When I first brought home my puppy, Oliver, I thought I knew what I was doing... but just a few days in, I realized I had no clue.
He was uncontrollable and I was so frustrated (not to mention sleep-deprived). He was constantly biting me, trying to chew up the house, and peeing in the house a few times a day.
The problem wasn't just that I didn't know how to raise a puppy correctly, but I was also caught totally unaware of what really goes into raising a puppy.
We scraped by the first few months, but as Oliver grew up a little bit, I realized there were some behavioral issues that stemmed from the mistakes I made with him as a puppy (like not socializing him correctly).
I started talking to trainers, veterinarians, and breeders, about how you're really supposed to raise a puppy (this is how Golden Hearts started).
As I talked to more and more professionals, I started feeling frustrated that nobody told me exactly what to do before I brought my puppy home. All of the mistakes I made were easily preventable!
It's taken a lot of work to fix my mistakes (and they were definitely my mistakes, not Oliver's), but Oliver is much better behaved and confident now that we're finally on the right track.
It was tough at first, and I really don't want you and your new puppy to have go through the same problems we did, so I wrote the Golden Retriever Puppy Handbook.
It's based on all of the conversations I've had with veterinarians, trainers, and golden retriever breeders, plus it covers all of the common puppy owner mistakes that you're likely to make (and how to avoid them).
In this book, you'll learn: