Golden Retriever Puppies on the back of a fire truck

Here you can find lots of information from Totally Goldens on Golden Retriever puppies.

There’s articles on how and where to get a Golden Retriever puppy, how to ready yourself and your home for their arrival, how to care for and train a puppy, and some all important information on puppy socialization.

Important Reading Before You Get Your Golden Retriever Puppy

Bringing a Golden Retriever into your life requires a massive commitment of time, energy and finances that will impact your life for a decade or more. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

So if you’re considering sharing your life with a Golden, please read this article first to make sure you know if you’re right for eachother:

What’s The Best Age To Get A Puppy?

Most of us want to get our puppy as young as possible to experience as many of those ‘oh-so-cute’ puppy days as possible. But taking a puppy away from their mother too young can be very bad for a puppy.

Find out what the best age is to get a Golden Retriever puppy in the following article:

Where Can You Get A Golden Retriever Puppy?

There’s professional breeders, adopting from rescues, pet shops and classifieds…there are so many options available to a person looking to get a Golden Retriever. But what are the pros and cons to each place?

Find out in the following article:

Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of taking care of your new puppy. Read this article to learn what vaccinations are required, why, when, the schedule you should follow and the risks and costs involved.

Puppy Socialization

To raise a confident, well-adjusted dog you need to carefully introduce them to everything you don’t want them to fear as an adult, while they are still a puppy between 8 and 16 weeks of age. But you must make each new exposure and event as fear free and positive as possible to have the desired result. Find out more in this next post:

Crate Training Your Golden Retriever Puppy

Crate training your puppy is something I strongly recommend. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it’s beneficial in so many ways that it’s an extremely good idea, as discussed in this next article:

One of the most important things you’ll need when crate training your puppy is a crate of exactly the right size. Too small and it’s cruel, too large and your puppy will use it as a toilet, defeating most of the purpose. Check this next article for a guide on selecting exactly the right crate:

You also need to make it a nice and comfortable place, as detailed in the next article:

And finally, a step-by step guide to crate training your puppy:

You can find more articles on crate training in the ‘Golden Retriever Training Section’, including is crate training cruel and times when you should and should not crate your puppy.

House Training Your Puppy

Another of the first and most important things you’ll want to do with your puppy is get them house trained! Following is a multi-part guide that details everything you need to know to get your puppy’s toilet habits under control in no time!

Teaching Bite Inhibition

Bite inhibition is a dog’s ability to control the force of their bite, an extremely important skill that should be taught to every puppy.

This article details why you should teach bite inhibition to your puppy, then shows you exactly how.

Golden Retriever Puppies Growing Weeks 1-12

I couldn’t possibly talk about puppies without showing a ‘cuteness-overload’ video clip, now could I?

In this video, you get to see a litter of Golden Retriever puppies growing, playing, becoming mischievous and just generally looking adorable as they grow from 1 to 12 weeks of age. Enjoy :-)

Useful Resources

Many people prefer to adopt a puppy as there are so many need rehoming and they can still make perfect pets.

If looking to adopt, there are so many organizations that I wouldn’t be able to list them. Please google “‘Your city’ + dog adoption” to find a list of local information.

If looking for professional breeders, you can do much worse than searching from within your country’s national kennel club, So I’ve provided their listings here:

Golden Retriever Puppies Archive

You’ll find below all the articles written in the puppy category of this site. The most recent published articles are on top and there are links to previous pages of posts at the bottom of the page.

Please browse through the archive and leave any feedback or questions you may have in the comments section of the articles. Thank you :-)

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How To Socialize Your Golden Retriever Puppy

You go for a nice jog in the park. As you notice the bright flowers and warm breezes, you see up ahead someone walking with their dog coming toward you. As the distance between shortens, the dog’s ears flatten, the tail tucks and the poor pooch springs off the trail into the weeds as you jog past. As you continue, you ...

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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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How To Crate Train A Puppy Or Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide

 I know: It can feel mean and sad to leave your new puppy in a crate when you're running to the store. But really, you're doing it for the greater good! I know that, and eventually, your dog will know that, too.  Crate training is one of the most beneficial things you can do to help a puppy's early development, and is ...

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Where Is The Best Place To Get A Golden Retriever?

The decision to bring a dog into your family is one of the most life changing and important decisions you can ever make. It will have a major effect on your life for a decade or more. Hopefully you’ve already thoroughly researched whether a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you…and just as importantly whether you’re the right family ...

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Is A Golden Retriever The Right Dog For You?

The Golden Retriever is a high-profile breed, regularly seen in the media and consistently making top 10 lists of popular breeds for many countries. They are working retrievers and assistance dogs as well as popular family pets. So they’re seen everywhere and are well-known and loved by many. But is a Golden Retriever the right dog for you? And are ...

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