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Chloe's Mom
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My just turned 5 month old female golden seems to have stayed at the same size now. She is 42 pounds. When should I expect another growth spurt? When will she get taller. She is very long. Any suggestions would be helpful. :wavey:
 

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Kodasmomma
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Yup, her feathers are showing in lots of places now and her hair is getting more course but she hasn't seemed to grow much lately. I can usually tell when she is at a stand still cuz she plumps up a little bit and then thins out when she hits her growth spurt. She is getting a little plump right now.
 

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Chloe's Mom
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I am in the same boat with you. I almost feel as though she might be getting a little chunky. Chloe got her waves in on top. Very thick. My breeder said that they sometimes go through an "awkward hair stage". Chloe graduated from puppy school as well. It was well worth the $. She is now in a class called "Terrible Teens" lol. It helps. One question, does Koda try to jump on your counters? Chloe loves to do this and i have tried everything. Any advice? :)
 

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Actually she did for a while. I noticed she stopped doing it lately and it wasn't ever a huge problem. She just got a firm no and then we told her "off" as we helped her down. We could tell when she was going to do it so my husband would stomp his feet on the ground to scare her out of it and she hasn't been doing it since. I don't know if it will come back..probably will when she tests us more..but so far it has worked. Otherwise when we see her in the position about to jump we say "Koda, no" calmly and she will usually just come running to us instead. I dont know...our trainer said to throw a can of pennies across the room when they do that to scare them...not at them but just to get them to associate a bad noise with jumping..

Sorry I can't be of more help..

Does your Chloe still try to bite when playing? Koda doesn't do it any other time and I know it is playful but sometimes she gets me a little harder than I would prefer. She will be playing with the toy and then suddenly become interested in my arm. My husband tries to put her in a sit when she does this but that is not processing at all with her and she continues jumping at the hand or arm. Anything there?
 

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Chloe's Mom
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Yes, Chloe still tries to bite me when playing. She doesn't bite hard, but it is annoying. I try to gently close her mouth and say "no bite". She will stop for a little bit, but then she does it right again. She just lost her last baby tooth. I'm hoping the biting will stop. She does go for my hands and forearms all of the time. I tried putting coins in a metal container, it worked for awhile and now she wants to play with it. (lol) I'm hoping she will outgrow this. I am working with her on the no jumping. I leave a long lead on her and when someone comes over I step on the leash. This has been working, but she just wants to jump on people. Did Koda loose all of her teeth yet. Chloe just turned 5 months on the 2nd. Also do you take Koda for walks? I was reading a Golden Retriever Club issue not to take them on long walks until they are 1 1/2 years old. They said this is due to hip dysplashia?
 

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Kodasmomma
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Yes Koda lost her teeth, although her one baby canine won't fall out..the adult one is next to it but the baby one is still there too. Kinda funny looking. Other than taht I think they are all out now. Koda jumps all the time. We try to have people wait to pet her until she is sitting or not jumping. She is starting to get the hang of it.

We do take Koda for walks, not too long. The morning one is .7 miles and then at night we walk about a mile. The afternoon one is dependent on her. We have a dog walker come and she said yesterdya they walked for 30 minutes, I wasn't so sure about that length of time but usually her walks are no more than a mile at a time. I haven't heard anything wrong with that length of walk yet but I don't know what I would do without the walks, LOL...they calm her down significantly. She has actually started to turn into a pretty good dog, not always wanting to be outside or playing, sometimes she is just content sitting and watching what I am doing which is nice.

Do you take Chloe on walks now?
 

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Chloe's Mom
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Yes, I do take her for walks, short ones. She gets tired. She will sit on the grass and not want to get up. Sometimes I have had to pick her up and carry her. lol. I won't be able to do that much longer. I try to run her outside in the backyard, by playing with her ball or frisbee. I am trying to take her for longer walks, but I don't know if she is just lazy or doesnt' want to walk. lol
 
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