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About Goldens - Training and Behavior


There is nothing more terrifying to a dog owner than for a dog to go missing…thunderstorms, open doors, off leash walks and the dogs don’t return, vacations with someone else watching your dog.  There are millions of reasons to be prepared and have a quick action plan close by.  Click here to print your fast action plan in case your dog is missing.


Many of the dogs surrendered to us come from pet owners who did not take the time to train their dog, resulting in dogs that misbehave or create havoc within the home.  Dogs are not born knowing what is considered appropriate versus inappropriate behavior; they depend on us to teach them house rules and good manners.

Every responsible dog owner needs to learn effective canine communication skills and how to use positive, rewards based training methods to help even the most errant dog become a well-mannered member of the family. The following articles and links can help you find a reputable trainer, learn the basics, and cope with some common behavior and training issues.

Other Resources:

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

HSUS Dog Behavior Tips

Living with Kids and Dogs

Crate Training Information