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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by cdn98y, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. cdn98y Member

    Hi. My Name is Cathy. My family (husband and two boys 4yo & 6yo) and I are new owners to a 3 1/2 month old Golden Retriever named Harley. We live in Michigan and have been braving the elements with Harley and have a good handle on the potty training. We've been using books, blogs and Utube for our training helps. Looking forward to exploring this site more and getting some tips with training.(y) We love Harley very much and very glad to have him in our family.
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  2. brody_smom Experienced Member

    Welcome, Cathy, Harley and family. It must be tough to potty train a puppy in the middle of a Michigan winter.
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  3. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    Welcome to the forum! I am a golden lover and owner of a 4 1/2 year old golden. His name is River. He does all kinds of tricks. Golden Retrievers are generally very food motivated and easy to train. Enjoy your puppy!
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  4. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Hi and welcome to DTA!
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  5. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA guys!
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  6. MaryK Honored Member

    Hi and Welcome:D Goldies are gorgeous dogs, my late Ra Kismet was GSxGoldie. They're very smart, loving dogs and as said, very food motivated. Kudos for taking potty training seriously despite the weather!
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  7. cdn98y Member

    It's been an interesting time with the severe cold and all the snow. Thankfully Harley loves the snow. I too have been thankful for the exercise because it gets me out far more than I would have without the puppy.
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  8. cdn98y Member

    Thank you for the welcome. Love your dog's name. So nice to know you've had success with training. The beginning stages are challenging but as you said I have found him responsive to food and eager to learn. We are focusing on the simple commands right now.
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  9. cdn98y Member

    Thank you for the welcome Mary. So nice to know of your experiences with Goldens.
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  10. brody_smom Experienced Member

    Mary, how did you come to that conclusion about Ra Kismet's breed? I remember you were tossing around a few possibilities, and he had a similar look to Brody.
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  11. MaryK Honored Member

    I knew he was GS X - yes did toss around between BC's and Retrievers but the thing which cinched the matter was the fact that one of the vet nurses has a dog who is IDENTICAL to Ra Kismet, they looked like twin brothers, and she knows for a fact her boy is GSxGoldie. Also, Ra Kismet's nature etc. was really very Golden as well as GS.

    His vet did also take some extra blood during one of his many blood tests, to send off for a DNA.
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  12. brody_smom Experienced Member

    You need to change your signature, then. Its still says, "and Fur-Angel Ra Kismet a certified Mutt-i-gree Shep/Border Collie". Did you have the DNA done?
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  13. kassidybc Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA! Feel free to ask any questions and browse the already existing threads!
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  14. freedomdreams Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DTA! I'm sure you'll love it here :) If you need any help with your new puppy- feel free to ask! We're all more than happy to help :)
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  15. running_dog Honored Member

    How are things going with Harley and the boys?
    Hopefully you are all having fun together :)
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