If you have any friends that have nice dogs, or if you meet anyone in a local Facebook group, try to set up a doggy playdate.
Your golden will love it!
This is especially good for young puppies, since they need to be socialized with other dogs and you can make sure the other dog is up to date on their vaccines.
13. Take your golden to the dog park
Taking your pup to the dog park is another way to get your dog lots of exercise, but just make sure it’s a nice dog park.
We’ve had some bad experiences at dog parks, and I’ve heard some horror stories, so we actually don’t go to dog parks unless it’s for a golden retriever meetup, or the park is empty and we want to run around with Oliver ourselves.
Since golden retrievers were bred to hunt out in the fields and marshes all day, they need a lot of exercise.
The exact amount of exercise will depend on how old your golden is, how much energy they naturally have, and what type of exercise they’re doing, but shoot for about an hour per day.
How much exercise does your golden need per day?
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