Maybe I’m biased, but I think Golden Retriever puppies are the cutest darn things ever! Or maybe it’s just shiny new object syndrome because I’m pretty sure all puppies are cute. Anyhow, you guys have to check out this picture of our latest shiny new object: Clover!
A soon to be new puppy owner found our site and had several questions for us about bringing home a new puppy. We think that’s great because the more questions you get answered before you get your puppy the better off you are.
So without further adieu…introducing:
Clover The Golden Retriever Puppy
Are Golden Retrievers pups like Clover the cutest?
So what do you think? Is she the cutest little thing ever? Not sure yet. Well take a look at this overhead shot:
Clover cute Golden Retriever Pup
Yep, she’s pretty darn cute. We’ve been raising and training Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers for our guide dog school over the past 6 years. We even had a Golden Retriever growing up. A few years ago we compiled a list to try and figure out which dogs make good family dogs and once again Golden Retrievers rose to the top of the list!
Of course without teaching your puppy basic obedience, socialization, and good house manners it doesn’t really matter what breed you bring home. So make sure to start your training from day 1 (or even start reading up before you bring home your puppy like Clover’s family did) and stay consistent, persistent, and patient when training your puppy.
How about you guys? We’d love to see pictures of your puppies! If you’d like to share a picture of your puppy please feel free to post to our Facebook Timeline or upload one through our contact form.
Do you think Golden Retriever puppies are the cutest? Tell us about it in the comment section below.
We do a lot with our guide dog puppies in training including working on good house manners and puppy socialization. Today’s video is a great demonstration on both socializing your puppy with other pets in your house, in this case a cat, as well as working on teaching your puppy good house manners.
In the past we’ve enjoyed showing pictures and clips of puppies vs cats, cat vs dog, and puppy vs kitty, but it’s been a while since our last funny or entertaining piece of media…until today. Yep, that’s right today we wanted to bring a little bit of joy into your life with a great YouTube video that’s been floating around the internet for almost five years and has received over eleven million views! Chances are you, yourself have already seen it, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing it once again.
Golden Retriever Puppies vs Cat
Check out these eleven Golden Retriever puppies investigating the family cat.
I like how the puppies back off when the cat meows. Also, another oh too cute moment is when the little Golden backs away from the cat stepping on top of his sibling lying on the floor…too cute!
There is a lesson to be learned from this adorable video. One of the things we always try to do with our guide dog puppies in training is socialize them with different animals and a very important animal our pups should always get used to are cats. Could you imagine if the moment a fully trained, working guide dog saw a cat he had the impulse to chase it? That is unacceptable behavior for a guide dog (and probably for most pet dogs as well).
Unfortunately, we don’t have any cats to help train our guide dog puppies in training. However, my parents have a very docile cat that is perfect for working with our dogs. We make sure our puppies in training visit my parents cat and work on socialization and acceptable behavior around other animals. The cat in the video would be a perfect candidate for working with guide dog puppy socialization.
Socialization is one of the most important parts of puppy training for not only guide dog puppies, but for regular pet dogs and pups as well. Make sure that you have a puppy socialization plan in place before brining home your next puppy.
What do you do to work on socializing your puppy or dog? We’d love to hear your thoughts and puppy socialization techniques you use when training your puppy.
Do you have an adorable puppy who’s driving you nuts? Not long ago we brought home our first guide dog puppy and after the initial excitement wore off we soon realized we were in for an extreme test of our patience.
My name is Colby and I’ve been raising and training guide dog puppies for the past 5 years. Follow me and my pups on our journey from puppy to working guide dog.