Golden Retrievers are one of the most appreciated races in the world. And it is not surprising, because they possess a powerful mixture of beauty and intelligence That makes them very desired.
Your arrival at home you have to face it with care and delicacy. The puppy is still a fragile being who does not know what he is going to find.
If there are children at home, they will be looking forward to meeting you. It is better to be greeted one by one, very calmly, so as not to increase the anxiety that it implies for the little golden to arrive at a new place, with people still unknown to him.
The most important thing is that the puppy feels that the new home is a safe space where he can find his place without difficulty. Show him where his spaces are to eat, sleep and do your needs, if you are still small to go outside. Do not worry if at first you neither eat nor drink. He is scared and needs time to get used to everything. You will see how soon it is perfectly adapted and you become inseparable.
The golden are dogs Very intelligent with a high learning capacity, but that does not mean that you do not need a good training to avoid the acquisition of bad habits. Experts recommend starting your training when they are puppies for best results. Learning to go to the bathroom is the first and easiest teaching of all: you have to take them for a walk every hour and a half at the beginning, and after meals. Rewards and congratulations Every time they do it right.
We just have to be patient and use positive reinforcement with our puppy to achieve great results.
Normally, our puppy comes home weaned and already used to feed. Try to give him the same one he took in the hatchery, at least at the beginning, so that his small stomach does not suffer abrupt changes in habits.
Between 8 and 20 weeks you have to feed him 3 times a day. To get used to stable schedules, leave the food in the bowl for about 20 minutes and then remove it until the next shot. The water bowl, on the other hand, must be full at all times. From 20 weeks on, meals are reduced to two daily.
If you want prevent him from approaching the table To ask for food by putting on a little face of sorrow, serve your portion at the time you usually sit down to eat. This way you will be entertained and it will be harder for you to want your food.
The golden fur of the golden is its greatest feature of beauty. Normally at 6 months they have got rid of the puppy and acquire the definitive. But you have to constantly check it for prevent it from harboring parasites. Metal combs, with fine tips and joints, bristle type, are the most suitable for brushing. It is best to do it several times a week so that it keeps its bright appearance and also does not accumulate dirt.
The ears must also be cleaned frequently to avoid possible infections. Check them every week to see that there are no changes in appearance or smell, and consult with your veterinarian the most appropriate way to keep them clean.
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Golden Retriever Health
Most Golden Retriever are healthy dogs that reach a life expectancy between 10 and 12 years. However, being a very popular breed, its uncontrolled breeding has led to the appearance of some pathologies that have become widespread in the breed, such as hip dysplasia and certain eye diseases.
In addition, as we have already mentioned, the Golden Retriever has a tendency to obesity, so you have to know how to keep the amount of food balanced with your physical activity. It is important that you do not overdo it with snacks and that you do not give it your food either.
The veterinarian will be able to control the weight of your golden in the annual reviews (every six months in puppies and elderly dogs), as well as complete the routine vaccinations, since they are the basis of a good protection, especially if we talk about the first vaccines of the puppy , as they will contribute to building a strong immune system.
Likewise, it will be essential to follow an internal and external deworming program adapted to the animal's conditions. Ticks and fleas are the most common parasites in all races but the golden fur can make us not realize from the start. In addition to using antiparasitic methods, it controls very well if it scratches too much and monitors its skin in brushings.
In principle, with these routine periodic control visits, it would be enough, but we will go to the veterinarian whenever a sudden change in the way of being or acting of the dog is detected, prevention and rapid action are essential.
The accumulation of bacterial plaque can cause dental problems to your golden, so we should avoid this tartar. To prevent it we can use dental snacks that, with how greedy they are, will be guaranteed success.
From time to time it will also be advisable to perform a thorough cleaning with brush and toothpaste specific to dogs. We recommend a lot of patience and that you accustom it as a puppy, as most hate it.
