For the past 35+ years, I have been the owner of cats, so getting a new golden retriever puppy has been quite a new experience. I got him at 9 weeks old, and I knew he’d be a handful, but...wow. He is more work than when I had my two sons back to back (11 months apart). My puppy is now 10 1/2 weeks old, and I plan to get him trained but are there any tips in the meantime for dealing with potty training and more importantly, nipping/biting? I was nipped at last night and though he didn’t mean to hurt me, I was bleeding across the right side of my nose quite a bit. Do Golden’s eventually calm down?