Goldendoodles are smart, playful and curious creatures — and it’s these same qualities that can sometimes lead them into trouble. That is why training is important.  Like all dogs, Goldendoodles require consistent training to understand and follow rules as they should, which is why their owners need to be patient and vigilent.

However, as long as you remain consistent, your efforts will ultimately pay off. Additionally, the younger they are when you start training, the better. It will be much easier because they will essentially be learning new habits as opposed to breaking old ones.

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One of the things that some Goldendoodle owners might have to deal with is their dog stealing food. It can be quite hilarious the first few times, but it can also become a problem that needs correction. Good thing is you can help your dog drop this habit.

How To Stop Your Dog Stealing

Fed up with your dog stealing your shoes, your kid’s toys, food from the table, and anything else he can grab in his mouth or lay his paws on?

You are not alone. Let’s find out how to put a stop to your canine thief!

Coping with a dog that keeps stealing your things is a big problem faced by many puppy parents.
Which dogs are most likely to steal?

It varies of course, but most canine thieves are under two and a half years old. Mature dogs can’t usually be bothered. Read full post at The Happy Puppy Site…

Because Goldendoodles are playful, they will often want to go outside and play. They will let you know they want to get in or out by pawing at the door or even scratching it. It may not seem like a concern when they are young, but can be quite a problem as they get older and stronger.

 

The following post offers some advice on how to deal with this challenge:

Is Your Dog Scratching Up Your Doors? Teach Him to Ring the Bell Instead

Our dog paws at the door when he wants to go inside or outside. The door is all scratched up and the pawing is driving us crazy. Is it possible to teach him to stop scratching?

Pawing often begins in puppyhood; pups learn through their own experience or from watching other dogs that pawing the door is the key to getting out — or in. In a puppy, the problem may seem less problematic and not worth addressing. As the puppy grows, though, the pawing can become a concern as bigger size and greater strength mean increased capacity for damage and annoyance.  Read full post at VetStreet…

goldendoodle-sitting-on-stumpWhen training your Goldendoodle, always remember your consistency plays a crucial role in your success. Offer praise and rewards every time there is improvement.

Bear in mind that you will need to invest a significant amount of time and energy to the process. It may sometimes seem like the results don’t match the effort, which is why it is crucial that you take a breather and acknowledge whatever little progress is made.

When training takes years, literal years, don’t forget the small victories

It’s easy to forget how much progress is made with incremental, teeny-tiny baby steps.

When you’re in the thick of it, especially when you’re dealing with a problem behavior instead of, like, a fun trick, you can’t even fathom that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, let alone see it.

Once you get there, having taken those itty-bitty steps for God-knows-how-long, it’s easy to forget every teensy step that got you there. Or maybe not forget. Maybe gloss over. I call it self preservation because if you could conceptualize just how much effort some behaviors take… well, it might discourage you from trying. Read full post at Oh My Dog…

Training your Goldendoodle is a continuous process, but one that gets easier as the months and years pass. Even so, you get to enjoy having a wonderful happy creature in your home, which makes all your effort worthwhile.