Feeding a Golden Retriever Puppy: Your Goldie Feeding Guide
Golden retrievers are very active dogs. They need lots of exercise.
If they don’t get enough exercise, their energy level will drop and they may become lethargic or even depressed. You have to give your goldies plenty of time for exercise, but not too much! Some owners think that if their dog doesn’t run around all over the house like crazy, then it’s okay. That’s just not true. Dogs need regular exercise. They’re not going to do well if they aren’t exercised regularly.
If you want your goldies to be healthy and happy, you have to make sure that they get enough exercise. It’s important that you keep up with them so that they don’t lose interest in exercising themselves.
When it comes down to it, there isn’t anything worse than having a lazy dog!
The best way to ensure that your goldies stay fit is to provide them with a good routine. A routine means getting up at the same time every day, doing something productive (like training), and relaxing after work.
Most importantly, it means giving them some variety in their activities. Variety keeps their minds occupied and helps prevent boredom. If you don’t provide your goldies with different things to do, they’ll get bored and eventually fall asleep! Not what you want at all. That’s why it’s so important to keep them on a routine so that they stay happy and healthy.
Is your goldie chewing on things she shouldn’t? Is she chewing up your couch or even worse, your shoes?
This is a big problem for many goldie owners. To help stop this issue, make sure that she has plenty of her own toys to chew on. Most importantly, make sure that you give her a lot of chew toys and bones. However, even if she has these things, she might find something else to chew on, like your favorite sneakers! If this is the case, then you need to keep all of her things (toys and chews) away from your belongings. Also make sure that anything she’s chewing on isn’t too small and could be swallowed.
Sources & references used in this article:
Human‐animal bonds I: The relational significance of companion animals by N Gardner – 2008 – Sourcebooks, Inc.
The Puppy Place# 3: Shadow by F Walsh – Family process, 2009 – Wiley Online Library
Afternoons with puppy: Inspirations from a therapist and his animals by AH Fine – Pet Loss, Grief, and Therapeutic Interventions …, 2019 – Routledge