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While we can't change history, suggestions for the present and future are appreciated. When together, both dogs are never alone. ... rather than the GR's.. We are in an urban environment, so separate spaces in the yard is not an option.
Since you don't have a yard, then I would keep them in separate rooms for awhile. Another thing I, personally, would do, would be to feed the Golden first, and not even near the puppy, give the Golden any rewards first, let the Golden out before the puppy; keeping the pecking order straight. I would make sure both dogs are walked on a regular basis to tire them out. I would look for a dog park to let them socialize with other dogs and so you could throw a ball to them.

I would never let the puppy be with the golden alone. When my friend's Golden attacked the Sheltie puppy, my friend was right there with them, but she had turned her attention away to something else for a few seconds. The grumbling sound you hear from the Golden is a warning sign to the puppy to stay away. The puppy doesn't know any better yet.
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While we can't change history, suggestions for the present and future are appreciated.

what do you DO with these active breed dogs? Janet Boss www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

It used to be anything the GR wanted to do, walk in the hills play fetch, whatever. Now, if I throw a ball, he will ignore it, choosing to wander about at a somewhat lackluster pace. He'll wander until I get bored and sedentary.
Another thing I, personally, would do, would be to feed the Golden first, and not even near the puppy, give the Golden any rewards first, let the Golden out before the puppy; keeping the pecking order straight.

PFoley - PLEASE snip - you're quoting WAY too much.

Now - you can't choose the pecking order for anything other than human over dog. Favoring one dog, dog being older - doesn't make them the dominant personality.
I would make sure both dogs are walked on a regular basis to tire them out. I would look for a dog park to let them socialize with other dogs and so you could throw a ball to them.

So you want the Golden, who doesn't want anything to do with the BC, to be shoved out there with other dogs?
I would never let the puppy be with the golden alone.

THIS I agree with. Walks together, meals near each other with IMMEDIATE supervision, basically, this is a FAMILY. Training class for BOTH, activities for both. A GR and a BC without stuff to do is not a good thing.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
It used to be anything the GR wanted to do, walk in the hills play fetch, whatever. Now, if I throw a ball, he will ignore it, choosing to wander about at a somewhat lackluster pace. He'll wander until I get bored and sedentary.

Things can enter a downward spiral if left unattended. I wouldn't leave it up to him. Find some activity, like a beginner obedience class or agility or flyball or
something, that will stretch his boundaries a bit. A little mental or physical stimulation will perk him right up and he'll be a much happier dog.

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It used to be anything the GR wanted to do, walk in the hills play fetch, whatever. Now, if I throw a ball, he will ignore it, choosing to wander about at a somewhat lackluster pace. He'll wander until I get bored and sedentary.==

Unless the weather is very hot where you are located, maybe there is a physical reason for your dog to have no vigor. I would take the dog to the vet for a checkup and tell the vet that the dog does not seem to have any energy, of course, if it is hot there, it could be caused by the heat. If it is the heat you could walk the dog in the early morning or in the evening.
Now - you can't choose the pecking order for anything other than human over dog. Favoring one dog, dog being older - doesn't make them the dominant personality.

Actually, you can really screw things up by trying to elevate Dog A over Dog B when Dog B has very strong opinions to the contrary.

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It used to be anything the GR wanted to do, walk in the hills play fetch, whatever. Now, if I throw a ball, he will ignore it, choosing to wander about at a somewhat lackluster pace. He'll wander until I get bored and sedentary.

How about getting to training class and teaching your dog some stuff! Mind activity is as important as body activity. If he's already obedient - excellent - you can go to a higher level class and do more interesting stuff!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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