All You Need to Know About Golden Retriever Puppies

Roberto Manzotti

Are you looking to get yourself a golden retriever puppy?

 

If so, there are a few things you should know before you get your furry friend home and settled in.

Every dog breed has its own pros and cons, and Golden Retrievers aren’t an exception to this rule. So, you should you as much as you can about these sweet, affectionate, intelligent and fast learning puppies before getting them.

In this blog post, I will share everything that you need to know about Golden Retriever puppies---from nutrition to grooming.

So, let’s get started, shall we?

 

Let’s begin.

 

Why Should You Get Yourself a Golden Retriever Puppies?

Easy to train

Shedding

Excellent With Kids

Good for 1st Time Owners

Feeding the Golden Retriever Puppies

The Initial Weeks

During Weaning

After Weaning

Bathing, Shedding, and Grooming: Golden Retriever Puppies

Walks

Washing and Grooming

Hair, Hair Everywhere!

The Nail Problem

Final Words: All You Need to Know About Golden Retriever Puppies

 

Why Should You Get Yourself a Golden Retriever Puppies?

Before look for Golden Retriever puppies for sale, you need to first determine if this breed is the right fit for you.

When you get yourself a dog, it is a lifetime commitment so it is best if you know a lot before you bring a furry friend in your life.

So, let’s take a look.

 

1.Easy to train

While in the beginning stages, training your new Golden Retriever puppy can be difficult, they’ll catch on quite easily. This is because Golden Retrievers are extremely intelligent and quick learners.

That’s exactly why they make such excellent service dogs.

 

2.Shedding

Golden Retriever puppies do shed like any normal dog so you need to make sure that you aren’t allergic to dog hairs and are okay with cleaning the house multiple times a week---daily during shedding season.

puppies sleeping

3.Excellent With Kids

One of the best things about Golden Retriever puppies is that they’re excellent with kids. These dogs are gentle, loving, kind, and patient which are qualities that a dog needs to have if he’s around children.

 

4.Good for 1st Time Owners

These Golden Retriever puppies make awesome first-owner dogs. These pups aren’t extremely hard to maintain, they are friendly little dogs who are easy to handle.

 

Feeding the Golden Retriever Puppies

For growing puppies, food is extremely important. Let’s take a look at how you should feed your Golden Retriever puppies.

Let’s get started.

 

The Initial Weeks

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that you should never feed your Golden Retriever puppies any sort of dog, puppy, or human food until they’re are 6 weeks old.

This is because these pups need just their mother’s milk for nourishment until they’re weaned off by their mom.

The mother’s milk contains antibodies which build the pup’s immune system and makes them fight off any infections. The pup’s bodies don’t make them just yet.

 

During Weaning

When the mom starts weaning her Golden Retriever puppies, she gradually decreases the number of feeds she gives them. This is when you should start to supplement the missed feeds.

So, you should start by introducing you puppies to cerelac instead such as the Esbilac Puppy Weaning Food, PetAg Second step, etc.

golden retriever litter

After Weaning

Never make any abrupt changes in your pup’s diet, or it’ll end up making your puppy’s stomach upset. So, you need to transition your puppy from cerelac to food slowly. You should start by feeding your puppies half a serving and work your way up to the recommended limit.

 

Bathing, Shedding, and Grooming: Golden Retriever Puppies

While Golden Retriever puppies are amazing little balls of fur, they can be a nightmare when you try to groom them.

And, they shed a lot because they have a double coat which means double-trouble.

 

●Walks

Golden Retriever puppies are tiny, cute, and adorable but they’ll eventually get bigger and bigger until they finally become large dogs. So, you need to keep them active.

If you don’t take them out on regular walks and play with them, they will eventually start gaining weight and even become obese. Obesity brings with it some serious issues as well.

So, it is the best to start early---maybe even take your puppy to a puppy park for socialization!

 

●Washing and Grooming

Golden Retriever puppies aren’t really easy to maintain. This means they you’ll have to stay on top of your grooming game and even consider taking them to a professional groomer from time to time.

You’ll need to bathe your dog at least once a month---if your pup decides to play in the mud!

 

●Hair, Hair Everywhere!

Golden Retriever puppies have double coats which mean they’re double trouble when it comes to shedding.

So, it is a good idea to invest in a good vacuum cleaner or arrange a cleaner.

Golden Retriever puppies shed throughout the year, and this only gets worse as the season changes. Sometimes, it is hard to believe how so much hair can come out of one dog!

However, keep in mind that you should never shave your doggy friend.

 

The Nail Problem

As you already know, Golden Retriever puppies turn into large dogs that have large paws and big nails.

 

So, where am I going with this?

 

Well, large nails split easily. This can be extremely painful for your puppy. Nails can split and can make your dog really uncomfortable while walking.

There’s more.

As you already know Golden Retriever puppies are really playful and can get a little rough while playing and end up unintentionally hurting you with their nails, too.

You must be wondering where in the world I’m going with that. Well, I’ll just tell you point blank.

So, what can be done about this?

You should make sure that you groom your dog’s nails and cut them regularly to avoid splits. Calcium treats also help keep the nails strong.

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Final Words: All You Need to Know About Golden Retriever Puppies

Golden Retriever puppies are cute little bundles of joy.

These active, playful, loving and loyal puppies turn into faithful companions who will be with you through thick and thin. From puppyhood, you need to take the right care of your pups to ensure that they turn into excellence adults.

Have questions? Leave them in the comments, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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