Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: No training
Posted June 21, 2018
I adopted my dog when he was just over 1 year old. The only command he knew was sit and he was very hyper. He was still a pup, so the hyperness is to be expected. However, within less than a week I had him trained to listen to me. He may have been hyper, but he listened. I taught him how to lay down, shake, high five, and sit pretty [kind of he's a bit big for it but he tries] and he learned it all so fast. He is a very smary dog.
He is now 3 and he has calmed down a lot, but he still loves to play! Especially, with his favorite ball. He absolutely loves to play ball. But he never gives it back, I think it is a golden retriever thing. But even though he loves to play, he is also knows when it is time to relax. As a student, I have to study a lot. And he will be content with just laying in the same room as me while I study. When I take him out in public he is also very good and calm.
My golden absolutely loves people! He will walk up to anyone. He is also great with kids. He is so gentle with my younger cousins.