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  1. 8 month old male puppy is dominant towards smaller dogs

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Please help! I have a 8-month-old male golden retriever and whenever we go to the beach, or an off-leash area, and he comes across a smaller dog/puppy he starts to paw or jump on them. He's not aggressive at all and just wants to play, but I'm worried that he's being too pushy and showing his...
  2. Dog Aggression 4 Month Golden Puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 4 moth golden puppy recently has been aggressive towards other dogs. He will snip at other dogs if they are going after something he has and will play too rough with dogs, rarely playing the submissive role. I'm confused because I've been taking him to the park socializing him since he was...
  3. My 10-week-old Golden boy is humping my arm!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone: I am a new Golden owner, and I was hoping to get your take on this. I lost my sweet Lab a few months ago, and have had our new puppy for nearly 2 weeks. He is a love and a joy, is crate-trained, and has a wonderful personality. I know that dogs sometimes mount things and animals...
  4. 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...
  5. Agility Training - dominance/stubbornness help

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    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...
  6. Problem behaviour

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I am in desperate need of advice! This is the first time I've posted but I have enjoyed reading and learning from other posts. My golden puppy, Clifford is 8 months old. He is a beautiful boy and we love him to bits. He had a rough start to life and spend his first weeks with us in...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. New member/3 year old owner

    Member Introductions
    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...
  10. Is spayed puppy humping for dominance?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 10 mo old female humped my leg today. It was while a friend and I were play fighting. Instead of protecting me, she tried to jump on me and even got hold of my leg then started thrusting! She never humps ! Is this an act of dominance? The only other time she grabbed my leg like that was when...
  11. Puppy dominance or play?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey all, I just posted a different thread but had another question as well. Koda is 14 weeks now and so playful and fun. One thing she does is when she has a toy in her mouth and we try to play tug of war she will sometimes jump up and grab our arm and prevent us from tugging on it. My husband...
  12. Sudden "Attacks"! Help!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I'm really hoping someone can give me advice, I need it! Last Saturday my husband and I adopted a 7-month old Golden boy named Macho. The original owner couldn't keep him because he didn't have the time/energy/will to work with him. He had a young daughter and honestly, I think Macho became too...
  13. Dominance war...

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    There's a dominance war going on between Mia and our cat Willow since a week after Mia came home on Nov. 9th They both try to be the dominant one, but don't "speak the same language" so this is an ongoing thing and is getting a little tiring... Mia is trying to be dominating by humping Willow...
  14. Puppy Question - Domanince, Aggression or Playing?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! My puppy is almost 9 weeks old, we also have a 3 year old Queensland Heeler, Rachel. Rachel is a midget, only 28-30 lbs and Zoey at her vet check last week was 13 lbs. Rachel tries to dominant all other dogs, including my friend's pit bull and 120 lb Rottweiler - who is too tall for her...
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