Research gender - Will it be a boy or a girl? Things to consider when deciding what gender you want for a pet. Research temperament of males vs females. Make sure you know all about each gender because if you are building a relationship with a specific breeder, you may not get your choice of gender on your timeline.
Research Golden Retrievers' needs - Golden Retrievers are great family pets but require lots of work, from managing hair to managing behavior!
Puppy Training - Puppy training should start with the family before your new furry family member is even is picked out! This includes researching and picking a puppy training program. So many options exist from on-site, books, to apps, to tv shows, to YouTube, you just need to find a program to fit your needs and learning style. A good program will start with a ‘before puppy comes home section’
Create space - When planning ahead to bring a new member into the home make sure you are creating spaces that are safe and inviting for your new family member. Research all the things your puppy will need as it grows into your homes and your hearts!