Raising a Golden Retriever puppy




Raising a Golden Retriever puppy

Raising a Golden Retriever puppy


It's hard to stop yourself from falling in love with Golden Retriever puppies, but you can also hate them if they urinate on the floor of your house or eat your shoes.

raising your puppy from a young age helps strengthen the bond between the two of you, and ensures that you keep your dog and your belongings safe, thus ensuring that you and your dog are happy.

There are many things you might want to raising a golden retriever puppy, such as house training and collar training,

as well as basic commands such as "sit" and "come", among other behaviors. Read the following article to help you master it.


Learn basic training techniques

Know the basic method

There are many ways to train dogs, but the most effective of them are the following three tricks:


 Reward the dog for behaviors you like. Don't reward him for the behavior you don't like.

Reward: The easy and fun part. The rewards aren't just during training, if your puppy pees outside, it deserves a reward. If you greet another dog in a friendly way, tell her how cute she is.

Don't reward negative behavior

 This requires extra caution. If your dog does something you don't like, think about why he's doing it.

Usually the reason is that it has been rewarded in some form and therefore you will need to remove this Reward at once.

For example, if he jumps around excitedly when you see the hoop, don't wrap him around and take him for a spin, as a reward for his behavior.

 Alternatively, you can turn your face or look up at the sky until he calms down, then wrap the garland around him and start your journey.

Be persistent

 No matter what your dog does, you and others who handle your dog are equally firm.

 If you do not feed your dog from the dining table, but your child serves him his plate, then you will certainly have a problem.

 If you tell your dog to get down when you see him jumping, but on other occasions you greet him with enthusiasm,

you are sending him mixed signals that can be very confusing.

Choose your rewards

 Have a treat ready in your hand as you train your dog for a specific behavior.

 Bring something your dog likes, the more important the prize, the easier it will be to train your dog.

 If your dog loves to play, use his favorite toy and distract him when he starts to bark.

Many find that rewards that include a dog's favorite foods are the most effective way to train them.

The best foods, of course, are those that your dog prefers, preferably easy to carry, easy to break into pieces, and most importantly, healthy.

 You have to diversify the foods so that your dog does not get bored.


- Cheese

- cooked chicken

- Meat wraps (available at pet supply stores)

- Crushed dog biscuits or training candy at pet stores

- Baby carrots or frozen green beans (for diet dogs)

Think to use clicker training

 In clicker training, you use sound (the click) to let your dog know that he did something right.

clicker is very effective because it is consistent and has a distinct sound that is different from your own.

You can also say "good" or "yes" if you don't have a collar.

Hold the stick first. Put the treat in your hand, and close your hand if your dog tries to get it.

Press the clicker, give the treat to your dog, and repeat the action after a few minutes.

Repeat it again until your dog has learned that the clicking sound is followed by a treat

Train your dog one skill at a time

 Keep the training sessions short, simple and full of rewards. These sessions should be effective and entertaining for you and your dog.

 To make the most of it, follow these instructions:

1- Keep sessions short. Training sessions should last no longer than 15 minutes, usually less than that for puppies.

2- Train your dog on one part of the skill. For example, if you are teaching him to sit and stay in place, you can start with "sit." Reward him for sitting, then add the command when he sits down, then train him to sit on the command.

 The next plan is to train him to stay seated, and then train him to stay seated even when you're gone.

 Finally, you can move the training to a more distracting environment, such as a park. Splitting the training in this way makes it more effective.

3- Use simple words, not sentences. Your commands should be simple and consistent: “Sit” rather than “Sit (dog’s name),” “Sit down,” or “Sit down, please.” The more words you use, the more confused your dog will be.

4- Do not exaggerate the speed or length. If your dog has difficulty learning a particular skill, you can refer to something he knows.

Always keep the training positive and the session never ends in failure. Also, try to finish training before your dog gets bored or frustrated.

5- Train him in realistic situations. Don't just train your dog during exercise sessions, but train him to "sit" or "stay" during your walks.

Train him to say hello in the park and make his training a part of your daily life.

6- be patient! Training a dog takes time. In fact, it is a never ending process, but it is well worth the effort and time. A well-trained dog is safe, happy, and a pleasure to own.

