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  1. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, it is still a ways off until I get my pup but I am nothing if not an over planner so trying to start reading up now! Any recommendations for good training books? Doesn't have to be specific to golden retrievers but of course great if it is 🤗 This will be my first puppy, we adopted...
  2. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, We are picking up our 8 week old puppy, Balder, on Saturday. Here in Denmark, they are not big on crate-training, but we had done it successfully with our Chug back in the States. My Danish husband and I are going around and around trying to decide what to do. His suggestion is to create...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am so excited. I just found out one of my daughter's best friends trains and certifies advanced service dogs. I'm a stained glass artist and she was looking to purchase a custom piece from me. She agreed to barter her services for some of my artwork to get him started. Sebastian...
  6. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello all! My puppy is now 3 months old and I feel like it's time for her to start learning to swim (as soon as it warms up of course). I'm going to purchase a life jacket and take her to a very still body of water, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips/experience teaching puppies to swim...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am getting my first golden retriever puppy on January 1! I have had many other dogs in the past and none of them have ever been able to walk off leash. I go for walks and see peoples dogs just walk beside them without a leash! I wish my dogs would do that! I looked up on it on the internet and...
  8. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello I have a 4month old golden male pup who has a few issues I was hoping folks on the forum could help me out with. Here goes: Issue 1 - Peeing all over the place: I have had 3 goldens previously and currently have an 11 month old golden and the 4 month old puppy and never had a training...
  9. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I hope this post will be a source of some encouragement to other golden puppy keepers like myself. There is a light at the end of the tunnel of housebreaking hardships. I feel like a just turned a corner, maybe a small one, but one that I really like! My story: Background: Stella...
  10. Golden Retriever Training
    I did an interview with the great Dr. Ian Dunbar that's up on Forbes.com. Lots of smart, practical, often contrarian advice from one of the true pioneers in the field of dog behavior. Part II of the interview ran today. Good Dogs Do Bite: Training Advice from the *Real* Dog Whisperer - Forbes...
  11. 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...
  12. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    The last time I broached the aggression subject with everyone you thought it was normal. I can tell when the growling is playing. But she is growling at us when she doesn't get her way. Last night while sitting next to me on the sofa(big mistake to ever bring her up) my husband opened the...
  13. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Some of you have read about Emma, my 10 wk old GR. We have had to make some hard decisions about keeping her because of congenital under-bite. After some advice from the folks here and just listening to my heart we have kept her. One of the first things I noticed about her (after bringing her...
  14. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone. Emma is our new GR. She is almost 10 wks old. Our first girl, (RIP Hannah) loved water and swimming. This weekend we took Emma to a small pond and she did NOT like it. Also, today I tried to get her to walk/play in a puddle. No way. Any advice? Do you think eventually she...
  15. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    :confused:Hi. We just got our second Golden girl, Emma, who is 9 weeks old. Our two year old Hannah was killed recently while at a "sitter". We have been devastated. We knew this new pup would not be like our Hannah but this new puppy is 100 degrees different. Very hyper and biting us...
  16. Golden Retriever Training
    hey everyone, i'm also new to the forum, hehe ... i got here while i researched for something to help me out ... i got a golden puppy (katie :) ) two weeks ago, she was born on dec 14th ... i'd always heard goldens were easy to train on your own, which is what i want to do ... there's been a...
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