I was wondering if people who have experience with labradoodles' wouldn't mind sharing their thoughts on my chance of gaining 'control' over an 18 month 'out-off' control labradoodle.
I'm not overly familiar with the breed but have been approached by a family who are having trouble with their labradoodle to see if I would like to re-home him. From what I can see the dog is out-off control for two reasons. They are not giving it adequate exercise and they are confusing the poor dog with the training they are attempting.
I'm far from a dog training expert, I've only had two dogs in my life. A jack russell who I've only had for two years and got as a pup and an English Pointer who I took on as a rescue dog and has sadly passed away recently, hence the reason this family is offering me their labradoodle! My dogs are considered to be well-behaved / well-trained by most people and they think it's because of their training.
However, I'm not sure if this is the case as all I do is provide my dogs with HEAPS of exercise and provide them with clear, consistent instructions. My question is will my 'training' approach work on a labradoodle who is already 18 months old and hasn't learnt that his human master is the boss. I'm happy to accept the initial period as being a bit tough whilst boundaries are being established but I'm not keen to take a dog on that has little chance of becoming an enjoyable pet.
p.s also to clarify the out off control behaviour is not aggressive etc just over excited, doesn't obey (confusing instructions!), jumpy and sometime destructive.