Decide what you want to teach your dog

 All Golden Retriever owners aspire to have their dogs as well-trained as possible. Some also want to train them to adapt to the collar.

Some also need basic obedience training, such as: sit, stay, lie down, and leave. The rest of the tricks, skills, and behaviors required will depend on preferences and preferences for every owner and every dog.

Golden Retrievers prefer to hold and fetch, which is a great way to train them and a good skill to acquire. But that doesn't stop it if you'd rather teach your dog to tug of war or to chase a flying saucer.

The "speak" and "shake" tricks can be entertaining, but they are unnecessary.

If you travel or send your dog to a hostel often, you may want to train him to acclimatize to the crate first.

Depending on your dog's temperament, you should train him not to beg for something or jump on you when you come home, and not to act aggressively toward other dogs (although this latter behavior is generally uncommon with Golden Retrievers).


raising a golden retriever puppy to obedience

raising a golden retriever puppy to obedience

Decide what you will teach your puppy

 Obedience training consists of teaching your dog to do things according to verbal commands or hand signals.

 Basic commands such as “sit”, “come”, “leave” and “stay” are very important in helping you manage your dog’s affairs and ensure his safety, but there are also many other commands that you can teach him, such as: “shake” and “roll over” ', 'jump' and 'talk'.

 Most of these skills are taught in the same basic rewarding techniques, and we explain how to do this by teaching the puppy the command 'sit'.

Use the bait method to teach the command 'sit'

 Make sure to break up this exercise into several short sessions spread over several days.

Put a treat in your hand and extend it so the puppy can sniff it, then raise your hand above the back of his head.

As his eyes follow your hands as they go up, automatically he will sit up. Once he does, say "yes" or give him the reward. Keep doing this to make it easier to tempt him to sit down.

Now try doing the same thing again, but without any candy in your hands. Say "sit" and move your hand back, then give him the reward as soon as he sits down.

When your dog has mastered sitting with your hand empty, step back and use the same hand motion from a further distance, saying "sit."

Finally, say "sit" without moving the hand, and reward your dog when he does.

Use the pick-up method to teach him to sit

 Bring some treats and ignore your puppy while keeping a close eye on him. Once he is seated, immediately say "sit" and toss a piece of candy.

 Your dog will quickly learn to associate sitting with a reward.


raising a golden retriever puppy at home

raising a golden retriever puppy at home

Know when you should house train your puppy

 Begin house training the moment you bring your puppy home. After completing the trip, take your puppy to the place you have chosen to relieve himself and let him smell it.

 If he pees or poops in the right place, give him a treat. Take the puppy regularly to the toilet (every twenty minutes if possible), and after he urinates, reward him.

The dog usually needs to relieve himself immediately after eating, and also twenty minutes after eating.

 Take it out on both counts. This increases the likelihood that he will relieve himself in the right place.

This early stage includes a few happy coincidences that the dog's need is in the right place that calls for reward. But don't worry if he doesn't do it right, and don't ever punish him if he misses it at home.

Be positive and persistent

 Punishing your dog for defecating at home makes it more difficult to learn, while persistence and persistence are one of the best ways to teach your dog.

Produce food to your dog on certain dates

 Keep food away from him between meals. Regular feeding leads to regular times for your dog to urinate and defecate.

Take your puppy outside on a regular schedule

A consistent schedule is the best way to avoid accidents. Young puppies should be taken outside every hour in addition to after meals and at bedtime.

Dogs should be taken outside in the early morning, before going to bed, and before being left on their own.

A puppy can control urination for an estimated number of hours per day, divided into months.

Puppies can control their urination longer in the evening. A four-month-old puppy can handle not urinating at night.

Keep your eyes on your puppy to prevent accidents

 Of course, you don't want your puppy to get used to pooping around the house, so watch him carefully any time he's at home.

 Running, whining, walking around, smelling and leaving the room are signs that your puppy wants to pee, so get him out quickly.

Reserve your puppy when you are not able to monitor him

 Use a cage or a small room with a closed door or gate. As your puppy grows, you can increase the size of the space you keep him in, from a small room to several rooms. It's better to show him the most space right after he pees

Reward your puppy when he pees outside

During house training, you should always go out with your dog. Always take him to the same place so he can smell him and is encouraged to go alone. Reward him for urinating outside with praise, treats, or toys.

