Goldendoodles are fantastic dogs that are very hard to say no to when you are in the market for a pet. If you are considering getting one, either just for yourself or as a family dog, then by all means you should go ahead, but if you do this then you should make sure you choose one of the many Goldendoodle puppies for sale, rather than a fully grown dog. Here are a few reasons why it is best to rear a Goldendoodle from a pup instead of buying one that has fully matured and is an adult already.
Goldendoodles are very fun, boisterous animals that have quite a bit of energy, although they are very soft and tender with children and the elderly. However, they still need to have some form of training done so that they know when playtime is over or when they have crossed a line and need to be brought back under control. They are very intelligent dogs, but they are also best trained while they are young. While the old adage "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" is not completely accurate, it is definitely harder to train older dogs even if they do have a bit of poodle in them (which is one of the easiest dog breeds to train).
If you are looking for a family pet, then choosing a puppy is the best choice because that dog will bond with you so much more strongly than it would later on in life. This is especially great for children too, as they can make their first real 'friend' and learn how to interact with animals from a young age. This relationship only blossoms with time and can create such a unique and deep care for one another that it is hard to replicate in the future. Your children will never forget their first pet, so giving them the full experience from a puppy to a fully matured dog is the best option.
While you can adopt very obedient and well-trained dogs that are older, if you buy a puppy, then you can instill boundaries about your house from early so that you know the dog will follow them and not pee inside or anything like that. Older dogs, even if trained, may not have had the same experience in their previous home and so can be confused as to whether or not they are allowed to do certain things. This is unfair to the dog and very frustrating for you, which is why it is best to avoid it and get a puppy.
Reach out to a breeder to see what Goldendoodle puppies for sale are available and to learn more.