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Benefits of Getting an Older Puppy


Benefits of Adopting an Older Puppy

When considering an eight-week-old puppy vs. a four to six-month-old puppy, the right choice depends on your lifestyle, preferences, and ability to care for a younger dog. This page explores the benefits of getting an older puppy. Read more here: Benefits of Getting an Older Puppy

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Ensuring Hydration for Golden Retrievers

Water the Dog

Just like humans, dogs require proper hydration to stay healthy and happy. Here are various ways to ensure your dog receives adequate hydration, particularly during hot weather or increased activity. Read More Here: Water the Dog

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Paw Care

Maintaining Healthy Paws

Paw Care Guide

Maintaining Healthy Feet with Daily Check Guide, Pampering Options, and Potential Triggers. Read more here: Pet Parents Guide Pampered Paws

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Loud Noises

Guide for Pet Parents

Tips for Pet Parents

Dogs have incredibly sensitive ears, which can make such noises painful for them. Additionally, separation anxiety may intensify their fear. However, you can take steps to alleviate their anxiety and prevent the situation from worsening. Why Dogs Fear Loud Noises

5 Point checklist for Choosing a Dog Trainer Wisteria Goldens Puppy Prep Academy Guide for Puppy Owners

5 Point Checklist:

Guide to Choosing a Dog Trainer

5 Point Checklist: Guide to Choosing a Dog Trainer

There are many dog training services to choose from. This is a 5 Point Checklist of what to ask and how to choose the right trainer for your dog. As you discover trainers, you are interested in finding out more about, ask these questions and request this information from them. READ MORE

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Puppy Photo Tips

Getting a Great Shot

English Cream Golden Retriever Photo Shot Guide

Taking pictures of English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies is even more challenging due to their coloring. If the sun is shining just right, the puppy’s coat can look washed out. If the flash goes off at the right angle, the puppy can look like it has “gold” on its coat and there is none to the eye. Read more here: Puppy Photo Tips

Swimming Safety Guide for Golden Retriever Parents


A Guide to Swimming Safety for Your Dog

Swimming can be a fantastic activity for your Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are known for their love of swimming, and it can be an enjoyable experience for you and your furry friend. However, ensuring swimming safety is crucial to make the most of this activity.  Read More Here: Swimming Safety

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Dogs & Fireworks

Safety Guide

Tips for Pet Parents

Fireworks are a common and exciting part of many celebrations, but they can also be stressful and potentially dangerous for our much-loved dogs. Here are some essential tips and strategies to help you keep your furry friends safe and calm during fireworks displays. Read more here: Dogs & Fireworks Safety Guide

Traveling with your Golden Retriever - A Comprehensive Guide

Traveling with your Golden Retriever

Planning & Preparation Guide

Comprehensive Guide

Traveling with your Golden dog or puppy can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it also requires careful planning and preparation to ensure the safety and well-being of your companion.  Read more here: Traveling with Your Golden Retriever

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5 Books

Every Puppy Owner Needs

5 books every puppy owner needs.

Raising your puppy and dog training books provide information just like parenting books – everyone has an opinion and some of them differ.  The recommended books have the same type of training concepts, but some of their approaches are different.  When reading and learning, see what fits your personality and your puppy’s. Read more here: 5 Books Every Puppy Owner Needs

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  • WARNING for English Cream Golden Retriever Dog Owners: Are Dog Treats Just Bribery? People use treats when they train their dog, especially their English Cream Golden Retriever, to behave in a particular way or with a particular response. Some people think this is bribery [...]

  • Top Questions to Ask About Safe Dog Boarding Services There may be times when the family isn’t able to take the family pet with them during a holiday or when the day’s activities keep family members away at unusually long intervals. When your pet [...]

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  • Dealing with Loud Noises: Helping Your Dog Overcome Fear Have you ever wondered why dogs become frightened by loud noises like fireworks or thunderstorms? Dogs have incredibly sensitive ears, which can make such noises painful for them. Additionally, separation anxiety may intensify their [...]

  • The difference between a service dog and a companion dog is primarily training. A companion dog can potentially have only a basic training background. He or she will have a natural ability to be a companion, friend, and help with small daily tasks. A [...]

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  • Each summer I receive many emails from families asking about “shaving” their Golden Retriever. Should you shave your golden? I did some research and found there is a risk of changing their coat when shaving them. It could either grow back thicker or not [...]

  • Today we are sharing the improved update of our Puppy Training Guide Listing This is a list of the Puppy Training Guides we have published on Wisteria Goldens’ Blog. The Listing page will provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions about [...]

  • An ex-pen is commonly called an exercise pen or dog/puppy playpen. We utilize ex-pens a lot when raising puppies. They are “play pens” that are a protected area to put the puppy in when you are not available to watch them.Connect crates and  puppies [...]