Goldendoodles and Houseguests

It may be hard to believe that anyone would find it difficult to get along with your bubbly, friendly Goldendoodle. Some people just get nervous or uncomfortable around dogs, no matter how sweet your dog may be. How can you make sure your houseguests and your Goldendoodles get along well?

Dogs and children

Will any of your houseguests be young children? You should know how your dog behaves around small children before your guests arrive. Most Goldendoodles are great with children, but dogs have different personalities.

If you take your dog for frequent walks at the park or down to the Farmer’s Market, or if you have children of your own, you probably already have a sense of whether or not your Goldendoodle is good with children.

Your dog’s habits

Tell your guests about any of your Goldendoodle’s quirks or habits that they should know about.

  • Does your dog bolt through the front door if given the slightest opportunity?
  • Is she overly protective of her food bowl?
  • Will he nip if you try to take his toys away?

Letting your guests know about these behaviors can help prevent any unfortunate incidents.

Also tell your houseguests if your Goldendoodle is still teething or likes to chew on things, so they don’t belongings things where your dog can reach them.

Feeling anxious

Some dogs feel nervous, anxious, or afraid whenever they’re around new people. Most Goldendoodles don’t have this problem, especially if they have been socialized, but it’s good to be mindful of it.

Getting excited

The typical Goldendoodle isn’t aggressive. He may, however, feel the need to jump on guests to let them know that he is there and ready to play!Your Goldendoodle may sprint around the house at the sound of the doorbell, or plow into furniture whenever a new person walks into your home, or otherwise show lots of enthusiasm and excitement.

Some people enjoy big playful dogs, especially if they have a big dog of their own, but others find this behavior off-putting. A standard Goldendoodle weighs between 60 and 100 pounds, and some people just don’t know how to handle a dog that size.

Consider letting your Goldendoodle get used to the new company while being on a leash.This allows you to control your Goldendoodle while your dog and your houseguests to get used to one another.

You can also take your Goldendoodle for a long walk, or throw a ball for them to get some of that energy out. This can make it easier to introduce your Goldendoodle to your houseguests.

Dog allergies

There’s no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog, but Goldendoodles are as close as it gets. Most Goldendoodles have a non-shedding coat, which means that they are ideal for people who suffer dog allergies.

Still, you should thoroughly vacuum, dust, sweep, wash linens, and bathe and brush your Goldendoodle to help out your houseguests with dog allergies.

Get a Goldendoodle of your own!

Goldendoodles are incredibly friendly and easy to train, and most Goldendoodles and houseguests will get along just fine! As always, we have Goldendoodle puppies for sale! Contact us for more information.