They are wonderful family companions, and generally get along well with children and do well with other dogs and family pets. They are not watchdogs-they will most likely not bark when someone knocks on the door. Goldendoodles are very social dogs who should not live away from their families. They are not suited to living in a kennel or outside; they want to be in the house. These dogs can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods at a time.