Q: Are Golden Retrievers good family pets?

A: Yes, Golden Retrievers are excellent family pets known for their friendly and gentle nature, making them great with kids and other pets.

Q: Are Golden Retrievers easy to train?

A: Yes, Golden Retrievers are highly intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train with consistent positive reinforcement.

Q: How often should I groom my Golden Retriever?

A: Regular grooming is essential for a Golden Retriever, including brushing at least once a week to keep their coat healthy and free of mats.

Q: Do Golden Retrievers have any specific health issues to watch for?

A: Yes, they can be prone to certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and heart issues. Regular veterinary check-ups are crucial.

Q: What kind of exercise do Golden Retrievers need?

A: Golden Retrievers require regular exercise, including daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy.

Q: Do Golden Retrievers bark excessively?

A: Golden Retrievers may bark to alert their owners, but they are not known for excessive barking. Proper training can help manage their behavior.

Q: What is the average lifespan of a Golden Retriever?

A: Golden Retrievers typically live between 10 to 12 years.

Q: What should I look for in a reputable Golden Retriever breeder?

A: A reputable breeder should have healthy and well-socialized puppies, perform health testing on the parent dogs, and provide proper care.

Before your puppy comes home…

Be prepared A puppy is basically a full-time job, especially in the first few months. Be sure you can give a puppy the care and attention they need before becoming a pet parent

The Art of Raising a Puppy
In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.


Dog Training - Great Place to Start
The Emmy-winning host of "Lucky Dog", Brandon McMillan is an expert trainer dedicated to building relationships between humans and animals. In his MasterClass, Brandon shares his simple, effective training system to help you develop trust and control with your dog. From using commands like sit, stay, and down to fixing barking and digging, you’ll learn how to improve your dog’s behavior—and create a lifelong bond.


Stainless Steel Slow Feed Bowl
Encourage healthy habits in your enthusiastic eater with our slow feeder dog bowl, in sturdy stainless steel.

Purina Pro Plan Puppy Focus
Chicken and Rice Large Breed Formula

MidWest Homes for Pets Single & Double Door Life Stages Dog Crate
LUCKUP Heavy Duty Dog Cage Strong Metal Kennel and Crate 

Puppy Play Pen
MidWest Foldable Metal Dog Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen

Puppy Pee Pad - Just in case
Washable Puppy Pads with Fast Absorbent, Reusable, Waterproof for Training

Treat Pouch
A treat pouch that allows you to treat your dog without the mess! 

Always have your contact info on your puppies collar


6' Training leash is a MUST!
The Leather Dog Training Leash 6 foot made by J&J Dog Supplies has been designed for formal dog training. 

Martingale Collar - For Training Only
The martingale style provides an effective yet gentle correction and can close up to 4" without injury to your dog.

KONG™ Classic
Made from a natural rubber compound that makes this a great reward toy. There is a hole in the center to stuff treats inside.

Training Treats
These treats are processed without additives or preservatives in a USDA inspection facility. The Liver Training Treats maintain the aroma, full-flavor and nutritional value of 100% raw liver. 

Buck Bone Whole Elk Antler
Buck Bone's Grade A Whole Elk Antlers are all-natural, gluten-free, grain-free, and odorless! Feel good knowing that you're giving your dog the very best. A Buck Bone!

Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush
Easily gets rid of stubborn tangles, knots and mats Great for removing dirt and dander Comfortable handle

ConairPRO Dog Undercoat Rake
Digs deep into a golden retriever’s coat Removes tangles and mats in the undercoat The four-inch brush bar is a good size for a golden

Andis Premium Large Pin Pet Brush
Pin heads are rubber-coated Removes tangles, dirt and loose hair Comfortable soft-grip handle

JW Pet Gripsoft Bristle Brush
Stimulates the skin and helps keep your dog’s coat shiny Helps remove some loose fur Soft bristles that are ideal for the sensitive face area

Dog Shampoo
Masterpieces Out Of Nightmares In Record Time! State-of-the-art grooming technology that eliminate pre-bath brushing, release shedding undercoat, wrestle mats and tangles, rid static and more!

The Car Seat Protector
I have tried MANY of these over the years. These are the best I have found. They last a really long time.