The Golden Retriever is a quite a large dog and is more suited to live in a house with the ability to go outside. If you live in a flat that is fine as well, just ensure that he or she has the opportunity to go outside daily to get some much needed fresh air. Companionship is essential for this breed. They will form an attachment with their owners as they grow up and that attachment helps shape them into the loyal companions they are meant to be.
As with any dogs, Golden Retriever needs to be taken on daily walks. These walks help with anxiety of the animal, while allowning him or her to get the necessary exercises. They are a quite active dog so he or she would love some time outside playing with the family! Just make sure you always have fresh water available on those hot days.