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  1. Terrified of humans?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone, I'm really new to this forum but I've found it quite helpful when I needed information. My Golden Retriever Lilo was born Oct 3rd 2016, she's a fluffy sweet girl. However, she's terrified of almost everyone. I was shocked when she wouldn't allow anyone in the house to get close to...
  2. Help training a rescue

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello, I am so glad I found this website! I can already tell it's going to be a big help. My husband and I are first time dog-owners. Yesterday, we adopted a rescue golden retriever, named Lightning. He is 3 years old and has so much energy. We are at least his 4th home. I can tell he's been...
  3. A newbie seeking advice - 14mo Golden almost unwalkable

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello Everyone, I am a newbie to this forum, but desperation had me searching the internet for some solutions and I stumbled across this haven for Golden Retriever information. I am glad I did! Sorry if this is long. The long and the short of my desperation is my 14 month old Golden, Smithy...
  4. Fear Period? Suddenly afraid of men and new places/situations

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Out of nowhere, my boy Pluto has become really afraid of men and new places/situations. He used to love EVERYONE and really loved exploring, so really this is all very sudden (and kind of frustrating :confused:). I noticed it when my roommate had a friend over about a week ago...
  5. Sharing Success: working with a reactive (fearful) dog

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I rarely write about reactive Summer, and mostly brag about her adorable trick repertoire.. But I finally felt inspired enough to share a bit about our journey, just in case any one else with a reactive dog happens to be searching this site for help! Normal puppyhood, happy dog... Nov-Dec...