Provide your Golden Retriever with a place to sleep. You might envision your dog sleeping on your bed with you, and that is fine, but it is best to also offer him a place away from others. Many people choose to buy a crate for their dogs. It will need to be large enough for him to stand up and turn around in easily. (Read our article on how to crate train your dog for tips on getting your Golden Retriever accustomed to his new crate.) You also might decide to get a dog bed, which will be a good place for him to go when he doesn’t want to be bothered.