
    My 4 month old puppy has been having episodes where she lunges, growls,and bites me in the arms and face. She seems like she is really trying to hurt me, and will not stop when she is in one of these moods. This happens particularly when I don't let her have something. For example, I made her...
  4. HELP! Separation anxiety?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    A little background... Our puppy, Rylee, is 16 months old. When we got her at the beginning of last summer, I stayed home with her for about 2 months (I'm a teacher). During this time, we crate trained her. She is 100% crate trained. Doesn't whine, try to get out, etc. Sometimes, she will...
  5. Rusty attacking his leg, growling and snarling

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I don't know how much of this is a physical condition and how much is pure behavioral problems. We got Rusty from a Rescue last October. He is 3 yrs old and he attacks his hind leg and foot, growling and snarling. The vet said it was a seizure and put him on phenobarbitol. He wasn't having...
  6. Charlie stops walking...

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    My 2 y/o golden retriever, Charlie, has a habit of stopping on walks and sitting there until you go in the direction he wants you to. Often this is towards home, but sometimes its towards the dog park in my neighborhood. Some background: Charlie does not display this behavior during winter...
  7. Training mistakes

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Hoping for a little advice. We rescued my boy Frankie from a puppymill in Mo. He was extremely malnourished and ill when I brought him home. At 12 weeks he weighed 8.1 pounds, had parasites, and a severe URI. That was 7 weeks ago. He now weighs 24 pounds, been treated with 2 rounds of...
  8. Behavior Problem - help/advice needed

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read this post... it might be a little long, but we are really in need of some serious advice, so please offer anything constructive. Lucky is just coming up 6 months old now and he is starting to become increasingly difficult to manage. He seems to...
  9. New Puppy Advice Needed

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on the Forum but I'm a longtime reader. I just brought my Golden pup, Ellie, home about 10 days ago. She is really something! So full of personality and can be such a love. There have been some moments that have been overwhelmingly frustrating though. She'll...
  10. Lagging and a Lack of Energy?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    My Golden is only about 18 months old right now, but she acts like she's a senior! I'm completely okay with that--she's been like that ever since she hit about a year and a couple months and is basically a couch potato unless we're playing ball or hiking. I used to have to work at her not...
  11. Jumping up/dominating in Agility training classes

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has done any agility with their retriever and whether anyone has any experience of, or advice on young stubborn males and jumping up. I do weekly beginner agility training with my 3 year old male retriever. Sometimes he is great, picks it up immediately and...
  12. 10 month old Golden Retriever biting issue

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi. I'm new to the forum. We got our Golden Retriever when he was eight weeks old. He is now about ten months old. He is usually very sweet. He loves our whole family and he loves giving kisses and he is very sweet with other dogs and people. The whole issue with him is that everyday around dusk...
  13. Chewing for a 14 month old - Regression?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Rio just turned 14 months. He's been great (aside from jumping) and hasn't been chewing anything over the past few months. A few weeks ago he started chewing up my shoes again (he did this when he was younger) and over the past week he's chewed one of our chairs and a rug. Is he regressing...
  14. Laika's first vet visit

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So Laika had her first vet visit yesterday and did very well! Although at the end of it as we had to wake her from her nap, she was extremely grouchy. It was better later on and we gave her the heartworm medication and revolution before bedtime.. And we had never really heard her cry so much...
  15. Ignoring commands and disobeying at times

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I have a 2 year old golden named Rio (Not Neutered) - I've had him since he was about 3 months old. I've trained him myself, he's always been obedient, and has never had any behavioral issues before. Recently he's started to disobey me, doesn't come on command, doesn't listen to commands, just...
  16. Resource on why dominance theory is flawed

    Golden Retriever Training
    Just thought I'd post this for anyone interested: What's wrong with dominance theory for training - RespectYourDog.Com
  17. To breed or not to breed

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So I have a male English golden retriever & my sister has a female goldendoodle. She wants to breed them but I'm unsure if I should breed Gus or not. Does the personality of the stud change after breeding? Now Gus is 6months & Tomorrow he has an appointment for a neuter, I scheduled it because...
  18. Snappy Puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have a female puppy that is almost 8 months old. She is usually a sweet and loving pup, until she gets in trouble. A firm "no" or "down" will make her snap and sometimes even growl in response. I try to keep my voice and body language calm and relaxed and give easy commands like sit to...
  19. Brutus is chewing long fur off his rear

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone, my name is Courtney and I just joined this forum. I have a 2.5 year old golden male named Brutus Maximus. To explain his chewing/fur eating issue, I'll start with some background information in hopes someone on this forum has had a similar problem or may have some advice. I...
  20. Behavior - Puppy Aggression?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My sweet golden puppy is just 12 weeks old... When she is being "scolded" (ie. "No No" in a stern voice) she starts nipping, growling and showing her teeth. Is this true aggression? Should I be worried and how do I stop this? Thanks so much in advance!
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