Golden Retrievers

She was

potty trained within 3 weeks after we brought her and has not had any accidents

since. We took her to puppy training classes

where she was taught how to come, stay, sit, shake, lay down and other

commands. She graduated the class and

has never ran away. We always open the

door for her to go out and do her duties and she comes right back to the door

when she is finished. Taking your dog

to dog training classes is definitely recommended.

We live

in a small and quiet neighborhood so we are able to walk her without a leash. She does great without a leash, and if she

gets too far in front of us we will say “heel” and she will immediately come

directly to our left side. This was also

taught at the puppy training classes.

Golden retrievers are extremely smart animals. They are very quick learners and aren’t as

stubborn as most dogs. Unfortunately,

many cities require your dog to be leashed if they are out of your

property. It is important to find out

the rules of your city before walking your dog without a leash.

I have

seen other dogs walking around who try to pester my dog as she is walking and

she doesn’t mind them. She just

continues her walk. Some dogs want to

play and some simply want to sniff around.

Most of these dogs are smaller dogs and their mannerisms are not all together. I feel as if bigger dogs are easier to train

and work with.

I have talked to other owners

and they have had nothing but good luck with their golden retrievers as

well. None that I know have ever had any

of their dogs bite or harm any child or person.

I think that they are great dogs all around with their great attitudes, and

friendliness. However, owning a great

dog who listens takes patience and a lot of training. It is important as a puppy that you work with

your dog so she is able to become a great listener. If you have children, owning a golden

retriever is a great choice.