Perhaps it’s the biologist in me but these science based articles are the foundation of my puppy training and dog heath care philosophy.


Developing High Achievers
Dr. Carmen Battaglia – Originally published as “Early Neurological Stimulation ”
An article describing techniques that allow puppy owners to help their dogs achieve their highest level of performance.


Impact of Maternal and Post-Weaning Nutrition on Puppy Trainability
RL. Kelly, AJ. Lepine, MR. Shyan-Norwalt, JR. Burr, and GA. Reinhart.
The Iams Company, 6571 State Route 503N, Lewisburg, OH 45338
Scientific paper outlining significance of nutrition and its impact on a dogs level of achievement and genetic potential.


Raising/Training Puppies.
Article from
August 1, 2011
Article describing importance of early training, (first year of life) with advice on what to do and what not to do to help your dog become a “good citizen”


Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers. February 2013. Vol 8. Issue 2
GT. de la Riva, BL. Hart, TB. Farver, AM. Oberbauer, LL. McV Messam, N. Willits and LA. Hart.
Scientific paper describing the health implications of neutering in Golden Retrievers .


Early Neurological Stimulation
Dr. Carmin L. Battaglia
Article from
Article describing U.S. Military canine program called “Super Dog” and/or “Bio Sensor” describing specific time periods in puppies life when neurological stimulation can have lasting and important effects


Golden Retriever Dog Breed Information AKC
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Golden Retriever information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, how to find a Golden Retriever and AKC standard.