I have been following this forum for the past couple months, but had not posted anything until a couple days ago. We have an almost 7 month old golden puppy. He has been great for us. We had to put down our 12 y/o golden in August as a result of lymphoma. We went a total of 2 days before getting our puppy. A breeder that we know had a litter available and it was the best thing we could have done. Anyway, hello from Va.