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Once you have got your Golden Retriever, it is important to train him. Your Golden Retriever should be trained and mannered properly, so that your Golden Retriever easily fits into your home.
To begin with, when you train your golden retriever, you should allow your golden retriever restricted freedom. Your golden retriever will have to work really hard to get used to you, your family and your surroundings. It would be appropriate not to encourage any bad habits.
Do remember that once dogs get used to bad habits, it becomes really difficult to alter them. If you begin to apply rules when your golden retriever is young, he will easily fit into the routine and the rules that you would like him to follow.
Secondly, confine your Golden Retriever. Ideally, your Golden Retriever should not be allowed free movement around the house or the yard. If your Golden Retriever steps out of the house or the crate, keep a close watch on your Golden Retriever and his/her actions.
Chances are that your Golden Retriever would inculcate bad habits if you do not manage to keep a watchful eye on him. For example, if your Golden Retriever has once relieved himself on the floor or elsewhere inside the house, he would stick to the same area.
Dogs usually use their sense of smell, and keep relieving themselves in the same area. If you do not correct Your Golden Retriever initially, your Golden Retriever will become tougher at a later stage.
You also need to ensure that your golden retriever is following routine regarding the crate. It is better if he is not allowed to spend time outside his crate. This is one of the most important rules of housebreaking your golden retriever.
The golden retriever is unfamiliar with the surroundings and you need to keep strict vigil. This is to ensure that your golden retriever does not meet with accidents or other unpleasant happenings.
It is also important to train the right way to relieve your golden retriever when you are house breaking your golden retriever. Be encouraging and commend your golden retriever when he relieves himself at the right place. An option is to crate him at night and lead him to the right spot the next morning.
Many a times, you may need to have a litter box inside the house, if your golden retriever puppy is not able to get out and relieve himself. It is of course not a nice idea to keep your golden retriever restricted to the house all the time. Allow him watchful and limited access to the outside, maybe the backyard, during the initial days.
A doggy door may be an option here, and your Golden Retriever can enter and exit without disturbing you and your family.
If you have decided to get your Golden Retriever home, house breaking may take some time. But rest assured that the time taken is worth it. In course of time, a well-trained Golden Retriever will be a pleasant addition to you and your family.
It has long been known that some crossbreeds seem to do better than their parents of either breed. It’s a question of finding which breeds cross best with other breeds. Some of these crossbreeds even go on to become established breeds in their own right. One of the mist successful crossbreeds in dogs is seen in the Labrador Retriever /Golden Retriever puppy, also known as Golden Labrador Retrievers. Even at an early age, they readily show the best of both the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever.
Both Labrador Retriever and Golden Retrievers are dogs that love people and are eager to please. Keep in mind that not every one is alike, and bad training will always make a bad, fearful dog (no matter what breed), but on the whole, a Labrador Retriever /Golden Retriever puppy is a born people watcher. They are fascinated by people and seem to identify with them. They also have a lot of strength and energy, which comes in handy for service and search and rescue dogs.
According to service dog experts and charities that train seeing eye dogs in England, the best dog for the job is a Labrador retriever /Golden retriever crossbred. There is a strict breeding program run in England by Guide Dogs to raise dogs to be seeing eye dogs. A Labrador retriever /Golden Retriever puppy is first tested at about eight weeks of age to see what his personality is like.
Golden retriever training never really stops. Many a Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy fails the program and is put up for adoption as a pet. To take a Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy and turn out a dependable life-saver costs an average of $70,000 (US). They work until old age or illness forces them to retire, and then they are placed in care homes for the rest of their lives.
Although many online Labrador puppies information web sites will say that a Golden Labrador is always yellow, this is not true. Every now and then there is a black or chocolate Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy born. You can register your Labrador retriever / Golden Retriever puppy with the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Every day, there is a newborn Labrador retriever/Golden Retriever puppy who makes that first step to being a drug sniffing dog, cancer sniffing dog, service dog or a search and rescue dog. They all can rescue us from ourselves and our selfishness and help give our souls back to ourselves.
Many people usually have misconceptions when crates come to mind. They do not use crates because they think that it is a way of punishing a Golden Retriever. But such is not the case. Contrary to common misconception, crates are actually one of the safest places for your dog, particularly a Golden Retriever. Crates have been found to have many uses. You can put your Golden Retriever inside the crate when you are away from home or when you have guests in your house and stay worry-free. It can also be used when your dog is sick. Crates gratify a Golden Retriever’s natural instincts to position himself within a den.
Upon getting Golden Retriever puppy and bringing him to his new home, try getting a crate and have it set up right where you want it. It is recommended that you position your crate in an area where there is not much traffic, like a kitchen close to the door. In that way, your Golden Retriever can easily get out of the crate and potty outside.
Leave it open and train your Golden Retriever to go inside whenever your Golden Retriever is tired and sleepy. Golden Retrievers may tend to have a liking for crates especially if you crate train them but you should not overdo it by letting him stay there for so long. Also, do not let your Golden out of the crate if it is barking. Once your Golden Retriever has become used to the crate, you can freely leave him to go in and out of it whenever he likes and you may not have to worry about your dog anymore whenever you are away from home.
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