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Tips For Training Your Golden Retriever

Author : Jeff Fryman

Although there are many training tips for Golden Retrievers, teething problems are probably the most typical. Golden puppies love to chew, and will chew everything they can get. Despite the fact that chew toys are preferred, there is really a way that you can assist your Golden satisfy his normal instinct to chew, and help him to ease the soreness of teething too.

To start, simply load an old sock with several ice cubes. Then, put a knot in the sock and set the sock with all the cubes in the freezer. When your pup starts to chew on things, just give him the sock. You'll be able to keep several socks with ice in it in your freezer if you'd like, so your dog will always have a chew toy. Although this is good to work with, you shouldn't leave your pet alone with the sock. He could wind up chewing the sock and swallowing pieces of it, that can lead to serious health problems.


During leash training, a lot of people choose to connect the leash to the Golden and then pull him in the direction they desire him to move. This is not the simplest way to train, as it often directs the wrong signal to the dog. Instead, you need to first get your Golden pup used to the dog collar and the leash. You can do this by putting his training collar and leash on inside the house or outdoors in a fenced-in area, so that he can walk around and move about unhampered with the leash on, pulling it alongside him.

After you have given him some time, pick the leash up, then start calling him to you. After he comes over to you, start praising him for it, therefore he is aware that he's on the proper track. Be patient any time leash training, as it will require a while for your pet to become accustomed to it. If you continue to reward your pet whenever he's doing it right and keep on giving him or her time to get accustomed to the leash, you won't have any difficulties.

Digging around

Rooting is something in which Golden Retrievers love, because it is necessary to their character. Excavating can be somewhat irritating if you don't provide your Golden an area to themselves, as he will dig holes in your lawn. In the event you keep your Golden inside, he may attempt to dig in the flooring, on the couch, or on the bed. Digging is part of their nature, and you should never reprimand a Golden for digging.

To assist him fill this need, you need to provide him an area to dig in. You can get him a kiddie pool or sandbox, filling it with either soil or fine sand. Next, try burying a treat or toy in inside, so that your Golden will dig to get it out. As soon as he finds out this is where they need to dig, this individual will probably head to that place any time he's the urge to dig. Later on, when he becomes somewhat more mature, you must invest in puppy obedience training lessons that will help him to get his rooting habits under control.

These tips will help a good deal when instructing your Golden Retriever pup. Golden's are great dogs, although you will need to get a bit of patience with them. Even though they're extremely smart pet dogs, it might take them time to understand. When they start understanding however - they may turn out to be a fundamental element of your family that you simply couldn't begin to live without.

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