Before you bring your new Golden Retriever puppy home it's important to do your homework and be prepared!!! Knowing what to expect with getting Golden Retriever will make you a better owner and make for a better puppy.
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ABOUT PUPPIES Things to think about BEFORE you bring any puppy home!
GOLDEN RETRIEVER HEALTH CONCERNS AND CONSIDERATIONS Golden Retrievers are a great breed but unfortunately are prone to certain health problems that all owners should be aware of. A good guide to understanding what you might see in a Golden Puppy for sale ad.
It's irresponsible not to mention to new prospective owners that millions of pets are in shelters or rescues. Hundreds of thousands end up being euthanized every year. These animals end up here for many reasons with the most common being: Behavioral Problems Moving Too Many Pets Not Enough Time Landlord Will Not Allow Pet Financial Reasons - Unable to afford routine care and or health problems No Homes For Litter/Littermates
This is a people problem not a pet problem. Everyone needs to think first before bringing a pet into their life and be realistic!! Do your homework and make sure your new pet is the right fit and please be a responsible owner.
Some additional info thats helpful to puppy/dog owners: Golden Retriever Club of America- everything from breed history, standard, code of ethics for breeding, finding a breeder and loads of other topics
American Kennel Club (AKC)- litters for sale, breeders, training and behavior topics along with health care and nutrition. AKC is a great source for all owners of any breed!
Totally Goldens - All things Golden Retriever! Tons of articles on picking a puppy, socialization, feeding, exercise, health/care and general information on the breed. Lots of training tips and advice on behavioral questions!
Vetstreet- Resource for behavior and health care. Lots of great articles for pet owners!
There are lots of trainers and training facilities located all over MN, a quick google search should find one near you Animal Humane Society of MN- puppy, obedience and specialty classes Over The Top Retrievers - obedience & gun dog training in MN Leader of The Pack - obedience, agility classes Buffalo, MN Water's Edge Retrievers - obedience, agility classes Buffalo, MN