Our Australian labradoodles are very social. They have friends just as we do. They have their “walking” buddies that they greet each morning as we take our walk on the ranch trail overlooking the ocean, and they also have labradoodle friends that they enjoy having a playdate with every few months. We’ve also kept in contact with the two puppies from our litters that are residents of our little town of Cambria.
We had a gathering of humans and labradoodles at our house recently. There is alway the usual frantic display of excitement as each pooch arrives.
They start their socializing out on the deck and do some exploration of the garden.
The chickens are a bit of a distraction. We lock the hens in their outdoor coop when visiting dogs are here to keep them safe.
Once they’ve checked out the garden and run full speed in circles around its perimeter to burn off some energy, they usually settle down on the deck with the humans. It always amazes me how they get along with each other, enjoy each other’s company, and how attached they are to their owners.