The Retrievers in this video are waiting to have their paws cleaned before getting into the house. What an orderly bunch. They stand one behind the other, not crowding the one in front, and let Mom wipe all 4 paws before getting inside their clean house.
This is actually an excellent habit if you can train your dogs to let you wipe their paws before getting inside your home. Just think of all the time you’ll save in vacuuming your house after a trip to the beach. It’s understandable why these Retrievers are so well trained, the breed is known for its trainability, according to Dr. Becker of Healthy Pets Mercola. They aim to please us.
What are Retrievers like?
Retrievers are great as service dogs, guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and definitely a wonderful family dog. They are friendly with everyone, so this is not a breed you want as a watch dog. 🙂
What kind of exercises do Golden Retrievers need?
When they reach maturity, Golden’s weigh between 50 to 80 pounds. Do take them on a long walk or run everyday so they don’t become bored or overweight. Even though “retriever” is in their name, some of them actually need to be trained to retrieve. Besides playing fetch, swimming and hiking are great for them. They appreciate nature, and would make wonderful hiking companions.
Do Retrievers shed?
Retrievers do shed. They have 2 coats. The top coat repels water and sheds year-round. The undercoat is soft, and keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The undercoat sheds in the spring and in the fall. Puppies usually have lighter color coats than adults. You can get an idea of their final color by looking at the color on the tip of the puppy’s ear. You can read more about Golden Retrievers here.
Enjoy watching these polite and orderly Golden Retrievers wait to get their paws cleaned before entering the car.
Article source: Dr. Becker on Healthy Pets Mercola