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Massage Your Goldendoodle And Reap The Benefits

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If you’ve ever been the recipient of a full body massage, you already know how wonderful it feels and how relaxed it can make you. It’s not so far fetched to consider that a massage would be beneficial to our pets as well. Massage can be great therapy for very active or older dogs, as it increases circulation and helps muscles relax, and it can help puppies learn socialization, or the act of being comfortable around people. Massage is also a great way to introduce your dog to touch therapy, which can be very beneficial for those suffering illnesses and senior citizens.

Raising Your Goldendoodle Right Means Housebreaking From Day One

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An important step in training your new goldendoodle is housebreaking. Many folks are intimidated by housebreaking and make it harder than it really is. According to Julie Jackson, canine behavior coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, Wisconsin, the more vigilant a family is about rewarding successes and removing opportunities for accidents, the quicker your goldendoodle will be trained. Here are some recommended steps for housebreaking, an important part of raising your goldendoodle.

Dog Check Ups At Home Are The First Line Of Defense

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In addition to taking your dog to the see the veterinarian on a regular basis, there are a few small things you can be on the lookout for at home that can send up a red flag if you know what you’re looking for. After all, a year is a long time between veterinarian visits and if you’re not paying attention, your dear dog could be suffering without your even knowing it.

Manage Doodle Separation Anxiety With Crating

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One of the hallmarks of the goldendoodle breed is that they tend to prefer being around their human family members instead of amusing themselves. Of course, it is impossible to expect a family member to stay home with their goldendoodle at all times, and some dogs will handle the separation, however brief, better than others.

What Is A Goldendoodle And Is It Right For You?

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Falling in love with a breed based on its cuteness level or popularity without taking into account the dog’s traits and needs is always a dangerous proposition. The goldendoodle breed has literally exploded in popularity, but because many new owners don’t realize the time commitment or expense associated with owning a dog, many goldendoodles find themselves in need of a new home.

Dogs And Winter Weather – Preparing For The Worst

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Donna Thompson of Virginia recently recounted a story to dogchannel.com about letting her dogs out after a major snow storm. When they didn’t come right back, she looked out the window to see what they were up to. Much to her surprise, they weren’t playing in the yard, but far on the other side of the field next to the yard!

The Poodle And Golden Retriever Make The Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2007

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The poodle and golden retriever, predecessors to the recent crossbreed phenomenon that is the goldendoodle, continue to rank among the most popular breeds in America, according to the American Kennel Club. With the poodle coming in at number eight and the golden retriever coming in at an impressive number four, both breeds seem to be still among America’s best friends with no signs of dropping in popularity any time soon.

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