Shampoos And Bathing Products For Golden Retrievers

Your dog should have healthy fur and skin. Sweat, dirt, fleas, and ticks may affect the health and appearance of your dog. If you want to take good care of your Golden Retrievers, you will need to invest in some shampoo and bathing products designed specifically for dogs.

Shampoos And Bathing Products For Golden Retrievers

Shampoos For Skin Problems- your dog may have irritated skin, allergies, dry skin, or sensitive skin. Shampoos made of oatmeal and various organic products may soothe their skin. Shampoos for dry skin should include a moisturising component.

Prescribed Shampoos- you can get prescribed or medicated shampoos from the vet. These shampoos have active ingredients like chlorhexidine to treat certain skin problems caused by germs. Medicated shampoos are effective only if you follow the usage instructions and if you have any questions about their use, be sure to contact your vet.

Shampoos For Bad Odours- very active Golden Retrievers can get smelly when they get into things they shouldn?t, like the garbage can. If bad odour is a constant problem, these shampoos could be effective solutions. Unless your dog is sprayed by skunk recently, he will smell much better after bathing with these shampoos. If bad odour is caused by certain skin conditions, it?s better to get prescribed shampoos from your vet.

Whitening Shampoos- these shampoos are for Golden Retriever pups with white or light-coloured fur. With enzymatic cleaners, these shampoos will bleach the coat. It is important to read the label and usage instructions for best results. Be aware that some whitening shampoos have harsh chemicals and they are not recommended for dogs with irritated or sensitive skin.

Detanglers- Golden Retrievers with longer coats may have mats and tangles. While your dog is still wet after a bath, spray him with a detangling product and comb through his coat to resist tangling when dry.

Conditioners- Golden Retrievers with longer coats should use conditioners after bathing. These products are designed to reduce friction of each hair strand, so it?s easier to comb your dog.

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To learn more about how to care for your Golden Retrievers, or for information about high performance golden retriever training for your pet, contact NordenLights Golden Retrievers today and speak with an experienced, knowledgeable dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have.

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How To Care For Your Golden Retriever After A Surgery

The first month after a minor or major surgery can be challenging for Golden Retriever owners. Some Golden Retrievers tend to stay still and sleep more during the recovery period, but others will continue jumping and running, even if it still hurts.

Keeping that in mind, here are some things that dog owners should do after their Golden Retriever has had surgery:

Use Canine Orthotics- canine orthotics are a good solution to get around the mobility problem. Golden Retrievers may have restricted movement after surgical procedures to repair a torn muscle, joint, tendon or ligament. With canine orthotics, Golden Retrievers may remain relatively active without causing further injuries.

Use A Splint- a splint is useful after a knee or hock surgery. It supports limbs that are recovering from tendon or muscle damage. When used properly, the dog can have some amount of movement, while maintaining good rate of healing. Splints can be hard or soft, depending on the condition. Dog owners may strap splints using Velcro fasteners. They can use carpal splints, bootie splints or hock splints to support different portions of the leg. After a major surgery, a prosthetic brace is necessary to support the whole leg, rather than only the knee or hock.

Use Drag Bags- for more independent Golden Retrievers that don?t want to use sling assistance, a drag bag is a better option. It fully protects the rear legs when they are moving. With adequate cushioning, affected legs are protected against rubbing and chaffing that may cause open sores.

Allow Proper Urination- it?s difficult for your dog to properly relieve himself, as he is recovering after surgery. If your dog is well-trained, he will be reluctant to urinate inside the house. If your dog holds urination too long, he will be vulnerable to urinary tract infections. If your dog?s skin is exposed to urine for days, it could become tender, irritated, and painful. Bring your dog outside regularly, so he can relieve himself. Absorbent pad or diaper could help keep the dog clean and dry at night.

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What To Do If Your Golden Retriever Jerks Often When On A Leash

Many Golden Retrievers don?t want to be leashed. They are highly active and often resist any physical restriction so they may jerk frequently while being leashed. In some cases, your dog may jerk violently making it harder for you to maintain control. Excessive jerking while on leash may also cause pain, discomfort, and injuries to your dog, especially if he is a puppy or an older dog.

Counter conditioning is an effective method to address this problem. It is designed to turn negative things into positive ones. If your Golden Retriever is afraid of other dogs, he will instinctively keep a safe distance, but he can?t do that while on leash. A good solution is to get your dog familiarised with other dogs. You can show him that there?s nothing to be scared of. After identifying things that your dog is scared of, you can introduce positive stimuli.

It takes time for your dog to realise that they shouldn?t be scared of anything. Some dog owners choose a controversial method called ?flooding?, to overwhelm the dog?s senses by throwing him into a thoroughly scary situation. However, it is a risky approach, because the dog could shut down and become traumatised by the experience. Counter conditioning is a much safer method and the dog can follow the right procedures at the right pace. One big benefit of counter conditioning is the removal of underlying problems, like fear and anxiety. You can replace them with favourable responses, such as better interactions with people or other dogs.

Here are others things Golden Retriever owners should do to make leash training their Golden Retriever easier:

Give Him Some Slack- when putting the dog on a leash, he should know how much he could move. For better flexibility, you should use a full-length leash and your Golden Retriever will jerk less.

Reward Him For Staying Closer- praise your Golden Retriever pup or give him an occasional treat for staying close. By properly rewarding your dog, he will always stay at your side and do what you want him to do.

Stop Walking When He Pulls- as soon as he pulls, you should stop walking and use the command ?Stay!?. After he calms down for five seconds, you can tell him to start walking again. Praise your Golden Retriever pup when he jerks less.

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To learn more about what to do if your golden retriever jerks often when on a leash, or for information about high performance golden retriever training for your pet, contact NordenLights Golden Retrievers today and speak with an experienced, knowledgeable dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have.

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