Introduction. PART I: Finding Your Soul Mate. Chapter 1: Are You Meant for Each Other? Chapter 2: Knowing What to Look for in the Breed. Chapter 3: Finding a Golden Breeder. Chapter 4: Selecting Your Special Puppy. PART II: Welcome Home! Chapter 5: Setting Out the Welcome Mat. Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Puppy Home. Chapter 7: Crate Training and Housetraining. Chapter 8: Canine Communication and Growing Pains. Chapter 9: Home Schooling Your Golden Puppy. PART III: Keeping Your Pal Healthy and Happy. Chapter 10: Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Exercise. Chapter 11: Golden Health Care 101. Chapter 12: The Ins and Outs of Bugs and Worms. Chapter 13: Golden Grooming Basics. Chapter 14: Caring for Your Senior Golden. Chapter 15: Hereditary Disease. Chapter 16: Problem Behaviors and Aggression. PART IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Great Games to Play with Your Puppy. Chapter 18: Ten Internet Web Sites for the Golden Retriever Believer. Chapter 19: Ten Things in Your Golden Retriever's Bag of Tricks. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Help Your Golden Live a Longer and More Golden Life. Index. Book Registration Information.
Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with Goldens for more than 30 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles.