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  1. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello! I'm new to the forum and a new Golden Retriever owner, so I have some questions regarding my puppy's behavior and whether or not anyone else has experienced this. He's almost 4 months old now, and he definitely has normal puppy play biting behavior, but sometimes he gets a little over...
  2. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I’ve got a 4 month old golden retriever who I’ve been taking to the dog park to socialize with other dogs. He is good with big dogs generally, but when small dogs get up in his face he gets aggressive and starts biting. Today a small Frenchie was riling him up and biting and my pup calm for the...
  3. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, we have a golden who is 10 weeks old now. A few more issues that have come forth and I have trouble wrapping my head around it. 1. He growls at me when I say no, and seems to protest everytime I scold him. It seems like the no word has no value to him. 2. He does not do this to my...
  4. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, we got our 10 week old girl on the 6th June so she has been with us nearly 2 weeks now, I love her to pieces and she has a wonderful temperament, the fact my husband trained her to sit within two days was a testament on how clever golden retrievers are! My only worry/concern is that she...
  5. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, We have a beautiful and healthy 11 week old male golden, Benny. He is extremely smart and is overall doing so well with crate and potty training and has mastered 'sit' and 'stay.' We know he is teething, but he seems to be biting and showing more aggressive behavior towards myself and 10...
  6. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, All - I really appreciate all of the info I've received on this forum over the last month and a half since we've had our puppy, Max. I've used it extensively to research food choices, socialization, and our puppy's diarrhea (which is thankfully over!). Max is 14 weeks old and we picked him...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I am looking for some guidance on how much time my puppy should be spending in his crate vs. play time vs. quiet time out of his crate. Our pup is almost four months old and is house broken/crate trained. He is doing great with training, learning basic commands and etiquette, and has not...
  8. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I have a quick question about some behavioral issues with my 10-week old puppy, Maya. I am concerned that she is beginning to demonstrate some aggressive behavior towards my husband and myself. Over the past week or so, she has begun biting our legs, pants, hands, and clothes. While...
  9. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Greetings everyone! I am brand new to posting on this forum (first post here), although I have been following for about a year now. This has been such an amazing community in terms of finding answers to my questions, details on finding a reputable and ethical breeder, questions to ask before...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    can anyone recommend boots? are there any other methods to get him to stop biting at his paws?
  11. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi I have my first golden named Ace and he is 13 weeks old and a huuuuge mouther. He actually tries to play tug with our body parts the growls and all. Any suggestions to really stop mouthing? He starts puppy preschool next week for anyone who suggests training.
  12. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I guess I should change my user name to twins&golden(s) now! We have a very, sweet, submissive older golden, Izzy (10 years old) and we decided to add another golden to our family so she could hopefully pass along all her wonderful traits to the puppy. It's not even close to what we...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone! My boy, Koa, just turned 9 months old and a problem has started that I cant seem to stop... I taught him bite inhibition from an early age, but recently he is biting hands or arms and will grab onto a person's clothes or nip at legs. Triggers: When its morning, he will...
  16. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi Everyone, First off, I would like to apologize, I am not experienced with forums or sites like this. My name is Will and my Golden is named Tucker. I got Tucker for my birthday and love him very much and work everyday with him. Over the past few months I have noticed a biting and...
  17. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi guys, I wanted to hear your opinion on how best to handle the following issue. Our puppy is a female almost 7 months old. She is wonderfully obedient inside the home and performs some tricks too. She eats her food only after we give her the go sign. She does sit, stay, down, kiss and is in...
  18. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Fitz is being a holy terror. So Fitz is 4 months old and has been teething for the past week and a half, losing his baby teeth. He had been mouthing a bit before that and were able to work on bite inhibition, it seemed to be working. But this week things have gone from ow to OUCH! He does...
  19. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I need help/advice/guidance/words of encouragement, I will take anything!! I got my first puppy almost two weeks ago (she is a day short of being 10 weeks). I went thru a breeder and one main concern was crate training. I live in an open loft in an apartment complex and things echo in these...
  20. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Has anyone used the vinegar and water spritz to get the puppy to stop biting. Bella (12 weeks) will play with her toys and then all of a sudden start biting my legs, my chair, my senior Golden. We keep Bella on a long leash as our house is too big to run around. Or I will block a portion off...
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