Do You Love Golden Retrievers?
Best Dogs For Families and Children
Should You Buy A Golden Retriever For Your Family?
Beautiful Golden Retrievers have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America.
Although the breed was originally bred for hunting, they show such versatility that they are often used in search and rescue and as Seeing-Eye dogs.
But, in recent years, they have come to be the forerunner in family pets. They seem to have all the attributes and few of the negatives when choosing a pet for your family. They are clean, well-mannered, friendly and easy to train!
Goldens make fantastic playmates for everyone in the family, but children especially can benefit from a loving, furry companion.
Golden Retrievers like to be in the middle of the family activities
The Golden in your family is a "people dog." That means that he/she is not going to be happy locked in a kennel all day. They love to play and romp with people, and especially people who love them. This is something incredibly important when debating your adoption of a Golden Retriever; consider your space and lifestyle so that you and your new friend can be happy!
Lifestyle consideration also includes a dedication to adequately training your pet.
"A good Golden wants more than anything else to please his master. Proper training is the responsibility of those who own and love the dog, and should begin on the first day you bring him home. A well-trained dog is a pleasure to be around and a good citizen. The untrained, unruly dog is a nuisance to everyone and fun for no one." -Jeffrey Pepper
Is a Golden Retriever Dog Good with Children?
Both as a pet parent and people parent, we speak from experience when we say that families tend to be happier with a pet. Pets can teach children so many character traits and about the cycles of life and our personal responsibility towards others.
One of the greatest pleasures of owning a pet is watching it play with the kids. This is especially true of the Golden Retriever. They seem to know instinctively that small children are more fragile and vulnerable than adults.
The Golden in your family is a "people dog." That means that he/she is not going to be happy locked in a kennel all day. They love to play and romp with people, and especially people who love them. Of course, considering the energy levels of the animal is important to keep this mind when adopting any furry friend.
Golden Retriever Puppies and Children
It is important to prepare and educate your children for the arrival of your new Golden. As Jeffrey Pepper says in his book, "The Golden Retriever" "this will help them to deal with their impatience and excitement as you wait for the puppy to be ready to leave its littermates. It will also be a good time to help the children to learn what they can and cannot do with the puppy." By doing this, your children will feel involved with the dog from the very beginning.
Young puppies may have trouble controlling their excitement, so caring adults will have to supervise playtime with the children. Just as the puppies enjoy playing with their littermates, they will enjoy playing with their human brothers and sisters.
Goldens have a life span of a dozen or more years, so they will grow up with your children. A special bond will form between the dog and the children. They will be best friends and playmates for a very long time!
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