The Afghan Retriever’s intelligence, largely contributed by the Golden Retriever, lends to easy trainability. However, ensuring good behavior comes along with the need to properly exercise and stimulate this dog. The Afghan Retriever does best with a walk or hike of at least 40 minutes daily along with other exercise opportunities. They also often enjoy canine company and have fun playing at a dog park or having a pup playdate.
Afghan Retrievers are often good natured and loving with their families. With that in mind, it’s still a good idea to work on socialization from a young age. In some cases, Afghan Retrievers may struggle from separation anxiety due to close bonds with their dog parents.