As a prospective or new Goldendoodle owner, you might be wondering what to expect from your new pet. You probably already know that Goldendoodles are among the most sociable dogs available today. However, you still need to learn how to live with your new pup, how to train her and what to do when things don’t seem fine.
Perhaps the best place to start is to understand the Goldendoodle personality, because it directly affects her behavior. The following post describes the temperament and personality of a Goldendoodle:
Goldendoodle Temperament & Personality
Goldendoodles are gentle and affectionate dogs with an easy-going temperament. They are extremely intelligent, and according to the Goldendoodle Association of North America, they score in the top 4 of the 150 smartest breeds. They have an extremely social personality and love to be with their fur parents.
If you are looking for a watchdog, a Goldendoodle isn’t for you. They tend to get along with everyone and usually don’t bark at people they don’t recognize. The loving and social Goldendoodle personality makes them great family pets, as they get along with kids and other pets. Keep in mind, because a Goldendoodle is a mix of two different dogs, sometimes you will get more of a Poodle’s personality, and sometimes you will get more of a Golden Retriever’s personality. Their temperament is not entirely predictable. Read more at Canna Pet…
The fact that Goldendoodles are not a pure breed means that they take after their parent breeds in differing proportions. But generally, you can get a pretty good idea of the resulting personality based on the parent breed’s personalities.
Fortunately for Goldendoodle owners, their sociable nature makes them easy to train. If you are wondering how to train your Goldendoodle, the following post should help answer your questions:
How to Train a Goldendoodle Puppy Basic Commands and Good Behavior
Miles is an eleven-week-old Goldendoodle puppy who lives with a family in Omaha. His guardians set up this puppy training and puppy behavior session with me to make sure he gets off on the right foot and go over some basic obedience; training the puppy to sit, lay down, sit up, stand and come on command.
Miles family wisely cordoned off part of the house to keep him confined to the living room and kitchen. This is a wise strategy as it keeps the dog’s world small and puts the humans in a position to see the puppy at all times. Redirecting a puppy before it gets into the wrong thing is the best way to train a puppy. I used this same approach with my Dalmatian Quest, converting a bedroom into a puppy room and the quality of life improvement and benefits for the puppy were so great I will never get another puppy again without setting up a puppy play pen. Read more at Dog Gone Problems…
When the basic prerequisites are properly taken care of, you can be sure that the training process will be easy. This will be beneficial for you and your pup, as you can avoid a lot of the frustrations that come with the training process.
On the other hand, there are some circumstances when you might notice some odd behavior in your Goldendoodle. The following post explores the issue of anxiety in Goldendoodles:
Doodle breed anxiety and how to cope with it
Has your doodle ever been terrified of a noise or storm? Have they ever chewed through the crate or jumped through a window? Sadly a lot of doodle owners have similar experience s and it is a frustrating situation for both the owner and the pet. Unfortunately, because of the level of frustration and destruction, the behavior can lead to multiple rehoming.
Some people believe that anxiety in your pup can be caused by lack of socialization.
Socialization needs to begin and be continued from birth through sixteen weeks. This process should include multiple social activities and introduction to new environments and people (not just family.) The process needs to be positive and often. Read more at Devoted To Doodles…
Goldendoodle owners can make their lives a lot easier by simply availing themselves to the wealth of information available on their beloved pets. With the right information, you can be confident that your doodle’s needs are well taken care of, and you can enjoy every day with them.