If the problem is already present, and our dog suffers from some tooth ailment, it will be very important to consult with our veterinarian. The safest thing to do is to recommend an oral cleaning, something similar to what we humans do, only with general anesthesia. Thus we will achieve the removal of plaque and tartar completely.
As for the bones, we recommend not giving them to adulthood. We will always offer you raw fleshy bones as they will be crushed practically completely. We will run away from cooked bones since, unlike raw ones that rarely splinter, they are sharp, and can break and cause suffocation.
The cleaning of the ears is not usually the taste of our hairy, but it is something essential in this breed because, due to the morphology of their ears, they are at greater risk of suffering from otitis. Therefore, a weekly cleaning will be the greatest prevention measure. These will be the steps to follow:
- We must have on hand the necessary products to clean our dog's ears properly: gauze (cotton can fray inside the ear and rot) that we will find in any supermarket, and ear cleaners like the one shown below.
- We will start by pulling the hair around the entrance of the ear.
- Then we will moisten the gauze with the ear cleaner. We will start with the outside of the ear. Then, we will clean the inner ear, very carefully and without exerting pressure.
- Finally, we will give you your favorite snack as you deserve> Remember to visit the veterinarian if you observe excessively dark dirt or bad smell. It may be a disease.
Frequently clean your golden eyes to avoid the accumulation of such unsightly lizards, in addition to preventing the development of possible infections. We recommend you accustom your dog from puppy to this type of hygiene.
To clean the eyes of the Golden Retriever we will use physiological serum and gauze. Moisten the gauze with physiological serum and carefully pass it around the eyes. The legañas must be removed carefully, never pulling them, especially if they are hard. It softens the slogan until it falls apart on its own. Do the same with the other eye using a new gauze. As always, don't forget to reward your dog.
One of the biggest attractions of the golden is its hair. That is why among your care will be brushing it 2 or 3 times a week, in this way you will avoid excessive hair loss and also help to increase the shine and keep it soft. Although it is normal for this breed to lose a lot of hair, if you notice that it does too much visit your veterinarian, it can be a symptom of a skin condition, very common also in the golden ones. Also, you should bathe your golden every month.
For more information you can visit our post on Golden Retriever hair care.
Extra tip: Travel with a golden on board
Traveling with our dog may seem difficult, but if we use them from small to go by car everything will be easier.
Whenever our Golden Retriever goes in the rear seats, it should always be tied with a seat belt. In addition we can put a blanket on the seats to prevent staining.
If the back seats are occupied, we can take it in the trunk either in a carrier or separated with a safety grill, although it will be important that the trunk is open and you can see and talk to him.
Care for a golden puppy
During your puppy stage, we will establish the schedules you will have to eat. Although at first you do not eat all the food when we place it in the bowl, we will also remove it and wait for the next take, so that you understand that you will only eat at those times. If you need more information about what a Golden Retriever puppy should eat you can go to the article we have dedicated to it.
Another thing that we will take into account will be to keep clean the place where the puppies are, because being so small and not yet possessing a strong immune system, they are more exposed to infections. If your mother is with them, she herself will wash them and her saliva will be disinfectant and preventive but in any case we must make sure that the place where the mother is with her puppies is in the best possible conditions. Although they already have the warmth of the mother, and the one that they give each other, in times of cold it will be advisable to place blankets for extra heat.
As we have already commented throughout the article, we will have to accustom our Golden since she is a puppy to the routines and hygiene, such as cleaning eyes and ears, also brushing her teeth. We will also brush them from puppies at least once a week, at the beginning with soft bristle brushes in order for them to get used to it, little by little we will be including card-type brushes or desanmers.
We must remove from the sight of the puppies dangerous objects for them or that we do not want them to break, because they are playful and curious by nature, and their main way of knowing the world will be sniffing and biting.
Everything you should know about the Golden Retriever
In it you will find a formidable friend, big man, energetic, good-natured and one hundred percent affectionate. Of the Golden Retriever it is said that emanate good energy, who are indefatigable playful and enjoy children a lot.
