Please be aware that puppies will jump on you or young children, knock them down, bite during teething, can grab clothing and tear it, so therefore should never be left alone with young children unsupervised. Puppies are taught acceptable behavior through proper training which is done with love not force. This can be accomplished through puppy and advanced classes or individual instruction. It is my belief that both females and males are the same when it comes to training, each dog has its own personality, some can be easier than others but the sex will not determine which is easier to train. Goldens require grooming and can be very active, When someone tells me they want a laid back golden, that may be an impossible task, but I most certainly can guarantee a friendly, loving and loyal golden puppy.