Labradoodle puppies are cute and cuddly, but like all puppies, these dogs need a lot of love and attention. Like a newborn baby, puppies cry a lot, often in the middle of the night, especially soon after coming home. Sleepless nights are common in the beginning, until your puppy overcomes separation from its mother and gets used to its new home.
Labradoodles are very smart and need lots of attention to avoid boredom and developing destructive behavior like chewing, barking and digging holes in the yard. Daily walks and plenty of play time are important in keeping your dog happy and healthy.
Owning a labradoodle is a bad idea if the dog will be confined indoors for more than eight hours during the day, unless a pet sitter is able to let it outside once or twice. Puppies need to potty more often than adult dogs, and need more attention. It is also very cruel to leave a puppy in a crate for extended periods of time.
Puppy training requires lots of time and patience. If you’re not willing to invest the time needed to train your dog properly, especially potty training, don’t buy a puppy. Your new puppy will need to be potty trained, and learn basic commands.
Aside from the important responsibilities of pet ownership, adoption costs should be considered before searching for puppies. Labradoodle puppies aren’t cheap. The cost to adopt a healthy puppy through a reputable breeder can be anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000.
Although the costs are a little high, adoption fees often include important things like shots, spay/neutering, training materials, micro chipping and a health warranty. Then there are the obvious ongoing costs for vet visits, food and pet sitting if you need to hire a sitter. You will also need to purchase a puppy crate, toys and a dog bed.
Consider all of those things before adopting a puppy, and choose a quality breeder wisely. Use our site to find a local breeder in your state.