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Seriously though. I wish I would have found this website before I got her, so I knew what a little beast she'd be as a puppy. No other website really gives insight to the level of energy they have while puppies. We try to exercise her, but it's never enough.

She's awesome though, and we're really happy we have her. Just wish she'd calm down once and awhile. She started puppy classes at petsmart a few weeks ago, and there's two other puppies there which she's way ahead of in terms of commands and walking. She knows sit, down, and stay all pretty well, and when she's in a good mood she's a pretty awesome dog. Haha.

Andddd she went swimming the other day at a local lake and LOVED it. She was jumping into the water after sticks I had thrown. First steps towards dock diving...

Here's some recent pictures of her, growing up through snapshots. :)
 

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OMG she's adorable! Some pups are in a constant state of the terrible two's. They outgrow it quickly though. One day when you think about it you will say, "Hey she doesn't do that anymore! When did that stop?"
 

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She is adorable!!! When you are living it, its easy to wish that crazy puppy stage would pass already.... but trust me, when it does pass, you will find yourself missing your little puppy so much and remembering their antics with a smile. :)
 

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HAHAHA! Griff was so bad at that age that I'm not sure I'll EVER get another puppy! Whew!!! Glad that's over. Good thing they're cute -it helps get you through it!:p:
 

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HAHAHA! Griff was so bad at that age that I'm not sure I'll EVER get another puppy! Whew!!! Glad that's over. Good thing they're cute -it helps get you through it!:p:
Haha yeah, we agreed that our next dog will NOT be a golden. We can't take another one of her, and we aren't even done yet. We want to get her a buddy in a few years, and we are totally researching puppy temperaments when we make that decision.
 

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Ooooohhhhh you can see the mischief in her eyes!!! :D;)

She is just beautiful! She WILL calm down into a wonderful girl, but you have a year or so of this!
You will miss "most" of it when it's gone! Trust me....
 

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Most puppies will have endless energy (followed by long battery recharging naps). They do slow down A LITTLE as they age ;)

One tip, mental energy is verrry tiring for a young pup. Obedience training is a great way to wear them out mentally.. and is a great way to bond with your new pup!
 

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Haha yeah, we agreed that our next dog will NOT be a golden. We can't take another one of her, and we aren't even done yet. We want to get her a buddy in a few years, and we are totally researching puppy temperaments when we make that decision.
by the time (in a few years) you will have forgotten this time. it's kind of like childbirth, the pain is so terrible, but the farther you get away from the day, the more likely you are to have another child.

next time get a rescue (older dog) or a breeder return.
beth,moose and angel
 

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I agree - in about 3 years you'll be ready for another... GOLDEN! :p:
 

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She's very cute, and as someone said, enjoy this time since you'll wish it back when she's old and sedate. Get her a rescue golden companion, a 2-4 year old dog, as her nanny dog and she'll grow up even faster!
 

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As I type this my six month old is asleep under the desk. Four months ago I had bouts with taking her back to the breeder and saying we made a mistake ( being honest). Today I can envision getting her a companion puppy ( I must be crazy). An earlier poster suggested obedience training for the mental energy. I agree. We go every Wednesday night and it works wonders for all three of us. (Did I mention my wife).
 

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She is a beautiful pup! Bailey is just starting to get her energy. I can't walk her for another 5-7 days due to her being spayed. She is driving us all crazy with her energy level. It's very hard to keep her calm.
 

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What a cutie she is.....

Puppy raising can be rough. I have only done it once and my Lyndi was a handful. Since then I have only adopted older Goldens. However I will have to admit there are times I miss having a little Golden pup around.
 

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Maggie was an absolute terror as a pup, she went to Rainbow Bridge on 7/20 (at almost 14 y.o.) , what did I get on 8/12???.....another golden puppy. Goldens definitely have a way of stealing your heart. That mischievous puppy stage is what makes them so endearing IMO.
 

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Awwwww....she's a beautiful little mischief maker :p:

She couldn't be too bad, I still see knick knacks on your little bookshelf (those would have been quickly eaten by Biscuit) but then again, I see that she likes to play with your little throw rugs :p:....hahahaha!!
 

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You know, I have had many breeds of dogs in my lifetime, and only the golden makes my heart feel good. I have never had a dog that has the sweet nature of the golden. My other dogs were great dogs, but this golden (Honey) tops the list. There's just something about a golden that cannot be topped. Of course, that's just my opinion. I'm a little long in the tooth now, (62 yrs old) lol, so maybe my judgement is a little impaired! lol!!!
 

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I completely understand. You always hear about kids and puppies being best friends. But my daughter who was 10 and had been wanting a golden puppy for 3 years, was absolutely terrified of Tinkerbell when she was a young a puppy. I still have little scars on my hands 3 years later from those sharp puppy teeth. lol But by the time she was a year old she had turned into the most loving dog.
 

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I LOVE THE PUPPY STAGE!!!!! Sure it is hard, but to see the wonderment of life in their eyes, and reminding me it is a good thing to be alive. There is NOTHING like a golden pup. They grow up so fast. I am sorry you are so frustrated, but you will have the best dog ever in a golden, and you will want another, mark my word.

Perhaps puppies are not your thing, that is A OK!!! Then look into rescue, there are many goldens out there in need of rescue at many stages of the life cycle.

My dog energy helps keep me young. Your girl is so very beautiful, you will get through, and you won't remember the bad days.
 

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That little terror is going to be the best thing you ever brought into your life. What a preciouse pup she is. Give it time and do not discount Golden Retrievers as a future pet yet. 2 years ago I was lucky enough to have my wonderful boy come into my life and I could not envision owning any other bread.

Hang in there it will be better !!

Al & Tuff Dog
 
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