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Click below to find more information on our Labradoodle puppies. Most Australian Labradoodles and Labradoodles are great with kids. That said there is much work to be done. One, you need to select the right Australian Labradoodle or Labradoodle that will be great with a child . Second, you need to assess your situation specifically. Drag to a file to make a link.
We strongly suggest a trainer, especially if you have young kids or special needs. Special needs families should consider a trainer necessary and a weekly part of their work for at least the first year to ensure the dog and family are working together. Although many families think training is easy and simple with this breed, training is not a one size fits all approach. We specifically select our Australian Labradoodle puppies for each family based on two elements, one the family profile sent to you during the adoption process and two, puppy temperament testing, preformed with each puppy many times while they are in our care. Combining these elements to select the right dog is critical. Labradoodles are good with kids and easy to train. The higher drive of some dogs is not a good match.
High drive in some dogs results in jumping up and more crazy movements resulting from the constant movement of children. Breeds “purebreds” are bred for their drive which then results in the dog able to do the “work” of the breed. For example breeders of the German Shepard are looking for a specific drive in the breeding parents to enable the puppies to be successful guard dogs. In my opinion the “work” of the Australian Labradoodle and Labradoodle is of family companion and guide dog. This requires a very laid back temperament, the ability to focus and pay attention to multiple family members at a young age.
Dino Brownson is the youngest dog to ever pass the guide dog training test, at an unprecedented 7 months of age. So if now you have selected a Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle for your family companion, which generation is the best fit? This high drive lasts for about 2 years. There is a reason Labrador Retrievers don’t even begin training for guide dog or therapy work until the age of 2. They typically have a difficult time controlling themselves and gaining focus until this age. Some second generation Labradoodles have what it takes to integrate easily into a family of children. However, the breeding of any two dogs with poor temperaments themselves is a breeding practice to avoid, please run from these breeders.
Furthermore they are the result of multiple mating’s of these dogs with health, temperament and conformation including coat in mind. The same rules I describe above for second generation Labradoodles apply to Multigen’s. Select an Australian labradoodle or labradoodle breeder with top temperament breeding dogs. This is critical in producing a puppy that also has a great temperament and incredible with kids. Also select a breeder that understands the behavioral impact environment has on the puppies they produce. Puppies will mirror their families, if the situation is out of control the puppy will follow along. You need to look at your kids and your life.
Will the kids follow your directions on how to interact with the puppy during play time? Will they have control of their little bodies and not run and scream when the puppy is around? Can they wait while you take the puppy outside to go to the bathroom? If you answered yes, then look at your own life. Can you follow a schedule that will involve at least 3 hours in addition to your day, plus remain outside supervising the puppy with the kids? All that adds up to time, do you have it?
And will you have it for at least 2 to 4 months? We do offer additionally trained puppies to families needing extra help. This involves our trainer working with the puppy in her home for 3 to 4 weeks, from the age of 8 weeks to about 12 weeks. However, this does not mean the puppy will behave day one like an adult dog. It will be a trained puppy What this means is the puppy will know what to do outside, and not go to the bathroom inside, how to walk on a leash, not jump up, not nip and sleep in his crate all night. Purchase the books, Raising Puppies and Kids Together, a Guide for parents.
Pia Silvani, CPDT and Lynn Eckhardt and Happy Kids, Happy Dogs Building a Friendship Right from the Start, Barbara Shumannfang. If you are on our wait list, the first book is one of the books that will be sent to you during the 0 to 8 week period. We call this our what to expecting when you are expecting a puppy series. The following is a summary of the book and other information we have gained in preparing for an Australian Labradoodle when you have kids.
The first month is very challenging. I do believe that of all the breeds in the world, the Australian Labradoodle has been designed specifically for the family, both retired empty nesters and those full of many kids. However, this does not mean training a puppy does not come with time and challenge. This means challenge to the adults and kids. Prepare a schedule, an example is on the Training web page.
Look at your week and determine the exact times your puppy will get up, go out, eat, sleep, nap and play then POST the schedule. This time table is critical for the puppy and the child. You and your kids need to know for example that morning time is for going to the bathroom with an adult supervising, to eat, then going again to the bathroom with an adult and then about 30 min. This involves joining a class, and I suggest finding a trainer to come to your home and provide hands on training. Specifically look for a trainer that works on behavioral issues, not just how to sit, stay and roll over. Learning how to work with your puppy and kids on behavior training will apply to all aspects of training a puppy.