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By: Andrew Kennedy
A new Golden Retriever Puppy is always a big responsibility. One of the most important things is to start the right training on time. This article will help you with that. Read on for helpful tips.
In many cases, breeders start training golden retriever puppies before they find their owner. This training can be crate training, potty training, and other behavioral training. Of course, this is not always guaranteed, especially if you are not getting your puppy from a breeder.
The best time to start training is from 8 weeks of age. According to research, golden retriever puppies should not be separated from their mothers before then.
If you are serious about training, you may need some supplies in addition to the time spent. These are listed below:
As I mentioned earlier, this is worth starting from day one. However, go gradually, in steps. The puppy needs to know the crate, and get used to it. Sessions should be longer and longer. Don’t forget the treats as rewards.
Proper potty training is extremely important from day one. This process will probably take a few months. However, it is worth dealing with. It is important that you devote as much time as possible to your Golden Retriever in the first few weeks. This will help with potty training. Here are some useful tips:
Everyone wants a dog that is friendly and social. It is best not only with other dogs but also with humans. The good news is that it can be taught.
Experts say there is a so-called social period for dogs. It lasts from 0 to 3 months. During this period, it is very important for the puppy to encounter as many stimuli, people and dogs as possible. Of course, slowly and gradually introduce your Golden Retriever puppy to other pets and people.
However, don’t let your pup go to the dog park until about 5 weeks old. This is when he will receive all the necessary vaccinations. Without these vaccines, dogs are exposed to very dangerous bacteria. Instead, during this time, let your puppy get acquainted with the various noises (e.g., vacuuming) and people visiting.
While learning about stimuli and experiences is very important, let your Goldy do everything at his own pace. You should not rush anything.
As a new Golden Retriever parent, you shouldn’t be careless. You have to supervise your puppy, and if an accident happens, don’t yell or punish under any circumstances. Instead, you need to learn to pay more attention next time.
A natural trait of dogs is that they like to chew everything. You need to control this instinct properly if you don’t want your dog to chew on your furniture. One of the best ways to do this is to buy as many chew toys as possible.
Another useful thing is to teach your Goldy to bite gently. When he bites you, you should scream as if you were hurt. Because your dog doesn’t want to hurt you, and with this trick, he learns to adjust his or her biting power.
Another important thing about the Golden Puppy is teaching his name. You can achieve this with a lot of repetitions and treats.
In addition to potty training, leash training is also important. After all, walking should be a good experience. As with any other supplies, the leash should not be rushed. Introduce it to your dog gradually. Let her sniff and chew it. If your puppy gets used to it, you can try attaching it to the collar. Remember that the puppies are very excited about their first walk.
Below I will share some useful tips about leash training:
Golden Retrievers are great, kind, and friendly dogs. Training them can sometimes be a challenge, but it is a unique experience. However, with diligence and perseverance, using the above tips correctly, you can achieve excellent results. This way, your new pup can become the best possible family member.
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