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SunMist Goldens is a proud member of the Golden Retriever Club of America as well as White River Golden Retriever Club.
We highly recommend that you study the breed prior to adding a Golden to your home.
Resources we recommend are:
Golden Retriever Club of America www.grca.org
Of course, the Golden Retiever Club of America is an excellent resource for many topics, including grooming and showing your golden. Even if you decide not to show your golden in Conformation, there are other venues you and your dog may wish to pursue, such as obedience, rally, agility, barn hunt, scent descrimination, trick dog. Basic training is a must with a golden since the adolescent stage can be quite challenging!
Grooming your golden is also necessary! For your home, and for your dog. It can be a bonding time for the two of you and can be done while sitting watching television in the evening.
Books I like:
The Complete Golden Retriever, by Gertrude Fischer (an oldie but goody)
Dog Training for Dummies
The Complete Idiot's Positive Dog Trainiing and The Complete Idiot's Dog Tricks
The Well Mannered Dog
The Golden Retriever Handbook
Illustrated Dog Training
I have all of these books - and many, many more! I refer to them all the time!