Always eager to please his master and almost without behavioral problems, little more can be asked of these fun, loyal and kind dogs. If you decide to adopt one of them, many satisfactions will plague your existence.
The Golden Retriever, which is also known as Gold collector, it has its roots in the United Kingdom and, more specifically, in the Highlands of Scotland. Around 1850, this breed, whose specimens today are still considered excellent for hunting, was born from a series of hunting dogs only, leaving aside the false legend that came to say that it came from some shepherd dogs that They were bought from a Russian circus.
The written records of the first crosses that would give rise to the Golden Retriever date from 1835 to 1890 and say that such lineage originated from a Golden Retriever that responded to the name of Nous, and that was acquired from a shoemaker in Brighton, and from a dog named Belle who belonged to the now extinct race of Tweed Water Spaniel.
Subsequently, other lineages were added to achieve the Golden Retriever as we know it today. Among them they emphasize the Dog of Waters of San Juan, the Bloodhound and the Irish Setter.
The reason that led to the creation of the Golden Retriever is eminently practical, since between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries bird hunting It experienced a great boom between the aristocracy and the wealthy Scottish class. The fact that the land was swampy and with a lot of streams, motivated that many prey were lost, because the Pointer and the rest of hunting dogs used at that time were not able to properly collect them in the water .
With the Golden Retriever he arrived an extraordinary dog with a soft mouth (which would not damage the piece at the time of picking it up), resistant, strong and tremendously suitable for dirt and water.
The official recognition of the breed by the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom came in 1903, with no acceptance in the United States until fifteen years later. It is currently one of the most popular breeds in the world, delighting as a pet in millions of homes.
Main features of a Retriever
The Golden is a dog of Scottish origin born for the recovery of prey in hunting, since it can move easily through water and land ...
In 1903 this breed is registered for the first time in the United Kingdom and, since then, this dog has evolved thanks to training, towards one of the favorite breeds for thousands of families.
- Cross height: between 51 and 61 cm.
- Weight: from 27 to 32 kg in females and from 32 to 37 kg in males.
- Size: large dog breeds.
- Colour: cream
- Life expectancy: 10-12 years
- Good for…: Hunting. Guide dog. Substance detection and tracking.
With a height at the cross of between 56 and 61 centimeters and a weight that ranges between 30 and 34 kilos, the Golden Labrador is a dog beautiful and well proportioned, medium in size and with the body somewhat longer than tall. Active, harmonious and balanced movements, its expression, kind and gentle, is equally legendary.
It is necessary to point out that they require slight differences between the breed standards that follow The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom and the American Kennel Club (AKC), so that the appearance of the American-style Goden Retriever is slightly different from that presented by the Golden Retriever European.
However, in any case it is a little marked and sometimes so subtle differences, that only those who know this animal in depth can appreciate them. As for the International Cynological Federation (FCI), it follows the original standard proposed for the Gold Collector by the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom.
His head It is large and square, maintaining a good proportion to the body. It cannot be light or heavy. His skull, which shapes the head, has to be wide but without becoming coarse. Your stop or naso-frontal depression It is quite evident and well defined, but not at all abrupt.
His eyes They are medium and remarkably separated from each other, with the eyelid border also dark. His truffle It must be dark, black or at least brown. His snout It is straight, deep and wide, with a slight decrease to a definite stop. His bite It is powerful and "scissor-shaped" with strong jaws. His ears, whose implantation is at the level of the line of the eyes, hang on the cheeks and are relatively short.
Your back It must be horizontal in the specimens that follow the FCI standard. On the contrary, the rump has to be moderately inclined in those that follow the AKC standard. Your back He is strong, muscular and short. His chest It is deep, with the ribs quite arched, but without showing a barrel shape.
It's tail, inserted at the level of the dorsal line, is thick and with a muscular base. Your forelimbs They are straight and with good bones. Your hind limbs They are muscular and strong. His feet They are compact and round, of the type known as "cat feet."
