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Some Simple Advice For House Breaking Your Golden Retriever

Aug 17, 2007
When you first bring home your new little golden retriever puppy your life will be turned upside down for a while. It will be a very exciting time for everyone concerned. Obviously one of the first things that you will be doing is house breaking your golden retriever especially if he is to be an inside dog. Many people have different ideas about doing this but most of the advice is similar.

You can use crates when house breaking your golden retriever or you can just fence off an area in your home that will be acceptable if your pup has an accident. And there will be accidents. I find that the kitchen or laundry are good places as you usually have floors that can be easily cleaned up.

You can use sheets of paper, doggy pads or dog litter to help you toilet train your pup. These are great especially when you have to leave your dog alone. When you are with him you need to watch him all the time and when he does have an accident you must not punish him.

It is very important to take your pup outside to the same spot after every meal so he can relieve himself. Praise him when he does. This must also be done first thing in the morning and before bed at night. You will be amazed at how quickly house breaking your golden retriever will be. They are very intelligent animals and they will want to please you especially when you give him lots of praises for a job well done.

If your dog will be an inside dog you may like to put in a doggy door. These are a great idea as then your retriever can go in and out to relieve himself whenever he needs to without you worrying about any accidents. But of course when he is a puppy he will need persistence from you to teach him. Remember he is only a baby and babies need to be taught. Plus the fact that because they are babies they will not be able to hold on like adult dogs can therefore they will need to be prompted often.

When you first bring your pup home he has a lot to get used to. He will miss his doggy family and he will have to get used to your rules and at the same time he will be very excitable and want to play all the time, which will make him forget some of the rules. With all this going on don't forget that he will also need to have rest time.

Make sure you give him several feeds during the day and have him vet checked. A healthy happy pup will be much easier to toilet train, which will make life much better for you.
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Susan Dean is a successful webmaster and publisher of

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golden retriever dog breed at her web site.
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