Why do Goldendoodles Like To Be Carried?

By Jeffrey Cheek
January 16, 2023

Wondering why Goldendoodles love to be carried around like a baby? I was always curious why Bailey, my Goldendoodle, would come running whenever I asked if she wanted to be carried.

But what is it about being carried that makes them so happy?

Well, Goldendoodles seek out physical contact from their owners and love nothing more than snuggling up in laps or getting carried around in arms. They naturally take pleasure in feeling secure, safe and close to their people. Being carried often helps them relax and feel content.

Additionally, carrying goldendoodles around can create a sense of bond between dog and owner that simply cannot be matched when walking on leash or playing fetch.

Since goldendoodles are highly intelligent canines, they understand that being held is an expression of affection from their beloved humans.

a goldendoodle playing on the carpet

Goldendoodles, like all dogs, need physical touch in order to experience the many psychological and physiological benefits of being touched.

One study found that providing pets with physical touch helped reduce stress levels and improve overall health not only for the dogs, but their owners as well.

Moreover, being carried helps Goldendoodles feel secure and safe. Many goldendoodle owners find that their pup has separation anxiety and will often not settle or relax until they are held by their human. Being carried around can be a way to help soothe your Goldendoodle when they’re feeling anxious.

However, it is not always the best idea to carry your Goldendoodle.

Is it a Good Idea to Carry Your Goldendoodle all the time?

There are situations where carrying a Goldendoodle is completely fine, but there are also times when it is not a good idea.

When in Danger

When There is Immediate Danger, it is alright to carry your Goldendoodle. For example, when you see vicious dog or a wild animal approaching your pup, it’s best to pick them up and bring them to safety.

When Afraid

If there are loud noises or other dogs around that frighten your pup, carrying them will only reinforce the fear and make the situation worse. The best thing to do in this situation is keep your pup close, reward them for calm behavior, and ultimately get away from the loud noise or other dogs.

When Experiencing Anxiety

Carrying your Goldendoodle around when they are anxious can help soothe them and make them feel safe. However, it’s important to make sure your pup is calm before you pick them up, and not just reward their anxious behavior.

When it’s the Only Way to Get Around

Carrying your Goldendoodle when they are too small to walk or are unable to climb stairs due to health reasons can be a great option. It’s important to make sure you are carrying your pup safely and not putting too much strain on its body.

For Fun

Goldendoodles love to be held and carried around, so it’s perfectly fine to carry them for short periods of time just for fun! Just make sure you are not carrying your pup too often or for too long.

How to Carry Your Goldendoodle Safely?

When carrying your goldendoodle, it’s important to make sure you are doing it safely. Here are few tips:

- Use two hands and avoid any sudden movement that can cause harm to your pup.

- Make sure you have a good grip on the pup and secure their feet against your body.

- Make sure you are holding on to the pup’s chest, not just their belly or legs.

- Support your pup’s head and neck when carrying them.

-Don't lift your goldendoodle by their neck or legs.

Do they like being carried because they are tired?

No, most Goldendoodles don’t necessarily like being carried because they are tired. It is more likely that they enjoy being held and cuddled by their humans because it creates a sense of comfort and security for them.

It affects Your Mental State

Finally, carrying your Goldendoodle can also benefit you! Studies have shown that physical contact between you and your goldendoodle lowers stress levels, cortisol levels and boosts your mood.

So the next time you feel a bit down, pick up your pup and take a walk together – it might be just what you need!


In conclusion, Goldendoodles love to be carried around because it helps them feel secure, safe and loved by their humans. However, it’s important to be aware of when and how you are carrying your pup – for their safety and yours.

Happy cuddling!

Jeffrey Cheek

Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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