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Goldendoodles are known to benefit from the phenomenon of “hybrid vigor,” which is a beneficial side effect of cross-breeding. While full-bred dogs are known to suffer from a variety of disorders as a result of generations of inbreeding, Goldendoodles have a much lower incidence of these disorders thanks to the genetic diversity of Poodles and Golden Retrievers.
My two-year-old Goldendoodle is reluctant to go in the backyard to do her business. I coax her to do so but she seems afraid to venture out unless I stay with her. Also even though she gets taken out twice a day to our dog park, she still doesn’t always indicate (bark or make other noises) that she has to go out when she needs to do more of her business.
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- The Goldendoodle is the result of crossing a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle. …
Successful dog training is something that every owner wants to achieve, but it doesn’t always come easy. Man’s best friend doesn’t think like you do and you can’t rely on conversations with your dog to make it understand what you want. The bottom line: Successful dog training will require you to be patient and consistent for as long as it takes.
Spending as much time with your dog as possible during training is very helpful. It’s the way you bond, learn its quirks and hold it to the right behaviors until they become routine. Just remember that successful dog training is not a seamless process. You should expect bumps along the way, and it may take longer than you thought, but you’ll get there if you stay committed and consistent.
The following post is an example of the kind of problem you might face during training:
Ask Paris: My Dog Doesn’t Want to Pee Outside!
My two-year-old Goldendoodle is reluctant to go in the backyard to do her business. I coax her to do so but she seems afraid to venture out unless I stay with her. Also even though she gets taken out twice a day to our dog park, she still doesn’t always indicate (bark or make other noises) that she has to go out when she needs to do more of her business. If I am not around to notice, she does it on the rug in the front parlor. I suspect it’s because the room is seldom occupied. Read full post at Dog Tipper…
Give yourself an assist with the dog training process by using treats as a reward. Many dogs will respond to treats in ways they don’t respond to anything else. Taste and texture vary widely among dog treats; take the time to learn what your dog likes best. You want to motivate and reward it with something it loves.Maintaining the right attitude when training your dog will go a long way toward making the process more enjoyable in less time. Bear in mind that signs of irritation or frustration from you will make your dog feel stressed and negatively impact the training.
Also, it’s important to remember that the goal of training is not to turn your dog into a robot. You want your canine companion to be a good member of the household, but you don’t want it to lose its unique personality. You’ll need to let your dog be a dog and learn to just let some behaviors go. For more on this, read the following post, which takes a critical look at the idea of ‘the perfect dog’:
Is there such a thing as a perfect dog?
If I had to guess, I’d suppose that I spend more time Googling dog-related topics than the average person.
And it’s not just Google either: My YouTube and Instagram histories are full of all kinds of dog-related searches.
I love it, of course, because as this site proclaims, I am obsessed with dogs.
But, I gotta say… a disturbing trend is emerging.
So much stuff online, especially if there’s a product or service associated, is all about the “perfect dog.” Read full post at Oh My Dog…
At the end of the day, it’s your love and dedication to the process that will get you the results you want. A dog that adores you will be the most cooperative during training because it wants to please you. Goldendoodles are ideal candidates for training for this reason — to go along with their impressive intelligence. They love to make their owners happy and receive praise.
There’s more to Goldendoodles than just their beautiful coats, soulful eyes and cute faces. They have other important features that make people want to choose them for their next pet.
Goldendoodles Are A Healthy Breed
Goldendoodles are known to benefit from the phenomenon of “hybrid vigor,” which is a beneficial side effect of cross-breeding. While full-bred dogs are known to suffer from a variety of disorders as a result of generations of inbreeding, Goldendoodles have a much lower incidence of these disorders thanks to the genetic diversity of Poodles and Golden Retrievers. As a result, conditions such as hip-displasia and arthritis are less common in Goldendoodles than other dogs of similar size. Read more at Everything Doodle…
Hybrid vigor is also known as heterosis or outbreeding enhancement. It is a situation prevalent in hybrid offspring where certain biological qualities are enhanced or improved. In the case of the Goldendoodle, this can mean less risk of arthritis and longer lifespans.
These improvements are experienced over time in hybrids and affect other areas as well, such as growth rate, size, yield and fertility.
They Are Very Sociable
Goldendoodles are very social and get along well with everyone. They don’t do well in any type of guard or watchdog role and should not be used in that capacity. They can thrive in both city and country settings, but they’re not well suited to apartment living, since they do better with the space provided by a fenced yard. Goldendoodles should not live outside or in a kennel, however, since they thrive when they are in contact with the people they love. Read more at PetPav…
If you are looking for a dog that will easily blend with the family, friends and guests that come into your home, the Goldendoodle may be perfect for you. These dogs are very social and friendly, and thrive in environments where they are constantly interacting with people. On the flipside, the breed may not be ideal if you spend a lot of time away from home, unless you can make proper arrangements for petsitting.
They Are Low Maintenance
Goldendoodles are fairly easy keepers. Because Goldendoodles don’t shed profusely, they do need to be brushed regularly to remove dead and dying hair and prevent matting. A bath every few months can help keep their skin and coat in good condition, especially when they are groomed regularly between baths. It is a good idea to trim the hair that grows over their eyes. Toenails should be trimmed as in any other breed. Professional groomers are available to perform any of these tasks that owners are not comfortable doing or just don’t want to do. Read more at PetWave…
Learn more about Goldendoodles by reading the interesting articles on our website. Once you’re better acquainted with the breed, you might even feel ready to get yourself one of these wonderful dogs.
