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  1. Therapy Dog Test - Over excitement

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi All, I've scoured through the threads here for some time, it's been so useful while we have been raising our now 2.5 year old golden girl! We now have a couple issues that I just can't find advice for on our own so I thought I would post. We are preparing Oakley to take the TDI test in the...
  2. How old to be a therapy dog???

    Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs
    Hello all, My question is: how old do you think a dog needs to be in order to be a therapy dog? Here's my situation... I took my Golden through level 4 obedience by the time he was about 7 months old, and then we took time off because I knew he was going to go through an adolescence period...
  3. Police dog to sit with child witness in trial

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Not a golden, but pretty cool nonetheless. Could be first time therapy dogs allowed in court. Judge allows Calgary police dog to sit with child witnesses in sex abuse trial - The Globe and Mail
  4. Sebastian is getting ready to start formal training

    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...
  5. Beginning to look in South East

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Long post warning! I just posted an introduction, although I have been lurking for a while. As I said in my intro, I had debated between a couple of breeds for my next dog, but recent events convinced me that my heart is settled on a golden. Earlier this year, I was hit by a drunk driver, and...
  6. Therapy Dog Risks

    Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs
    I am currently in the process of preparing for a golden retriever puppy and I could not be more excited! My goal is to train my puppy to be a therapy dog, I think it would be such a great experience for both of us. I have done lots of research, but I haven't found anything about my question. I...
  7. Golden Retriever Breeders in VA

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi there, I'm new here so not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, but hopefully I am! My partner and I are looking to purchase a golden retriever puppy in May, and live in South-East Virginia, but we're struggling to find a reputable breeder that has puppies available. The breeders we have...