CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!
Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!
This is our ninth and final Pup Date on the puppies from The Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter!
Last Pup Date we provided you information regarding Veterinarians, Vaccination, and Deworming. We also brainstormed creative and effective ways in which you could socialize and desensitize your puppies during the isolating time of COVID-19. A link on How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle and of course we had the BIG REVEAL. This week we will provide you with information and suggestions around "Bringing Your Puppy Home."
We have a few pick-up dates scheduled for this litter, all of you should know which date and the time your family is scheduled to pick up your puppy. Some of the items we suggest you pack in your vehicle for pick-up day are:
-Collar and Leash -Blanket
-Pee Pad -Small squeaky chew toy
-Crate with crate mat -Treat pouch
-Bully Stick and Kong in the crate -with poopy bags
-A bottle of water and water bowl -and treats (even just kibble)
On pick-up day leaving the harness at home would probably be best. There will be enough changes for your puppy and fussing with a harness for this initial experience will not be the most positive.
We suggest that you leave your crate in the car when you arrive and prepare to pack your puppy out with you when you leave. If an adult or older calm person can hold the puppy for the ride home we suggest capitalizing on this by creating your puppy's first positive bonding experience with you. This time in the car is an important first with your puppy he will be using his sense of smell, sight, and hearing to associate himself with his new "Pack." So you will want the car ride to be a calm, quiet, nurturing, and smooth ride. You want to convey to your puppy right from the beginning that you are a safe person, that he can feel secure, and that he can trust you will take good care of him.
When you arrive at home pack your puppy to where you have decided to have her go pee. Let her have a potty break. Bring her in and let her explore your puppy areas. After twenty minutes or so then take her back out to pee. If she drinks water in between you may want to take her pee sooner.
Over the hours and days to come, remember everything your puppy is experiencing is new! They are in a new home, their routines have changed, every person in the house is different, the house does not have a familiar smell, not to mention they have just left their momma and all of their littermates this may translate into a diminished appetite or a change in stool. If your puppy starts having loose stool or appears constipated we recommend you add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin to their meals this will quickly correct the problem. Pumpkin is a great natural high fiber source that we use for our puppies and dogs as well.
Labradoodles tend to have a low food drive. They enjoy food but it is not their focus so if your puppy seems disinterested in her food in the upcoming days, no need to worry. They can skip a meal and they will be just fine. If your puppy is not eating sitting down beside your puppy and trying to get her to eat some kibble from your hand may very well help encourage her to eat. After she has eaten a bit from you stand up and let her try on her own again, she likely will start picking at it on her own.
Your puppies are ready and cannot wait, I am sure to be the center of their forever family's universe.
The puppies continue to explore new toys, household, and yard noises happily. The puppies are starting to recognize when we call them by name. We have been working with them on basic commands and they are catching on quite quickly. All of the puppies understand sit and learning down. We continue to screech OUCH! When they bite us even the slightest bit too hard, ignoring them for a second and retrying the original action, with praise when they have a softer mouth. It won't be long before you are enjoying your morning coffee with your puppy curled up at your feet.
We have added two new videos this week, your Puppy Pick-up Video and your Nine Week Pup Date. We hope you find these videos informative.
I will go through each puppy in the order of birth.
Our firstborn "Black" Frost is the newest addition to the Geant family!
Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.
She wears a warm caramel coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. Ms. Pink will be joining the Robertson Family!
Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and tip of her tail. Ms. Peach is ready to join her forever home Geoff, Bennette, Robert, Sofia, and Nolin!
Arctic Blue has been named Gabby by her Guardian Home and wears the full title Chilliwack Labradoodles Gabby for her registered name. This girl has moved into her forever home and will be part of our Guardian Program. She has transitioned well and has been creating bonds with each of her new family members. We have been told she loves the snow but is a fair-weather girl when it comes to the rain!
Orange Maple is our firstborn boy and wears a caramel/red coat. He now belongs to the Schaper family who has named him Ziggy.
Yellow Alaska is our next boy born. His forever home the Braun family has now named him Tucker!
Four Leaf Clover has now been named Eddie! He cannot wait to meet his fur brother McGee and join his parents Darlene and Kevin forever!
Red Cedar has now been named Mipha by her forever family. I am told the Yip family are fans of The Legend of Zelda and Princess Mipha!
Purple Elm has a smooth caramel coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail. Purple Elm will be over the moon when she meets her forever parents Cynthia and Ron Hennig.
Uli formally Polar Ice is getting ready to join his forever family the de Regt's!
Chilliwack Labradoodles Juniper formally known as Misty Blue has joined her forever family the Cheng's and has become the star of her own Instagram Page! We look forward to watching Juniper mature, as she too will be part of our Guardian Program.
Brown Douglas has been named Ryder by his family the Leungs!
Thank you to those who have email returned their signed contracts. We look forward to receiving the rest of the contracts.
Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at
Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.