-Buy puppy food – we feed Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula Kibble.
-For chew toys, we like the Kong toys, teethers, cow hooves, rope toys, stuffed dog toys with squeakers and balls www.manorlakedogboutique.com
-Bitter apple spray (spray on the items you do not want your puppy to chew on)
-Training treats – Any type of natural dog/puppy treats
-Puppy bowls for food and water (we like stainless steel )
-Nature’s Miracle or similar type odor neutralizer
-Cat litter box (if you are going to continue using a litter box)
-Comfort wood pellets for litter (if you are using litter)
-ID tag and a second leash (we send a Lupine collar with your puppy in a 9 to 13 inch size – (www.lupine.com) and a Manor Lake leash
-Brushes – we like a dematting brush for when the puppy transitions its coat from puppy to adult (Les Poochs red brush) – www.manorlakedogboutique.com for Les Poochs brushes – we use the medium green brush the most, it is a medium firmness
-Puppy shampoo and conditioner – any mild type will work, our favorite are the puppy shampoos from Les Poochs at www.manorlakedogboutique.com
-Nail clippers if you will be trimming your puppies nails, if not, a local groomer
Items to Bring When You Pick Up Your Australian Labradoodle Puppy
Bottled water or Water Rover
Plastic bag for poop scoop up
If you take your Australian Labradoodle puppy out of the crate, please attach a leash – your Australian Labradoodle puppy is not leash trained but attaching the leash is a safety measure.
Use the old towel, if necessary, to clean off your puppy if the puppy was not able to “hold it” in the crate.
Hold and comfort your Australian Labradoodle puppy – he/she maybe a little scared
Once you are back in the car, your Australian Labradoodle puppy can sit on a lap or ride in the crate
Do take your Australian Labradoodle puppy home for quiet time with you and your family for the first 24 hours
Keep in mind that your puppy is not fully vaccinated until it has had at least 3 puppy shots. Dog parks and pet stores are not a good idea until your puppy is fully vaccinated.
Helpful Hints on House Training
Your Australian Labradoodle puppy has been trained to use a litter box filled with comfort pressed wood pellets (these can be purchased at any pet/feed supply store), as well as going potty outside on the grass with the command “go potty”. We use a small litter box, designed for cats (purchased at a pet supply store) and use it in an enclosed area.
Remember, when your Australian Labradoodle puppy eats, wait almost ½ an hour and the puppy will need to go potty and poop either in the litter box or outside with the command “go potty”. Consistency is the name of the game with potty training your new Australian Labradoodle puppy!
Recommended Books Dog Training for Dummies
Dog Whisperer (comes in CDs too)
Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog