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Exercises and Agility


Regular practice of moderate physical exercise should be part of your Golden Retriever's routine from an early age. As long as your puppy has not completed the vaccination program, you will need to exercise him at home. At this stage, just playing with you, your family, and toys is enough exercise, as long as you have several short play sessions every day.

Goldens are search dogs (the surname "Retriever" means "seeker" in English), so they are instinctively inclined to run after moving objects and bring them to you. Encourage your puppy to run after toys, balls... This is great exercise and very healthy play. Just keep your puppy from running on stairs or on slippery surfaces.

Prefer, whenever possible, to play with your puppy outdoors and during the day. This will ensure that he is exposed to the sun frequently, contributing to his healthy growth.

At the end of the vaccination program, your puppy will be able to walk on the street and in public parks. Always take him on a leash and start with short walks (about 15 or 20 minutes) to get the puppy used to your exercise rhythm. Gradually increase this time. Young, healthy Goldens are great companions for sports programs like running, long walks, and even extreme sports. They have great physical resistance and love to accompany their owner. Just be sure to offer him plenty of fresh water and avoid the very hot sun. If you notice any signs of discomfort or discomfort in the dog, stop the exercise immediately and go to the vet.

Dogs of this breed also tend to love water and swimming or water sports can be an excellent option.


  Agility is a competition open to the participation of all dogs, and had its rules inspired by equestrianism. Still in a rudimentary way, it began in 1978 in England during a beauty exhibition, and since then it has had fans and aficionados. In Brazil, this sport has been practiced since 1998. The idea is to make dogs overcome different obstacles, seeking to improve their agility and intelligence. It is a sporting and educational activity that aims to improve the integration of dogs within society. The sport requires a good relationship between the dog and the handler, resulting in a good understanding between them. Agility competitions are divided into 3 categories: MINI, MIDI and STANDARD. The mini category is for dogs up to 35 cm tall at the withers. The MIDI category ranges from 35.01 cm to 45 cm in height at the withers. And the Standard category is for dogs over 45.01 cm in height at the withers. The course consists of several obstacles, whose positioning determines the degree of difficulty and speed. The course must be completed by the dog and its handler within the predetermined time and the obstacles must be negotiated in the correct order. An agility course must provide for at least two changes of direction and the obstacles must be arranged by the judge in order to guarantee a correct development of the test according to the category of each pair. The handler must present himself on the course, placing his dog in a position (standing, sitting or lying down) behind the start line. Then he will undo the leash and remove the collar/hanger, the use of which is not allowed for safety reasons. the handler must not keep any object in his hands during the race and may position himself in any part of the course. An official agility track has obstacles, as in equestrianism, composed of: Single jump, Double jump, Wall or viaduct, Jump in distance, Tire, Palisade or Ramp A, Walkway, Seesaw, Slalom, and others.


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