Color and fur
Its beautiful and dense golden mantle characterizes him and has also earned him the name of "Yellow Retriever" or "Golden Retriever" in the past. His fur gives him a appearanceeminently elegant, nothing usual in other hunting dogs.
Its mantle is double layer. While the inner layer is dense and impermeable, the outer layer is firm and falls attached to the body, being able to be smooth or wavy. Both the neck, the lower tail region and the back of the thighs, it has abundant fringes of hair. However, the region of the belly and the back of the front legs have moderate fringes.
As for his characteristic golden tone, it admits a wide variety of tones that go from gold to cream. Extremes like red (mahogany) or pure white are not accepted. In some specimens the fringes have lighter hairs than the rest of the mantle.
How are the Golden Terrier?
The Golden retriever it is one of the most races faithful and kind We can find in dogs. Therefore, it is one of the ideal to be in contact with children and favor them in their development and education in values.
They are not aggressive, its main feature is that They are very friendly and love to do activities with humansThat is why they have become one of the pets preferred by people to share their time and leisure with them.
Are docile and smartTherefore, if you are thinking of making a Golden Retriever your best friend, you may want to know all this information about him:
Golden Retriever at 3 months
At 3 months, the Golden Retriever usually measure approximately between 35 and 37 centimeters and with an estimated weight of 11 kilos and 500 grams. At this stage he is in the process of forming his mouth with the exit of all the teeth and that is why he has already stopped drinking breast milk and feeds on porridge or feed for puppies. It is important that in the latter we consider which are the most specific for your age and race in order to protect your health.
If it is at this age that he has come to live with us, it is essential that we take specific care to relate them to him. From a very young age you have to be aware of your education to create an easy and pleasant coexistence among all members. Knowing both parties will establish the affective bond.
Golden Retriever at 4 months
In this period, our pet will be around 43 centimeters measured from the cross - from the neck to the trunk. Its approximate weight if it is male will be about 19 kilos and 16 kilos and 500 grams if it is female. In this range the vaccination process of our best friend ends and we can start taking him for a walk to socialize with the environment. It is very important to follow the recommendations of the veterinarian so as not to do it ahead of time.
Our puppy is still in the process of training and education, so we still have to remain aware of him and set the limits of who the leaders are, as they may present a role confusion. It is convenient not to use loud screams or tones, since they are sensitive dogs.
Golden Retriever at 5 months
Here our dog will have approximate measurements of 51 centimeters if it is male with a weight of 24 kilos approximate, and about 47 centimeters and 20 kilos if it is female. They have a playful nature and the outings will be about 3 a day, but always keeping in mind that it is still a puppy and you will not be able to be all the time that an adult requires, playing and using long walks or doing activities.
Golden Retriever at 6 months
Until the year or year and a half of life, our pet is still considered a young dog and has not yet become an adult dog, despite its dimensions in these 6 months of approximately 27 Kilos and 500 grams and 54.5 centimeters in male and 50 centimeters and 20 kilos in female, is still a dog in the process of learning.
Golden Retriever at 7 months
Still growing, its docile, lear and sociable character is increasingly forming and its size and weight ranges between 56.5 centimeters and 31 kilos in males and 51.5 centimeters and 25 kilos and 500 grams in females.
The education of the animal is constant, but in these months it is where we should pay more attention.
Smart and full of energy. So are the Golden Retriever. Dogs impressively loyal to their adoption family, which with humans are affectionate and sweet. Pretty friendly in general, they can also be something territorial, so your early socialization is accurate.
There are those who catalog these dogs a bit "intense", since they usually play without rest, especially when they are young. If your lifestyle is sedentary, we anticipate that this breed is not made for you, since so energetic can need constant physical and mental stimulation. You will see him enjoy enormously jumping, running, walking and getting into the water or mud.
Since your Gold Collector arrives at home, one of your main objectives will be prevent him from becoming hyperactive, so you should keep it busy with different exercises, among which the ball games will stand out. He thinks that, as reminiscent of the collectors who were in the past, these dogs tend to carry something in their mouths.
