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  1. Need advice on dealing with a good dog with one bad habit

    Golden Retriever Training
    I've got a 2-year old golden that is wonderful at home, wonderful at the dog park, and... mostly wonderful on walks. When he's leashed he is fine. Even unleashed in my yard if we're playing he's happy and follows commands. However, if he doesn't want to come inside when we're done playing, or...
  2. Too young to run??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I'm wondering at what point can I take my golden running with me? He is about 3-4 months old right now (adopted from a shelter so actual age is unknown!) and he looooves to go on short walks/runs around our block. He isn't tired by the time we get home and still wants to run and play. I'm...
  3. How does your puppy run? (gait)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 7 mo old seems to bunny hop (run with both hind legs) when she sprints thru the grass to play fetch. On her return to me (not as fast) she'll trot as normal. I read in the past to watch out for their gait...and the bunny hop is not a good thing. Eek. Is it too soon to tell? How do normal...
  4. When can puppy start running?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I heard you don't want to work your dog too early (jogging/running with you). What's a good age to start? One vet I can work her up to it slowly. Another vet said to wait until a year because of orthopedic issues.