Storm dog (golden retriever)

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    We've got a seven month old golden retriever. We've only ever had adult (not golden retriever) rescue dogs in the past.

    We accept that her breed makes her obsessive about carrying things in her mouth, but why does she get SO very excited during windy weather?!

    And has she really got a sixth sense about when new twigs and branches have fallen from neighbouring trees into our garden? It's unbelievable how she seems to nag to head out for these (then attempt to bring them inside and break them up into pieces).

    Does anyone else have experience of this?

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        Hi @Peaceful68NT sorry I've just noticed this.She learnt that when it's windy the sticks fall off the trees and fall into your garden also It's just that she's a golden retriever and some like to bring things in for you, but they don't always bring it to you, it's sort of a game for her, she's young and she might grow out of it.

        Don't know if you know this but there's a working line and a show line in goldies, sounds as if you've got a working line and she naturally fetches things.
        If there's anything else please ask.
         
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          Sounds like pretty normal puppy behavior to me.
          Chewing up twigs, and often eating them, at that age is normal for all kinds of dogs, just like kids, do stupid things.:smile:
           
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            Shouldn't let them eat them though might stick in the throat. :)
             
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              You spend most of your time taking all kinds of rubbish out of their mouths at that age:biggrin:
               
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              You've got to be able to take it out of their mouths without any trouble. We used to have trouble with our first one Bramble, when we was sitting at the table eating our dinner, he would go around trying to find something to pick up and would go under the table and we couldn't get it off him. One day he found a rubber band and before we could get it he swallowed it and one day he got a cotton handkerchief and swallowed it, they both went through him and came out at the other end, he never used to do it with any other meal.He eventually grew out of it ,when he was
              about 5 years old.
              Being our first we didn't realise how much retrieving is bread into them.
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                Our girl cat Munchkin loves rubber bands and has the ability to find them in the oddest of places. As far as we know we have got them off her whilst she is chewing them before she eats them. In saying that, she wasn't well in the night, three times coughing up liquid and many times in the litter box so keeping an eye on her. :cat-kittyandsmiley:
                 
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                  @Victoria hope that munchkin is ok,it could be a tummy bug because she has both.:cat-kittyandsmiley:

                  I didn't know that cats would eat rubber bands:cat-kittyandsmiley:.
                   
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