Top Tips For Training Your Golden Retriever

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Top Tips For Training Your Golden Retriever

by Peter Finch

Once you have brought home your golden retriever, and have made him comfortable to the new surroundings, you have to begin training your golden retriever. In fact the sooner you start the training, the easier will it be for both you and your pet to lead a comfortable and happy life.

Training is very important for your golden retriever. With training they will understand what is an acceptable action and what is an undesirable action. Dogs usually judge their actions on the response that they get for their actions. Good responses encourage them, and bad ones don?t, so you have to be forthright in expressing yourself to your dog.

Handy Tips On Training Your Golden Retriever

- Different people would have different needs for a dog. If you are training your dog, decide on a desirable behavior code for your dog from the first day itself. Judge for yourself what you would prefer your dog to do and then zero in on training your golden retriever accordingly.

- From the very first phase, praise your dog for desirable behavior, or discourage him for an undesirable one. For example, if your golden retriever puppy is playing with your kid and fetches a ball, praise him. You may like him to perform such tasks and therefore he has to understand that. On the other hand, if he is littering around, discourage him and teach him the right way to release himself. In this way you can begin training your golden retriever puppy.

- Many a times, you may need to be very stern with your golden retriever puppy as well, especially if your puppy is being particularly naughty ? don?t hesitate.

- It is also important to remember that timing is very important while training your golden retriever. You need to immediately praise him or chide him, as the situation demands. You need to understand that dogs are very different from human beings, and hence you cannot explain things to them later. If your dog is chasing cars, and you don?t want him to do so, chide immediately. Your golden retriever will understand. On the other hand, if he is shooing away birds and guarding your food on a family picnic, commend him for his behavior.

- While training your golden retriever, please remember that he needs to develop certain healthy habits for himself. For example, you need to chide him if he eats anything that is lying on the floor or on the ground. Make sure you inculcate proper habits of food (e.g. eating from a meal bowl), so that your golden retriever can be safe and healthy.

- Many a times vets also insist that only one person in the family should feed golden retrievers. At least, this is very important for administering medicines. And, also remember to chide your golden retriever if he accepts any food from strangers. This would keep him healthy and you happy.

Please understand that time and patience are the two key things to training your golden retriever. Once you have trained your golden retriever, he will be a much better dog to manage, and a suitable companion for you and your family.

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