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Unread 02-16-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Well, I am finding out how it is to live with an eight month old Golden Retriever. Having little dogs for the past few years except for Susie who never seemed to get into anything, Case is an eye opener.

First he went into Susie's dog house and dragged out her bed and chewed it all up spreading foam everywhere. I have an electric cord alongside my house to plug the electric fencer in for my horse. He dragged it out into the yard, luckily it was not plugged in. Put that away and thought I had better also bring in the electric fencer before he got hold of that cord. I have a couple of big chew toys but will have to pick some more up for him to play with.

Thank goodness he is crate trained! I think sit is the only thing he was ever taught, has not been walked on leash very much so working on that. Remmy is the only one of my small dogs brave enough to go out with him now and that is only if I am with them.

I am going to have to take him into the Vet and have him weighed. He is quite a bit taller than Susie already and has to fill out yet so he is going to be a big dog. I will have to lug his big crate out and put it in the Van as don't trust him not to chew something up.

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Case sounds like he is going to be keeping you on your toes! Most of the male goldies I have known aren't huge, mostly between 60ish to 80ish lbs., but I guess size is relative as I am used to larger dogs. It's great that Remmy is willing to socialize with him. How large is Remmy? If I was Susie I'd be a little annoyed that he ate my bed :-)
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lol he is still a puppy at age 8 months, a small dogs is already semi mature at that age so it will be a huge difference for you... And yes utilize the crate when you can't watch him.. Puppies are soooo much fun aren't they *lol*
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At 8 months, he really is still in the puppy stage. Add the fact that he has no formal training, and you have your hands full. It sounds like you need a couple of the big Kongs that you fill with treats. Maybe that will keep him busy. At least Case is in a better place, with lots of love.

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I think this is why we adopt adults! Even then Rascal is proving to be quite a challenge too.
Good thing you have lots of experience.
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Looked in our only Pet Store for something for Case to play with but there was not a thing there that I knew he would not chew up. What is the best chew toy for him, any ideas?
He did find an old soccer ball that was buried in the snow in the yard and is steadily chewing that up.

I had to leave him home for the first time on Saturday when I went to Agility practice and he was fine. My yard is well fenced with horse fencing, then smaller stucco wire over that to keep the small dogs in and a picket fence across the front of it. The section by the barn is all horse fencing. There are parts of it I will have to fix when the snow goes as he could crawl under but can't see it right now. My dogs have never bothered and are not out there if I am not home. At least the weather had been milder so no problem leaving him outside. I gave Susie and him both a couple of frozen bones each to chew on and put Susie in where her dog house is as it is fenced off separately. He still wants to chase the small dogs if they run. Remmy is the only one who does not run away so he leaves him alone.

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This link has some recommendations for tough chew toys, though my power chewers also liked the black "rubber tire" chew toy... I think after Chessie was through with it she gave it to Monkey for Midnight and Missy and it was still in terrific shape.
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