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  1. New puppy (4m)... doesn't want to drink or eat

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello, I just got a 4m old puppy that my brother in law was breeding out of the country (Venezuela), and brought her to Miami yesterday night. It's been almost 24hrs, and Honey doesn't want to drink and is barely interested in food (treats, none of the dry food in a bowl)... She is spending most...
  2. X-Pen sizes or Gated Kitchen?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello All, We are picking up our puppy on saturday. She will be 8weeks. Quick background: We bring her home saturday afternoon and will be with her all day sunday. my wife took off monday and tuesday, i took off wed and thursday to be around to acclaimate her. Starting friday will be the...
  3. My good boy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My daughter was sick last night and I slept in her room, where the dogs also sleep. About 5:30 this morning Tucker sounded upset and fussy, so I opened the crate and said "outside." He went straight to the back door and straight out when I opened it. He really needed to go! When he came back in...
  4. Should I use a crate or a playpen?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    If we got a puppy, once we went back to work it would be left alone for 3-4 hours at a time Would it be best to put it in a crate for this time, or a playpen with a crate in it? I want to train it to pee outside rather than inside on papers, but I don't know whether a crate is too confined for...
  5. Am I even doing this right?!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My husband and I just got our first Golden about 3 weeks ago. Her name is Molly and I've been trying to crate train her since night 1. Every night I give her a fresh towel to put on the bottom of the crate, and I also have a divider in the crate so it's a fairly confined space. Thankfully, she...
  6. I am officially 10 weeks and I hate my Crate!

    Golden Retriever Training
    I am not sure what my owners are doing, but they keep wanting me to go in this box. I was really ok with it at first, except for the first couple of nights I was away from my mom and my brothers and sisters. It was fine. It looked like the pet store gave them the wrong one since they had to zip...