[at-l] A week with Ben

Black Wolfe blackwolfe at charter.net
Thu Nov 25 07:39:31 CST 2010

FWIW; Golden Retrievers only start to settle down at three years of age.  As 
with any pet or child, consistent and clear communication in your 
expectations will in time usually create a well behaved individual.

Also, some dogs need a pinch collar to moderate their pulling.  It was an 
issue with my golden, and he still needs the occasional refresher course. 
If you can break them to it the Halti or Gentle Leader systems will 
significantly reduce their pulling ability.  Mine fought the Halti, but it 
did temporally slow his pulling for a few days each time I tried it.

We did have some problems with his Mountain Smith pack, but I reconfigured 
the breast strap into a collar.  The new models may have addressed the 

Black Wolfe

Bruce W.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cody Girl"

Sounds like a normal week one with a dog, LOL!
Also sounds like you're enjoying him a lot.
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

On Nov 25, 2010 12:17 AM, "Jim and_or Ginny Owen" wrote:
> The dog’s name is Ben.
> ... a three year old 70# male
> puppy with no manners, very
> little training and no clue about how to play.
> But he was house trained.
> We wish you all a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving
> Jim & Ginny
> http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/

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