Author Archives: Wendy

Wendy is a self-employed beauty therapist, mother of two, life-long pet parent and lover of dogs who somehow manages to squeeze in the time to satisfy another of her loves - writing. Wendy is the founder, main contributor to and editor of TotallyGoldens.
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The Best Flea Shampoo for Dogs – Advice and 5 Reviews

As a dog owner, it’s a fact of life that, at some point or another, you’re going to need to treat your pup for fleas. These pesky little critters can strike all year round but are particularly prevalent in the Summer time, when temperatures and humidity levels start to creep up – the optimal environment for fleas to thrive. Thankfully, ...

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Hot Weather Safety Tips For Dogs

When the sun rolls in and the temperature’s mounting, there’s often nothing better than getting your dog, slipping on a lead and going outside to soak up the sun together. Long walks, fun by the pool or chilling at a barbecue – these are all fun summer activities and great opportunities to spend quality time with your dog. But remember, ...

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Cold Weather and Winter Safety Tips for Dogs

Winter. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s a good chance your golden retriever enjoys every minute of it. With their long coats and bouncy personalities, golden retrievers tend to embrace the cold like they embrace life, thoroughly and joyfully. Despite the tail wagging it invokes, winter can bring chilly temperatures, salty roads and sidewalks, and snowy conditions that ...

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The Best Dog Treats for Training Your Golden Retriever

Motivation. It’s what makes your golden retriever aspire to greatness. Your dog needs a reason to sit when you say sit and to walk calmly by your side when you go out together. Sometimes your dog will do what you ask because they simply want to please you. Sometimes exuberant praise and lovin’ is enough. And sometimes it’s not. That’s ...

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House Training Guide – For a Puppy or Dog of Any Age

House training your puppy is without doubt one of the most basic and essential bits of living a happy life side-by-side with your dog. When your new golden retriever puppy bounces into your life, they have no idea about the details of toileting. In fact, they’re more than happy to go whenever the mood strikes anywhere in your home. They ...

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Leash Training Your Golden Retriever for No More Pulling!

If you’ve ever had family, friends or even perfect strangers on the street joke that your Golden Retriever is walking you and not the other way around, you know what it’s like to have a leash-pulling problem. Leash pulling can happen in puppies and adult dogs, and if it happens to you long enough can begin to feel like there’s nothing ...

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Train Your Golden Retriever to Stop Jumping Up on People

It’s happened again. Your neighbor stopped by for an unexpected visit, and as the back door opened, before you had time to act or even think, your visitor was on the floor. The culprit? Your well-meaning, but overly excitable golden retriever. When you brought home your cuddly ball of fluff, that excitability was pretty adorable, as was the jumping and ...

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