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My husband and I lost our Golden, Hunter, this past spring. We got Scout, our 14 week old golden in August. It's taken me a while but I'm slowly starting to fall in love with Scout. I didn't expect it to be instant and know he can never take Hunter's pace in my heart, but I hope to love him and have a great relationship with him.

My husband was so broken hearted over the loss of Hunter that I feel like he's having trouble establishing a relationship with Scout. I'm not sure if he fears getting close to him just to go thru the pain of losing him someday (Hunter passed away very unexpectedly and was only 7 years old).

What are some things I can do to help them bond? Right now my husband gets frustrated with him since he's still a little land shark but he's been great with potty training and sleeping in his crate at night, so I don't think we have too much to complain about with him.
 

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Take him to puppy kindergarten! Great bonding.
 

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We were without a Golden for almost a year before we got our new puppy. We had planned on a male but there was only 1 in the litter. I really thought I would have trouble comparing the new puppy to our Korky. After all, Kadnece had some big shoes to fill because they didn't come any better personality wise with Korky. Sometimes it is still hard, but Kadence has really grown on all of us & she definitely has our heart. We just got a second puppy (8 weeks) and he fit right in immediately.
 

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I agree about the puppy classes. It will help for them to really understand each other and bond together.
 
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