Meet Magic, a very handsome English Cream Golden Retriever. His birthday is March 11, 2020, so still a puppy.
Magic went to a home with kids from the breeders house but when the kids would start screaming and running around, Magic had the reaction of biting one of the kids. He was returned to the breeders home where the same thing happened again when the kids got running around screaming like kids do. So of course the home we are going to require for Magic should have no children at all.
Magic is a great example of why we have an age limit with children for the dogs we adopt into great homes. Kids are no matter what going to behave like kids and dogs do not always appreciate the kids behavior. For many dogs, fast movements and screaming can be scary. Dogs do not necessarily think it is cute when the kid lies on top of them or tries to take things out of their mouth. The result is the dog losing their home or worse and sometimes a child ends up with a lifelong fear of dogs.
Magic is housebroken, doesn't try to destroy the house when left unsupervised, and is just a sweetheart of a boy. He hasn't done any counter surfing at all. He does need a little work on sharing toys if it is something he values but with training this can be resolved.
Magic was doing great in his foster home. He was living with 8 other dogs, but this was just too much activity for Magic. He will also need work walking on a leash. The family who would like to adopt him will be required to take him to a trainer. This is not because he is so unruly or bad, but so we know the lucky family that gets to adopt this boy will be committed to making sure Magic is the great family member we know he will be. He will also need a physical fenced yard.
Magic is now in a foster home where he is going to a trainer and is doing great! He is figuring out he is not the boss and is doing well being in a much quieter environment with only one other dog that is older. He isn't ready to be able to be adopted yet, but is making excellent progress.
We hope he will stay in his current foster home to be adopted finally when ready. If he becomes available for adoption, we will let you know both here and on our Facebook page. Please click "next golden" below to see more golden retrievers for adoption.
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