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  1. First Puppy Pedigree

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Thank you!
  2. New puppy, Sage

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! I just brought my beautiful girl home on Saturday! I love her to death but she’s been... difficult to train. She won’t try food that isn’t in a bowl, to the point that I had to shove a little glob of peanut butter in her mouth yesterday. She also cries when put in the crate unless she is put...
  3. Getting my Goodtime Golden on Monday - So Excited!

    Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! I've been browsing the forum for some time now and finally decided to post for the first time now that it's official I'm getting my golden :) . The lineage is out of Goodtime Goldens in NY. Here is a link to the litter: Just wanted...
  4. Hi!

    Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, my name is Kathy and I just recently got my 3rd golden, my second as a pup. We have had him for 3 weeks, he is 10 weeks old and unlike my last golden literally a ball full of energy. He likes to go crazy in the morning when he first gets up and when he goes to bed. I just this week...
  5. Urgent help

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    HI! I have had a puppy about 3 months old for 3 days, the first day she just ate around 6pm because was given around 3, the second day didn't eat much in the morning (but because my fathers lack of attetion ate a little bit of news paper), the third day in the morning she had vomite, and during...
  6. Rabies - what age for first vaccination?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I was wondering what others here have chosen to do in my situation. I can have my pup vaccinated Monday at 17 weeks and two days old for rabies, or hold off until 6 months. My state doesn't have a requirement as to which is required. Two vets at my practice say always give rabies...
  7. Best Age to Bring Home a Puppy

    Golden Retriever Polls
    What do you believe is the best age to bring home a Golden Retriever puppy/send a GR puppy to his or her new family? Thanks!
  8. New Puppy & Male/Female?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! As I've been searching for a second Golden to add to my family, I've received a good deal of advice from many sources -- my own veterinarians, dog-trainer friends, dog-breeder friends, friends who show in varying venues and it seems the general consensus is that, in a home with a...
  9. Nipping at Legs

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone I'm looking for a little help with my 11 week old Golden puppy. Callie has recently adopted the habit of nipping at my legs when she wants to play or particularly when we are in the kitchen and she knows there is food she is not getting. I have tried ignoring her but this usually...
  10. Really need help about charecteristics of a puppy

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello everybody, Im buying a Golden Retrievers from a breeder, its my first dog with pedigree and also the most expensive I have ever had, Im going to invest in the dog because i really love goldens, he sent me several pictures and the puppy looks amazing but he just sent me a couple of videos...
  11. Tell Me Everything!!!!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hey guys! My name is Ryan, I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama and have been wanting a golden retriever for a while now. I am finally in a position to think about getting one, but I don't want to rush into anything. I want to do some research and make sure that I can offer the best...
  12. Need diet advice - please help!

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, My golden's name is Duke and he turned 1 last week. He weighs around 90lbs, but recently has been losing a bit of weight. He is from Chrys-Haefen Kennels in Ontario, Canada. When I got Duke at 8 weeks old he was very interested in his kibble, this lasted until about 6 months old...
  13. Triner vs Vet

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I am confused on how to socialize my puppy. I am working with a trainer and they told me that I should be taking my puppy to new places where there are lots of people at least two times a week. I told them I was concerned because my vet says I shouldn't take my puppy anywhere until she has...
  14. House/Potty Training

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, I got my new Golden puppy three weeks ago and today she is 12 weeks old. She is the first Golden I have ever had and the first puppy I have ever had. In the past I adopted rescues who were already adults and house trained. My question is, how long does it take to potty train a...
  15. Puppy Doesnt Know his Name

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    It's been 4 weeks and my puppy doesn't know his name. Is this normal? Getting a bit disheartened and I know it takes patience I just have read many dogs get their name pretty quickly. :S
  16. Soaked blankets in crate, but it doesn't smell like pee

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    When I came home today from running some errands (I was gone for maybe less than 2 hours) I let Luther ( 8 months old) out of his crate and his paws, face and areas of his blankets were soaking wet.... but it didn't smell like pee and there were no pee stains on his blankets. This has happened...
  17. How much to feed? And leash walking advice?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum (although I've been snoopin around reading some of the posts here and there). I recently got a golden retriever puppy (born 3/18) and she is currently 14.5 weeks old. The last time I weighed her was 6/20 for her last round of vaccines and she was 18.8...
  18. Soon-to-be Golden Momma Open to Puppy Names and Advice

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi y'all! I'm a school teacher living in the southern part of US, and after waiting for years to get a Golden Retriever, I'm finally picking up my pup in late May/early June! I fell in love with the breed after living with a roommate who diligently trained her Golden. Even though my parents...
  19. 8 m.o. Male Puppy Marking & Occasionally Lifting Leg

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our 8 month-old intact puppy, Louie, has been marking while on walks for a few months now. We initially thought it was UTI-related, which he has suffered from in the past, however, it is very obvious marking now. He also, just this week, has been lifting his leg on occasion. This is all...
  20. New puppy I doing this right?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone! Only just signed up to this forum, been using some of the advice and tips suggested on here already. My girlfriend and I are the proud Mummy and Daddy to a 10 week old grumpy faced golden called Ned. He is equal parts lovely and mental! This is our first dog/puppy ever so we...