Alfie & Owen, Colony Beach, Kennebunkport ME

More: Alfie is our family's fifth golden retriever. He is distantly related to our third golden, Otis. Alfie loves to walk, to run, to eat snow and to ride in the car. He is very mellow in the morning, when he emerges from his crate and immediately rolls over for a tummy rub. His favorite snack when training is string cheese. He's a quick learner and doing well on basic commands. Alas, he is a true retriever - very adept at snatching tissues out of a pocket, eating moss, gnawing on sticks, and rolling pebbles around in his mouth - so we're still working on those behaviors!