Stay calm if you catch your puppy in the middle of a wrong act

There is no point in frightening your puppy, and you certainly don't want to dip his face in his feces or urine. Clap sharply to warn him only.

This usually works to get him to stop, then quickly run outside to encourage him to follow you. If your puppy has finished peeing outside, give him a treat, and if he has already finished peeing, that's fine.


raising a golden retriever puppy to wear a collar

raising a golden retriever puppy to wear a collar

Determine the level of exercise you want your dog to reach

This requires discipline, coordination, and time to teach your dog to walk beside you and not pull on the collar or run after moving objects around you.

You can easily complete this training. On the other hand, if you don't mind your dog running a few steps ahead of you, as long as he doesn't pull the collar too hard to break free,

then a pull-resistant harness or head collar is enough to do the job without the need for further training.

 Knowing exactly what you want and keeping up with what everyone is doing when walking their dogs is the key to proper and proper training.

Get the right equipment

 You will need a hoop with a rope from 120 to 180 cm long. Stretchy collars that are too long make training more difficult. For a neck collar, you can use a snap collar, slip collar, headband, or anti-pull belt.

Do not use choke collars unless you are a trained professional.

Never use compression or latch collars unless you are trained professionally.

Make every outing a training session

Perseverance is key, so be patient until your dog gets used to walking without pulling on the collar.

It doesn't matter who's training it as long as the exercise continues every outing. Keep the training short and interesting.

Going for a long walk with your untrained dog after he has left both of you.

Train your dog before training him on the collar

 This training is important for two reasons: first, your walks will be very short until your dog is trained, and second, dogs that are very active are more likely to pull.

 Play with him or let him frolic with the other dogs in the park before leash sessions.

Always keep the rewards with you

You will definitely need it while training your dog. You'll need soft treats while on the hike, such as cheese, cooked sausage, bacon, or chicken, because your dog will eat them quickly while he's on the run.

Walk fast. Walking fast helps to make you more interesting to your dog, which will make him stop less if he is moving fast. Walk his natural pace to stop his attempts to pull him towards you.

Choose your style

 There are four ways to teach a dog to stop pulling on a collar, and some are appropriate for some dogs but not others. If you choose one method and find that it doesn't work after a few weeks, you should choose another.

Pause and then continue and stop when your dog reaches the end of the rope. Wait until the collar tightens on him and stops, then ask him to sit down.

 When you do, say "yes" and give him a reward. Do this each time the dog reaches the end of the harness or harness.

 Reward your dog whenever he looks at you or walks near you. This way, you associate the reward with walking near you and refraining from pulling and tugging.

 Pulling the collar to smell something you have to stop moving, but instead of giving him a reward for sitting down, you can push him to follow the scent he wanted to explore as a reward for his behavior.

Seduce and reward him. Fill your left hand with the treat you want to give him, wave it in front of his nose and say, "Let's go for a walk." Then take a walk.

 Give him a reward every few seconds. If he pulls and pulls, stop and ask him to come back to you, then reward him.

Don't go too far, long walks require a lot of rewards and bends. Stop tempting him after a week, say "let's go for a walk" and walk him with your left hand closed, and give him a reward every two steps.

On the following walks, try to increase the number of steps between rewards: 2, 5, 10, 20, and eventually walk your dog with intermittent treats.

There is a third method (this option is available for dogs who have difficulties with the previous two methods).

When your dog is nearing the end of his collar belt, say, "Slow down." If he's slower say "yes" and reward him.

 If it continues to move, suddenly turn the other way and move so that the harness blocks your dog's movement.

 Praise your dog when it rushes to follow you, and when it reaches you, turn around again and move in the original direction.

Do this whenever your dog starts pulling and pulling. When your dog walks near or beside you, reward him regularly.

This method should work quickly. If the pull doesn't stop after a few training sessions, stop.

Do not use this method with a head collar, as it may harm your dog.

Collar adjustment (this option is available for dogs that have difficulty with the previous methods).

