Prepare for your puppy's arrival. Golden retrievers like to chew, so have some chew toys ready ahead of time. Puppy proof your home at your dog's height by removing toxins and sharp objects. Goldens like exercise and human interaction, and remember your puppy will grow into a large dog. Older goldens can be given to over-eating, but growing puppies need their food. Don't be afraid to feed your puppy real meat; some owners even recommend it over commercial dog food. Be prepared for weekly brushing; goldens are not ideal dogs for people with sensitive allergies. Goldens are known to be smart dogs, and learn faster with positive training. Finally, look after your best friend's health. Start with an annual check-up with the veterinarian.
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