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Golden Retriever puppies are adorable and fun. However, they also require a great deal of time, effort, and patience to grow into well-behaved and confident family members.
Potential adopters of puppies need to consider the following before they apply:
Many puppies are surrendered to RAGOM due to a lack of training. For puppies, training is not limited to sit, lay down, stay, and come. Puppy training requires great patience and persistence.
Puppies need exposure to wide variety of sights, sounds, smells, and sensations. The goal of socialization is for your puppy to encounter new people, dogs, places, and situations without fear or stress.
Children and dogs can coexist peacefully and develop a special bond. However, to ensure a child’s safety and a dog’s happiness, children must be taught how to behave around dogs.
Puppies get into everything and will chew anything! Adopters of puppies will need to plan on keeping the puppy out of harmful substances and situations. If you have children, they will need to help keep the puppy from chewing or swallowing small items, such as pieces of toys.
A fenced yard or tie-out helps keep your puppy safe, but supervision is still needed. Puppies can not be left unattended because they can easily find harm or a tie-out can become entangled and be injured or choke to death.
When you adopt a RAGOM dog, our post adoption team is available to answer questions and provide help. As we are fond of saying: “Once a RAGOM dog, always a RAGOM dog!”
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