Over the last several years, we as Americans, Canadians, etc, have been blessed with a thing called "Immediate Gratification". Although this has been great, it has also made us impatient at times.
To raise a puppy, patience is one of the first ingredients we need. Unlike many items we may buy at the local super store, puppies do not come out of the box, install batteries, and they are ready to go.
Goldendoodle puppies do, however, love to eat disgusting things, roll in smelly things, chew on everything, get sick, and need moderate exercise. Not much different than most puppies.
Being prepared before your puppy comes into your home is the most desirable. Below are a list of several good books that I have personally enjoyed and have found useful:
The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell www.janfennellthedoglistener.com (my all time favorite)
Link to Jan's website where you can get books, DVDs, and other resources.
The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete
The Dog's Mind by Dr. Bruce Fogle
Being well prepared for a puppy's arrival will make the difference between an easy transition for you/your family and a difficult one, so take the time to read the books and then you can enjoy those first few weeks of puppy ownership.
You can see our available puppies on our website at www.doodlepuppy.com.