Miniature Whoodles are fun-loving, smart, and playful. They enjoy playing with children and spending time with people. They can become destructive if they’re bored, however, so be sure to keep them occupied throughout the day – especially if you work outside your home. If possible, you should bring your dog to work with you, so he will stay socially stimulated throughout the day.
Mini Whoodles are best-suited for a family setting, but can thrive with individuals or couples. Then, it will be more likely that they will have someone to snuggle or play with. They like to play more complex games and to be challenged. This will also reduce their interest in your new shoes or the pizza on the dining room table. By exercising him regularly and keeping his mind stimulated, you will have a happy and healthy Mini Whoodle puppy.
This dog breed needs to have food formulated for small dogs, and it can either be dry or wet. Whichever your pooch prefers will be fine. Try not to feed him too much junk food to avoid weight gain. These dogs are prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, allergies, and progressive retinal atrophy as time progresses. Offering your dog a nourishing diet and staying up-to-date on vet checks will help keep him happy and safe throughout his life.
These dogs are fairly easy to train and love to be challenged. Make sure to play plenty of games with them while training to keep them interested. Though they respond well to training, and learn quickly, you will need to remain stern and steadfast. If not, they will begin to question you and forget their training. You should always have some sort of socialization during training as well. Otherwise, they may become shy and fearful over time.
Because of the Poodle in this mixed breed, Whoodles require minimal grooming to maintain a healthy coat. Brushing weekly and bathing when necessary will keep your pup’s coat clean and healthy. Professional grooming should be done when needed throughout the year to help keep your Miniature Whoodle comfortable throughout the seasons, particularly if your hybrid puppy ends up with a longer coat. Your pup still won’t shed much as the Poodle in the mix makes them hypoallergenic, but you do want to keep a longer coat trimmed and brushed to prevent matting or tangling.
Mini Whoodles are semi-active dogs. They need daily walks and trips to the dog park at least once a week. Every other walk, you should play a game of fetch to help him balance his energy levels. You will also want to take him swimming or hiking at least once a month. This will help him maintain stamina and muscle tone.