The Double Doodle is two scoops of cute, thanks to their adorably curly parent breeds, the Labradoodle (Lab x Poodle) and the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle). The Double Doodle can have several different coat types, with some pups sporting tight curls courtesy of their Poodle grandparents, and others going for the wavy look. Coarse hair protects the Doodle's skin from abrasions and other injuries that might occur in watersports and hiking through densely forested areas, making this an excellent breed for people who like to spend time in nature.
The people-pleasing nature of the Lab and Golden breeds and the intelligence of the Poodle makes this an extremely trainable dog who is eager to make their owner happy. Keeping the Double Doodle entertained might be tricky, since their brains can sometimes get them into mischief. Read on to find creative and inexpensive activities to keep your curly pooch busy on both sunny and rainy days.
Double Doodles are extremely receptive to learning new commands since they are descended from three very trainable breeds. The Poodle, for instance, used to be the top breed for circus dogs and are praised for their trainability and eagerness to please. The Double Doodle descends from two retriever breeds as well who are extremely focused and hardworking.
Not only is command training a fun activity, but it also can save your pet's life! Having a dog who comes when they are called and obeys other simple commands can decrease risks associated with traffic and the likelihood of interactions with other animals who aren't as friendly as your Fido.
What's more fun than regular hide and seek? Hide and seek involving one of the cheapest and yummiest forms of protein around -- that's right, we're talking about egg hunts! Now, we know what you're probably thinking -- that's just an Easter thing, right? Wrong! Egg hunts are a fun activity for the whole family that can be done any day of the year, provided that you have a carton of eggs in the fridge! Kids also love getting creative with different coloring techniques. While fun, dyeing the eggs isn't mandatory but makes a fun additional activity if you're into that sort of thing! Be sure to use a dog-safe dye that's non-toxic.
Also, be careful not to feed your dog too many eggs. This high-calorie food, while nutritious, can cause weight gain. Let your dog sniff out one hard-boiled egg and send the two-legged kids after the rest! Using plastic eggs is a good way to include your dog in the fun without overfeeding them.
This may seem like a simple activity, but it ranks high as one of the OG Doodle's favorite activities. Maybe it's because of their Retriever heritage, or it could be because of the poodle's eagerness to master tricks -- one thing is for sure though, this breed is great at this game. There are all kinds of frisbees available nowadays, from glow-in-the-dark discs to ones with flashing lights and even cameras on them! Make it fun and get creative! Just don't forget to treat your beloved Doodle when they bring it back!