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The Golden Retriever is a wonderful dog; however, they are predisposed to several conditions: ear infections, hot spots, excessive shedding, and they generally need lots of exercise in order to be good house pets. Many require a good amount of attention and when not given the attention they wish, will resort to tearing up your favorite slippers, gardens, etc. in order to get that attention.
These dogs are excellent obedience candidates and can be easily trained to be wonderful companions, if you will work with them. Obedience is obtained by being fair, consistent and by offering praise when the deed is obtained. To train a dog, you have to think like a dog. Hitting, slapping, kicking etc. is considered as aggression by the animal and eventually the animal may retaliate. This dog will cost approximately $500+ annually in vet bills, and additional expenses may include grooming, collars, leashes, bowls and toys.
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