If you have no idea how to train your goldendoodle, don’t worry! The first step is seeking information, and you’ve found it. Here is the info that you have been looking for!
If you want to have a well behaved goldendoodle, make sure that you are filling their most basic needs. They need to have water, food, shelter and love. These are essential to a happy and healthy pet, and only then will they want to or have the energy to let you tell them what to do.
Don’t expect too much of your goldendoodle, too soon.
Puppies will be puppies. That is what makes them so cute. The key to training them to act appropriately, is consistency. Be consistent in immediately reinforcing good behavior and eventually, your goldendoodle will get the message. Just don’t expect them to become fully trained overnight.
Goldendoodles are creatures of habit.
If you usually take them out for their walk at the same time every night, they will grow to expect that walk, even to depend on it. Missing the scheduled date by even just a few minutes can result in an accident for the younger goldendoodle and even for the older one.
Throughout your goldendoodle’s training program, continue to play with them as much as possible. Interacting through games and activities is one way to bond with your pet and relieve stress. Goldendoodles respond much better to people they trust, so go out and throw a ball, play tug of war or just rub their belly.
Look for triggers that may cause bad behavior from your goldendoodle.
If your goldendoodle is suddenly exhibiting unwanted behaviors, maybe something has changed that day: Has he been able to go on a walk or has he been cooped up? Were you gone all day when normally someone is at home? Goldendoodles are creatures of consistency and when things change their behavior can change as well.
If you are getting a new goldendoodle, and you intend to train it, look for a younger goldendoodle. The old adage “You can’t teach an old goldendoodle new tricks” is somewhat appropriate here. Younger goldendoodles are more receptive to dominance from a pack leader and will learn quickly in an effort to please. Another plus to this is that young goldendoodles really enjoy learning new things, much like children do.
When crating your goldendoodle it is best to always remove their collar. Even the best designed goldendoodle crates offer the possibility of a collar becoming snagged. The result could be catastrophic. By removing your goldendoodle’s collar before you crate them you are acting to protect them from being strangled to death.
Your breeder should begin socialization with your puppy, but it is up to you to continue it.
It is important for a puppy to get used to people and the environment around him, but he will need to be protected from becoming too overwhelmed or scared. Your job is to encourage your puppy’s confidence as he goes out into the world.
If you have a goldendoodle that begs, the easiest way to train them from this behavior might be to simply remove the goldendoodle from the situation. Shutting the goldendoodle out of the room at mealtimes keeps them from pestering you while you eat, and removes the temptation for you to give in to that cute face.
Don’t get discouraged when training your goldendoodle.
You may start to feel as though you will be carrying around messy treats in your pocket for the rest of your life. This is not the case. As your goldendoodle learns a new behavior, he will look to rewards less often for that behavior.
The best way to teach a goldendoodle good behavior is to never let poor behavior take hold. Bad habits are hard to break, so start training your goldendoodle early. Never give a goldendoodle food scraps from the table so that it does not get into the bad habit of begging for them.
It’s easy to let your goldendoodle run free when you bring him home for those first few weeks, only to want to later correct behaviors when they aren’t adorable anymore. Avoid communication breakdown by starting your training schedule immediately with your new goldendoodle, so he has the right idea from the start.
When teaching your goldendoodle how to fetch do not reach for the object right when he brings it back to you. Ignore it and pat him on the head or body. If you reach for the object right away he may try to guard it, or run away. If you ignore it, he is more likely to drop it. You may also find it useful to train with multiple balls or Frisbees.
Use this information to accelerate your own goldendoodle training efforts. Remember, training is a daily process; start out small and build from there.