Golden Rule Week on April, 2018: My golden retriever. Night problems?

Golden Rule Week 2018.

My golden retriever. Night problems?

OK, a few thoughts:

1. Did you get a golden at 6 weeks old? That means whoever sold him to you is unscrupulous or don't know what they're doing. Dogs only have their full senses at about 4 weeks and need to spend at least 4 weeks beyond that with mother and litter or they forfeit much learning, but particularly socialization. Any reputable breeder knows this and would never sell you a 6 wk old dog. It also shows you didn't do as much homework as you should have. Please do some research on how to raise a puppy. Start with books by Ian Dunbar, - they're excellent, and when he's old enough get him in puppy classes. (probably in the next 2 or 3 weeks). Trust me, golden's are very sensitive, but energetic so you'll be glad you did.

2. The rule of thumbs for puppies is number of months +1 = no. of hours he can hold it. So 3 months + 1 = 4 hours. However, they can hold it longer when they're sleeping and in a crate. Nonetheless, waking that early means he almost certainly has to go.

3. When you say walk, are you walking him to pee? Like around the neighbourhood? This isn't great for two reasons: 1. At 11 weeks he probably hasn't had his 2nd shot yet - so you need to keep him clear of areas where other dogs go, or even other animals, or he could catch a life threatening illness like parvo. Don't do a lot of walking until about 1 week after 2nd shot. Secondly, you should be teaching him to go in a specific spot in your yard (I assume you have a yard, since you have a golden) before he goes anywhere else. That makes it much easier to train with treats and develop a key word to make him go, like "hurry"

4. I'm surprised he's barking. At that age, he should be whining. Either way, make sure you don't respond 'til he's quiet for 20-30 seconds. Don't let him hear or see you - otherwise he'll learn he can get you to respond by making noise, and you'll have a bigger prob. on your hands.

Anyway, take him out and let him go, but NO play at that hour, he must go back to his crate. Over the next few weeks gradually increase the time before you let him out, i.e. slowly stretch it to 5, then 5:30, then six.

Good luck and enjoy your puppy - they're an amazing breed.

P.S. ignore the woman who said don't put him in his crate. That's dumb. Dogs are denning animals naturally, so he'll take to his crate. You watch - eventually he'll just wander to his crate on his own at times, because that's his quiet spot. It's much easier to house-train, and avoiding destructive behavious - goldens are big chewers, and he'll want to chew everything in your house until you teach him what he can and cannot chew.

golden temple in Velur?

golden temple in Velur?

The Golden Temple (informal name), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism (the holy-of-holies of Sikhism). The official name of the Temple is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally(Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).It is located in Amritsar (meaning: Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), the holiest city in Sikhism, in the state of Punjab, India. Sikh devotees, for whom the Temple is a symbol of infinite freedom and spiritual independence, come to the Temple from all over the world to enjoy its environs and offer their prayers.

The fourth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das (1534 -1581 A.D.), excavated a tank which subsequently became known as Amritsar (meaning: Pool of the Nectar of Immortality) and gave its name to the city that grew around it. In due course, a splendid Sikh edifice, Harmandir Sahib (meaning: The Abode of God), rose in the middle of this tank and became the supreme centre of the Sikhism. Its sanctorum came to house the adi granth confining compositions of Sikh Gurus and other saints considered to have Sikh values and philosophies e.g. Baba Farid, Kabir, etc. The compilation of the Adi granth was started by the fifth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Arjun Dev (1581 - 1606 a.d.). The Sikh Golden temple was fully completed by the time of the sixth Guru of Sikhism - Guru Hargobind.

Amritsar is located in the Majha region of the Punjab. Majha is also known as the Bari Doab, since it is the Doab or (fluvial) tract of land which lies between two of the five great rivers of the province, the Ravi and the Beas. As such, Majha lies in the heart of the ancient Punjab region. Besides Amritsar, it comprises Gurdaspur, Batala and Tarn Taran Sahib.

