A Rescue Love


New Member
Hi there ~ We have a 4 or maybe even 5 year old Golden, which we rescued a little over a year ago. He is a love and we can't help but think he came from a loving home. The rescue org. said he had been found wandering the streets. He's happiest when he is right alongside you. Unlike my husband's previous Goldens, he doesn't like to swim and when he does chase after a ball (or other toy) he prefers to play "keep away". I'd like to see if we can teach him some tricks, and quite possibly, maybe he could qualify as a therapy dogs.



Honored Member
Welcome, he's a beautiful boy.
First I would suggest you get a clicker if you don't have one. If you don't here is an introduction for how they work
Here are some places you can get some trick ideas for your boy.
Those are a few trick lists that members have made including mine. If you go to forums than to Dog Tricks you'll find more great ideas. If you have any questions just ask.


Honored Member
Welcome!!!!:D He's gorgeous!!!:love::love: GOOD ON YOU, for rescuing him!!!:) We can help you with teaching him tricks, do you have any ideas??? Did you teach him anything already??


Honored Member
Hi and welcome! Your boy is just beautiful :love:, and having 2 rescues myself (lots of us do), they're very close to my heart. LOVE those rescue dogs!! Browse thru the forum, jump in anywhere, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Lots of people on the board with great ideas, help, suggestions, etc - and we love trick training! :LOL: (y)


Honored Member
Hi and Welcome!:) Your boy is beautiful:love: I have one Rescue Dog and one kinda rescue dog, so am very pleased your boy's a rescue:love::) Rescue dogs always seem just that bit more loving don't they:).

LOL I have one who prefers the 'keep it's mine' with balls, LOL IF I can get him to go after it, his motto is 'you threw the ball you go fetch it':LOL: The other is soccer mad:LOL:

Southerngirl has already given you a heap of threads. Just dive in and look around and please post any questions, or stories of how good your boys doing, we all LOVE to hear those.

And more pics please, he's just DIVINE:love:


Staff member
Welcome to the DTA!

He's GORGEOUS!!! My boy, Oliver's original foster mom in Houston just adopted a golden and is wanting to teach her tricks and do pet therapy with her too :) She's also going to be trying clickertraining for the first time :)


Experienced Member


If you need any help with anything, or get stuck when trick training, be sure to let us all know :) we're a very helpful bunch when we can be :D