It’s time for another deep dive into a popular puppy breed and this time it’s the doodle. We’ll go over tips for raising your goldendoodle, poodle mix, labradoodle, cavapoo, aussiedoodle or bernedoodle. Learn the best tips for training your puppy to be a well mannered dog. Learn how dog breeds have an impact on training, and specifically some goldendoodle facts and labradoodle facts. You’ll get some puppy training tips you didn’t know you needed, as well as doodle grooming advice! Consider this your goldendoodle dogs 101 where we’ll cover pros and cons of goldendoodles, and reasons you should not get a goldendoodle. You may want a doodle to have a hypoallergenic dog but you need to learn the truth about goldendoodle shedding and doodle dogs. For the best tips on dog training and training puppies, you’re going to love Michele Lennon, with How to Train a Dream Dog.
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Thanks for watching! 🐶 Do you have a Doodle? If so, how’s that daily brushing going? Oh, and don’t forget to look for our easter egg in the video about those purebreads. 😉🍞
You are right on w my new doodle pup! I will be in touch about making the brushing and the crate training going more smoothly!
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That sounds like a great plan! We look forward to hearing from you soon!
I have a labradoodle who’s also mixed with something else (she and her littermates were at a shelter). We’re currently training through separation anxiety. She lets me brush her as long as I give her a treat to enjoy while doing so!
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It sounds like you have a great plan so far! Have you seen our video on separation distress in puppies? Here it is: https://youtu.be/2gSQe2hTrE4
I have a mini aussiedoodle (~35lbs) and I think this video was pretty accurate. This is a dog that needs training, exercise, and attention. I might also add that it is helpful to have some experience with dogs before getting a doodle. That being said, our dog has been wonderful. We started training him with your program right away and he loved it! I have owned an Eskie and a Keeshond before this dog and in general, I would say that our doodle has been the best experience so far. He has been very easy to train and is EXTREMELY smart. My only complaint is that he doesn’t like to be left behind ever and is nervous around new adults and other dogs when he first meets them – he warms up quickly and is super friendly. We keep his hair trimmed pretty short and have him groomed about monthly. Because we keep him trimmed short, I only brush him for a couple of minutes a few times each week (I’ve also noticed that burs slide right out of his hair). Not all doodles or aussiedoodles have the same coat though so I think results vary. In short, every dog is different, but my recommendation if you are thinking about getting a doodle is that it is a great dog for an experienced owner that is active and looking for a buddy that will be glued to your hip.
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Thank you so much for this wonderful testimonial, Matt! We appreciate and value all of your input.
I have a 13 pound mini goldendoodle. The brushing part has been a nightmare. I was totally aware from friends that you have to brush these dogs regularly and I was so prepared. What I wasn’t expecting was how much he hates it. I have followed all sorts of desensitizing tips including yours but he still hates the brushing part. He just turned two and I keep hoping that something will click and he will change his mind. The Vet says some dogs just hate the brushing sensation
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Have you been able to watch our videos on body handling and brushing? This is a very general place to start, but you can work alongside with a team of professional trainers, like ourselves, to make brushing a positive experience for you and your puppy. Here they are:
The Secret To Brushing Your Puppy: https://youtu.be/XdDIbb_Z0Mg
Body Handling: https://youtu.be/4IoITqJOmms
Prepare Your Puppy for the Groomer: https://youtu.be/J74KgSDunXE
I have a Puppy AussieDoodle. He’s 3 months old. I’ve had him a month. Never had a puppy before so I’m learning. He absolutely precious and a little terror. His biting is getting bad but I’ve had success crate training him. His name is Huxley and he’s stolen my heart!! 🐾❤️🤗
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Aw, yay for you and Huxley! This sounds like you already have a great relationship. We wish the best to you both!
I rescued two mini bernedoodle double Merle sisters 6 weeks ago, (I took both to protect them from an uncertain future) one is blind in her right eye the other has vision issues in both eyes, and they are both deaf. We have an awesome groomer and vet. Brushing is fine for one, the other it depends on n the day since her coat isn’t as thick or as long. I was not looking for a dog as I lost two Shih Tzus due to age related health issues in 20 and 21. But when a friend told me about these two (the breeder thought they were both totally blind) I volunteered to take them. I have a lot of time to devote to their care and training, and I am doing a ton of research on how to raise blind or deaf dogs. As for grooming, lived it with my Shih Tzus and still have one.
I have a 9 month old aussie labradoodle. He is fabulous 98% of the time. He crate trained immediately. He treats brushing as a play activity but he is getting better. No separation issues. He has started having car sickness issues that are a challenge. I am extremely pleased with this dog!
Id be interested to hear your thoughts on the Cobberdog. It is essentially a Labradoodle bred based on very strict guidelines. Almost like they are trying to create the therapy dog that the initial labradoodle breeder envisioned.
👍❤️ We own a 10 month old Goldendoodle. She still has a few biting issues.
She has excited pee when people come over.
We recently let her have a little more freedom, she now has access to our kitchen plus part of the living room. But she jumps up on us frequently when we come into the kitchen area thru the dog gate.
She is able to be left alone in her area with no problems.
We feed her in her crate and she goes to her crate if she is scared of a noise.
She is 1/4 Golden Retriever and 3/4 poodle.
