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  1. AKC Obedience Exercises Chart for All Levels

    Golden Retriever Agility & Obedience
    This is a chart I made of all the AKC 2019 obedience levels and the required exercises and points for each exercise. Ever think about maybe entering something other than Open, but similar to Open? Look on my chart and you can see what are other classes you can enter with similar requirements...
  2. can i take my SDit to work?

    Golden Retriever Service Dogs
    i'm starting a cafe job this summer. it's in 7 hour shifts. perhaps four months ago, my dog had trouble in down-stays and would whine after about a half hour in boredom. recently, i have been taking out with me to libraries and cafes for two hour intervals, and he is fine to sleep it off. he has...
  3. New Member

    Member Introductions
    Hi I am NEW to this forum as a member, but have followed it on occasion for several years, beginning when I came across a (sad) link to pigmentary uveitis. Loved Goldens since the 1950s! My current boy has some English on both sides & is great fun to own. Glad to be here.
  4. Troublemaker

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Ace is coming up on 6 months and he seems to have forgotten all of his training and manners. It's killing me! We go to the park daily and do obedience training daily but it's like he's deciding to not listen to me anymore. He's amped up with more energy than usual, mouthing again(which I thought...
  5. national obedience competition invitation advice

    Golden Retriever Agility & Obedience
    my dog just got an invitation to the NOC in orlando for novice has anyone been? I was thinking of working a bunch to improve heeling and entering even though it's a long drive from maryland any advice or will we just be eaten alive and be better off competing closer to home on cdx? thanks in...
  6. grooming grooming grooming

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I am curious to see some pictures of a good grooming setup. Something like a DIY setup in your house or yard. I would also appreciate if you can share the products you use for grooming in the kit and their brand names if any. oh, dont hesitate to share pics of the beautiful looking dog of yours.
  7. What does your 4 month old do

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    okay max turned 4 months a week ago. He is everything a pure bred golden. loves retrieving, swimming, biting me (for fun at times). This is all he does since im working couldnt get him do a lot of tricks 1. he sits 2. waits (does not touch his kibble until i say "go eat") - awesome self control...
  8. Training mistakes

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Hoping for a little advice. We rescued my boy Frankie from a puppymill in Mo. He was extremely malnourished and ill when I brought him home. At 12 weeks he weighed 8.1 pounds, had parasites, and a severe URI. That was 7 weeks ago. He now weighs 24 pounds, been treated with 2 rounds of...
  9. Co-ownership for Conformation Pros and Cons?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I'm about 3 weeks away from bringing home my first Golden! I grew up with one but this will be my first time owning as an adult. I really want to bond with my pup and am interested in competing in obedience and agility trials. I have already looked into AKC registered training facilities and...
  10. The Sunny Diaries part 12. - 13-week-old puppy training update (video)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I finally got around to recording a training session with 16 commands. At 9 weeks old, he was able to do basic commands but as a few people noted, I kept repeating the command. We've been working on just saying the command once. He can sit with just a verbal cue or just a signal, but he wasn't...
  11. The Sunny Diaries part 6. - 9 week old doing tricks (includes video)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Here's something a little more positive from me. Finally, :p: Sunny knows sit, lie down, stand, stay, come, leave it (my favourite, his least favourite), take it, ring the bell and shake. He rings the bell by himself without being told when he...
  12. Stays and eye contact

    Golden Retriever Competition Training - All Sports
    We are at the early stage of training for consistency on the long stays. We have been told in class "don't stare at the dog" but I find that at the level of training we are, I need to maintain eye contact with Col in order for her to stay put for the whole 3 minutes (she broke around 2:15 during...
  13. Help I cannot get my golden to obey and calm down

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I'm a first time dog owner, and I've had my golden since she was 8 weeks, she is now a year. She has gotten worse over the months, and she is super hyper active that it scares my 6 year old, she is constantly tearing up everything and chewing on his toys and stuffed animals, and literally will...
  14. Help me!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello, I'm new here. I have a 1 and a half year old golden retriever. Since my mother didn't allow me to keep him at home we keep outside. I live in a villa so our backyard is pretty huge. My dog always jumps on me I try to tell her "NO" but that doesn't work and it's really getting annoying...
  15. GN, CD, BN, OM and OGM Questions

    Golden Retriever Agility & Obedience
    Can someone put these titles in order of significance for me? Also where do CDX, UD, UDX AND OTCH fit in? Which ones are considered championship titles? I am hoping to compete in obedience in the future, but am confused on how the titles progress/work. Thanks! Kylie. :)
  16. Live in the Grand Rapids, Mchigan area and want to adopt a golden!

    General Golden Retriever Rescue Forum
    My husband and I live near Grand Rapids, Michigan and would like to adopt a Golden retriever. Our ideal dog would be between 6 months and three years old. We don't care if it's male or female, spayed/neutered or not. Our desire is companionship for our selves and our 9 year old Golden named...
  17. Maddie On A Stay In The Field

    Maddie On A Stay In The Field

    With her coloring, she would disappear if she were actually working out there.
  18. New Owner-Need Advice Please...

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I am currently feeding my 6 month old English Creme 2 cups of Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy per day according to the breeder's instruction 2 weeks ago. My concern is she still seems hungry but I was told Goldens need to really avoid weight problems, hip problems...So, I looked on...
  19. Tips for a beginner

    Golden Retriever Agility & Obedience
    Please help. I'll be showing Duke, my 14 month old at some shows in April and May and need some general tips for showing in the rally and obedience rings. I've never shown a dog before but have trained many through rescue. Our first show will be in Rally novice and Beginner Novice Obedience...
  20. Is there an AWESOME Research Triangle Park Trainer Out There?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Our dearest Ovie Alexander has some issues to work on. We (his parents) are not going to kid ourselves any longer in thinking that we have the know how to do this ourselves. Frankly, if he jumps on another child I'm going to melt into the floor with pure embarrassment. :no: I'm very patient with...