No, Australian labradoodles don’t bark a lot. They typically only bark when they have something to communicate to you.
For example, they may want your attention or need you to notice that it’s time for their food. They may also bark out of frustration if their needs for physical activity and mental stimulation aren’t met.
To prevent your Australian labradoodle’s barking from becoming a bad habit:
- Notice what is triggering the behavior.
- Never respond by shouting or punishing this breed.
- When it has calmed down, address the cause of the barking. For example, provide food.
- If it barks for attention, ignore the behavior and only reward it when it has calmed down.
- If it’s barking because it’s frustrated and needs physical activity – provide more exercise to tire it out.