TRAINING

Golden Retriever Training - A GR being taught to sit

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.

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.’

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With it you can learn to train your Golden, solve behavior problems and join a community of dog owners traveling the same journey.

We are very happy to recommend this course, and you can find out why here:

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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The Best Way to House Train a Puppy: 4 Popular Methods

Isn’t it thrilling when you bring home your new bundle of joy? There is nothing cuter than a puppy… until it makes that first hot, steamy mess on your new Persian rug. Potty-training frustrations have formed more than a few wedges between new pet parents and their fur babies. Fortunately, with a bit of knowledge, consistency and patience, spending time ...

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Everything You Need To Know For Effective House Training

If you’ve adopted a shelter dog that’s not house broken or have a puppy you need to teach, this article can help you master the basics of effective house training. Throughout, we’ll use “dog” and “puppy” interchangeably, but these solutions can apply to dogs of all ages who need house training. Traditionally, a house-trained dog is one that understands that ...

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Crate Training With A Full-Time Job

Hey there! I’m Perrin from HerePup.com. I just finished crate training my dog, Chewie, about three months ago and I wanted to share a few things I learned along the way. Like any form of training, crate training takes time. In fact, sometimes more than you bargained for because it’s not simply learning a trick—it’s asking your dog to enjoy ...

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

 © Luckydoor | Dreamstime.com - Golden Retriever Dog In Crate PhotoI 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 ...

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What Should You Put In A Dog Crate And Where To Put It?

So far in my series of articles on crate training I’ve covered the many benefits it offers, debunked the myth of it being cruel, discussed when you should and should not use a crate, and finally how to choose the right size and type of crate to suit your dog. There’s just two things remaining that need to be discussed ...

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