The Golden Retriever is a large breed dog bred in the mid-19th century to retrieve waterfowl. Their soft mouth grip is perfect for retrieving game. Retrievers have a natural swimming instinct, which makes them a perfect land or water retrieval dog. Today Retrievers are used less for hunting, but are very beneficial in other ways to help their human owners.
Female Golden Retrievers usually weigh between 60-70 lbs while males can weigh anywhere between 65-75 lbs. This breed has a lifespan of 10-12 years.

Goldens are a very high energy sporting/hunting dog and require at least an hour a day of exercise. Since every dog can be very different, adjust your time of exercise based on your dogs behavior. If he starts destroying the house or yard, chances are you need to up his exercise time. Goldens need stimulation and get bored very easily so mix it up a bit. Take your dog for a walk in the morning and maybe play catch with him at night…he’ll thank you for it.

Golden Retrievers are very prone to obesity. These furry friends love to eat and beg. Its often hard to resist those solemn eyes when you’re eating, but for their health you must. Dog friendly snacks now and then are fine if your dog can tolerate them, just be sure to adjust their exercise routine accordingly. Your Golden should not be consuming more calories than he burns. Be sure to follow the recommendations on your pet’s dog food to ensure they are getting the proper amount of calories.

With its cute face and delightful disposition, it’s no wonder the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the world. The Golden Retriever is a great family pet. They’re loyal, friendly, playful and extremely tolerant. Because this breed is so intelligent, teaching tricks and commands is quite easy. Goldens love to learn so the more you teach them, the happier they are. Retrievers are up for any adventure since they just want to make their people happy. If you’re going to be traveling with your Retriever, bring along your My Pet Pail. Not only will the pet pail hold all the food and water your pup needs, it also has extra storage for treats and toys. My Pet Pail has doggie bags build right into the pail for your (had your dog’s) convenience. This tough pail can go anywhere with you so if you’re taking a hike, camping, or just going on a walk My Pet Pail will never let you down.

What to do to help your overweight dog

If your dog is overweight, you’re not alone, nearly 50% of dogs are categorized as overweight. Some breeds; such as Dachshunds, Beagles, and Labs, are prone to obesity which might make keeping them on track more challenging. It’s important to be proactive with weight...

Guide to a Dog Friendly Backyard

No matter what size of dog you have they all seem to love one thing. Running. Dogs are naturally curious creatures and they love running to and fro finding new things to dig up or play with. But if we’re not careful enough then our pets can get into...

Hiking With Your Pet – Packing List & Tips!

Hiking with Your Pet One of the best bonding experiences for a pet owner and pup is spending time secluded in the outdoors! We encourage all dog owners to venture out on a trail and experience a fantastic adventure. Of course, to have a great adventure one must...

Should I get a Puppy?

If you’ve been thinking about getting a puppy, there are some things you need to know. Any time you bring a new pet into your household there will be an adjustment period, but with these simple tips hopefully the transition will be smooth. You will need to find the...

Breed Spotlight: The Poodle

  My Pet Pail is perfect for dogs large and small. Today we are spotlighting the well-known poodle! Poodles have been a recognized formal dog breed for centuries, however, with a prominent dispute, experts still debate whether the breed is decedents from a German type...

My Pet Pail is Perfect for Traveling with Furry Felines

Traveling with cats requires a bit of planning, but with these simple tips you’ll find the experience joyful. First, always make sure your cat is in good health before taking any trip. Added stress from traveling can make an already ailing cat much worse. Second, make...

Pawsicles – The Perfect Summer Treat for Dogs

  Pawsicles - The Perfect Summer Treat for Dogs We’re just getting over the extreme July heat and heading into August, where the heat is less intense but still makes you want to shave your hair. Speaking of which, do you know who has a lot of hair and...

My Pet Pail: Dog Dish, Dog Collar, Doggy Bag Dispenser, and More, in One!

  Your days of lugging around cumbersome backpacks when traveling with pets are over. My Pet Pail is your all-in-one solution to the complication of pet traveling! My Pet Pail is like the Swiss army knife of pet products: it is sealed food/water dish, a doggy bag...

Breed Spotlight – The Siamese Cat

The Siamese cat is one of the most easily recognizable cat breeds that exists. These cats are very popular not only because of their looks, but also their wonderful disposition. Siamese love to play with their humans so you’ll always be able to spend bonding time with...

Our Favorite Awards

My Pet Pail has only been a family startup for a short amount of time, but we have won some significant awards and recognition as a new brand! Let's highlight some that we are most ecstatic about. In 2018, My Pet Pail attended the Superzoo Pet Show in Las Vegas and...

5 Dog Training Basics Every Dog Should Know

Training your dog is good for both you and your pet. It establishes communication and expectation between the two of you. The purpose of most “must teach” commands is to help keep your dog safe and build a knowledge of respect and limitations. While it’s fun for you...

How Service Dogs Help the Military

Sentry. A sentry dog generally works alongside either military or civilian patrols and is trained to alert when strangers are approaching, or within the area he guards. Sentry dogs are especially invaluable at night, when potential attacks are more likely. Sentry dogs...

Pumpkin Health Benefits for Dogs

Along with the beloved peanut butter, only one thing is as tasty and healthy for your pet; pumpkin. Pumpkin is high in fiber, loaded with beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamins A and C, and low in cholesterol and fat. If you are...

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