Add Shake, Bow and Crawl to Your Golden Retriever’s Trick Repertoire

Now your Golden retriever is on his way to becoming a true trickster. Today we’re going to talk about a few more fun, easy tricks. Enriching his repertoire of known tricks makes him develop new behaviors and gives you fun things to do together.

We’re going to start with the shake hands trick. Once we’ve covered that will move on to bow. Bow is an interesting trick because your dog will naturally do it whenever he wakes up. Finally we’ll show you how to teach [...] More about: Add Shake, Bow and Crawl to Your Golden Retriever’s Trick Repertoire

 

Teach Your Golden Retriever to Roll Over

Golden Retriever Roll Over

Now that your Golden retriever has mastered the basic sit, down and stay commands it’s time to teach him something fun. We’re going to look at how to teach him the roll-over command.

There are a couple of ways you can do this and most dogs respond much better to one or the other, not both. Again, most tricks are built upon the basic commands, so make sure you teach your Golden retriever those first.

First, a foreword. If your dog has any type of [...] More about: Teach Your Golden Retriever to Roll Over

 

How to Teach Your Golden Retriever the Come Command

Golden Retriever Come Command

Once your Golden retriever is comfortable with the sit, down and stay commands you can start teaching him some of the more complicated commands. Note that it’s not the commands in themselves that are complicated, it’s that he’s going to face a lot of distraction. In this article we’ll go through how to teach your dog to come.

Before we start on the “come” command let’s talk a bit about using food treats. The purpose of food treats is to teach a new behavior. At [...] More about: How to Teach Your Golden Retriever the Come Command

 

How to Teach Your Golden Retriever to Stay

Training Your Golden Retriever

Training is crucial for any dog, and even more so, for a larger breed such as the Golden Retriever. There is no reason not to do this, especially because Golden Retrievers are incredibly intelligent and they’re very eager to please.

Without any training, your dog would be left to do as he pleases, and most of the time you’ll find that this is different than what you had in mind. Remember that it’s impossible to learn how to train a dog perfectly just by reading; [...] More about: How to Teach Your Golden Retriever to Stay

 

How to Teach Your Golden Retriever The Sit and Down Commands

Golden Retriever Basic Commands

Teaching your Golden retriever the basic commands of sit and down is the first step into making your relationship with your dog everything you wanted it to be. But before you get started on that you need to get the dog’s attention. Surprisingly he can’t learn anything if he’s not paying attention to you.

In order to convey to the dog that you’re going to begin training ask him a question. Ask a short question that you’re not going to repeat in a normal conversation. [...] More about: How to Teach Your Golden Retriever The Sit and Down Commands

 

Why Golden Retrievers Need Discipline, Reward and Punishment

Now obviously disciplining, rewarding and punishing your Golden Retriever has to do with training him. Before we delve any deeper into any of those three let’s talk a bit about a play deprived Golden retriever.

Golden retrievers thrive on playtime and interaction with their owners and other animals. You have to realize that he was originally a gundog and that he has a lot of energy. Burning that energy is essential to getting the dog to focus.

Training a hyper dog is close to impossible. [...] More about: Why Golden Retrievers Need Discipline, Reward and Punishment

 

How and Why to Crate Train Your Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Crate Training

One thing most people don’t realize about Golden Retriever ownership is that they are responsible for how the dog lives his life. In reality, the puppy’s view of the world is dictated by what his owners teach him he can and can’t do.

Most people either don’t take the time or don’t know how to tell the puppy what he can and can’t do. Therefore whether or not his behavioral pattern is compatible with those of his owners is left to chance.

This probably happens [...] More about: How and Why to Crate Train Your Golden Retriever

 

Types of Golden Retriever Dogs – The English Cream Golden Retriever

English Cream Golden Retriever

You might have heard about English Golden Retrievers and maybe even about Canadian Golden Retrievers. If you have, then you’re probably wondering what’s this all about. Officially, they are not classified as separate breeds, they’re not even classified as varieties of the same breed.

Nevertheless, there are three types of Golden Retrievers; the two already mentioned and American Golden retrievers. Next you might be wondering if there is any difference between them, after all they are not classified separately.

Rest assured all types of Golden [...] More about: Types of Golden Retriever Dogs – The English Cream Golden Retriever

 

Adopting a Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Breed

Adopting a Golden Retriever is a great idea, and after you’ve taken the time to figure out if the Golden Retriever is truly right for you, you can’t wait for your new buddy to come home. But the question remains, should you get a puppy or an adult dog?

Granted, puppies are really cute, but they’re only puppies for only so long. If you have your heart set out on one you still need a decent amount of research into available puppies, you need to [...] More about: Adopting a Golden Retriever

 

Golden Retriever Hereditary Problems You Should Be Aware Of

Golden Retriever Puppy

Today most of the dogs in the world can live totally healthy lives provided the necessary conditions are met. These conditions are proper care and routine veterinary checks. However, a dog that is well taken care of is not automatically invincible.

The range of possible health problems dogs can get is quite large, and even just enlisting every possible disease would turn into quite a formidable article. They can get acne, allergies, cancer, viral diseases and so and so forth. And even if we would [...] More about: Golden Retriever Hereditary Problems You Should Be Aware Of