When your dog approaches the end of his collar belt, say "Hey." If he slows down, say "yes" and reward him.

 If he keeps moving, pull the belt immediately. It may take several times of pulling to make your dog slow down.

 Be sure to reward your dog if he starts walking near you in the same steps as you.

Realize that pulling too hard can hurt your dog's neck or throat.

This method should reduce tugging after a few days. If it doesn't, stop and try another method.


crate training golden retriever puppy

crate training golden retriever puppy

Put your puppy in a crate

to keep him and your belongings safe when you are not at home and when traveling. There are several reasons to put your puppy in a crate:

- To keep your puppy safe when you are not around to watch.

- To keep your belongings safe when you are not near your puppy to watch.

- When your puppy is home alone.

- To give your puppy a place to relax and unwind.

- when traveling.

- To keep your dog away from children and other dogs.

- To help him with house training and other behavioral exercises.

Know when not to use the cage

 Never use the crate to chastise your dog, and when your dog reaches a stage where you can be confident he will not destroy the house, do not put him in the crate when you are not home.

 Keep the cage for times of need, i.e. when there are guests at home or when traveling. In most cases, your dog must enter the cage voluntarily.

Choose a cage

The type of cage depends on personal preference, but some may find that wire cages are more durable and comfortable in the long run for dogs (in addition to being used in most dog shelters).

 The most important thing is to get the right size. If it is too small, it will not be comfortable for your dog. But on the other hand, if it is too large, it will provide a comfortable space for the dog as it desires.

Buy a crate for your dog when he gets older to save money, or you can divide it into smaller areas to make it suitable for him at a young age.

Your dog should be able to stand in the crate without hitting his head, turn easily, and lie on his sides with his legs and hands extended.

For an adult Golden Retriever, a 100 cm cage should be sufficient. Also buy a crate divider if you are buying this crate for a puppy.

Make the cage safe and comfortable

 Your dog should enjoy the crate, and the crate should provide him with a comfortable place to relax so much that he chooses to spend time in it.

 Make sure of the following:

- Place the cage in the room where you spend a lot of time so that your puppy does not feel lonely and abandoned.

- Place it at a comfortable and suitable temperature away from direct sunlight, heaters and radiators.

- Put a soft sheet inside to sleep.

- Put chew toys inside for your dog to do something.

- Put a towel or blanket over the wires, this will give the crate a cozy look.

Teach your dog to associate the cage with good things

 Before crate training, have your dog convinced that the crate is a magical place filled with the wonders he loves.

 If you succeed in this task, crate training will become much easier for the dog.

Set up your crate without your dog noticing. Open the door and place some treats around, inside and behind the entrance. Put some toys inside, too.

Let your dog explore the cage on his own. Don't try to get his attention and don't say anything when he turns inside out. Let him check and give him time to do so.

Put more treats every hour or so into the cage when the dog averts his eyes. After a while he will start scanning the cage for rewards on his own. (Be sure to deduct these rewards from the daily food allowed)

Try to feed your dog while he is in the cage. Place the bowl at the entrance at first, only for the dog to try to stick its head inside to eat.

 After it works two or three times, move the bowl to the middle of the cage and then to the end of the cage.

Train your dog to enter the cage in exchange for a reward

 Wave the treat in front of your dog and then drop it into the crate. As the dog goes to the crate, say the appropriate command for the situation, such as “cage.” When your dog enters his crate, praise him and give him another treat.

Walk away and let him leave the cage, and while he does this you can signal the exit: "Get out!". Praise him but don't give him a reward, the reward must be associated with the magical cage and his entry.

Do this ten times, then take a break and repeat the process ten more times. Always use linking words and commands.

Repeat this action several times throughout the day until the dog enters the cage excitedly and happily to pick up the treat. The training part doesn't have to last long.

Train your dog to enter the cage with this command

 After throwing treats one or two times to train your dog, use the command without any reward. If he enters the cage, give him a lot of praise and give him a treat or two. Also praise him when you go out.

Do this ten times, then take a time out, and then do it ten times again.

Repeat this action several times a day for two or three days until your dog is in and out of the cage.

