It’s exciting bringing a new puppy into your life and family. You can’t wait to show-off your cute Labradoodle!
Of course, you want to play with your Doodle puppy, but remember your puppy is suddenly in an environment pup doesn’t know. Remind children to be calm and gentle.
Most important ”LOVING your Doodle-Dog”. One of the healthiest things you can do for your puppy is give pup lots of love and attention lots and lots of attention. Dogs are extremely loyal by nature and are happy when they please you. Their ancestors, wolves, ran in packs so understand that puppy can get lonely if you don’t spend enough time with them. Studies show that emotionally, dogs benefit from being petted by humans as mush as humans do from petting dogs. So spend time with your little companion. Play, talk, pet and love and you’ll both be happier and healthier.
The first few months are very important for establishing good habits. It is always best to be prepared and read up on the best early training skills. Remember you have to train yourself and your family to be consistent!
Here are some things you can do to help your Labradoodle pup feel as comfortable as possible.
- Teach children not to be rough with puppy: no pulling ears, whiskers or tail
- Act calm, not too rowdy
- Provide a soft, warm bed place close to you or family member
- Give puppy a soft chewing toy or bone
- Always have a drinking water available
Feeding your Labradoodle at first it’s important to feed your puppy (some of ) the same food he was eating before you brought him home. It’s IMPORTANT to Feed puppy from the Palm of your Hand, have everyone feed puppy out of the palm of their hand. Teach children to always when hand feeding puppy dog a treat to do so with food in palm -of -their -hand.
Many commercial foods are acceptable but be sure to choose a well-balanced one (without any grians and no corn meal).
*Safety For Doodle Puppy Keep electrical cords out of chewing reach.
*Keep garbage cans and household chemicals secured away of puppy.
*Keep chocolate away from puppy because it is toxic to dogs and can kill them.
a very good product to have
*When traveling with your Labradoodle in car – never put a leash on puppy then tie the leash to something to secure it because may be choked if the car stops suddenly.
* Good products to help with Car Sickness etc, is all natural Motion Sickness by Hylands and Calms Forte’ by Hylands and we also always have some Rescue Remedy ( buy at health food store, all human grade products).
* We always buy organic canned pumpkin and give a little weekly, sometimes with a little yogurt.
* Never mix wet food with dry kibble!
* If you get some canned dog food, we recommend the Wellness ( non-grain ).
*Never leave your Labradoodle alone in a closed-up car on a hot day for any amount of time.
*IDENTIFICATION TAG and micro chip tag immediately have an ID tag made for your Labradoodle.
Collar you should be able to fit two fingers under the collar when it’s on your Labradoodle puppy – Check the fit often because puppies grow quickly.
Leash & harness For potty walks or spending time in an unfenced location, outfit Labradoodle pup in an appropriate leash and harness. By hooking the leash to a harness, your puppy won’t be choked.
Exercising doodle puppy Exercise is an important part of labradoodles overall health Puppy develops good motor skills and balance and life skills from being out and about. Playing games such as fetch challenge a puppy mentally. Remember, exercising helps puppy go poop so take a poop scoop.
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For more very good information review our “Dog Care Library”
Only need to bathe your Labradoodle if he’s dirty or smelly; bathing too often can cause dry skin . It helps to brush doodle’s coat before bath. Use the best dog shampoo (Doc Ackerman’s is great) or gentle people shampoo, lukewarm water and gently scrub from head to tail taking care not to get soap or water in eyes or ears. Rinse thoroughly and stand back – doodle will shake and shake! Dry with a towel or hairdryer (not too hot ) but don’t let your puppy get cold.
Grooming Brushing or combing (with a wide tooth comb) your Labradoodle regularly keeps his coat looking nice and it feels good to your doodle. And just as important, this is time for you puppy to bond.
Important that you keep ( or have a groomer ) your doodle hair trimmed a little around their eyes, month and privates.
See “Facts about Coats” for more info.
There are lots of good book on dog training! Here are a few we recommend…
- The Puppy Primer and Leader of the Pack by Patricia McConnell Ph.D. Her website has a lot of excellent resources.
Maybe, just go to your library and check out some books …*
- Beginning Obedience by Nikki Moustaki
- Raising a Behaviorally Healthy Puppy by Suzanne Hetts, PhD
- The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell
* The Other End of the Leach by Patricia McConnell Ph.D.
* Dogs are from Neptune by Jean Donaldson – understanding dogs
* Dog Tricks for Dummies, by Sarah Hodgson
* Dog Parties by Kimberly Whitman – dogie treat recipes
good dog care book ~
- Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook by James Giff M.D.
- Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, Revised Edition: Small Doses for Small Animals by Don Hamilton and Richard Pitcairn.
It’s a perfect time to check-out some fun collars at the Dog Collar Boutique (click) find their logo & link