Goldendoodles are an adorable mix between Golden Retrievers and Poodles, making them one of the most popular choices among designer breeds. They’re intelligent, loving, energetic, and loyal, which is why they make excellent companions.
Whether you’re already the proud parent of a Goldendoodle, or if you’re considering buying a puppy, here’s all you need to know about Goldendoodle puppy care:
Goldendoodle Puppy Care Tips
Puppy-proof Your Home
The most important Goldendoodle puppy care tip we can give, and that you can practice even before buying your puppy, is puppy proofing your home. You don’t want your Goldendoodle puppy to get into anything that might cause him harm. Hide small items that he might choke on, put a barrier by the stairs, etc.
Train Your Puppy Immediately
Goldendoodle puppy care also means teaching him to behave properly. Don’t let your puppy get used to relieving himself wherever he wants, and don’t let him chew on your things. Train your puppy to know what is expected of him. The earlier you train him, the easier he’ll learn how to behave properly.
Give Him Lots of Toys
You won’t always be around to play with your new Goldendoodle puppy. Your puppy needs to have toys to keep him entertained and busy. You should have a variety of toys that he can play with on his own, and others that allow you to play together.
Spend Time with Your Puppy
Quality time is important in taking care of your Goldendoodle puppy. You need to create a bond by showing him that he’s a part of the family. Play, cuddle, walk — the important thing is that your puppy feels comfortable in his new home.
Schedule Walking and Feeding Times
Scheduling your puppy’s walking and feeding times will make him learn to wait. Your Goldendoodle will know what to expect at certain times, which means you can say goodbye to your puppy asking for treats every hour. Just be sure you actually stick to the schedule.
Talk to Your Vet
The most important resource you have during Goldendoodle puppy care is your veterinarian. Don’t be afraid to talk to your vet! Your vet can ensure that your puppy is in good health and is growing properly.
A Goldendoodle isn’t a small breed, but it isn’t large either. Be gentle with your Goldendoodle especially when he’s still a puppy. If you have kids, let them learn by example. You need to remind them to always be gentle with your puppy and other animals.
Goldendoodles need an active lifestyle. Aside from it providing your dog with the exercise that he needs for good health, getting active can help you bond with your Goldendoodle. Goldendoodle puppy care must also include playing outside, going on walks, and more.
Socialize Your Puppy
Goldendoodles are very sociable which means they love making new friends. However, this won’t happen naturally, unless you do your part. Allow your puppy to explore new places so that they learn to be comfortable in new situations.
Puppy Care at Cuttin’ Blue Farms
Goldendoodles are ultimately very affectionate, loyal, playful, and intelligent dogs that just want to be part of the family. With proper Goldendoodle puppy care and training, they can be problem-free furry companions for years to come.
Need help with puppy care? Cuttin’ Blue Farms has years of experience in dog health and wellness. Give us a call — we’d love to help however we can!