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My husband SCREAMED! with rage one evening from across the other side of the house. And the shouting was directed straight towards my puppy (Bella). Things were getting really bad and in-home dog training seemed like the only option left.

Turns out my pup had chewed up his work boots whilst he was cutting the lawn out back. Scared and afraid that he would change his mind on having a pet. I quickly then decided that something would need to be done pronto for me to keep a good atmosphere in the house.

Lost and discouraged about my beautiful little female pup, I set out on finding a method that would teach me how to care for a  golden retriever. And that’s truly where this journey began!

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What you will learn today

Today I want to share how I trained my 11-month-old golden retriever in just under 3 weeks using this odd but extremely effective technique that I found. I’m going to share everything I did with you today, so make sure to keep reading. I’ve had Bella (that’s my pups name) from around 6 weeks old from an EX business partner that stole over 10 thousand dollars of my cash.

Anyways that’s completely another story, and I am happy either way because out of it came Bella. There was only one issue at the start, and that was the problem that Bella was one naughty pup. And boy ‘o’ boy has cost e some cash in repairs over the years prior to now.

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Let me explain this to you further

Now as you can imagine. When we first got our pup it was nothing but stress. I mean we had some playful times but teaching her on how to sit, stay, heel and go on the leash was a whole journey on each attempt.

Whenever we would have visitors or leave anything around. Then you better believe Bella would get to it before you did. It was an absolutely horrible experience, especially when she was a naturally loving and caring pup.

As a couple, I and my husband both promised each other to do everything within our power to bring Bella to a level of where she could comfortably live at home with us.

The first thing I thought of

At first, we considered local dog training but then had to rethink it due to her age. And it was definitely was a big test on our relationship as we actually got to breaking point on several occasions.

Purely because I had a true understanding of how long this was going to take. Whereas my husband would tend to get frustrated and want to just give her away. Grrr, it still makes me annoyed know just thinking about it.

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The professionals say that this is quite common.

Have you ever experienced this with your pup? I remember walking to the local store one day when Bella dragging me across the street to chase another dog. It was absolutely horrific, and to say the least I had to replace my favorite jeans too!

Or the time when she swallowed chicken bone left in the food bin and I almost fainted in the kitchen. That ended up being one BIG expensive trip to the vets. I knew Bella could be naughty, but I never knew that she would get up to such terrible acts as she was always great when she was with my husband.

My trip to the vets

Although I was informed by the vet that this can sometimes be the golden retriever typical characteristics. Learning about how to care for your pup is nothing less than necessary at this point. I really just wanted to send her away with a professional trainer at that point, but it was way too expensive.

So I decided to look for a cheaper alternative that wouldn’t involve me sending her away too…Luckily, thanks to the internet I was able to find a cheaper way that in fact, I think has worked better than any local dog training could have.

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I never thought I would find it here…

It’s really funny because I found the solution to the issue in my local insanity class that I attend on Sundays to stay fit. A few of the others were talking about their dogs and sharing stories about how naughty they were when they were pups too. I told them that I have experienced the same issue with my puppy and that my husband was thinking about selling her on because of her lack of behavior.

A guy from the group then actually then suggested that an online dog training course that they used for similar problems in the past. I never thought that dog training in your home would be a good route to go down, but I was open to options. He said that he had been following the trainer for some time now and she really knows her stuff. She provided in-home dog training online, and previously helped lots of other parents.

He then shared a link to the website dog training course he was using, and temptation simply got the better of me. I went home that evening and signed up to the course to see how good it really was, and to my surprise it really all made sense. I even tried one of the techniques they mention on the Intro, and you what…it actually worked.

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Here are a few handy Tips From The Online Course

Now as you can imagine there is so much information to share inside of the course, so I can’t share it all here. However, I thought I would share a few tips here with you now so that you can maybe try it out to see if it works for you.  

Tip #1:  Decide on the “house rules.” 

Decide what they can and can’t do. Are they allowed on the bed or the furniture? Are parts of the house off limits? So they have their own chair at your dining table? If the rules are settled on early, you can avoid confusion for both of you.

TIP #2: Teach them on “dog time.” 

Puppies and dogs live in the moment. Two minutes after they’ve done something, it’s forgotten about. When they’re doing something bad, try your chosen training technique right away so they have a chance to make the association between the behavior and correction. Consistent repetition will reinforce what has been learned.