Similarly, field trips will fascinate your noble friend. Few things will make you as happy as running and jumping happily outdoors while burning energy. If you aspire to brighten your day to the fullest, take it to a swamp or a creek, in which bliss will invade you as you begin to dive.
At the mental level, try the games for dogs, the style of the game of hiding or the game of the box, designed for rainy days, making your mind is always active. These games act as intelligence stimulation tool, avoiding your boredom.
From all that has been said, we can conclude that the ideal owner for a Golden Retriever is the one who loves an active life in which sports and outdoor activities occupy a leading role. Now we want to give you some other guidelines that will help you make a correct decision, if you are considering adopting a copy of this breed and you do not quite know it.
- If what you are looking for is a good guard and protection dog, this is not your race. Think that the one we are bringing is a nice dog, sociable and kind to strangers> Relationship with other pets
The natural tranquility of the Golden Retriever makes it a very dog given to live with whoever, we are already referring to other pets or to the people that make up the family nucleus. His goodness will make that, along with the treatment he receives from you and your corrections, he lives without difficulty with other animals that you have at home.
Relationship with children
This breed usually establishes a magnificent relationship with children, to the point that in certain countries it is used in the recovery of children with certain behavior disorders. This is related to the link that these dogs establish with the smallest of the house, for those who become an unconditional companion that wastes affection in abundance and lacks aggressiveness.
What should a Golden Retriever eat?
The Golden are one of the most gluttonous races that exist so it is essential that we regulate their food, or they may suffer obesity. However, with an adequate diet and sufficient physical exercise we will have an agile and very athletic dog. Do you know how to choose your food?
During the first days, it is recommended that the Golden puppy feed on breast milk and, only in case of extreme need, will milk be used for puppies. As the teeth come out, weaning takes place, around 6 or 8 weeks, at which time to introduce the porridge or the feed for puppies. At first we can soak the croquettes of the chosen feed.
To feed it, always choose feed for large breed puppies, since it includes the necessary balance of nutrients for proper growth. Remember that the feed at this stage is very important, as it will mark its development and growth, so opt for quality feed.
While they are puppies they should eat 3 or 4 times a day, always at the same times. As we say, the golden is a very sweet dog, so it is important that you mark their schedules from the beginning and, after 20 minutes, take away the food bowl.
When the Golden Retriever has reached adulthood, around a year or a year and a half of life, we must change its feed to one of adults. The first days we advise you to mix the old and the new feed so that it gets used.
The feed for adult dogs should have less fat and a large protein intake, since these are very active dogs. From this age it is recommended to feed him twice a day.
Although the food must be removed, it is very important that you always leave water at your disposal, especially in the hot months.
An adult Golden Retriever is much less active, so we must reduce caloric intake or even change my mind, to prevent our pet from getting too fat. If you see that your Golden gains a lot of weight, consult with your veterinarian the possibility of giving him a diet feed.
Health and hygiene
This dog will soon become a member of your family and it is normal that you want to offer the best care. These are our tips to take care of your health and hygiene.
How to take care of them?
This breed of dog has a natural disposition for work so you can spend hours playing and running around. That, together with his affable character make him an ideal playmate for the little ones in the house. However we must take great care of your physical exercise and offer daily activity, to avoid weight gain and boredom of our pet.
They are very intelligent dogs, so we advise you to work in their training every day, especially the first months. A good education since they are puppies will prevent us problems in the future, since they are very active dogs.
The Golden does not need great hygiene care beyond the care of its fur. Otherwise, hygiene issues are very similar to those of other dog breeds.
How to brush a Retriever?
The golden ones get their name from that beautiful golden mane but, although it is part of their beauty, it is also the part that gives the most work. This dog loses enough hair and brushing should be frequent, at least once every two days, and daily in the seasons of change of coat.
We advise you to use a metal bristle brush or some specific ones such as the FURminator brush. During brushing pay special attention to the possible knots that have been made and the appearance of parasites such as fleas. If you discover bald spots or areas on your skin that look strange, go to the vet, in case you have skin problems.
