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  1. Best training books

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, it is still a ways off until I get my pup but I am nothing if not an over planner so trying to start reading up now! Any recommendations for good training books? Doesn't have to be specific to golden retrievers but of course great if it is 🤗 This will be my first puppy, we adopted...
  2. Training/socialization suggestions now that quarantine is easing up?

    Golden Retriever Service Dogs
    It's been about four months since I had a proper training session and I'm just looking for ideas to get back into the groove. Safe places to reacquaint my dog with the public and brush up on tasks in advanced settings. So far, I've only really visited parks and the supermarket when necessary.
  3. 10 week old girl puppy biting and growling, help!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, we got our 10 week old girl on the 6th June so she has been with us nearly 2 weeks now, I love her to pieces and she has a wonderful temperament, the fact my husband trained her to sit within two days was a testament on how clever golden retrievers are! My only worry/concern is that she...
  4. Best dog training in Dallas area

    Golden Retriever Training
    We have a 4 and a half month old golden and training has mostly been coming along very well. He is potty trained using bells (with the occasional accident), knows basic commands (sit, stay, come, shake, roll over, etc), is very friendly and a great pup. However, we've had some small issues start...
  5. Moving home with a puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I have recently bought a house that should be completing in a month which is when i will be taking my new golden retriever puppy home - pretty much around the same date. Until my house is ready i am at my mums and once i get the keys I'll have do a bit of work to it and move in...
  6. Dog Potty Zone

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I’m a first time poster but have read a lot here. We are looking toward getting a pup in the future and I have a question about the dog run that I am planning. We had a wonderful Golden for many years and she sadly passed away. She had free reign of the backyard and she determined...
  7. Intact Male smitten by a female in the neighborhood!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi all, my 2.5 year old intact male golden while on leash ran after a female dog today and I need some guidance. My dog is normally well behaved, decent recall, gets a ton of exercise, no behavior issues so far. This weekend (Saturday) while walking on leash, he suddenly started pulling me and...
  8. Reasonable Price & Medical Information

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello everyone, We have an opportunity to purchase a GR from two breeders with extremely different pricing. Please point me to the correct post if this is a repetitive post. I apologize in advance. I have the following questions, I hope someone would kindly give some insight on. 1. Medical...
  9. He hates the crate!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi All, We are first time owners of a fluffy little retriever and have been having issues with our new pup! He came home already pretty house trained and so pees on puppy pads or outside only. However, he has been struggling to get used to the crate; Howling, barking, whining...
  10. 8 month old Puppy extreme Resource Guarding

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I have a 8 month old golden retriever puppy and ever since his childhood I have always ensured that he is comfortable with us interfering with his food or taking his toys away by giving him high value treats while taking anything away and he has always responded positively to that...
  11. New puppy and Full-time work

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, It's the 5th Day of Tom at home, and for the first time he is staying alone for the entire day (9 hours). He is 12 weeks old, around 17 lbs. and has the best behaving manners I've ever seen in a puppy. He stays on a play pen that I built for him at the end on the kitchen, where he has...
  12. Puppy Showing Rough Play

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have a 13-week old golden retriever puppy who's usually very sweet and friendly with other dogs. We've started taking him to a daycare 1 day a week that has a separate puppy area - the puppies stay upfront in the lobby with the secretaries, and typically there are 1-4 puppies at a time...
  13. 13W not walking away from home

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! We have a 13 week golden girl named Maui, who is so smart and do all the trained commands really well at home. However, whenever she is outside, everything she learned just goes over her head. I understand this is normal puppy behaviour and she is curious about the world and finally just...
  14. Question about crate training new puppy

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi everyone! Just two days ago I picked up my new English cream puppy named Aspen. She has, for the most part, been doing really well in her new home. I did a lot of research on crate training before getting her and decided it is the best option for me since I have to be gone periodically...
  15. Golden retriever trainer in charlotte

    Golden Retriever Training
    Good Afternoon everyone, I just got a 9 weeks old pup and looking for a trainer. I am new owner and never had any pet before. for now basic obedience and crate training would be good and later Id like her to be a therapy dog. can anyone suggest any good trainer in charlotte area. also there...
  16. Too Friendly

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    It sounds crazy but Ace just loves people too much. I'm on the hunt for some great and informative dog training videos or articles that really embrace positive training (no corrections or punishments please) on how to get him to properly greet people while remaining calm as well as getting him...
  17. What is happening?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Ace is a little over 6 months now and he's definitely in his teenage rebellion phase. The one thing that I'm generally confused about and wonder if anything can be done about it is that ever since he's been housetrained he has slept from like 10 pm-7am but now its like 10pm -5:30ish am and its...
  18. Troublemaker

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Ace is coming up on 6 months and he seems to have forgotten all of his training and manners. It's killing me! We go to the park daily and do obedience training daily but it's like he's deciding to not listen to me anymore. He's amped up with more energy than usual, mouthing again(which I thought...
  19. What to train puppy first?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello all, My girlfriend and I have had our puppy for several days know and were trying to figure out what to start training her on first. We have been doing crate training for housebreaking her and have taught her how to sit and "down" is a work in progress. We have also done a little bite...
  20. High Value Treats

    Golden Retriever Training
    So Ace is almost 6 months and he's very food motivated...at home. I can use his dog food for training at home where there are no distractions but when we are out and about it's a whole different story. Our trainer recommended little pieces of cheese and chicken which is what we use during the...
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