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  1. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Today is a sunny nice day in California at 70s so we decided to let our 14 weeks Marty to swim in our pool and thought he would have a blast!! But, it turned out he was scared 😳 my two daughters even went in trying to accompany him. My daughter carried him in the water but he immediately swam...
  2. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    We have been in the water before but she doesn’t go past where she can’t reach. I want to take her to a nearby off leash dog park that has water access but I’m thinking of getting her a life jacket so she feels comfortable going deeper. How did you guys get your puppy to start swimming? Is it...
  3. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey friends! So my puppy Zoe LOVES water. She is a 4 months old as of now but turning 5 months next week. Anytime we try to get her into the big pool, she goes in, but only on the first step. She never goes beyond that. I don't think it is necessary to get a life vest, but if people think it is...
  4. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Unsure if this belongs under the ''Grooming'' section (first time posting)... Questions: my 14 month old purebred GR scratches his ears more than usual. I believe it's a combination of a small buildup of ear wax and water after swimming. Context: I've been taking him swimming a lot lately...
  5. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    Can anyone offer some advice regarding swimming. Both our goldens (Aspen almost 2, Juniper 1) love to swim (shocker). We have a boat and love to take them out on our lake. Last year we had issues with Aspen when we were in the water with him. He is a very stronger swimmer and wants to swim up to...
  6. Fun Things for Your Golden
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, though I've been a passive absorber of all the wisdom in many threads for a while now. Our male golden, Summer, turned a year old a couple of weeks ago (pics attached). Barring some visits to the beaches in Half Moon Bay, Carmel, Santa Cruz, etc, we haven't...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Perhaps a silly question! Our last golden LOVED the water and swimming together became a huge part of our lives together-- up until the very week she passed away last spring. We are extremely excited to be welcoming the next generation of golden into our family-- but this is our first time...
  8. Mendon Ponds

    Charlie emerging from the water at Mendon Ponds near Rochester, NY
  9. Golden Retriever Training
    It seems my beautiful golden boy Fitz is terrified of water! It's strange because he seems just in a bath however whenever I try and get him to interact with a body of water he runs in fear. Has anyone ever had this experience with a golden? If so how did you help them overcome their fears? I am...
  10. 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...
  11. Golden Retriever Videos
    From this past summer. She had a blast in the pool! couldn't keep her out of it.
  12. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    Hi all, I'm new here and I'm looking for some guidance with our second Golden, Dexter. He's 2+ now and a bundle of energy and a joy to have around...except when we go swimming in our pool. A little history. He was timid around the water as a pup but it all changed during his first summer. At...
  13. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    Hello We're running into a desperate situation with our 1 yr old Golden boy and I could really use some help. Our house is on a pond in Maine and every time he comes out of the water he breaks out in a severe rash with red welts and bumps all over his body. We immediately dry him off and...
  14. Fun Things for Your Golden
    Where we live, there are not any safe rivers that we can take our dogs, so a pool came into our minds. They like their kiddie pool, but all they can do is just lay in it. heehee. Has anyody else bought one for their Goldens? I'm also wondering, how are they going to walk up a ladder? A deck...
  15. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi I'm new to the forums. We have a 9 month old Golden and every time we take him swimming he scratches incessantly for 4-5 days afterward. We've been bathing him as soon as he gets home with medicated shampoos and it only helps a little. Our vet gave us some prednisone and Benadryl to help...
  16. Aaron And Arya

    Arya Nymeria 9 months old Birthday: 12/6/2011 photograph by Shannon Forsyth Weaver
  17. Baby Arya Watching Tv

    Arya Nymeria approx 8-9 weeks old in this picture Birthday: 12/6/2011 photograph by Shannon Forsyth Weaver
  18. Arya And Annabel

    Arya Nymeria 9 months old Annabel (child) 7 years old Birthday: 12/6/2011 photograph by Shannon Forsyth Weaver
  19. Puppy Butt

    Arya Nymeria 9 months old Birthday: 12/6/2011 photograph by Shannon Forsyth Weaver
  20. Arya Swimming Back To Shore

    Arya Nymeria 9 months old Birthday: 12/6/2011
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