By Jim Gray | 04/26/2023 | Training
Lakeshore Doodles – Training and Options
Trained New Puppy
Lakeshore Doodles Training
At Lakeshore Doodles we train our puppies in basic skills before they go home with their new families. This may include, Litterbox Training, Sit, and Stay commands. We do have additional paid dog training service companies that we recommend that we will go over in this article.
Training your new Goldendoodle at a young age is key. This will instill in them good habits and the ability to know right from wrong when it comes to household and public behavior.
How to Properly Train Your Goldendoodle Puppy
Goldendoodles are known for being intelligent, friendly, and loving dogs. However, like any puppy, they need to be trained in order to be well-behaved members of the household and in public.
The Importance of Training at a Young Age
Puppies are like sponges, and they learn quickly. The earlier you start training, the better your chances of success. Puppies that are not trained can become destructive, disobedient, and even aggressive.
The first step in training your Goldendoodle puppy is to establish yourself as the alpha leader. This means being consistent with your commands and expectations and being firm but fair. You should also start by teaching your puppy basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and down.
The best way to train your puppy is to use positive reinforcement. This means rewarding your puppy for good behavior with treats, praise, or petting. When your puppy does something you like, be sure to let them know immediately. This will help them to associate good behavior with positive consequences.
Training a puppy takes time and patience. Don’t get discouraged if your puppy doesn’t learn something right away. Just keep practicing and be consistent with your commands. With patience and consistency, you will eventually have a well-behaved Goldendoodle that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Here are some additional tips for training your Goldendoodle puppy:
- Keep training sessions short and fun. Puppies have short attention spans, so training sessions should be no more than 15-20 minutes long.
- Make training a part of your daily routine. The more you train, the faster your puppy will learn.
- Be consistent with your commands. Use the same command every time you want your puppy to do something.
- Don’t punish your puppy for bad behavior. Instead, redirect their attention to something positive.
- Socialize your puppy from a young age. This will help them to be comfortable around other people and animals.
- Take your puppy to dog training classes. This is a great way to learn more about dog training and to get help from a professional trainer.
With patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement, you can train your Goldendoodle puppy to be a well-behaved member of your family.
Here’s A Story Of A Doodle Named, Otis
There may be some cases where you will need or want extensive training for your Goldendoodle. Lets take a look at one case that involved a very lovable Mini Multigen Doubledoodles named, Otis.
Otis is a Mini Multigen Doubledoodle. He was born on October 10, 2022. He had 7 littermates and when he was about 3 weeks old, his Mother accidentally stepped on him and broke his leg. He was promptly taken to the vet and had his leg reset. When he came home, he got a special pen to live in with one of his sisters right in our living room. He was regularly handled and interacted with, just like all the puppies that we help and match with families.
Otis’ leg healed perfectly and he was purchased by a wonderful family when he was approximately 8 weeks old. Over time, Otis started to exhibit resource-guarding behavior. Otis’ family felt while they loved him very much, they were not equipped to adequately modify this behavior and they brought Otis back to Lakeshore. We had Otis evaluated by Neil and Rachel Matthews, expert dog trainers and owners of Certified K9. They felt strongly that if we put Otis into their 3 Week Obedience Camp, not only would the resource guarding behaviors be rectified, but Otis would also learn the following:
- Sit & down in motion
- Automatic Sit
- Sit & Down in Front
- Sit and Down at the Side
We put Otis in the program because it is uniquely tailored to correcting his resource-guarding issues while teaching him all his basic manners so that he can be successfully paired with his forever family. Best of all, this obedience camp includes an unlimited lifetime of private lessons and phone support for Otis’ new family.
Otis was adopted by a family just before he completed his training. He is doing very well and is very much loved.
Otis in training.
A well-behaved Otis at the store.
Lakeshore Doodles Will Sell You Pre-Trained Goldendoodles
A situation like Otis had is very rare at Lakeshore Doodles but it happens. The most important thing is there was a happy ending.
Purchasing a Pre-Trained Goldendoodle with the same skilled training that Otis had is a very smart choice that works well for both the new puppy and the new family. If you would like to explore our Pre-Trained Options on any of our Upcoming, Available, or Ready-Now puppies, please contact us. We would be happy to help make your purchase as pleasant as possible. Call us at (585) 623-0426 or just click the Contact Us button below.
Information On Certified K9 Services
Certified Canine is professional, next-level training for your puppy located in Pulaski, NY. They typically take puppies at 10 weeks old for training. If you choose this option, you will need to board your puppy for 2 weeks prior to starting this training.
Certified Canine is a preferred vendor with Lakeshore Doodles. Call them directly for programs and pricing. (315) 298-5755 – CertifiedK9.com
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