Growing up we had a poodle mix that weighed just twenty-five pounds. While she was small could jump extremely high for her size. She could take about three steps and jump over the kitchen counter without ever touching the counter-top. I’m not joking! That little girl could fly!
Goldendoodles can be tremendous athletes and as owners we cannot underestimate their abilities to run, jump and even climb.
Once your Goldendoodle learns just how high it can jump it could lead to some potential problems if they learn how to jump a backyard fence and go for a walk in the wide wide world or worse.
How High Can A Goldendoodle Jump?
A full-sized Goldendoodle is capable of jumping 4 to 5 feet in the air. However, many Goldendoodle owners have claimed their dog can jump much higher in the seven-foot range!
The ability for a Goldendoodle to jump high is also a function of genetics, the individual dog, and its size.
While not all Goldendoodles are capable of jumping a six-foot fence, some are to jump high enough to get over a fence. This is especially true when you factor in a combination of jumping and crawling to get over the wall.
Picture a Goldendoodle jumping high onto a chain link fence and then using its paws to climb over the last little bit to get over the fence. This is a sight many Goldendoodle owners have seen if they have a high jumping dog that is also an escape artist!
With this said, not all Doodles have to jump over a fence to escape. Check out this Goldendoodle climb over the fence.
When A Goldendoodle Jumping High Can Be Good
- Getting Into A Vehicle
- Getting Out of A Vehicle
- Playing Frisbee
- Doing Agility Sports
- Playing Fetch With A Ball
- Getting Into A Bed
- Getting Out Of A Bed
- Jumping Into The Water
- Getting Out Of The Water An Onto Shore (lake side, ocean, river, etc.)
When A Goldendoodle Jumping High Can Be Bad
- Jumping Up On A Child
- Jumping Up On An Adult (or anyone for that matter)
- Jumping Over A Fence And Escaping
- Jumping On Furniture When Not Asked
- Jumping Out Of A Moving Vehicle
- Jumping And Hurting Their Hips or Ligaments In Their Legs
While the Goldendoodle puppy launching itself off of the steps in slow motion is adorable, it might now always be welcome behavior.
For this reason, you will need to teach your Goldendoodle when to jump and when not to jump. There are many YouTube videos about training your dog how to jump, and also how to stop jumping.
Remember, it is good dog etiquette to not jump up on humans to greet them.
It might be cute when they are small puppies 8-pound puppies, but when they grow up to be 60, 70 or even 80 pounds, you will be glad you put limits on your dog’s opportunity to jump up on people.
Do Goldendoodles Jump Fences?
Yes, Goldendoodles are capable of jumping fences, but it does not mean they will jump a fence. If your dog is capable of jumping a fence, you will want to work with a trainer to help teach your dog their boundaries and to not jump the fence.
Also, for most dogs that can jump high, it is recommended to have a six-foot privacy fence vs. a chainlink fence. Tall wooden fences are much harder for a dog to jump over because they cannot use the chain links as a way to jump and then crawl over the fence with their paws.
Are Goldendoodles Easy To Train?
Yes, Goldendoodles are easy to train. The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Both of these breeds are known to be highly intelligent and easy to train.
Can A Goldendoodle Climb A Tree?
A Goldendoodle might be able to climb a tree. They are very intelligent and resourceful dogs. I have never personally seen a Goldendoodle climb a tree, but I have seen a YouTube Video showing another dog climbing a tree to get its ball, so I will have to say, yes, it is possible for a Goldendoodle to climb a tree.