Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
If Teddy sheds now, he is probably going to continue to shed. He is not shedding his puppy coat - that comes much later. There is a group called Where is the poodle in my doodle? for those who have more retriever looking doodles. The phase you are describing has nothing to do with his breed and more to do with that puppies are exploring their new world and nip, chew, dig, eat all sorts of things. You need to supervise to make sure he doesn't eat things he shouldn't - like socks, toys, poisonous plants.... Puppies can be a pain! But they are soooo cute and, with training become awesome dogs.
Ditto what Nancy said, but I would suggest that you get into some training classes as soon as possible. You are going to learn just as much if not more than the puppy. It will help you to understand a lot of the behavior and how to fix or correct it. I would also suggest if you have a rock eater or chewer especially that you look into Pet Insurance.
No answer to the shedding....but my two puppies love to dig up dirt and mulch....they will try to eat grass, mulch, hostas, flowers, bugs, paper...etc. I just keep a close eye on them, tell them to "leave it" and then replace with one of their toys. Pretty sure it's just normal puppy behavior. Good luck!!
Puppies usually ruin those lovely yards but hopefully outgrow the major destructive behaviors and you can make your yard beautiful again.