A Community of Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Lovers
We have our beloved Sophie for almost 2 years now. Her first owner bought her from a pet store at 12 weeks and then kept her crated practically 24/7 since he worked 2 jobs. He bought her for his 6 year old daughter who visited every other Saturday. They kept her a little over 2 months and then he handed her to us crate and all. She instantly became the missing piece to our family. At the time we had a 2, 4 and 24 year old.
Sophie is extremely attached to me. I am a stay at home mom. If I go near the door to leave or if she thinks I might leave, she barks. She also tends to be very high strung when new people enter the house and still is peeing all over to the point that I have to let her out on the stoop before letting them come in the door in order to keep her from going on my carpet or furniture.
When I brought her for her 2 year check up at the vet, she went to peed in the office so much that the vet asked me if she normally did this, before I could ask him about the situation. When I explained it to him, he suggested that maybe she needed to be on prozac. Now, I tend to be a bit on the crunchy side with myself and my children and lean towards natural remedies for us, so this is NOT my first choice of solution for my puppy.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Is this just "the breed"? Will she ever grow out of this?