Q.Is a Golden Retriever right for me?
Golden Retrievers are fantastic dogs and they’re a great addition to most families, but goldens do have some important requirements. First, goldens, especially young dogs, love to run and play. In fact, they require this time to keep their mind and body healthy. It’s very important to understand this. If you have a busy lifestyle, always on the run, and must leave your dog at home for long periods of time, then a golden retriever puppy is probably not the best dog for you. When a golden is not given ample exercise and left unattended there is the possibility they can form destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture, carpets, and more, plus training becomes much more difficult. This could all result in an unfavorable relationship between you and your dog.