If you find your puppy struggling when learning this step, go back to the previous step.

close the door

Ask your puppy to enter the cage, sit down, and slowly close the door. If you need to slam the door hard before your puppy escapes, he's definitely not ready for that move.

 When you open the door, praise and reward him and then open the door wide to make him leave the cage.

Practice it in sets of ten, including a rest period, of course, and then another set of ten.

You can increase the amount of time he spends in the cage before you let him out. Break the training into sessions that start with a 10-second wait, then 30, then 45, and then a full minute.

get back a little bit. When your dog is getting used to being in the crate for a minute, it may be time to step away while he is in the crate.

In the first training sessions, try to move a few centimeters before moving back up again. Walk around the room with your eyes on your dog.

In the following exercises, try to move without concentrating with your puppy.

leave the room for a moment and then came back.

Finally, leave the room

You left the room. At first try to stay outside for about five minutes, then gradually increase the time until you reach 30 minutes.

If your dog is very nervous when you leave, let him get out of the crate. Go back to the previous step or reduce the time you leave him alone.

Always remove your puppy's harness and collar before putting it in the cage to avoid suffocation risk

Put your dog in his crate when you go out

 When your dog can rest in his crate for more than thirty minutes, it may be time to put him in the crate when you're gone.

For a puppy, these trips should be short, as puppies cannot go more than three hours without urinating.

 Even if your dog is an adult, you shouldn't keep him in the crate for more than four hours, because he needs to get up and stretch and move his legs.

Change the time you put your dog in the crate.

 Put it in it sometimes ten minutes before you go out, sometimes five, and sometimes right before heading to the door.

You don't want the cage to become associated with abandonment for him.

Don't make a lot of noise when you're gone. Praise your dog when he enters the crate, and then leave.

make your dog sleep in the crate during the night

 After your puppy is comfortable in his crate, he can sleep through the night, but make sure you put him in a place where you can hear him. Puppies usually need to pee in the middle of the night

be patient

 Each dog is distinguished by its nature and its handling of cage training. Some golden dogs can be trained in a week or less, while shy or badly experienced dogs may need several weeks.

Don't put pressure on your dog, and make sure he adapts to each step before moving on to the next.

Read also : is crate training good for dogs ?


raising a golden retriever puppy to catch and fetch

raising a golden retriever puppy to catch and fetch

Start with good habits

 Golden Retrievers love to catch and fetch things, which is a great way to train them. You probably don't need any help getting your puppy to catch the ball or toy, but be sure to instill good manners early to make sure he can bring the toy to you.

Use two toys to teach your dog to fetch them

Toss one and when your dog brings it, take out the other toy and toss it in another direction. As he chases after her, he picks up the first.

Keep doing this until he gets used to holding things and running towards you.

In the end, you can call your dog without showing the other game. If he comes, say "throw it" and show the other.

When the dog throws the toy on command, you can get rid of the other one.

Tie the toy with a string if two toys don't work

 When your dog picks it up, move the string and run to get him to catch up with you.

If he follows you, give him a reward.

If it still runs, pull the toy with the string. Praise and reward him when he approaches.

Don't always drop the toy at the same moment, and let your dog chew it a bit after you get it. You don't want him to think he's going to lose his game whenever he brings it up.

After a few weeks, your dog will stop trying to escape with the toy.

Use your reward to make the dog drop his possessions

 Say "drop it" and place a treat in front of your dog's nose, this behavior will cause even the most stubborn of dogs to give up their game.

If your dog refuses to throw away his possessions, try a treat he can't resist, such as a piece of bacon or cheese.

You won't need rewards in the future, but you will need to give him one from time to time.

Get away to teach your dog to throw what he has near you

 Before your dog throws away his toy, say "Bring it" and move away. When he gets to where you were before, say "throw it" and go back to pick up the game. It will probably take a few weeks for your dog to learn to bring the toy to you.

Say "sit" and "stay" to prevent your dog from picking up the toy when you get close to it

 Tell your dog to sit down and stay in place after tossing the toy.

 If your dog tries to pick up the toy when you bend over, immediately say "No" or "Stop." Eventually your dog will know that if he wants to keep playing, he should sit and stay when you try to catch the ball.

If he's still there, say "okay" before you throw the ball again.


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