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  1. Health concern and opinions on neutering

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My family and I have been deciding on whether to neuter our 2 golden retrievers who are 1 year 3 months old. Does neutering help them to be less aggressive and would they stop thinking about 'those things' when they see a female dog? I did a little bit of research and found out that there are...
  2. Rabies - what age for first vaccination?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I was wondering what others here have chosen to do in my situation. I can have my pup vaccinated Monday at 17 weeks and two days old for rabies, or hold off until 6 months. My state doesn't have a requirement as to which is required. Two vets at my practice say always give rabies...
  3. Concret floors bad for playing

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I live in a finished basement without carpeting. They just painted the concrete floors and I have rugs everywhere. I read that puppies shouldnt run on hard surfaces for at least 2 years till their bones develop. I want to play with her down stairs, will this be a bad idea? I was thinking...
  4. Therapy Dog Risks

    Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs
    I am currently in the process of preparing for a golden retriever puppy and I could not be more excited! My goal is to train my puppy to be a therapy dog, I think it would be such a great experience for both of us. I have done lots of research, but I haven't found anything about my question. I...