The adorable freckle-faced Goldmation is a mashup of two of the most paw-pular breeds for family dogs: the lovable Golden Retriever and the energetic Dalmatian. This medium-to-large sized breed loves to please their owners and is very vocal about it (thanks to the bark-happy Dalmatian).
The family-oriented Goldmation has been known to suffer from separation anxiety, which can lead them to partake in naughty habits when left alone. Expending some of the excess energy can curb this desire — as the old adage goes, "A tired dog is a good dog." So without further ado, here are our top picks for activities to keep your Goldmation happy and out of the proverbial "dog house.
Few things are as nostalgic as visiting a fair or festival, but these events can be pretty lame if you do them alone. We're guessing that, if you're reading this, you have a Goldmation, and we're here to tell you that this breed loves meeting new people — and what better place to do it than a fair? After you have mingled around with your fluffy social butterfly, the two of you can hit the concession stands for some hot dogs and a bottle of water. Your Goldmation will adore all the attention they will get from fellow festival goers!
What better way is there to spend a rainy day than inside making yummy baked goods? A quick search on the interweb will reveal tons of dog-friendly recipes, many of which require household staples (no grocery store run required!). For a quick no-bake treat, mix 1 cup of pumpkin puree with 1/4 cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of milk, and 3 cups of old-fashioned oats, spoon out into individual portions, and refrigerate until firm. When the weather warms up, consider freezing some of Fido's favorite treats in an ice tray — think banana, watermelon, and blueberries — for a quick treat to beat the heat.