Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Golden Retriever Training Tips: 5 Simple Ways To Train Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Mar 25 ·

Adding a new dog to your family means getting started early on their training. Even though golden retrievers are well-known for being sweet, intelligent, and friendly dogs by nature, training them can still cause stress among new dog owners. Luckily, with these five golden retriever training tips, you can have an easy and even fun time teaching your dog obedience and good habits.

How To Train Your Golden Retriever

Stay consistent with your basic commands, as you would with any dog. Teach your dog to treat you, and their other family members, with respect. Finding their favorite treat goes a long way towards making training easy and fun. Below are five more golden retriever training tips.

1. Use Food And Play As Rewards

Your golden retriever may ignore your training if you don’t make it fun for them. If they are drifting or losing focus, use a toy to get them back in the spirit. Feed them nourishing, healthy treats as a reward for good behavior.

Golden Retriever Training Tips

2. Scale Up Training With Age

Since puppies’ brains are still developing, they can only really handle short training sessions and basic commands. When you first get your golden retriever puppy, keep training sessions at 3-5 minutes. You can increase time and the difficulty of tasks as they grow up. If you are training your puppy to be a service dog, you will want to start between the ages of one and a half to three years old.

Golden Retriever Training Tips

3. Keep Training Lifelong

It’s not true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Maintaining regular training sessions even into your golden retriever’s later years provides a source of mental stimulation and reinforcement of your relationship.

4. Get Your Family Onboard

Golden retrievers are extremely popular family dogs for good reason. If children are part of their packs, you should teach them the basic commands and training techniques you’ve established for your dog. It is important to keep training consistent across your golden retriever’s family.

5. Stay Patient

Getting frustrated and yelling at any dog may cause resentment, confusion, and backtrack their training. Do not use physical punishment while training your golden retriever. Positive reinforcement of good behavior, and ignoring undesirable behavior, are much more effective training techniques.

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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