Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!
I was asked the other day if I loved working with dogs and if I loved my career choice. My immediate response was an enthusiastic “YES!”
Later that evening, I really began thinking about that question.
Is it hard for you to understand if your dog’s play is aggressive or just playful?
So, how do you monitor play? This goes regardless of anything: If you think someone is going to truly get hurt, interrupt them.
Some dogs are truly a show off!!! Do you know what I mean? I see this in the play times during classes frequently. Some of the pups, Dancer included, cares more about you watching him play than the actual play.
Now that you have done the research and decided that the Golden Retriever is the right breed of dog for you, it is time to consider whether you want a baby puppy, a somewhat older puppy, a middle aged dog or a senior citizen.