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Helpful Links

The American Kennel Club

The official website of the American Kennel Club is a wonderful resource for both new and experienced dog owners. 

The Golden Retriever Club of America

The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) specializes in everything about golden retrievers. 

10 Fun Facts about Goldens

Read this brief article to learn more about the wonderful breed of golden retrievers!

Fit in Five from AKC Family Dog

Add these creative exercises to your walking routine and watch your dog's fitness improve.

Dogs and Traveling

Planning a trip? Read these practical tips for helping you and your dog have a great experience.

Puppy Socialization

Socializing your puppy is key to ensuring you'll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog for life. Learn the best time to socialize your puppy, how to do it right, and why it's important.

Loose-Leash Walking

Learn how you can help your dog be the walking partner you have always wanted. 

Bathing Your Puppy

Read these tips to see when and how to bathe your puppy. 

Getting Your Dog to Come to You--Every Time You Call!

“Come” is the most important word that you will teach your dog, and if it is trained using positive reinforcement and play, you are more likely to have a successful, reliable recall.

Award-Winning Service Dogs

Golden Retrievers' intelligence and innate desire to please allow them to be wonderful service dogs. Goldens have become famous for their ability to train and help others. Check out this woman's personal story of how her Golden changed her life. 

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy isn’t designed to be a stand-alone therapy. When combined with other treatments for substance use disorders, the therapeutic approach can motivate patients to stay in treatment. Animals can also help therapists and clients resolve mental health problems in a way that isn’t possible with other types of therapy alone.

Tips to Welcome a Pet Into Your Life

Pet owners consider many different factors, including the type of breed to adopt, the equipment to purchase, and how to transition the pet to their new home. This article offers tips for first-time and experienced owners alike. 

7 Steps that Can Keep Your Dog Safe and Content When Traveling

Are you planning an epic trip and thinking of bringing your best friend along? Dogs can make for
some pretty amazing travel companions, but there are a few things you need to think about
before you hit the road with your pet. You have to make sure your furry family members are
just as safe and comfortable as you are. Here are a few ways you can do so.

The Biggest Feeding Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Thirty-five pet nutrition experts were interviewed for this guide. Its goal is to help pet parents make healthy feeding decisions for their furry friends. This guide will answer some of your most pressing questions about pet nutrition. 

The views expressed in the articles above reflect their authors' opinions and not necessarily the opinions of Summer's Goldens.

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