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Benefits of Buying Trained Golden Retriever Puppies

If you are considering a golden retriever but are unsure whether you are up to the challenge of training it yourself, you may want to consider purchasing from a breeder who is experienced at producing trained golden retriever puppies. It is well known that golden retrievers are one of the easier breeds to teach because of their eagerness to please, but this should not be taken to mean that training will be a fast or simple process. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment, and no part of it should be entered into lightly, especially puppy training. This period often establishes a dog’s behavior for life, and it can be very difficult to undo bad behavioral patterns once they have been set.

There are a number of benefits to buying a dog from a qualified breeder of trained golden retriever puppies. For many people—particularly new dog owners—some aspects of dog training can be counterintuitive. This means that bad behavior can often be ingrained into a dog inadvertently. Here is one example of a common problem arising from well-intentioned but poorly executed training.

Imagine you have just bought an adorable new puppy, which you name Lucy. You bring her home, and your family loves her. You begin to train her, and one of her first commands is to come when called. For the first few weeks, she obeys perfectly, and you believe she understands the concept. After a while, though, you begin to notice she obeys the command less and less, which you interpret as a refusal on her part.

What happened in the above situation is that Lucy never truly understood the command. When Lucy was first brought home, she was a full of energy and eager to explore new things. She responded whenever someone called because she thought something fun was about to happen. However, owners often call their dogs only when they want to crate or leash them, and over time the dog associates being called with a negative experience. From the dog’s perspective, it makes perfect sense that she wouldn’t come when called, particularly because she never understood it as a command.

This is just one example of how well-intentioned dog training can go awry. If you believe you do not have the experience to train your new golden retriever on your own, you may want to invest in a breeder with a proven record of delivering trained golden retriever puppies.

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