When to bathe a Golden Retriever?
The Golden has, by nature, affinity with water so it is not excessively difficult to bathe a dog of this breed, beyond the problems due to its size. For the rest, we should only bathe our Golden Retriever when it is dirty, that is, when in its games it has “battered” on land or any other element and, if you consider it, you can bathe it every two or three months. Always use specific shampoos to make your hair look healthy and shiny and, we advise you, a conditioner to make it easier for you to brush.
It is very important to properly dry your hair. It is best to use a dryer with not too hot air, although this is likely to be a more complicated task. Much patience!
There are also dry shampoos that help us keep our pet clean without using the bathroom. In addition, he frequently cleanses his ears since, having them down they can accumulate sleepiness.
The accumulation of bacterial plaque can cause dental problems for your pet, so we should avoid this tartar. To prevent it we can use dental snacks that, with the gluttons that they are sure they love!
If the problem is already present, we must opt for toothbrushes, toothpaste especially for them and, above all, several kilos of patience because they hate it 😉 However, if we get used to this hygiene routine from an early age, they will surely take it better .
Ticks and fleas are the most common parasites in all races but the fur of this breed can make us not realize the presence of these mites. In addition to using collars or pipettes, it controls very well if your dog scratches too much and monitors its skin in brushings.
Vaccination of your Golden Retriever dog, as in other breeds, should be done by a veterinarian. The main ones take place during the first year of life and, reached the first year, must be repeated annually.
- DOSAGE: Apply 1 pipette, once a month, to dogs or cats weighing less than 10 kg
- PRECAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children, avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes, wash your hands with soap and water after application
- WATER RESISTANT: This pipette for dogs and cats after application continues to protect if your dog gets wet with water.
- CONTENTS: 3 Pipettes x 1.25 ml.
- Parasital Repellent Pipettes will protect your animal from new fleas, ticks or mosquitoes, but will not eliminate an existing infestation. If your animal has fleas or ticks or if they are at home, before using Parasital repellent pipettes you must first apply a treatment suitable for the animal's environment.
- REPELLENT BEFORE MOSQUITOS, PULGAS AND TICKETS - High capacity of repellency and persistence thanks to its composition based on natural active ingredients from the extraction of essential oils from aromatic plants
- PROVIDES A DEGREE OF COMFORT AND WELFARE - Anti-stress product for your dog. Experimental studies have also demonstrated its repellent efficacy against mosquitoes of the genus Phlebotomus, transmitters of Leishmaniasis
- APPLICATION MODE - Do not open the protective bag that contains the collar until it is used. Colocar el collar alrededor del cuello del animal de forma que se puedan introducir dos dedos entre el collar y el cuello. Cortar el exceso de longitud del collar. El collar debe de ser sustituido cada 3 meses
- COMPOSICIÓN - El collar contiene geraniol, aceite de lavanda y excipientes c.s.p.
- COLLAR DE 58cm - El collar mide 50cm y pesa 24g
- Tamaño ajustable -63cm, puede cortar si es demasiado largo
- Sea eficaz contra los parásitos:como las pulgas, los piojos, los mosquitos, los huevos, las garrapata y Sandfly etc
- Antialérgico:salud sin tóxico, agregue un ingrediente antialérgico, no se preocupe por las alergias a las mascotas
- Salud: si tienen hijos, con este puede crear un ambiente y cuerpo saludable para las mascotas y los niños
- NOTA:¡NO PUEDE MATARLOS SÓLO PUEDE PREVENIRLOS!
Problemas de salud comunes
Los Border Collie pueden ser susceptibles a determinadas enfermedades. Aunque no aparecen en todos los perros, sí que debemos tener especial atención a los primeros síntomas:
- Hip dysplasia: una de las enfermedades más comunes en los golden, sucede cuando la cadera está mal colocada y se disloca con facil >Paseos y juegos para educarlo
Los Golden son perros muy activos que disfrutad de los paseos y los juegos. Enseguida te darás cuenta de que parecen incansables pero ofrecerle momentos de diversión y de ejercicio físico de manera diaria son claves para su estabilidad.
