Zoey is a 13-month-old purebred Golden Retriever and full of energy. She is on the smaller side of Goldens, and as of her most recent vet checkup weighs 52 pounds! She has typical puppy behaviors and when her energy is not worn off during the day the way it should be, she will find inappropriate things to chew and attempt counter surfing.
We have only had Zoey a few short weeks but she has learned basic commands so fast. She knows sit, stay, lay, come, and off but still needs high-value treats to make it worth her while. She is extremely loving and cuddly when she is ready for her naps or bedtime and would prefer to sleep in the bed with her humans if allowed. But she is learning the dog bed is actually quite nice.
She cannot be left unsupervised but when you need to leave, she does great in her kennel with a toy to occupy her time. The maximum time we have left her was 6 hours once. Walking on a leash is new to Zoey but she has made great strides with the Gentle Leader and no longer pulls or tugs. However, she has tried to take it off a couple of times.
Zoey has been such a joy to foster and will make a great addition to her forever family! We are recommending puppy training to help her reach her full Golden potential.
We also are requiring she have a physically fenced-in yard that is escape proof—if there is a hole, she will find it! She will also require another active, playful dog in her forever home.