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  1. Started to pee on mats

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, Our 5-month old male, who is for the most part well-behaved and has been house-trained for the last couple months, has just started a habit of peeing on the mats at both our front and back door AND the welcome mat outside. It isn't as if he does't know to go out, he's actually been...
  2. House and Crate Training

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I got our 12 week old golden on August 26th. This is our first puppy so everything is very new to us. We live in a condo on the third floor, so right off the bat we have a slight complication. I purchased a crate for her and she sleeps in it at night and I put her...
  3. Puppy Pads?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, I know this kind of question has been asked before, but it would be good to get your opinions on whether puppypads should be used or not. We pick our puppy up in 4 weeks (!!!) and he and his littermates have already been trained to use puppy pads, so my question is, should i...
  4. Housetraining - am I doing something wrong?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I've looked through threads about people have difficulty housetraining their pup. This is probably too soon to ask but I would like some suggestions as to how I can improve reading signals etc.! You'll probably laugh, but this is now only day 2 with Sunny! I understand it will take...
  5. Sodbox to house train puppy?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Im picking up my puppy in about 10 days.. Ive never had a puppy before and Ive been researching methods to house train and want more info on building a sod box.. The only thing I can find online are products to purchase but I think I can do it cheaper and better myself and the only...
  6. How long can you leave a pup before they get a urinary infection?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    As I have previously posted, if I got a puppy it would have to be left for 4 hours at a time. I work from 8:15-12:00, then have to go back for 1:00-4:05. I can come home at lunchtime or hire a dogwalker/petsitter. I can be off witht he pup for the first 2 weeks, but then I have to go back to...
  7. Should I use a crate or a playpen?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    If we got a puppy, once we went back to work it would be left alone for 3-4 hours at a time Would it be best to put it in a crate for this time, or a playpen with a crate in it? I want to train it to pee outside rather than inside on papers, but I don't know whether a crate is too confined for...
  8. My 3 year old Golden is peeing again in house HELP!!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I am at my whits end right now so I am here asking for help. My 3 year old Golden has started peeing in the house after being COMPLETELY housebroken for 3 years. I have had him since he was 8 wks old and he trained very well and easily. I LOVE this dog, would never dream of getting rid of...