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  1. looking for breeder recommendations in California

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello Forum- It has been so nice to get to know more about Goldens in this forum! I hope you can help me, the breeders I have reached out to are no longer breeding. I am looking for a breeder who cares about health clearances, who understands my interest in a "service dog disposition", (and...
  2. Overwhelmed by choosing a breeder

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I had a male golden for 12 years who passed 2 years ago. We currently have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel but am entertaining the idea of another golden and the possibility of training him/her for therapy work. I live in CT and if anyone could recommend a breeder that you feel good about in...
  3. Breeders and Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I have a question for all you lovely Golden experts regarding breeders whose dogs may be especially suited for a particular form of therapy work. I am currently completing my Master of Social Work, after which I will become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing therapy to children...
  4. Retriever enhances therapy

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion (the article has a nice slideshow) Retriever enhances therapy Dog helps speech, language, hearing patients at SLU BY BOB ANDERSON April 11, 2012 HAMMOND — Cameron Juno stretches his fingers to stroke a dog he can’t see...
  5. Therapy Training?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi All, I haven't been here in months, so it's nice to come back & see familiar names and begin to catch up on all I've missed! I'm once again considering trying to find an organization that trains therapy dogs (to visit hospitals, pediatric units, shut-ins, rest homes, etc.) I was originally...
  6. Remembering Leia

    Golden Retriever Rainbow Bridge
    Leia died a year ago tonight. She was my world, my light, my baby. All the events of that night just baffle me. She never went out the door without permission, but that night she did - that whole night was odd. - Leia darting out the door, my mom opening the door to take the trash out after...
  7. Amber At Work

    Amber At Work

    This one is Amber relaxing with my clients at work after a group therapy session.