There are many benefits to crate training a golden retriever, however when talking about crating, people often react with the notion of locking up a dog against his will, having him whining for hours until he eventually gives up and stops. Although inexperienced or misinformed dog owners often make this mistake, it should not reflect the purpose and benefits originally envisioned in dog crating.
Dogs will instinctively search for a small and safe place to burrow into that will keep them safe and warm, crate training exists to respond to this particular need. Crate training is mostly about teaching your dog to become used to his crate, to consider the crate his own private space where he can sleep and be at ease.
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Golden Retrievers are a very popular breed of dogs, very cute and intelligent, originally developed in Scotland to be gun dogs, in order to retrieve game during hunting season and while on shooting events. Golden’s are also very friendly and appreciative of human companionship and leadership, making them a fairly easy breed to train. Golden retriever puppy training is probably one of the most fun and rewarding experiences owners have with their puppies and many choose to have this pleasure then selfs, with or without a professional trainer help.
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Golden retriever puppies are the cutest thing in the world, their typical smile will melt anyone’s heart, but as all puppies they also like to bite on things. Biting at this young age is healthy to all pups, because it will strengthen and improve gums and teeth health.
In order to affectively stop golden retriever puppy biting, you must address this behavior by discouraging it, while encouraging other positive behaviors. However many people forget that this behavior although positive in many ways, can also lead to aggression and dominance issues in later years, and that’s why puppies should be tough to stop biting when they are still very young. If your pup were to be raised by it’s mother with other brothers and sisters, he would quickly learn that when he bits, he gets bitten back, a puppy around eight weeks old should already have learned not to bite.
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Golden retrievers are a highly popular breed due to their intelligence, well balanced and friendly temperament, eagerness to please and their likeness for human companionship. For these reasons many choose them as their pets and wish to learn how to train a golden retriever puppy from an early age.
Golden retriever training should start right from the first day, training is essential for your dog’s proper mental and physical growth, socialization and obedience skills, when properly applied, training is an rewarding and funny experience for all those involved. You will soon realise your golden might be a bit undisciplined and excited or scared, you need to address this and slowly build up a relationship of trust with him and with time and training he will turn out to be a trustworthy friend and companion.
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