Just wondering if anyone out there knows if golden's respond better to male - vs - female voices? And also wondering about tone or pitch of voice to use? I don't know if it matters or not, but just wondering. The cocker spaniel I had who has now gone to the bridge was very submissive and would piddle at any pitch or tone, it didn't matter. Just wondering if golden's have this problem also? I find I tend to get excited when I want to praise a puppy for doing good rather than to be more business-like with a flat affect. I don't have our new puppy yet, but just trying to get a head start on the right approach from the very beginning.