If you've always dreamt of owning a dog, then why not take the plunge - once you've done your homework of course! For those who love the idea of a Golden Retriever, here are five reasons why they're awesome!

Golden Retrievers make the perfect family companion; they are gentle, full of energy and love to please their human family members. In fact, this dog is often likened to a big teddy bear due to its cuddly, affectionate nature and gentle demeanour. This is just one of the reasons why they suit families with children.

Because we love Golden Retrievers, it's easy to find reasons to adopt one. If suitable for you and your lifestyle, here you will find five good reasons to adopt this beautiful dog.

#1 The sociability of the Golden Retriever makes them easy to adopt

When you adopt, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is: "Will they get along with other members of the family?" This also includes non-human members of the family. Considering this aspect when adopting any new pet is not to be ignored.

When it comes to Golden Retrievers, they typically get along with children as well as more sociable and relaxed cats. A big bonus in our opinion!

#2 The affection and love of a Golden Retriever

This dog breed is naturally tender and calm. They also particularly enjoy the company of humans. They are known to repay your love tenfold!

Golden Retrievers can be clingy at times, but this is in fact part of their soppy charm! Give love and you will receive love!


#3 The energy of the Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers can be a breath of fresh air. They are usually brimming with energy, particularly in their youthful years, and are always up for playing or a long walk in the park, whatever the weather. You will no longer have an excuse for avoiding exercise!


Take your Golden out for walks as often as you can as this is a good way to expend their energy and keep them happy. This is a very important consideration to take into account, especially as they can be known to have an endless appetite!

As they age, your Golden will likely become more docile, however it's important to keep them exercised. If you don't have time for your Golden, they will become unhappy and depressed - an unkind and unjust experience to put any dog through.


#4 The intelligence of the Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a very intelligent breed. They are quick learners with a great memory, so training and tricks will be rewarded with consistency, ease and fun for you.

From a very young age, Golden Retrievers learn well and enjoy the process. You will be able to teach them basic tricks as well as more advanced ones, especially if they are rewarded. 


#5 The adaptability of the Golden Retriever

As at ease indoors as they are outside (so long as they kept well-exercised), the Golden Retriever can adapt to all kinds of lifestyles. This includes both city and country living.

Their ability to adapt comes from their desire to please their owner, so always remember to put aside time for them daily and you will be rewarded with a loyal, loving and obedient dog.


Are you considering adopting a Golden Retriever?

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