The Love, Training, Obedience and Care of Your Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever, with its intelligence and eager-to-please attitude, is one of the most popular breeds in the United States according to AKC registration statistics. The working ability that has made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting companion also makes it an ideal guide, assistance, and search and rescue dog. Golden colored fur is the hallmark of this versatile breed and can range from light to dark gold.

The Golden Retriever is an adorable, well-behaved, intelligent and highly charming dog. These dogs are easy to train and are always patient and gentle with children. Loyal, trusting, sweet and eager to please. He is an active, affectionate and outgoing family dog. Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters, so obedience training can be fun. They excel in obedience competitions. Friendly to everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever has very few, if any, protective instincts. While unlikely to attack, Goldens make good watchdogs, loudly signaling the approach of a stranger.

You need to make sure to keep this dog assertive, yet calm and confident, with consistent pack leader behavior to avoid behavior problems. Some of Golden’s talents are hunting, tracking, retrieval, narcotic detection, agility, competitive obedience, and performing tricks. These dogs also love to swim.

All these attributes of the Golden Retriever make it one of the most sought after dogs. It is such a pleasure to have one of these absolutely beautiful dogs. A companion you’ll treasure by your side on hikes, and a good companion on those cold, rainy days just being indoors.

However, the care and love of this animal requires special care.

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