If you own a Labradoodle, then you know they are a fun-loving bundle of energy.

Labradoodles were first bred in 1988, by an Australian in an attempt to create a hypoallergenic guide dog for a blind woman whose husband had allergies.

They are very intelligent and easy to train, making them a great family dog. But hide your slippers! If Labradoodles are bored, destruction is their middle name. They also love to run through the house and may leave broken lamps in their path. Another passion of theirs is “stealing,” so bury your socks at the bottom of your laundry basket.

These high energy dogs need 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise depending on their age and health, and there are plenty of ways to keep them active.

Dog Walkers – If you can’t do it, hire a pro. Not only will brisk walks make your dog sleepy, it will allow him to experience new sights and smells.  Regular walks can also reduce destructive behavior and separation anxiety

Dog Parks – They are great for both canines and their owners to socialize. Labradoodles do best when they are behind a fence and have the freedom to play. But do not visit one if your dog has ever shown signs of aggression.

Playtime – Stock up on tennis balls because most Labradoodles enjoy playing with a ball. Another great way to wear your dog out is Frisbee. Be sure to use one that is more dog friendly with cloth material and padded edges. With either activity, watch out! Labradoodles love to jump.

Rally – This judged event is a newer sport in which a dog and its handler compete. When the judge says to begin, the pair will complete 10-20 stations (depending on the skill level) that combine obedience and agility. Each station has a sign indicating what skill is to be performed, and communication between dog and handler is encouraged.

When your schedule leaves little time to walk your dog before work, do you fear at the end of the day you will find stuffing from your sofa cushions scattered throughout your house? Then contact us. A dog walker is just what your canine companion needs. A walk at the park or around the neighborhood will leave him in his favorite position…on his back, snoring.

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