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  1. 3 years old being difficult for morning walks

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello everyone, My 3 years old Golden used to love his M-W-F walks with the trainer. Recently the trainer comes to take him he growls at my house staff and refuses to go. He has recently picked up quite a bit of weight, could it be that he has become lazy? Any suggestions or comments? Many...
  2. How much exercise is too much exercise?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I am currently researching how to best bring up a puppy, hoping to get a puppy by late feb/early march and I have heard a lot of people saying a tired puppy is a good puppy and to tire them out so that they can rest through the night. I have also read that a puppy in the development stage...
  3. 3 Pillars of Health and Longevity for Pets

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Excellent webinar with Dr Karen Becker outline her guidelines to the 3 pillars of health, longevity for pets. These 3 Pillars Hold Your Pet's Life and Longevity in Highest Esteem
  4. Lilo is scared to go outside

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Lilo is sort of a shy dog. He took a few days to get used to the apartment, more than I expected to really, but now he roams the place like he belongs. Problem is, I live in a small apartment. Lilo is 3 months old and has A LOT of energy, and as much as I try to play fetch in my small living...
  5. 6 month old at dog park, too much exercise?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi! I have a 6 month golden male. We have been going to the dog park basically every day since he was fully vaccinated (4.5 months). We go for about an hour. Usually he wrestles around with the young dogs that feel like playing with him. Or he chases other dogs. This past week he really got the...
  6. Senior exercise needs

    Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hi, I have an 8 year male golden retriever called T.J. He eats a normal senior diet to the required amount for his ideal weight (32 kg), he is prone to being overweight but I think that that is probably just because he doesn't get enough exercise. He has mild arthritis and has ruptured his...
  7. Is it possible that too much exercise = manic episode?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Is it possible for too much exercise to make a puppy hyperactive instead of more tired and calm? My puppy will be 11 weeks old tomorrow. Yesterday being the weekend we spent the whole day outside working on our deck and yard and kept him out there with us. He seemed to love it, digging in the...
  8. Jogging With My Golden

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Have a two year old golden retriever who I would like to start taking he on jogs with me. Have done some shorter runs with her 1-2 miles. Want to go a bit longer, but I don't want to push her beyond what is safe for her breed. Of course I run at her pace, when the weather conditions are a bit...
  9. Exercise

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum! My retriever is coming up to a year now (22nd), and I was wondering if anyone can help me with a few queries. Currently, he has two half hour walks a day and I was wondering : 1) Is he getting enough exercise? 2) I appreciate that their joints could be...
  10. Baby's first winter - excercise ideas when it rains

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Winter is coming soon! It's not too cold in northern Cali (occasional 35 degrees) but the rain.... What do you do to exercise your dog when i'ts raining out? Just trying to avoid soaking wet dog and muddy paws all over the house/car! Also, do you think a raincoat is helpful?
  11. Can a 2 Year Old Golden Be This Out of Shape?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi all. This is my first post in this forum. I just adopted a 2 year old Golden. I am his third owner! He came most recently from a family that found that he required too much effort for them. I got him home and discovered that I do not have any problem with his behavior. In fact I'm glad to get...