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  1. Horrible trainer at Petsmart! Rant... (long-ish)

    Golden Retriever Training
    So we have been training our 4 1/2 month old pup, Marvin, at home and using tips from this forum, youtube training videos, and some books we have learned so much AND so has our puppy!! He is very well behaved (generally, he's a puppy and definitely has some.. moments.. which is understandable!)...
  2. $$Puppy Trainer $$?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi guys, Just wondering how much have you guys paid to a puppy trainer? I contact my local vet and they have this program with a canine academy and its $570 dollars if you want the training at home and $470 dollars if you want the training in the academy. Is this too much? i dont know whats the...
  3. First day at Petco's puppy playdate

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our puppy is now 3 months old and hasn't been in contact with any dogs since we got her. We met two Akita puppies, a lab mix and two other small dogs. She was excited at first, but later became very submissive towards the other puppies. She laid on her back a lot and kept returning to us to...
  4. Walks Help.

    Golden Retriever Training
    I know I posted recently and it was about how Dex walked well with me but then when my spouse walked with us, it was chaos... Now he won't walk properly at all, doesn't listen to me or my spouse...he doesn't give a crap if I'm telling him to heel. I'm thinking now of getting him either a prong...
  5. Is there an AWESOME Research Triangle Park Trainer Out There?

    Golden Retriever Training
    Our dearest Ovie Alexander has some issues to work on. We (his parents) are not going to kid ourselves any longer in thinking that we have the know how to do this ourselves. Frankly, if he jumps on another child I'm going to melt into the floor with pure embarrassment. :no: I'm very patient with...