From the start, the Golden is a dog with enough energy for you to spend together. We have already listed many of the benefits of this big man in the intro, but you should socialize them soon to avoid being territorial.
In the first months of their life, they like to play without rest. This dog requires a lot of physical and mental activity; you will have to stimulate them constantly. Playing ball with them is a good idea. It is a game that they love and makes them release all their energy.
If you want them to enjoy their time, take them for a good walk, and if you take them somewhere where they can get into the water, you will see them enjoy it to the fullest. The most important thing of all is that you don’t let them get bored.
Their relationship with humans and other animals will be excellent, it may require some correction on your part, but nothing noteworthy. They won’t have problems with the little ones in the house. Their good-natured character is ideal for living and playing with children.
The most common health problems that can affect Golden Retrievers are hip and elbow dysplasia.
When it comes to sight, cataracts or retinal atrophy can appear at an advanced age.
Of course, other diseases can appear, as in each one of the dogs regardless of the breed, but it is not usual.
If there is something that you have to take special care of in a Golden, it is its hair. If you want your pet to look pretty, you are going to have to work to keep it healthy. They shed a lot of hair, and you will have to brush it once every two days, and daily during the shedding season.
You should only bathe your Golden Retriever when it is dirty. You can bathe it every two or three months. It is important always to use a specific shampoo and conditioner so that afterward, it makes brushing easier.
Frequently cleaning their ears is essential, since, having their ears down, they can accumulate dirt and end with infection.
Don’t let tartar build-up on their teeth. Get them used to brushing their teeth, start them since puppy time. Use toothbrushes and special toothpaste for them. Another good option to delay the appearance of bacterial plaque is dental snacks.
And to wrap up, you will have to cover their exercise needs. Being an active dog, it needs a good dose of daily exercise, this dose will vary depending on the dog and its age.