any puppy of any breed is work but remember what you do in beginning and reinforce over time....woody06 said:Actually for me my DD was a piece of cake.She was and still is very laid back.Was a very good baby and get's better and better with age.She is also very respectful of animals.So if we do get a puppy it will be a big change in our quiet home.I just informed DD about some of what I have been reading about doodles.The nipping,and potty training etc .I told her it will be allot of work for a while.We will not be able to ever leave him or her roaming around.She seemed a little concerned about all of that.But that is why I am doing my homework.I want to make sure this is the pet for us.They seem like sweet animals but there is allot of work when they are young.
...well you do get to "easy street" so to speak.
Max who's going on 3yrs old was one of the easiest puppies i've ever raised. He didn't chew things up, he trained both in potty and OB
very quickly and easily, he didn't nip or jump alot, stuck by our side 24/7, but man he could howl like no other hound dog if he got crated :lol:
Peanut was quick to learn but a little pisser, full of energy till she hit 11mos old then matured. NOW she is the most laid back sweetest dog.
I have NOT one regret having 2 puppies 5mos apart, i stayed in shape walking them :lol: , love their affection along with comical
antics----->i'd say puppies do give you a better sense of humor ( as do having kids and a "other" half)
seriously, raising a puppy isn't hard rather it's being consistent, attentative, doing training with lots of praise and some treats etc
but in the long run it pays off bigtime in a relatively short time. OH dogs give us UNConditional love too.
when you raised your daughter you taught her" No yes and that's right", gave her praise, potty trained her and much much more
same with apuppy but done in a shorter time frame. :mrgreen:
i had 3 kids........2 were pistols and one was so calm sweet and didn't give me a headache till he hit about 15yrs old hahhaaa
Raising my 2 doodles was MUCH EASIER than kids hahahaaaaaaaaaaa (way easier hahhaaaaaaaaaa)
in fact there's a blog article i wrote joking around how much easier puppies are than kids :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
PS go for the temperament of the dog that suits you and your family, makes life alot easier
we go for the more laid back easy going dogs but with a wee bit of humous devil in them, keeps my house from being dull :lol: