\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. She may have a sore tummy so when you pick her up it may hurt her. Golden Retrievers are not violent or stubborn by nature. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Volume 3. No growling allowed at you or the kids for any reason. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. If you try to get things out of their mouth, they may start growling. Their tail becomes stiff, their hackles raise and their ears perk up. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.