Golden Retriever Puppy
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A puppy in training for the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind society getting used to the crowds at the dublin street performance world championships, 2010
Golden retrievers are just about the most perfect dog a family can have. It represents its species so well and they have some fantastic traits. They have high intelligence, loyalty, good looks, and a loving and affectionate nature. These are one of the few dogs which form a very strong bond — which can last a lifetime — with humans. Training your new Golden retriever puppy can be an exciting experience.
Your puppy, as is any young animal, maybe a bit unruly and excitable to start with. Goldies must have the companionship of people or a family, and they cannot be left outside by themselves all day. They love being active and can swim, retrieve, track things, and they love to do agility training.
Golden retrievers have been around for over 100 years. It’s a sporting breed and comes from Scotland. They can also be known by the names of yellow retriever or Goldie. They have a gentle expression, they are muscular, and very beautiful. There’s nothing like being greeted with the gentle sway of that huge golden tail, when you enter your home. These dogs have a double coat and it’s quite weatherproof.
Females weigh less than males do but both of them are easy to train and handle. They serve in many capacities as service dogs, companions, guide dogs for the blind, and narcotics detection dogs. Goldie thrive on human attention and they simply have to be involved in everything a family does. They do suffer from separation anxiety if they get bored and have nothing to do. If raised correctly, they are friendly to all people and animals as well as being inquisitive and confident, adaptable, and stable.
Puppies must first be taught obedience, basic training, socialization.
As they grow older they are very capable and trainable. Always use a positive and reward-based training method with lots of encouragement and praise. Never use intimidation because these animals are intelligent and deserve a better method of training. Your new puppy will be an avid student for crate training, house training, and other basic obedience commands.
Down, stay, no, and heel — are the four basic commands which every dog should learn at an early age. If your young dog urinates in the wrong place and at the wrong time, then you can learn to overcome this with gentle reassurance and calming methods. Puppies, because theyare just babies, can get overly excited and can be completely oblivious to the fact that they are urinating in the wrong place. Calm your young dog down and it will soon learn what is appropriate, and what is not.
Always train your dogs in a gentle way, and especially golden retrievers. These animals are wonderful and if taught well and kindly, they will turn out to be the most perfect family dog you could ever have.
Jenny is passionate about helping people train their dog successfully and gives helpful hints and tips on health and nutrition. For anyone looking to work closely with dogs she gives people suggestions on how to become a dog trainer. She writes about Training Golden Retriever Puppies , travel, fitness, and many other things she’s has experience with.