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  1. Housebreaking Heartbreak

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello. My puppy, Woody, was born 11/4/18. He is almost 12 weeks and already 22 lbs! I am having a bad day today, though. He has been so good in the crate during the day and, especially, at night. He has peed in the crate a couple times because I didn't realize that his yelping was 'really...
  2. Crating at night

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hey guys! I wanted to pose a question to all of you dog/puppy parents out there: at what age did you stop crating your puppy at night? Milo is about 4 and a half months old. With the weather being so hot, he was very uncomfortable in his crate so he would take to sleeping in the living room...
  3. Crate Divider?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello there! I get my new pup November 4th and I'm just making sure i'm totally prepared. I plan to crate train him especially in the beginning (I know there can be a bit of controversy here...). I plan to buy a big crate for him to grow in to, but i've read that you should put a divider up, and...
  4. Soaked blankets in crate, but it doesn't smell like pee

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    When I came home today from running some errands (I was gone for maybe less than 2 hours) I let Luther ( 8 months old) out of his crate and his paws, face and areas of his blankets were soaking wet.... but it didn't smell like pee and there were no pee stains on his blankets. This has happened...
  5. 2 Weeks and Question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello All! It's been a long 2 weeks since I have rescued my now 5 month old pup. She's been a pain and a delight all in one. I've never owned a retriever breed and have learned of the gremlin personality once she touches water. Lots of fun. :) I work from home and have spent most of my time...
  6. Cooper, the 8 week fluffball, has his parents freaking out (& not just bc he is cute)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Cooper, the 8 week fluffball, has his parents freaking out (& not just bc he is cute) Hi! We just brought our little Cooper home this past Saturday! He is so calm and sweet - we are totally in love!! My husband and I are taking turns working from home for this first week to help Cooper get...
  7. Help Needed with 8 week old puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, I need some advice/help. I have an eight, almost 9 week golden. We went through a breeder and the breeder actually started crate training early for us. She stuck Nala (our pup) in a crate at night with some of her siblings then after a few nights she had her in there alone. When we...
  8. Crate questions

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi -- I'll be bringing home an 8-week old English Cream Golden in early August, and I'm trying to figure out how to manage the crate situation. The breeder recommends using a 42-inch crate and using a divider to make it the right size as she grows. Also, I live in a two story house, and am...
  9. When is it okay to crate?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, Diesel is just over four months. I love him to bits, but he's a handful - as is any pup. I have a question regarding crating - my partner works frequently, so I'm often alone in the home with our pup. When I'm out of the home, Diesel is crated (for a max of 3-3.5hrs), and he is...
  10. Crate Training- Naps & before bedtime

    Golden Retriever Training
    Crate Training-Naps and Before Bedtime We recently brought our Kaya home, he is now 10 weeks. We also have a 9 year old golden. We have been crate training Kaya night & putting him in his pen if we are gone for the whole day. He likes to nap by his big brother & also by the back door. He...
  11. Natural bones stuff with frozen chicken and rice too harsh on baby teeth?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi I have a new puppy 13 weeks, male. I had a good laugh at the "land shark" posts as I was comforted to know that my supposedly gentle golden was mouth munching my arms and legs, shoes, jacket, jeans, blankets on my bed. For crate training chew toy I stuffed a natural bone with chicken and rice...
  12. House and Crate Training

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I got our 12 week old golden on August 26th. This is our first puppy so everything is very new to us. We live in a condo on the third floor, so right off the bat we have a slight complication. I purchased a crate for her and she sleeps in it at night and I put her...
  13. Crate training tips - please!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I will be bringing my boy home on Saturday. (I'M SO EXCITED!) I'm wondering if you can help me with some crate training tips? Should I keep his crate in my bedroom so he isn't on a separate level over night? Should I use a divider so he doesn't have access to the whole crate? (we have...
  14. Night time and toilet??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So my family are thinking about getting a golden retriever puppy so I'm gathering as much information as I can and would appreciate as much help as I could get. I have been looking up crate training so we can teach our puppy to go outside to potty and not do it inside. However I know that...
  15. Crate & bed??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, Our family is thinking about getting a golden retriever puppy soon and so I am doing as much research as possible. I had been looking up crate training and feel that that may be the best option to try and train our puppy to go outside for the toilet so there are no accidents. Due to...
  16. Housebreaking 4.5 month old Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi there! I picked up my Golden girl four days ago at the age of 4-and-a-half-months. I am so impressed with her leash manners as well as her temperament. She is so docile and sweet and quiet, I've never met a puppy like her. Whenever I take her out and kids want to pet her, she sits very...
  17. Housetraining - am I doing something wrong?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I've looked through threads about people have difficulty housetraining their pup. This is probably too soon to ask but I would like some suggestions as to how I can improve reading signals etc.! You'll probably laugh, but this is now only day 2 with Sunny! I understand it will take...
  18. So many puppy questions!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Before we brought our boy home I reviewed threads on this forum, read books and other information online, and spoke to current dog owners about their experiences. I felt like my husband and I were completely prepared. Then, on Saturday, we picked our boy up and everything I thought I knew was...
  19. Crate Training Woes (who doesn't have them!)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Okay, we have had Gus for a week and a half now. He's started to do great with potty training (we have a bell he rings to go out, but sometimes he thinks the bell should be rung when he wants to go play with sticks :doh:), and he's KINDA learning commands like "drop it", "no", and "down"…he's...
  20. New Family Member-Jackson, MS

    Member Introductions
    Hello all! My husband and I have been keeping up with the forum and reading lots of posts for about 6 months now. We made the decision to get a golden based off of friends' great experiences with them and posts here! I have all summer off (the bonus to teaching) so we decided now would be a...
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