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  1. Crate size for puppy?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Now we all know that golden retriever grow fast.... Considering this, what size crate should I get in the beginning. I'll be getting my 8 week golden retriever soon and I've heard that the crate should only be big enough for them to get up and turn around. Considering this, won't I b changing...
  2. Kennel Recommendations in Boston Area

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello, We will be moving from New Hampshire to Boston and are looking for a recommendation for somewhere to board our dog. We have been spoiled by the great place we bring her here. Lots of outdoor space for them to run around and a lot of personal attention. Places that I see in Boston seem...
  3. A couple newbie questions - feeding, energy-related

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Our puppy Reggie is almost 4 months old and overall he is a GREAT puppy. We have two young children and he learned very early to be gentle with them. Training is going very well and I work with him daily. The only issue I'm seeing is that he can't relax outside of his crate. I work from home...
  4. Travelling with Westjet! Need advice on travelling,would even love non-Westjet advice

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi! I have a 6month ago golden retriever, and I am just wondering what are some of your experiences are with flying Westjet. She is currently 24" while standing straight up, to the top of her head. Have they accepted a full grown golden retriever in baggage rather than cargo? What size kennel...
  5. Maximum crate time for day if spread out

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello all, My puppy is now 9.5 months old and he is one big, friendly ball of fur! I work and go to school, so I am in and out of the house each day. I never try to leave my dog alone in his kennel for more than about 6 hours. However, I'm wondering what you all would suggest for a maximum...
  6. 13 Year old golden can't walk after kennel stay

    Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hi! My 13 yr old golden girl had to be moved from her kennel to the vet due to her not being able to support herself on her hind legs. She was at the kennel for 5 days, and she has had slight issues over the past year with "getting going" after she has been laying down for a while. She had...
  7. Boarding

    Golden Retriever Events
    I wanted to get everyone's opinions on boarding there dogs whenever on vacation. My trainer that I'm recently going to for Diego does boarding, and I really like how dogs sleep indoors, get two walks a day, and are provided with plenty of exercise. She's very personal, and I like her a lot...
  8. Owner Anxiety & Kennel Size - advice please!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi All...I have a 9.5 year old, McKenzie. He is serioulsy, THEE best dog ever. Since he's on the older side, I thought it be a great time to get him a brother, and so we brought home Monroe - (11weeks) home one week ago. Monroe is a great puppy. He sleeps through the night, only...
  9. Flying with my golden from NY TO SAN FRANCISCO!! help!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I need help! I'm flying my golden retriever with me to San Francisco, CA in September. I need information with anything possible. I never did this before and I'm scared of how everything will go. I want my dog safe and sound. Did anyone fly with their dogs before? I've went on google to search...
  10. Stormynights or Arcane? (TORONTO)

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I've decided to get a golden retriever this winter, but I don't know which kennel should I go to. Could any of you give me some insight on the pros and cons of each kennel, their quality, reputation, etc.? And perhaps a summary as to which kennel is better? Thank you...
  11. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle"

    Chit Chat
    Anyone reading the novel... "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski? Im about 150 pages in and really enjoying it. Fast read.... http://www.amazon.com/Story-Edgar-Sawtelle-Novel-Oprah/dp/0061768065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245163775&sr=8-1#reader
  12. Vari Kennel??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So I am getting ready for my GR puppy to come home next weekend (he will be 8 wks old then). The breeder recommended Vari Kennel (made by PetMate). My question is how does Vari Kennel compare to a regular Walmart plastic kennel?? Pls comment. Price difference is almost x2 for the Vari Kennel...
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