TRAINING

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Need help and advice on training your Golden Retriever?

This section of Totally Goldens contains all the articles written on Golden Retriever training and aims to become the ultimate resource on the web for such information.

From crate training, to toilet, potty or house training. From basic obedience training to discussion of different training methods and techniques, you will find it all here.

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Introductory Training Articles

Before training your Golden Retriever, it’s good to know a little theory, to know the ‘why’, ‘what for’, and ‘how’ before getting into some actual training.

For an interesting look at why regularly training your Golden Retriever is so important, and the benefits it offers to both you and your dog, please read:

Many people wonder when the time is right to start training their puppy. Is there such a thing as too young? Should you wait a few weeks or months? To answer I’ve written the following article:

If you’re looking to learn a little about dog training methods, how they work, why they work, and why we train the way we do, I’ve written the following article:

Obedience Training Your Golden Retriever

A well behaved dog is a joy to be around and is welcomed by all in far more places than a dog who is out of control. But a dog can never learn how to behave properly without guidance from their owner.

Obedience training is teaching your Golden Retriever just a few basic commands that if they reliably follow, allows you to provide this guidance, to steer them through life safely, keeping them form ever being a nuisance or a danger to themselves or others.

The following articles discuss the basics of obedience training before taking you step by step through training techniques to achieve a happy and obedient dog.

Golden Retriever Puppy Training

One of the very first things we have to do is train our puppy their name. If we can’t get their attention, we can’t ask them to do anything else.

We also need to introduce them slowly to a leash and collar, so they are happy to wear them as soon as possible.

Learn how to do this in the following articles:

Crate Training Your Golden Retriever

Training your Golden Retriever to love using a crate is one of the best and most beneficial things you can do for both you and your dog.

With this in mind, I’ve written the following articles to detail why it’s so important and take you step by step from the absolute beginning to a successfully crate trained dog.

House Training Your Golden Retriever

House training is the process of teaching your dog appropriate toilet habits, whether that be outside of your home (most likely) or a particular spot inside your home that you’ve chosen.

These next articles will teach you everything you need to know to have your dog pottying only where you want them to in no time at all. Starting with introductory information, leading onto a complete step-by-step ‘how-to.’

See What You Can Achieve By Just 10 Weeks Of Age!

The following video is a great example of what can be achieved with your puppy by just 10 weeks of age!

I’m showing this as an example of how intelligent and keen they are to learn and follow our guidance.

This Golden Retriever puppy will have been trained these skills in just a few short training sessions per day over the course of a couple of weeks.

Useful Resources

For further information on general dog care and training, please see the following very high quality, useful websites:

Golden Retriever Training Archive

Listed in date order, most recently published on top, with image and short introductory text.

At the bottom of the page you’ll also find links to previous pages of posts

Please dig through the archive…I’m sure you’ll find the articles informative and useful.

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