Consejos para pasear y adiestrar a nuestro Golden
Al ser un perro tan enérgico, y con bastante fuerza, puede que parezca que él nos pasea a nosotros en vez de nosotros a él. Es muy importante que, desde pequeño, le acostumbremos a pasear a nuestro lado, para evitar que él tire de nosotros cuando se haga más grande.
Te aconsejamos utilizar collares o arneses anti tirones y trabajar en su educación con premios y nunca con castigos. Son muy golosos e inteligentes, así que con un poco de paciencia y alguna galletita de por medio, seguro que aprenden a ir a tu lado.
Eso sí, siempre que puedas, permítele jugar suelto. Lo mejor es optar por zonas habilitadas y valladas para evitar sustos.
Este inteligente perro te pondrá las cosas fáciles a la hora de abordar su educación, siempre que tú también estés por la labor de hacer las cosas bien, siguiendo los consejos de los especialistas en adiestramiento canino.
Desde cachorros, los Labradores Dorados van a aprender con rapidez, siempre que los métodos que utilices sean constantes y demuestres la necesaria paciencia. Ya desde las pocas semanas de vida deberán aprender a orinar en los empapadores, para luego comenzar a hacerlo fuera.
Ese es el momento de comenzar también con su estimulación mental, regalándoles juguetes con los que puedan desarrollar su dentadura. Aprovecha esos momentos de juego para enseñarle a tu can a inhibir su mordida apropiadamente, a la par que le instruyes en determinadas basic orders, como que se tumbe, se siente o acuda a tu llamada.
Cuando supere esta tierna etapa y se convierta en un adulto, podrás afianzar su educación en obediencia básica, comenzando también con el desarrollo de sus habilidades perrunas, ejercicios varios y trucos, que completen su estimulación mental.
Todo aquello que trabajes con él deberás hacerlo mediante el positive reinforcement, pues está comprobado que es el método que mejores resultados arroja. Deja a un lado las técnicas de adiestramiento tradicionales (muy rigurosas y que incluían el castigo), pues con ellas lo único que conseguirás es retraer la conducta natural de tu fiel amigo y predisponerle a que aprenda con dificultad.
En su lugar, premia las conductas deseadas y no des importancia a las indeseadas, que poco a poco, irán desapareciendo. Para ello, puedes establecer un rewards system, no basado únicamente en las golosinas (que podrían terminar haciendo estragos en su peso), sino también en los mimos y halagos, que tanto le reconfortarán.
No olvides que no todas las personas son candidatas ideales a ser dueño de un Cobrador Dorado. Este espléndido perro va a necesitar un propietario cariñoso pero al mismo tiempo firme, coherente y constante.
Dejar ver fisuras en tu comportamiento le haría un flaco favor, ya que es un perro lo suficientemente fuerte como para pensar que si tú no eres ese líder alfa de la manada (la cual ahora está constituida por su familia de adopción), será él mismo quien tenga que tomar las riendas de la situación. Esto haría que tu perro quisiera asumir el control en vuestra vida diaria, con el consiguiente conflicto de intereses que tan surrealista conducta acarrearía.
En cuanto a las aptitudes naturales de tu Golden Retriever sobresalen, aparte de sus habilidades cazadoras, las de increíble atleta, por lo que muchos de ellos quedan entre los mejores puestos en las pruebas de Agility.
Por si todo esto fuera poco, ya hemos aludido a la importante función que este can cumple como perro de terapia, gracias a su exclusiva sensibilidad a la hora de captar los sentimientos de las personas y, en especial, de niños y ancianos, a los que considera más vulnerables y dignos de protección.
