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  1. 9 week old refuses to go outside in hot weather

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Greetings. This is my first, and almost certainly NOT last, post here. We've got a wonderful 9 week old that's been home with us for a week and I feel like we're already struggling with some behavior issues--in the sense that the humans here aren't sure how to handle them. Going outside has...
  2. What's a normal Golden's temperature?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Just got a thermal dog thermometer. You point it in the ear, upper gum, or belly area to measure. Seems to work since the left ear (with a bit of yeast infection) runs hotter (102.5) than the right (101.5). Belly was about 101. Do goldens run hot in general? I can imagine my pup's temperature...
  3. Excessive panting normal in goldens?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 1 yr old has always had the issue of panting hard after playing or being in the heat. I'm noticing it more now and wondering if/when it's a concern. Is this normal in goldens? The temperature could be in the 60s and playing fetch will cause it (only for a short while). The panting is hard...
  4. Taking dogs on errands etc. during the summer

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Is there any safe way to travel or run errands with a dog? I wouldn't mind leaving the car running with my big boy on guard, but police dogs keep dying in air conditioned vehicles, even with those safety features that roll down the windows while sounding an alarm. Today, I left the big dogs...