How To Take Care of A Golden Retriever Puppy
When you bring home a golden retriever puppy you visit your Vet and have your puppy checked over. A Vet will perform a complete physical exam and give your puppy the necessary vaccinations. This will be the first step in building a bond between you and your pet.
Golden Retriever puppies need good health, love and training to be raised as good adult dogs. The training should begin as soon as your pup comes home.
Here are tips on How to take care of your golden retriever.
1. Crate and House Training.
Prior to house training, crate training should be done. Dogs naturally like dens so giving your pup a crate will make them feel comfortable, secured and loved. Apart from that, you should always consider the perfect beds for your golden retrievers as well.
2. Basic Command Training.
Basic behavior training is imperative and should not be expensive as this will just take a bit of your time because golden retrievers are intelligent and fast learners. Training your pup will also give it the opportunity to socialize. Socialization is crucial to the well being of your pet and your family.
3. Health Care.
Taking good care of your pup's health should include a good diet. Consult your veterinarian about the best foods to promote good health to your pup. If you are a new pet owner, consult the breeder and conduct research to learn about the proper diet and other aspects of your dogs' health. and you should also be aware of all the allergies related to golden retrievers.
As part of being a responsible owner, you should start training your pup to love being bathed (schedule it once a week) and brushed. Golden Retriever puppies have lots of hair so brushing your puppy every day will get it used to the handling. Brushing can also become its favorite time when you add some cuddling and snuggling.
5. Teeth brushing
Brushing your golden retriever's teeth is part of grooming.
There are toothbrushes specially designed for dogs and toothpaste with meaty flavors. You should start brushing your dogs teeth early (when they are still puppies) to avoid cavities and gum problems.
6. Nail cutting.
Cutting your pup's nails is crucial so that it won't scratch its face or your furniture. It is also part of grooming, so you will want to train your pup to be used to this. Trim their nails by using a guillotine type cutter or a motorized sanding tool. Do not forget the dew claws on the back of the front legs. If neglected, they can actually grow into the leg.
Golden Retriever puppies are happy, energetic creatures that love to be with their families and are always ready to play. Their eagerness to please makes them a relatively easy dog to train, although it will take plenty of time and patience to break through that exuberant energy to find a well-controlled dog underneath.
However, if you put in the time to train your Golden Retriever right, you will be rewarded with a dog that will bring his family enjoyment and companionship for many years to come. Giving proper care to your golden retriever puppy will make your pup the best companion adult dog. Do not forget that basic training, establishing good diet and promoting grooming to your pup require lots of love and care.