Golden retrievers are one of the most popular pet choices today due to their friendly and affectionate nature. However, bringing a pet home is not enough to get a great pet. Teaching basic commands as well as house breaking your pet are an important part of golden retriever training.

 

Successfully Training A Golden Retriever In A Positive And Fun Way

 

training a golden retrieverWhen we first start training a golden retriever house break, remember that they are creatures of habit. When a dog relieves himself on a corner of the rug, he will remember that spot and try to go back there again. Always clean any messes immediately after they occur, as this will discourage the golden retriever.

Also, take the dog outside to a specific place to relieve himself, setting up a pattern. Remember that house breaking takes time, especially with puppies. Sometimes it can be necessary to take a dog out every few hours,

 

 

 

but over time the dog will begin to recognize these patterns and become house broken.

Another part of training for any dog, especially training a golden retriever is chewing habits. Most dogs will have the desire to chew items around the house and be prone to picking up laundry or other items within reach. Be sure that there are toys available to the dog at all times. Also, discourage chewing without being too negative. If the retriever shows up with a slipper, take the slipper away and give it the approved toy. When the dog begins to chew on the toy, praise him as this will encourage and reinforce good behavior.

For those who are interested in teaching a dog commands, consider dog training classes. These classes are a great way for the dog to learn basic commands like sitting or fetching, and are also a less stressful option than teaching a dog at home. Training a golden retriever is fairly simple by following these few simple steps.