The Golden Newfie is actually not a purebred animal. It is actually a mix breed between a Golden Retriever and a Newfoundland. To find the origin and temperament of this breed you would need to examine both breeds. The golden retriever was actually bred in the 1800’s however now know today as one of the most popular around. They are known for intelligence, obedience and hunting as their first rights. The Newfoundland is sometimes accused of being a close relative of the Labrador; however they are actually known to be nomadic Indian dogs.
Golden retrievers are known to be lovable, very smart and seem to literally give you no choice but to pet them. They are well-mannered and one of the few dogs bred especially for assisting the handicapped. You will be nothing but rewarded with obedience training, with as smart as they are. Even though the Newfoundland is massive on girth, they have the sweetest temperament imaginable. They are very courageous and intelligent. Barking is rare for this breed; they are more in for a standoff than a barking. This combination makes this breed great for training. Here are some training tips that can help:
By requiring loyalty from an animal, you will give him the self-confidence to shine in his instruction. These two attributes are the basis to a useful dog-training system. If a dog can’t distinguish a pack leader, then he accepts the position as leader.
In a dog’s world, if you are the guide, then he will naturally understand what you direct him to do. If you try to pass over this step, it will be virtually hopeless to train your dog. As you interact with your dog as the alpha in your personal pack, he will easily give you the respect and trust that you warrant. When the dog has learned to trust and respect you, he or she may be shocked at how fast the teaching sessions develop.
The manner in which you demonstrate affection to a dog can make a big difference in gaining his loyalty and trust. While it is of course good to shower your new dog or puppy with love and affection, it is also important to gain its assurance and loyalty. The habits that you teach your puppy will translate into later life, so make sure that you do not let your puppy become wild. It is important, nonetheless, to set limitations, and to establish agreeable and undesirable behaviors.
Dogs build certainty by knowing the rules, and they develop respect when you implement the rules. While the pack leader is at the head of the pack, each dog within the pack also holds an ordered place above and below his pack buddies.
Good luck training your new Golden Newfie puppy!