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  1. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi There! My husband and I are gearing up to get our Golden puppy in a few weeks. We are also wanting to start a family at some point in the near future, but decided we will hold off to ensure we have as much time as possible with the dog before we introduce a human baby into the mix. We are...
  2. Golden Retriever Training
    Hello everyone, first time posting here! We got our Golden Retriever pup, Freddie, just under 2 weeks ago (he's now a fraction over 10 weeks old) so I'm going to caveat this post with the fact that we know it's very early days and is still work in progress. Training is going okay, he's more...
  3. Golden Retriever Training
    Looking for suggestions or reviews on away training courses on the east coast. We are based in Washington, DC and would preferably like something close but we are willing to travel if necessary. Most of the courses I am finding on my online search are 2-3 week away courses which is what I am...
  4. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I understand all breeders are different. However, I am talking generally. Does it sound like we would be a good home for a puppy / dog? My partner and I are both out of school (he is 24 and I am 26). Technically, I am still in school (grad school), but I defend in a couple of weeks so will be...
  5. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey everyone - Just wanted to see if anyone has any advice when it comes to our specific potty training issue. Our 9 week old puppy seems to love to pee on anything fabric- rugs, bed, carpet, blankets, etc. but does not have accidents on the hardwood or tile. We take him out very frequently and...
  6. Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi :) I have a 14 week old male Golden Retriever. Every time I take him outside he tries to eat Everything!! And it's things that could potentially be harmful for him--sticks, berries, leaves, dirt, shells and much more! I'm worried about a bowel perforation as he digests it. I remove the item...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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