By last, el trabajo de asistencia es otro de los “puntos fuertes” de los Golden Retriever, que en total armonía con las emociones y con las necesidades humanas, son alumnos de los más animados y motivados en el desempeño de las complejas tareas asociadas al trabajo de servicio y de guía. Muchos de ellos acuden a las escuelas de perros guías o “perros lazarillo” donde reciben el adiestramiento avanzado adecuado que posteriormente les permitirá su cesión a las personas discapacitadas que los necesiten.
Juguetes y juegos
Es necesario que nuestra mascota pueda jugar con nosotros y también ellos sólos, para evitar el aburrimiento cuando tenga que quedarse en casa.
De cachorros, los juguetes de morder son muy divertidos y podemos jugar con ellos, afianzando así el vínculo entre dueño y mascota. Cuando son más mayores y responden a nuestra llamada, la pelota será uno de sus mejores compañeros de juego. Son perros nacidos para recoger presas, por lo que está en su naturaleza. Además, les ayuda a ejercitarse y a soltar parte de la gran energía que tienen.
Cuidados de un cachorro Golden Retriever
If you have children, enséñales a tratar al cachorro correctamente. Que no le tiren del rabo o las orejas ni sean bruscos con él. Si aprenden a tratarle con respeto, será un compañero de juegos incansable y dispuesto a compartir cualquier travesura con ellos.
Tras el destete, deberás feed a tu cachorro con un pienso de calidad adecuado para él. Tanto si usas pienso como si decides suministrarle comida casera, consulta a tu veterinario para asegurarte de proporcionarle una alimentación bien balanceada. Mientras sea cachorro, deberás alimentarlo 3 ó 4 veces al día.
Cepíllale el pelo habitualmente para mantenerlo sano y cuando tenga todas las vacunas, sácalo a pasear por algún lugar donde pueda corretear y hacer ejercicio.
Se trata de una raza muy sana, pero tiene tendencia a desarrollar some problems, como la displasia de cadera o codo, epilepsia, hipotiroidismo, alergias de la piel, problemas de la vista o estenosis aórtica subvalvular. Tu veterinario sabrá como prevenirlas y tratarlas en caso de que se produzcan.
Cuidados del Golden Retriever
For feed a tu Golden Retriever, elige un pienso de calidad que cubra sus necesidades. Consulta a tu veterinario para asegurarte de proporcionarle la alimentación correcta. Al tratarse de una raza muy activa, necesitará un alto aporte de proteínas y poca grasa. Ten en cuenta que el Golden Retriever tiene tendencia a la obesidad, así que deberás asegurarte de proporcionarle una alimentación adecuada en las dosis correctas, dos veces al día. En el caso de un Golden Retriever Senior, las cantidades disminuirán, ya que hará menos ejercicio.
Como todos los perros, debe ser bathed únicamente cuando esté muy sucio, ya que el baño elimina la capa sebácea protectora que tiene. Utiliza un champú específico para perros.
The cepillado diario hará que dure más tiempo limpio, Tiene un doble manto de pelo. Be sure to eliminar el pelo muerto y los nudos que puedan formarse y tendrás un Golden Retriever con un pelaje sano y lustroso.
Sácalo de paseo todos los días para que haga exercise. Aprovecha estos paseos para socializar a tu perro con las personas y con otros perros. Además de los paseos por la ciudad, asegúrate de proporcionarle largas caminatas. Is about un perro muy activo que disfrutará mucho en las excursiones con la familia.
Visita regularmente a tu vet para proporcionarle todas las vacunas y asegurarte de que su salud es perfecta. Sigue las pautas que te marque, ya que es el profesional que mejor puede orientarte acerca de todo lo que tu perro pueda necesitar.
Los problemas de salud del Golden Retriever
El Golden Retriever tiene tendencia a sufrir de displasia de cadera o codo, epilepsia, hipotiroidismo, alergias de la piel, problemas de la vista o estenosis aórtica subvalvular.
- Hip dysplasia. Is la causa más común de cojera en las patas traseras de los perros. La cadera es una articulación de forma esfero >Conclusiones