The temple is surrounded by a small lake of water, known as the Sarovar which consists of Amrit (Holy Water). There are four entrances to the temple, signifying the importance of acceptance and openness; ostensibly, this concept is reminiscent of the tent of Abraham in the Old Testament -- his tent was open on all four sides in order to be able to welcome travelers from all directions. Anyone who wants to enter the Harmandir Sahib may do so, irrespective of religion, colour, creed or sex. The only restrictions are that the person must not drink alcohol, eat meat or smoke cigarettes or other drugs while in the shrine. All Sikh temples (Gurdwaras) in the world follow this traditional rule that everyone is welcome to enter. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, meaning that Harmandir sahib is open to anyone. Everyone must cover their heads as a sign of respect and wash their feet in the small pool of water as they enter the Harmandir Sahib premises.

Harmandir Sahib ComplexIn 1988, after Operation Black Thunder, a narrow peripheral strip of land (including buildings) was acquired by the government essentially to create a security belt. A large number of people were displaced and rehabilitated in the process. However, the project met with a strong resistance from the moderate as well as militant Sikh organisations and the project had to be abandoned, after a senior Government engineer, connected with the project, was killed. The project was revived only in 1993 by the Deputy Commissioner Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, who was also appointed as the Project Director of what was popularly described as the Galliara Project. He changed the concept of the periphery from that of a security belt to that of a second parikarma and created a serene landscape that was fully consistent with the etherial beauty of the Golden Temple. This was done in quiet consultation with the SGPC. The pilgrims today can travel by foot in the Galliara; no vehicles are permitted.

One of the most important festivals is Vaisakhi, which is celebrated in the second week of April (13th usually). Sikhs celebrate the founding of the Khalsa on this day and it is celebrated with fervour in Harmandir Sahib. Other important Sikh religious days such as martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, birthday of Guru Nanak etc. are also celebrated with religious piety. Similarly Diwali is one of the festivals which sees the Harmandir Sahib beautifully illuminated with Divas/Diyas(lamps) and fireworks are let off. There are at least 1-2 million pilgrims visiting the Holy shrine during these special days.

Most of the Sikh people visit Harmandir Sahib at least once during lifetime, particularly during special occasions in their life.

As far as I know there is no Golden temple in either Velur or Vellore.

Help! Golden Retriever 6 Weeks Old!?

Help! Golden Retriever 6 Weeks Old!?

The eight week rule is in place because the majority of American dogs and not properly trained and socialized. From a physical health standpoint, a puppy is sufficiently weaned by 6 weeks to leave it's mother, what it is missing out on are the canine social rules and disciplining by the dam that would have helped the dog to interact properly with dogs and people in the future and increased its ease of training. In the good old days, when dogs pretty much got to run loose and/or lived with a pack of other dogs, 49 days (7 weeks) was considered the ideal time to rehome a puppy. Now that dogs pretty much live in their own house/yard and are only dogs or part of a very small pack, it is more important that they have an extended chance to learn from mom and their siblings.

You have another dog, which is a big plus. A week after your puppy gets her shots (call the vet to schedule an appointment) you should look for a puppy kindergarten/socialization class so that your puppy can learn, through playing with other puppies, things like bite inhibition. Also, let the Lab boss the puppy around. They may reverse roles when they are older, but the puppy will be a much better companion later if it knows how to respond to a correction. We used to have an old Lab that was the ideal puppy trainer - kept the puppy out of the kitchen while we were cooking and the dining room while we were eating, knocked it over the one time it picked up a shoe to chew on (he never touched it again) and modeled appropriate behaviors like coming in from the yard when called. Your pup still has a good shot at turning out OK, but PLEASE avoid that breeder in the future and get your dog spayed when she is old enough - breeders who let their pups go at 6 weeks are probably cutting other corners in genetic health testing, etc, so your pup should not be bred.

Good luck

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