I brush her about once a week between her grooming appointments and I clean her ears s well.
We are presently working on her not jumping on us 🥴
Love your videos.
Luna is an 8 lb. 15 wk old Mini Aussiedoodle. Training with her is definitely going slow because she gets distracted and over stimulated very quickly. I feel like I’m beginning to understand her schedule. And believe me it has to be Her schedule. The Pro course certainly has helped me with dialing back my expectations and going slow with her
I have a 18 month Goldendoodle. The grooming is no joke! And she hates the brush. It’s a constant struggle. Love her to death but man oh man the upkeep is crazy. She’s also full of energy. It’s amazing how she can jump up with all 4 legs like Tigger. Luckily we also have a chocolate lab, they wear each other out.
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We love our Mini Golden Doodle who is 11 months old. But this video is BANG on! Purchased from a local reputable breeder (suggested by our vet) for $2500 I was not expecting the behaviour issues we have. She’s so afraid of everything and has a huge sense of “mine”. If she grabs a Kleenex she will bite us when we try and take it or something similar from her. We had at-home basic training but she needs far more help. It’s been a hard year trying to help her become the best dog she can be. 😞
I have a mini Labradoodle f1b who’s 45lb. He’s very high strung and requires lots of playtime and walks. He’s also smart, but stubborn. 😂 The best part is the snuggles you get when he’s tired.
Thanks for illuminating the doodle dilemma, Michelle, but not all “doodles” are just a simple poodle cross. I have a Multi-generational Australian Labradoodle (not an Aussiedoodle — completely different) and these dogs are bred carefully and under the guidance of a number of professional associations. Interestingly, they come from the original work of Wally Conron, to whom you referred, who first crossed the two primary breeds (Lab/Poodle). But since that initial effort, they have carefully been refined with a few additional breeds added into the mix — Curly-coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, and English Cocker Spaniel. These subsequent breeds were introduced over the last 40 years in carefully documented breeding iterations that have resulted in the contemporary “multi-generational” Australian Labradoodle.
My example, Juju, is 50 lbs and now two years-old and we followed your course when he was a new puppy. He loves being handled, pet, brushed, bathed, and is very tolerant of nail grinding. He is immensely intelligent, inquisitive, and so easily trained. He just picks-up on what needs to be learned. For example, he will follow hand signals to go left/right when looking for a ball in the brush — something he just picked up and not something on which we formally trained. He’s been ridiculously easy to train for the most part.
The coat thing is indeed a consideration. There is no shedding (of this guy anyway) and he needs to be sheared about every 5 weeks. That can get pricey. I’m currently designing a grooming table that I can use to do it myself as I think he’ll let me do that. The coat soaks up water like a terrycloth towel! Even just walking on a wet road or trail, his coat will wick the water all the way up to the belly/chest even when it’s not raining. This is not a breed for snow country — they ice up pretty extensively. We brush the coat/teeth nightly (it’s one of our rituals) and he always reminds me when it’s time. It’s a great way to keep bonded with your friend.
I have pollen allergies and I’ve found that the allergy issue with Juju is mostly related to him bringing outside pollen in on his fur. In the winter, I have no problems with his coat but of course, don’t know if someone else might be allergic to his dander/saliva. Fortunately, I’m not.
Lastly, he does need a lot of exercise. I’ve found that a two to three mile walk with some time off leash is adequate but boy is it tough when the weather prevents that. He definitely needs both physical and mental stimulation regularly or naughty behaviors emerge! We’re fortunate in that I’ve just retired and so can spend that sort of time with him. If I was still working, knowing what I know, I would not have gotten him until I had plenty of time daily to devote to this.
Apologies for the long-winded post — I always enjoy your videos!
I have a 7 month old golden doodle. I would like your suggestion on training her please. Do you offer online classes?
I have a 13 month old cavapoo. For the most part he is perfect. However, the older he gets his separation anxiety has increased. I’ve tried everything! Starting at leaving him for only seconds and trying to increase slowly, leaving soothing music on, aroma therapy ect… He panics as soon as he knows I’m going to leave. I am so frustrated, but sometimes I just have to go. It breaks my heart to hear him in distress. He goes to daycare if I have to be gone for more than a couple of hours ie work. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate. I did your puppy program and loved it. Thank you in advance
Loved the video. I have a mini goldendoodle who is about 25 lbs and is 15 months old. We started brushing her from Day 1. She loves it and even gets to enjoy a special bone we only take out during brushing sessions. So, as soon as we tell her it’s brushing time, she jumps for joy. We learned to use a slick back brush and Andis comb like our groomer does. 🐶💕
Another great video! I haven’t really understood the “doodle” phenomenon, but now I can see why they are so popular. Thanks!
My mini Labradoodle, Dice, just turned 2 and is approx 32 lbs. We bought him because of his potential hypoallergenic properties and I must say my allergic daughter has had no issues so far. Dice is super friendly, never meets a stranger, loves being outside and gives the best hugs and cuddles. His coat is semi curly so we have to give him a good brushing once a week. He also has a set grooming appointment every 6 weeks. We recently had to change his food to one made for sensitive skin and stomach because of tummy issues and itchy skin. We’re in Florida, so allergies can be an issue. He takes half an allergy pill per day and is doing fine. If I had to do it all over again would I choose a Labradoodle? Absolutely!