Katie and Cedar's Guide
to Golden Retrievers
Cedar is my pet Golden Retriever
and my first dog. Cedar is 8 months , and this is my first web page.
The History of Golden Retrievers
Starting in the early 1800ís golden
Retrievers were used for hunting. Golden Retrievers became popular
at the end of the 19th century in England. The first Golden Retriever
won a field game in 1904. A Field Game is an obstacle course
or game that challenges a dog in many ways.
Golden Retrievers were first shown
in the Crystal Palace in England Some travelers took Goldens over
to America. The Golden Retrievers were first seen in America in the
1890ís. Today, Golden Retrievers are successful in field trials,
hunting, obedience, companions for the blind, and they serve as great pets.
Golden Retrieverís Coat
The typical coat of a Golden Retriever
is a rich golden color. This rich golden color can vary from
a light yellow to a burnt sienna red witch is a rusty-red color.
The golden color comes in many shades, and every shade is beautiful.
Golden Retrievers are good for hunting because the fur is water repellent
and is neither dense nor silky, they are good dogs for rough conditions.
Golden Retrievers are friendly,
reliable and trustworthy. They aren't
usually shy or nervous. One of the greatest things about owning a
Golden Retriever is having it be nice with kids. A mature Golden
knows not to play too hard with kids. As a child and its Golden grow
up, they create a special bond. This is very beneficial for the child.
Even though Golden Retrievers love children, kids need to know that if
they scare any dog it might snap at them.
Itís Your Responsibility
Each Year millions of dogs are
committed to shelters because there are few good homes. As a dog
owner you are responsible for all aspects of youíre dogs life. Getting
a dog is a big commitment, especially Golden Retrievers.They always
need lots of exercise because they love to be active. Since their
origin came from hunting, they need at least 1 hour of exercise a day.
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What you will need
one 6 ft. long /1 in. width leash
1 choke collar ( suitable for you're dog)
time every day to train
Dogs learn things you want them
to by repetition. If you make training fun with treats and rewards, the
dog will know that if he/she does good things, it will be praised or rewarded.
Training can be very fun for the dog and after a while youíre dog will
automatically do good things without reminder or praise.
1. Gladstone Vetranary Clinic 653-6621
2. East Hills Animal Clinic 698-8374
3. Linwood Animal Clinic 774-3363
4. Clackamas County Vetranary Clinic 657-3171
5. Companian Pet Clinic 657-9225
6. Barclay Hills Animal Clinic 656-0673
Unless you have had previous
experience, training should be done in a good class. Asking your
vet for a good recommendation is a good way to find one.
How to put on the Choke collar
Kneel along the dogís right side facing
the same direction as the dog. Hold the ring on one end in your right
hand. Then hold the middle of the chain with your left hand so that
a loop hangs down and forms a sideways ďPĒ. Pull the the Loop over
the dogs head and connect the leash o the ring that was in your right hand.
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