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  1. Puppy training during quarantine

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    We have been waiting over a year for Oliver. Unfortunately when it was time to take him home we were in the middle of quarantine. We picked him up at 8 weeks old and he is now 14 weeks. I have been watching videos so as of now he knows sit, lay, stay, and off. We are working at potty training...
  2. Anxiety/abandonment issues?

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi all! Oakley, my two year old golden is exhibiting what I think are some separation anxiety symptoms. I'm confused though because I've had her since she was a puppy so I don't know why she'd be fearful of me leaving her. She's spent the week at my parent's house before when I've been away on...
  3. 10 week old whining whenever I leave the room

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    We brought Hendrix home two weeks ago tomorrow. She's now ten weeks old. We're not crating her, mostly for space - instead, she's in the kitchen with a babygate on the door. She's almost housetrained - she'll sit at the back door in the daytime to be let out, and will whine at night to be let...
  4. Separation Anxiety, but only on walks. Help?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi everyone! My almost 6 month old pup is really addicted to me, in general, in comparison to my husband and children (ages 5 and 7). She does ok when I leave the house, but when we are on walks and I try to tie her up outside a store for a couple of minutes or even try to leave her with my...
  5. Help training a rescue

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello, I am so glad I found this website! I can already tell it's going to be a big help. My husband and I are first time dog-owners. Yesterday, we adopted a rescue golden retriever, named Lightning. He is 3 years old and has so much energy. We are at least his 4th home. I can tell he's been...
  6. Separation anxiety when dog can still see you???

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    We have a lovely 5 year old retriever who is showing signs of being anxious when a family member steps away from the group but can still be seen and I was looking for any tips to help train this to make things easier for him? He doesn't have any anxiety issues if left at home, or if you leave...
  7. What is too much alone time?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Well, I haven't gotten a Golden Retriever yet, however I'm hoping to in October, maybe September. I was raised by Boxers and just moved into my first place, all to myself and senior kitty, Pooter (aka Buddha). We're both very lonely now that my brother's taken his American Eskimo and my mom kept...
  8. Separation Anxiety???

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    My Golden is a 5 years old male and he was with me since he was a puppy. He comes with me to work everyday and we spend a lot of time together. When I need to go somewhere (run errands or have fun) I leave him in a dog run. I leave with him toys, water and some treats. He is not hesitant to go...
  9. PLEASE HELP! separation anxiety increase in older golden

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I posted about this in another area of the forum but only got one reply. I could really use some advice! We recently (1.5 weeks ago) rescued an 8 month old neutered male Golden, Cooper. We already had an 8 year old golden (spayed female) named Chloe who we have had since she was 3. We lost our...
  10. Bed Time - *Ding Ding* Let the Fight Begin

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey Fellow Golden Owners, I'm a long-time Golden lover and owner having grown up with several, but first time Golden puppy owner as of last week. I did my research, got my materials and supplies together and prepared the house, and my little guy seems to have gotten settled in and is already...
  11. Dog barks and cries whenever we leave

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    We can't even leave her in another room with the door shut.. She is so clingy! My boyfriend bought her when she was a very young puppy around 4 years ago, and just last year he moved and he couldn't take her with. She was leashed up in his uncle's garage for several months. I think this may have...
  12. Dog barks and cries whenever we leave

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    We can't even leave her in another room with the door shut.. She is so clingy! My boyfriend bought her when she was a very young puppy around 4 years ago, and just last year he moved and he couldn't take her with. She was leashed up in his uncle's garage for several months. I think this may have...
  13. 8 yr old - new living arrangement, worried about chewing habits

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello! I'm new here - I just joined because in about a week I will be bringing the family dog to my house, and am a little concerned about how he will react. He is going to have a few changes - but overall, I think they will be good ones for him. At the moment, he is living with my parents, who...
  14. 7 wk old puppy, so many questions!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone, I'm so glad I found this forum to help with so many of my questions! I have always had Goldens in my family (parents house) but this is my first experience raising a puppy. Kobe is 7 weeks old and he's been home for four days now. I have read plenty of books about training...
  15. Another Separation Anxiety Thread - 3yr old Female

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    I know this is talked about a lot on this website, but I want to share my story and get some advice. I love Golden Retrievers. They are my favorite animal. Growing up, my grandparents raised 2 of them. I loved them with all my heart and was there when they got them, and there when they passed...
  16. separation anxiety

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi all, I thought this was worth posting - I found this guy on an info-mercial and ordered his system because it was a lot less than what I've already paid to have my girls trained ($1200) and the behavior I wanted to stop still continues plus he does not use a choke collar like other dog...
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