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  1. Hello from Gainesville, FL

    Member Introductions
    Hello! I am hoping to get a Golden this October-December. I am looking for all of the advice and wisdom I can get. I had two dogs growing up, both lab mixes and my boyfriend has a German Shepherd so I am familiar with training but I know Goldens will be different! I am excited for the challenge...
  2. Tips on Raising a Male Golden Puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, my name is Tiffany. I joined Golden Retriever Forum in achieving guidance for my first ever Golden Retriever. On November 30th my significant other(Zack) and I purchased a male Golden Retriever/Yellow Labrador mix puppy. He was almost 7 weeks old. He was born on October 11, 2015 and is...
  3. New Puppy! (and Bunny?)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! :wavey: First I'll start with a little background, since this is my first post. My boyfriend (of 3 yrs) and I will be picking up our 8-week old Golden Retriever puppy in two weeks. We'll both be attending engineering graduate school (getting paid a hefty annual stipend to do so...
  4. Newborn and Pup tips

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My wife and I had our baby girl 4 weeks earlier and she has now been with us for 3 weeks. We gated off the kitchen so that we could be with our daughter in the living room and Chupie would not get to her [he is currently 5 1/2 months], at least at the beginning. We have let him sniff some of her...
  5. Last minute tips

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey guys, Koda gets spayed on Wednesday..jsut looking for any last minute tips. How long do we wait to take her even on a short walk? How much water should she get the night she comes home? What about food? Do we feed her normally? We got her a soft collar to wear instead of that cone! We...
  6. Whats the best way to stop chewing?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi, I was wondering what is the best way to stop my 15 week puppy to stop chewing on everything?? Koda chews in everything she can grab. What we do is tell her no chew, then giver her something she can chew on. She seems to be testing us, seeing what she can get away with. Ignoring us, barking...
  7. Barking Out the Window

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hello! We have a Golden boy named Macho who is a little over a year old. Recently, he's learned how to bark--which he never did for the first 6 months that we had him. He has a specific whine/bark for when he needs to go out which I think is great. It's kind of like he's saying, "Excuse me, I...
  8. Reccomened reading?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey everyone, I'm new here to the forums (but have been lurking for a few days). I was wondering if anyone had any links or suggestions for reading to help someone who sees a golden pup in her future (Me! :p:) Anything on housebreaking, crate training, the first day, toys, food, anything! It...