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  1. Puppy while working and other questions

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have read this forum for a while but just joined to make a post. I appreciate all your knowledge in everything golden retriever related! I am now at a point in my life where I can see myself getting a golden within the time frame of a year or so. I have always wanted a golden and...
  2. can i take my SDit to work?

    Golden Retriever Service Dogs
    i'm starting a cafe job this summer. it's in 7 hour shifts. perhaps four months ago, my dog had trouble in down-stays and would whine after about a half hour in boredom. recently, i have been taking out with me to libraries and cafes for two hour intervals, and he is fine to sleep it off. he has...
  3. Time off work for puppy?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! My partner and I are hoping to welcome a puppy into our home within the next year ish (depending on when our preffered breeders have puppies/waitlists). I am wondering if anyone took time off work after getting a puppy? if so, how much time did you take? if not, what did you do instead...
  4. Puppy Care as a Nurse

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I hope this isn't a stupid question, but I haven't been able to find a good answer. I'm going to be getting a puppy soon (yay!) and I'm trying to figure out what to do with him while I'm at work. I'm a nurse, so I do 3 12+ hour shifts a week, which is clearly too long to leave a dog...
  5. JH Pre training suggestions

    Golden Retriever Hunt and Field
    Our formal hunt training won't begin until after this year's season ends. Are there some things I could be doing in the meantime? I've been trying to locate pigeons, but not have had any luck. I've been working on a land retrieve with mild distractions Water retrieval of a toy still needs a...
  6. Bringing my Puppy to work

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    We are getting our first puppy June 11, at 8 weeks old. I'm planning on almost a full week of a lot of focus on him, taking some time off work and doing some work from home to be around, with my husband filling in any gaps with his flexible schedule. My primary (part-time) job is welcoming of...
  7. Owner Anxiety & Kennel Size - advice please!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi All...I have a 9.5 year old, McKenzie. He is serioulsy, THEE best dog ever. Since he's on the older side, I thought it be a great time to get him a brother, and so we brought home Monroe - (11weeks) home one week ago. Monroe is a great puppy. He sleeps through the night, only...
  8. Advice for long periods alone?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I have to go out of town for a week. I found someone to house/dog/critter sit, but she has longer shifts than we thought. Worse, her job is an hour a way. I've been scrambling and I've found someone who can come over three days and let the "kids" out, but that still leaves days when they will be...
  9. Full-time job but dying to get a Golden!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone I am new here! :wave: My husband and I have been thinking of getting a golden retriever for months. I've always loved the breed. Back in September we had adopted a 9 month old English Springer Spaniel from the SPCA but had to give him away after two weeks because he got...