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  1. Catch-22: leash versus freedom

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I just got an 11 week old Golden that is driving me nuts. If I let Max out in our yard (no fence, so I need to be there) then he eats mulch, chews grass, digs holes, runs from me and does not stop ever to do his business. I bring him in and then take him back out a few later to try again...
  2. 8 month training

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hey y’all! This is my first post and I’ve been reading all over the place. Great advice everywhere and appreciative of those who take their time to help us first-timers. Pio is my first Golden and I got him 3 days ago from an elderly lady who didn’t realize how much attention Golden’s...
  3. Smart puppy and scared of other dogs

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I'm trying to get my puppy comfortable walking around in the neighborhood but he's just not getting it! Everytime we walk past a house with a dog barking at us, he FREAKS out. I'm gently pulling him and I don't want to do that since he's only 11 weeks old!!! We've been practicing and...
  4. How long until hyperness dies down?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there. Cooper, my golden mix, is three months old this week. Whenever we try to take him on walks he tries to play tug of war with his leash and he likes to bite at our legs. Even after a long strenuous walk, within 30 seconds of being home he will go after us and try to bite us. When...
  5. Walks

    Golden Retriever Training
    On our walks, Dexter and I have been working on him walking next to me on the leash. He walks next to me with a little slack on the leash and when he darts forward I stop, and then I get him to stand beside me and I tell him that he's a good boy and then we walk. He's getting a lot better, I can...
  6. Pain in the leash

    Golden Retriever Training
    My 11 week old pup Kahuna HATES the leash! I have never met a dog that hates the leash so much! I introduced it by distracting him with a piece of boiled chicken while I caressed him with the leash so he could learn to associate it with relaxation... Exactly what I did to introduce the collar...
  7. Harness? Gentle Leader? Help!

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hey all! I would really appreciate any and all advice! I have a 2 year old Golden that is my heart and whom I lovingly describe as "that little boy in everyone's 1st grade class with ADHD", and although he cracks me up daily and I do not want to hinder his amazing spirit and personality, I have...
  8. Am I expecting to much?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I have had my golden retriever puppy for a week and a half. He is 7 weeks old. I bought Chester from a breeder, he is AKC registered. I have a spare bathroom that I have designated as “his room”. There is nothing in there except the toilet, bath, and counter for sink. He is safe in there and I...
  9. training TWO 10 wk old goldies, need info

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I just got two goldie pups, two weeks ago. They're litter mates, brother and sister. I haven't had pups in years and years, so a little rusty on training. We're working (consistency!) on house breaking and either they're learning or I'm getting trained, haven't decided which! My...