TIP #3: End training sessions on a positive note. 

Excellent girl! Good job! A Female Golden Retriever loves being praised for her efforts. They have worked hard to please you throughout the in-home dog training course. Leave them with lots of praise, a treat, some petting, or five minutes of play. This guarantees they’ll show up at the next class with their tail wagging—ready to work!

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In Home Dog Training: The aftermath!

Heres an image of my dog all fully trained now! and its all thanks to the online obedience program that I took. No more chewing up my shoes and no more barking at random strangers…the future is looking very bright and positive for the both of us.

Here’s a fun fact 

The science behind my system of correcting bad behaviors is simple. You may have heard of the idea of ‘neuroplasticity’ in the human brain. It’s a well-established idea researched heavily at Harvard and other leading universities.

In other words – our brains are like soft plastic – always capable of molding and changing to learn new habits and behaviors. Well, your dog’s brain is the EXACT same. With the right mental stimulation and training… (That you will get in my program) your dog’s brain will become more open and receptive to learning new information.

Your dog will listen to you and better understand what you are telling him to do. When this happens – your dog’s bad behaviors simply fade away as more desirable ones appear in their place.

Common Problems With Golden Retrievers

As you may already know female golden retrievers are really loving and caring pets. But because of this, it can tend to actually cause them to suffer from anxiety. That these types of dogs are really close to their owners. It can be quite difficult for when leaving the house or just going out on a trip for the day and leaving the dog at home.

So one of the ways that you can avoid this is by not drawing too much attention when you’re leaving the house. So the dog will not feel the emotional attachment to come along with you. Instead what you should be doing is providing a distraction to the dog so that way it Focuses its attention on something else whilst you make a quick escape.

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Dealing with aggressive dogs

In the early days for a Golden Retriever pup, they can become quite aggressive if they are taken away from their mother. If you find that you need to train your pup whilst still with the mother then you could consider dog training in your home. A way of avoiding any sort of altercations or problems in that sense would be to simply leave them with their mother for the first 8 weeks from birth.

Make sure to always remain calm with an aggressive dog as the last thing you want to do is amplify the problem. Instead, try to bring them to a calm and then seek out professional training asap. I recommend that you get started with the brain training online program for dogs as it covers everything there is to know about dog behavior.

Over Excited Pups…This Can be Difficult So Here’s A Few Tips 

One of the tendencies of a Golden Retriever is to really have a lot of excitement. Now, this is great for when taking part in activities but when it comes to the day today it can really get on top of you. Now is dealing with this is to really start the training from early on. As we know the cure to any issue or problem is usually early diagnosis. To make sure that you’re dealing with this problem effectively.

You will need to make sure that you are puppies regularly getting exercise daily or several times throughout the day. These activities could range from playing outside to running around the park to taking part in day-to-day activities with walking up the road to go get some eggs and milk.

Teach an old dog a new trick

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that you can’t teach an old dog New Tricks. So this means you need to be implemented in all of these methods and strategies from early on in your dog’s life. The earlier you start the training the more it becomes a good habit and the more likely your dog will become better behaved throughout it’s older age. A world trained golden retriever can also lead up to an impressive 200 verbal commands.

There is no denying the fact that these dogs are highly intelligent. And really fully capable of learning any type of training that you could possibly bring to the table. If you had ever found yourself being too busy or needed some additional help with training then you could consider dog trainers that come to your home nearby to maybe assist with some of the training. 

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Why Your Dog Needs To Be Smart!

Now the reason why I would say that this course is so great is that it really improves your dog’s intelligence. As we know we are humans such as babies or even adults the people that tend to have a higher education level are usually the more well behaved. This applies at least to most of us.

Now, this isn’t because they’re using intelligence to actually outsmart the people with a lower IQ as such. It’s just purely because they usually have a better understanding of the potential harm or potential problem that can be caused by wrong actions.

The bottom line is… More intelligent Dogs are better behaved and more obedient

It makes perfect sense if you think about it. A more intelligent dog has the capacity to take commands easier and understand what you need from him. In my few years as a dog owner, I realized pretty quickly that more intelligent dogs are much easier to train bad habits out of and teach new skills too.

Conclusion

Thank goodness I have been able to train my amazing golden retriever puppy and since then she has stopped biting and chewing random things around the house. I would definitely favor this type of method over local dog training or something.

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