Some breeds are easier to train than are others. The Labradoodle, which is not a purebred dog, but instead, a hybrid, designer dog if you will, and is one of those that is easy to train. Anyone who knows Labradoodles knows they are smart, fun, and silly. Still, each dog, regardless of breed, is an individual and it may have some issues that are not common within breed itself. This leaves owners often scratching their heads about what to do about dog training. When it comes to Labradoodle training, be grateful they are highly intelligent, but they need lots of socialization, exercise, and enrichment. These are very human-oriented and affectionate dogs often described as happy-go-lucky.
Labradoodle Training Tips from Day 1
As with all dogs, socialization is crucial, from as young an age as possible, so that they are accepting of others, be it kids, adults, strangers, and other animals. Have your Labradoodle meet and interact with whomever. They must also be exposed to all types of smells, sounds, sights, and experiences, as all this will help them cope with various situations as they grow. Early exposure curbs fears and anxiety–two things that could cause you a lot of grief in the future.
Exercise is vital for Labradoodles. Whatever the activity, they’re game. They also require plenty of mental and physical stimulation. They have lots of energy they must spend productively and positively. Any bored dog will become frustrated and act out.
Prepare a daily routine for your Labradoodle and always be consistent. This dog needs structure. Providing a good routine that keeps them busy will prevent frustration and destructive behaviors. This must be implemented from the day you bring your Labradoodle dog home.