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  • By: Linda Whitwam
  • Narrated by: Trish Helsel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The Goldendoodle Handbook: The Essential Guide For New & Prospective Goldendoodle Owners (Canine Handbooks)

By: Linda Whitwam
Narrated by: Trish Helsel
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Summary

The number one best seller on Goldendoodles!

Learn from experts how to choose, raise, and train a happy, healthy, and well-behaved Goldendoodle.

The Goldendoodle Handbook is the first book to be endorsed by GANA (Goldendoodle Association of North America), the world’s leading organisation for Goldendoodles.

This step-by-step manual will help you care for, train, and build a deep, lifelong bond with your Goldendoodle.

Canine author Linda Whitwam and 16 leading breeders have produced the biggest and most in-depth book on this highly popular Doodle. The audiobook is easy to listen and is packed full of insider tips and practical info.

Puppies - Learn:

  • Preparing Your Home
  • Getting Through the First Few Days and Nights
  • Where Should Puppy Sleep?
  • Typical Goldendoodle Behavior
  • Understanding Your Puppy and Building a Bond
  •  Exercise - How Much and How Often
  • Crate Training
  • Potty Training 
  • Socialization
  • Obedience Training, incl:
  • Sit, Stay, Recall, Leash and Clicker Training
  • Dealing with Puppy Biting and Chewing
  • Feeding a Puppy, Adult, and Senior Dog

Breeders give personal advice on what to expect from bringing your puppy home right through to old age - and the pitfalls to avoid.

For anyone who hasn’t chosen their pup yet, there’s:

  • Goldendoodles for Allergy Sufferers
  • How to Find a Good Breeder and The Questions to Ask
  • Puppy Contracts
  • Where not to Buy a Goldendoodle
  • How to Pick a Healthy Pup or Adult Dog
  • Picking a Pup with the Right Temperament for You
  • Rescue Doodles

Goldendoodle health is covered in depth, including ear infections, skin issues, allergies, spaying, neutering, vaccinations, parasites, and illnesses which can affect this crossbreed.

Experts have written specialist articles: Inside a Goldendoodle puppy’s mind, coat genetics and grooming, activities and competitions for Goldendoodles, and therapy Doodles.

©2016 Linda Whitwam (P)2019 Linda Whitwam

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Well distilled knowledge

A great listen from a very knowledgable author who is clearly passionate about what she does. This is the latest info from top breeders in the field at the moment. I wouldn't look anywhere else for a dog book.

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Great informative book

Enjoyed listening to this book very informative and helpful. It was interesting having an American narrater.


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Fantastic handbook and guide

As a new dog owner, I was so pleased to find this book which is very thorough and well written (and spoken!). I found it's very well researched and comprehensively put together compared to similar books on the market and it provides everything you need to and should know about the breed. I feel confident in starting a life with my new puppy 'Bonzo' now.

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Beep beep bop robot

I’m sure this would have been a very informative book but I can’t get through it, the narration sounds like google translate 😂

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Enjoyable and Informative

There is a lot of good and helpful information and I now feel much more knowledgeable and better prepared for owning Golden Doodle.

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Lots of Goldendoodle-specific info, clearly read

There's lots of specific information about Goldendoodles and plenty of tips from breeders in this book. The narration is very clear and easy to listen to.

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  • sarahrocksudont
  • 06-12-19

Informative!

Very helpful book detailing the history of the breed as well as anything you’d need to know about their temperament, training, etc. I appreciated the amount of detail that went into the book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-12-19

A great book for any Goldendoodle owner

I found this book to be a refreshing, fundamentally sound and complete guide for anyone getting ready to own a Goldendoodle and even for those of us that have owned them for years. I am a breeder and I will definitely be recommending that all of my upcoming doodle families invest in this book. Thank you for taking the time to research and write a book that addresses the major topics of the Goldendoodle and their owners.
Deanne Geurkink

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  • JRT
  • 27-11-19

Educational and Informative!

A must read for anyone seeking a goldendoodle addition to their home. Very thorough and helpful.

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  • KSERI
  • 26-11-19

From selecting a breeder to raising your pup!

This book about goldendoodles is probably one of the most detailed dog books I have ever read. The author starts with how to select a good breeder, discusses the personality traits of goldendoodles (positives & negatives), discusses housebreaking and crate training, grooming needs, exercise/training needs, and much, much, more!

It’s a perfect book for a first time golden doodle owner. You will be more than prepared to bring a goldendoodle into your home with this handbook!

K Serianni, CPDT-Ka, trainer & owner - Deans Creek Doodles

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  • A. Bishop
  • 24-11-19

Great goldendoodle guide

This book has a great collection of concise information for goldendoodle owners. I recommend the book to new owners especially, as that’s what it seemed geared towards.
I found the focus on the parents breed traits, poodle and golden retriever, particularly interesting

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  • Annette Scott
  • 19-10-22

BEST Goldendoodle Book on the Market

This is by far the best goldendoodles book I have ever listen too…not only is it informative but is it a resourceful personally helpful, funny interesting and extremely engaging! I love how the author shares her contribution of knowledge with so many other people and organizations who have contributed to the breed. She provided a realistic approach to owning and raising and caring for Goldendoodles. As I was listening to this book, I felt as if I was sharing a cup of tea in the author’s cozy kitchen, while watching her Goldendoodles romp and play. I fell in love with her stories about Max. I really felt invited into the author’s home and life. It’s such an endearing and enjoyable book. I am sure that I will read this book over and over and over again. It should be in everyone’s library, even if you don’t own a goldendoodle

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  • Lori
  • 19-05-22

Excellent

I learned so much and feel so prepared to bring home our new pup! Thank you!

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  • RFC
  • 25-11-19

The best Goldendoodle book on the market!

So excited I have the audible version now! This book is a must have for all Goldendoodle owners, full of helpful information! I highly recommend reading before you get your puppy! I’ve read it twice and am now listening to it.