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  1. Golden with weird sleeping posture

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello Golden lovers, Great to join a forum for Golden lovers :) I have an adorable 5-month old male Golden Retriever called Nacho who is a really active pup. We let him roam around the house (into limited rooms) during the daytime and he sleeps in his crate at night. A really quirky thing that...
  2. Sleeping Through The Night

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! On Dec. 10 we got an 8 week old boy and he has been great. Quickly picked up potty training and now learning the bell training. Accidents are far and few between. The main problem were having and sleeping through the night. So our typical routine is at 11 pm he goes in his crate and...
  3. Stormy night won't eat or drink after

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, Robbie and my husband both had a bad night up with high winds and noise all night. I was sleeping in guest room which is quieter but still got woke up a lot myself. This morning I took over so hubby could nap and Robbie who normally is starving for breakfast at 7 still hasn't wanted any...
  4. Stress about sleeping arrangements for brand new 8-week puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! This is my very first post. I'm so excited to be picking up my first golden (Trudy) in almost 1 week. I've been diligently researching everything from food to positive reinforcement training methods to potty training, etc. One thing that's stressing me out a bit, though, is thinking...
  5. Sleep

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to get a puppy to sleep more at night? I expect to wake up at night, especially since Kally isn't even 10 weeks yet. The problem is, she still won't sleep more than an hour at a time at night. I think it may even be getting worse than when I...
  6. Struggling and looking for advice...

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So I posted a couple weeks ago when I was struggling to crate train my 8 week old puppy. I tried for a couple weeks but was never successful in that. At this point I'm still having a hard time adjusting and am looking for some support/advice rather than criticism. At 11 weeks my puppy still...
  7. Desperate for 8 week sleeping tips!!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, I'm new here and new to the golden retriever world. I got a 8 week old golden retriever last Thursday and he's super cute but he's still not adjusting to sleeping at night pretty much at all. I usually put him in his crate at 9 or around there and cover it with a blanket and turn the light...
  8. My Early Riser

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get my almost 14 week old puppy to sleep past 5 am? I tried going to bed later, but that makes no difference. She is raring to go go go!! I think she is probably hungry. She eats dinner at 6 or 6:30 and gets a snack around 8 pm. Will moving...
  9. Quieting my pup's crate

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    The other day we bought Chupie a bigger crate. He has loved the extra room and has now gotten used to it. Chupie does not like having a bed or mat in it as it's not as cool (in fact he pushes it to the side so he can be on the hard plastic). We immediately put carpet between the crate and the...
  10. Question about my 9 month old.

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have a quick question for everybody. How do you guys get your babies to sleep in your room. Rosebud still loves her crate, so that is where she sleeps. Should I even try to change her environment if she sleeps well in the crate in the other room? Thanks for all the info!
  11. Itches in the Ear

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi Guys! My nine week, two day old Golden Retriever puppy has been a joy to be around ever since we first got her two and a half weeks back. She typically sleeps for about half of the day, and is awake for the other half. (with naps on and off) Just recently she has been unable to sleep for...
  12. where should i put my puppy's crate at night?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I don't let my dogs sleep in my bed, but I have always liked having them in my room on their own doggy beds. In two days I'll be bringing my puppy home and I'll start crate training right away. I'm expecting several sleepless nights. I hear that my puppy is likely to whine/bark/cry a lot...
  13. Is this normal??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So we brought home our little golden retriever puppy yesterday, and we've noticed that she will be really playful for a short period of time, anywhere from 10 min-30 min, and then will sleep for close to an hour. She goes from being playful, to sleeping, playful, sleeping, and so on. She is 6...
  14. I miss my boy and I don't know how to deal :(

    Golden Retriever Rainbow Bridge
    My best friend was put to sleep today. It's been 12 hours since it's happened and I'm an emotional wreck. I cry every 20 minutes and can't come to terms with it. I miss him so so so so so much. It hurts so bad. Please are there any tips for making the transition from having a pet to not having...
  15. Does this remind you of your golden?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I found this video on youtube, this is not my dog. I was cracking up though because this is so Koda in the morning..except she is allowed up but she doesn't want to get down LOL
  16. Sleeping out of crate

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So we started letting Koda have the crate door open at night with our bedroom door shut to try out some new freedom. She has been such a good pup that we wanted to test this out. We put her blanket/bed from the living room next to my husband and when we went to bed she still went in her crate...
  17. Dogs playing

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    So we set up a puppy date last night with another younger couple in the neighborhood. There puppy is a beagle/cavalier mix so pretty small...15 lbs compared to Kodas 45. They played GREAT! It was so much fun to watch them...but man were they wore out...about an hour straight of running around...
  18. Normal for 6 mo old puppy stretches legs after sleeping?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Lately when my pup wakes up and gets up she kinda stretches her hind legs and "walks it out" before it gets back to normal. The only recent changes are she was spayed, and because of this we have had to keep her quiet and not go out to run around. During the spay the vet said they looked at the...
  19. Sleeping Neptune

    Sleeping Neptune

    I think he is like a cat, because he loves his power naps!
  20. Peeing in sleep

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone, Koda hasn't had a "real" accident in a very long time but she has been having little ones while she is sleeping. Just earlier I let her out and it had been maybe a half hour and she fell asleep next to her bed and woke up 15 minutes later and had peed while she was laying...