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Golden Retriever Puppy Training - Tips for Training Golden Retriever Puppies

Updated on March 10, 2010

If you have just brought home a Golden Retriever puppy, you have brought home an exceptional breed.  Golden Retrievers were initially bred as bird dogs. They are a highly intelligent breed that are now used as drug sniffing dogs, hunting dogs, guide dogs, and search and rescue dogs.

To make sure you take advantage of all their abilities, it is important to get a good Golden Retriever puppy training class.

History of Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers were first bred in Scotland at the highland estate of Sir Dudley Marjoribanks.  As guns developed in the 1800's, Golden Retrievers became reliable gun dogs because of their intelligence and soft mouth which could bring birds back without damaging them.  There are now three types of Golden Retrievers that have differing characteristics:  British, American, and Canadian.

Golden Retriever Puppy Training

Since the Golden Retriever is such an intelligent dog, it can be a very good pet or bird dog.  In order to make sure you have a great pet, make sure you spend some time training your puppy right away. 

If you have the time and money, investing in a professional dog trainer can yield great results.  The downside of this type of training is that you have to take your dog to a specific place at a specific time so it can be a time drain.  It can also be quite expensive - expect to pay well over $100 on a professional dog trainer.

Another option for training Golden Retriever puppies is to invest in a home based dog training course.  Head over to to learn more about the number one rated dog training course which is available for immediate download.


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      dogfond 4 years ago

      Nice hub. Do retrievers have the tendency to become aggressive. I know that many small breeds are more aggressive than bigger dogs.