Planning for a new dog can be leave some family members uncertain. This may be because it would be an additional responsibility for everyone, or it may be because they’re concerned about how it would impact family dynamics. In any case, you may need to do some convincing to get everyone on board. This blog post will help you explain why Goldendoodles make great family pets.

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It’s always advisable to get your facts right before you approach your family. This will make it easier to get everyone on board. Here are some Goldendoodle facts that will help you gather support:

Are Goldendoodles good with babies? Yes, the gentle and loving nature of the Goldendoodle is legendary, but common sense should be exercised. If your Goldendoodle is full-sized, then precautions should be in place to ensure that an exuberant puppy doesn’t accidentally injure the child. The size difference should be taken into consideration as well. A gentle and well-meaning Goldendoodle can still bowl over a smaller child.

Some think that a Goldendoodle is too big to be around small children, but nothing could be further from the truth. ALL dogs require training and socialization, but the Goldendoodle is going to be part of the family and not just a pet. Read more at Doodle Tips…

So, even if you have a baby on the way, your Goldendoodle will do just fine. You can be sure your Goldendoodle will participate in taking care of the newborn. All you’ll need to do is to train him well.

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Goldendoodles are not just good for babies. When you get one, he will be part of your child’s life even into later years.

Are Goldendoodles Good With Kids?
Goldendoodles are good with kids. They are well known to be great with children and many Goldendoodles are extremely patient. Goldendoodles are typically a gentle dog.

Dogs that are intelligent can be either easy or extremely difficult to train and make part of the family unit. Goldendoodles are smart, but this is coupled with a willingness to please. A dog that is eager to please is much easier to train using positive reinforcement messages.

Goldendoodles are so good with kids, and so eager to please – that much of the reinforcement training can safely be conducted by the kids themselves! Teaching a dog tricks when you have slightly older kids is great, their enthusiasm for repetitive treating and tricking really helps to cement entertaining party commands and tricks. Read more at Oodle Life…

Great news right there! What could be better than your child participating in training the Goldendoodle? The bond between them will be so natural! Goldendoodles do well with people of all ages, and that’s wonderful news for most families.

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There’s even more icing on the cake; Goldendoodles can get along very well with other pets. Particularly, with cats.

Are Goldendoodles Good With Cats

Prey drives vary depending on the specific breed of dog, and functions or tasks that they were bred to do. Like Golden Retrievers, which is one of the parent breeds of the Goldendoodles, they have a low prey drive. A low prey drive means that when dogs see smaller animals that they would be able to capture and kill or eat, they don’t. Many breeds have a natural urge to hunt smaller animals such as rodents or even cats. Goldendoodles tend to lack this natural urge and are instead very playful and bashful. With this being said, all dogs have a natural prey drive, some are just instinctively lower than others. The biggest problem would more than likely be the temperament of your cat. Read more at Pet Parkway…

The Goldendoodle is certainly an amazing option if you’re looking for a pet. And, you can’t do better than a pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. Our beautiful, health-guaranteed, well-socialized pups are second-to-none. Check our upcoming litters page for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.