It’s a pretty simple concept: People love dogs. It’s why most of us have at some point at least considered getting one. Many of those who ultimately choose not to become dog owners are forced into this decision due to their dog fur allergies. This prevents lots of people from fulfilling their doggie dreams. However, choosing the right type of dog can make it possible for many allergy sufferers to have a canine best friend and still live a comfortable life.
The process begins with choosing a breed that will be less reactive, which goes hand-in-hand with the amount of shedding. One breed that many people turn to in this situation is the Goldendoodle, because they have little to no shedding. If you want to be extra cautious about irritating your allergies, regular grooming is a plus.
Perhaps you or someone in the house has been having trouble with allergies, or maybe you desperately want to bring a goldendoodle home (we don’t blame you!) but are worried about your own allergies. Our best advice? Grooming.
Grooming a goldendoodle is going to be absolutely key in containing and minimizing your allergies, especially if you already have a sensitivity to furry animals! Read more at Doodle Doods…
Let’s discuss more about why some dog breeds are better than others for allergy sufferers. The following post provides additional details:
Why, then, are some dog breeds easier for allergic people to live with? There are a few possibilities:
It depends on the level of a person’s dog allergies. Those with milder reactions and fewer symptoms are likely to be better able to live with a dog. How much physical contact occurs between the allergy sufferer and the dog is a large factor as well. Good management and cleaning greatly helps. Most allergy sufferers will receive relief from not allowing the dog on furniture or in the bedroom, by routinely vacuuming and cleaning the home, washing the dog regularly, and wiping the dog down with a towel in between baths. Read more at Safari Doodles…
As noted, Goldendoodles generally shed little to none and that’s great for reducing reactions. But, there is still the issue of dander (dead skin cells that flake off the dog’s body), which is really at the heart of allergic reactions to pets in the first place. Obviously, this means there is still the potential for issues, which explains why no dog breeds are truly hypoallergenic — despite what some will tell you.
Because Goldendoodles are a mix of Golden Retrievers and Poodles they are often promoted as being hypoallergenic. The Poodle has a reputation for being hypoallergenic. So sometimes you see them being promoted as such. However, allergies are not tied to a particular dog coat type but to the dander, the dead skin cells that are shed by the dogs. There is no scientific evidence showing any particular breed or cross breed is more or less allergenic. There are cases where people with milder allergies to dogs will react less severely to a particular dog but no reputable breeder will guarantee that their dogs are hypoallergenic. Read more at I Love My Goldendoodles…
Another way you can help minimize reactions is keep your dog’s bedding and sleeping area clean, which prevents dander build-up. We hope these tips help you create a healthier, more comfortable co-existence for you and your Goldendoodle pup.
The Goldendoodle is the result of crossing a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle. While every dog has its own personality and quirks, in general the Goldendoodle beautifully displays the best traits of both of these top breeds. This melding of excellent genes has quickly made the Goldendoodle one of the most popular dog breeds in America.
In this post, we’ll look at a trio of fun facts you may not know about doodles — and by the end you may even want one of your own. Let’s get started…
They love people
They may be profoundly receptive to training and directions, but Goldendoodles don’t make extraordinary guard dogs. Don’t expect him to come between you and other dogs or outsiders like other more aggressive dogs would do. These sweeties are better suited for play and companionship.
In fact, they are great guide dogs and sniffers- they often perform exceptionally when it comes to helping the visually impaired.
Goldendoodles are usually highly social and get along well with everyone. They don’t do well in any type of guarding or watchdog role and should not be used in that capacity. They can thrive in both city and country settings, but they’re not well suited to apartment living, since they do better with the space provided by a fenced yard. Goldendoodles should not live outside or in a kennel, however, since they thrive when they are in contact with the people they love. Read more at DogTime…
They are “designer” dogs
What does that really mean? A “designer” dog is a cross between two thoroughbred or purebred dogs.
When we say that Goldendoodles are “designer”dogs, we mean they are the first generation hybrid. If they are bred from a purebred poodle and a purebred Golden, this is known as “hybrid vigor”. This means you get the best characteristics of both of the breeds, and are thought to be even healthier than their pet parents. Read more at Bark Busters…
This crossbreed of two lovable dogs is what makes the Goldendoodle such a winner – he brings out the best of both breeds. This is the kind of “designer” dog we would all love to have in our homes. Having a Goldendoodle clearly equals to having the best of both worlds!
They are low maintenance
One of the leading reasons why a lot of people shy away from owning a puppy is the high upkeep associated with many breeds. All things considered, the Goldendoodle may look like a million bucks, but grooming them is often less tedious than many similar breeds.
Goldendoodles are fairly easy keepers. Because Goldendoodles don’t shed profusely, they do need to be brushed regularly to remove dead and dying hair and prevent matting. A bath every few months can help keep their skin and coat in good condition, especially when they are groomed regularly between baths. Read more at Pet Wave…
As you see, with a Goldendoodle, you get to be the owner of a sweet, smart doggie who is also low maintenance.
Goldendoodles are quite simply one of the most delightful dog breeds to own. They’re smart, loving, eager to please, can adapt to almost any living situation and they don’t leave hair everywhere. What more could you ask for? If you’ve been considering getting a Goldendoodle, or any type of dog for that matter, make 2019 the year you take the plunge. You’ll be glad you did.