Taking care of a Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers usually shed moderately in the winter and summer and heavily in the spring and fall. Daily brushing is ideal for preventing clumping and tangling in the dog’s fur. Regular brushing removes any dead hair before it gets annoying and ends up on your floors. Monthly baths help keep this dog breed looking neat and clean, but remember to dry their fur before brushing to prevent snags.
Exercise is an essential part of a Golden Retriever's day. They generally enjoy hunting expeditions, field trials, swimming, hiking, and jogs, as well as other canine sports like agility, obedience, and tracking.
A Golden that does not get enough exercise is likely to display undesirable demeanours like digging and biting. Mental challenges, such as learning tricks and playing with puzzle toys, appeal to Goldens, but it shouldn't replace physical exercise. Take it easy with exercise in a Golden Retriever's first two years of life, as their growth plates are still forming. Long, vigorous runs or hikes are preferred once the canine is completely grown.
Goldens tend to be overweight. Help your Golden Retriever avoid becoming overweight by ensuring that you follow the recommended feeding guides on the food appropriate to your pet's size.
A calorie restricted diet could be a good choice if your Golden Retriever is overweight. A joint protecting supplement may make a good addition to their regular feeding schedule as your Golden Retriever ages because they might be susceptible to developing arthritis.