So it looks like we will have a dog buy mid-Oct. I need some pointers
on puppy training. We will be getting a pure Golden Retriever (my son's choice) at 8 weeks old and yes, from a breeder because we want a puppy that only knows our family from baby age up (unless we get lucky and find one at the pound). We are letting my oldest son pick because he is allergic to every animal except dogs and he has had his heart set on on GR since he was about 8 or 9 years old. Normally we only rescue animals, but this is important to him so we are following through to a promise that we made to him. U know that there will be those that have things to say about us not going to a rescue or pound, and I understand your point and opinions, but that is not what this post is about.
Now, I need some pointers on house training, obedience training and things like that. I have never had my own puppy- the dogs we had growing up belonged to other family members, so any advice is needed. My son will be in charge of a lot of this stuff while he is here and he has read up and done research on the breed, on working with GR and things like that, but he will be looking to me and dh for guidance. Thanks ladies.