Just like Labs, Golden Retrievers are a people-pleasing, kind and friendly breed who respond well to training. They are well-attuned to the emotional needs of humans and make great therapy dogs. They do however need an area where they can run as they are active. The park will do nicely. They are also good with other dogs and people. Great loyal and obedient dogs. Seniors will surely cherish their companionship. They love to play, and adore affection.