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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. This is your December Pup Date for The Ichi Tsuk Litter. We hope you are all well and enjoying this holiday season.

 

Sakura will be introducing us to her litter of puppies in just over a week's time!  Her appetite has increased through the month however she is eating smaller portions much more frequently over the course of the day. She is definitely sporting a very cute pregnancy belly. Which is just what we expect during this stage of her pregnancy.

At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we have always gone above and beyond following strict health and safety standards when it comes to our home and puppies.  Now with the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have revamped our protocols in order to ensure the continued health of our dogs, puppies, and families. We will provide you with a link just below this paragraph to the page of our website titled "Modified Health and Safety Protocols."

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/covid-19-health-and-safety-protocol

For our last months' Pup Date we introduced you to the amazing BAXTER and Bella online dog training program. How To Get Your House Set-up and Planning for your Puppy's arrival will be this month's Pup Date topic. 

-Which door will your puppy go in and out of at your house during potting training?

It is really important when you are doing house training or any sort of training to have consistency. You will want to pick the door that is most convenient to you and that goes directly to your "potty area."

Puppies have a really short attention span so you want to make sure that the door is easily accessible and the potty area is right outside the door.  If you are involving your children in potty training you will want to make sure the door is easy to open for them.

Have you thought about a designated area to house your puppy chew toys, or leash and collars? This is especially important when you have more than one member in your home. We have our harnesses and leashes hanging on 3M hooks directly beside the door to where we take our dogs potty.  This works great for us.

-Next, have you decided where your puppy will eat?

As I said puppies do have short attention spans so choosing a place to eat that is a bit out of the way so the puppy can concentrate on eating is important.  Labradoodles are notorious for having a lack of food drive, fewer distractions should help with that.

-Where is your puppy going to sleep?

We highly recommend your puppy sleep in your bedroom with you in a crate for at least the first few weeks.  When we sleep we elicit pheromones and dogs absorb those pheromones just by being in the same room as us.  Those pheromones help to build the bond between you and your dog.  It helps them become a member of your "pack." During the first couple of nights, your puppy may want to get up during the night to go to the bathroom.  As well as being close by to hear the bathroom signal from your puppy, sleeping close by will help give your puppy a sense of comfort during his transition. It is fine if your puppy sleeps with your children, as long as your children are prepared to take the puppy out at three or four in the morning for a potty break.

-You will also want to consider if you will be having any "Dog Free," zones in your home?

In our home we have some dog-free zones, our children's playroom is one area. Our kiddos have lego and all sorts of little bits and toys hiding in the playroom. We are all aware that this is a Dog Free Zone and make sure to shut the door to that room, we have taught our dogs early on to stay outside that room. 

You can expect your next pup date will be your Litter Announcement Pup Date! Each of our Pup Dates will provide you with useful information on topics related to bringing a new puppy home. We touched on potty training in this pup date but will go over that a bit more in a future Pup Date as well. 

If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email at chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

 

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. 

This is your litter announcement Pup Date for our Ichi Tsuki "One Moon," Litter of multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. This last week has been exciting and eventful for all of us here at Chilliwack Labradoodles. We are pleased to announce on Friday, December 30th, 2021 Sakura delivered nine gorgeous chocolate puppies.  Both momma and puppies are healthy and have settled in nicely. While the sixth puppy born is definitely the tiniest, she is a little beauty, gaining weight at her own pace and building stamina. We will continue to watch over her carefully. 

We are excited to say that all families whether they had a Reservation, or are on our Reservation Wait List, will receive a puppy from Sakura's Ichi Tsuki Litter. Moving forward you will receive mainly bi-weekly Pup Dates that will include pictures, videos, and information on all things  Fur Baby. If you are following our Facebook and Instagram pages you will have the added viewing pleasure of random litter picture posts, between your regularly scheduled  Pup Dates!

Here is a link to our website page outlining what you can expect in the coming weeks.

 

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/what-to-expect-each-week-pick-up

The last Pup Date that you received, we introduced you to the amazing BAXTER and Bella online dog training program. This week are happy to present you with your Litter Announcement, How To Get Your House Set-up, and Planning for your Puppy's arrival. Plus two of the MOST important things you can do for your puppy and family, as well a list of "Our Favourite Supplies." 

Litter Announcement!

The litter consists of six girls and three boys. 

 

Pink Vivi Ribbon is our first girl born at 7:13 pm. She was born weighing  237 grams.

Yellow Nami girl was born at 7:20 pm. She weighed 237 grams.

Orange Kenma boy, was born at 7:52 pm and weighed in at 235 grams. 

Green Zoro boy is our next boy born at 7:55 pm, weighing 214 grams. 

Peach Momo girl was born at 8:38 pm. She weighs 223 grams.

Purple Rei girl was born at 9:25 pm, weighing in at 142 grams. 

Red Robin girl was born at 9:42 pm and weighed 234 grams.

Blue Luffy boy was born at 10:55 pm and weighed 218 grams.

White Rem girl is our last puppy born at 11:24 pm weighing 147 grams. 

 

 

 

How To Get Your House Set-up, and Planning for your Puppy's Arrival

-Which door will your puppy go in and out of at your house during potting training?

It is really important when you are doing house training or any sort of training to have consistency. You will want to pick the door that is most convenient to you and that goes directly to your "potty area."

Puppies have a really short attention span so you want to make sure that the door is easily accessible and the potty area is right outside the door.  If you are involving your children in potty training you will want to make sure the door is easy to open for them.

Have you thought about a designated area to house your puppy chew toys, or leash and collars? This is especially important when you have more than one member in your home. We have our harnesses and leashes hanging on 3M hooks directly beside the door to where we take our dogs potty.  This works great for us.

-Next, have you decided where your puppy will eat?

As I said puppies do have short attention spans so choosing a place to eat that is a bit out of the way so the puppy can concentrate on eating is important.  Labradoodles are notorious for having a lack of food drive, fewer distractions should help with that.

-Where is your puppy going to sleep?

We highly recommend your puppy sleep in your bedroom with you in a crate for at least the first few weeks.  When we sleep we elicit pheromones and dogs absorb those pheromones just by being in the same room as us.  Those pheromones help to build the bond between you and your dog.  It helps them become a member of your "pack." During the first couple of nights, your puppy may want to get up during the night to go to the bathroom.  As well as being close by to hear the bathroom signal from your puppy, sleeping close by will help give your puppy a sense of comfort during his transition. It is fine if your puppy sleeps with your children, as long as your children are prepared to take the puppy out at three or four in the morning for a potty break.

-You will also want to consider if you will be having any "Dog Free," zones in your home?

In our home we have some dog-free zones, our children's playroom is one area. Our kiddos have lego and all sorts of little bits and toys hiding in the playroom. We are all aware that this is a Dog Free Zone and make sure to shut the door to that room, we have taught our dogs early on to stay outside that room. 

Puppy Socialization and Training

 

Puppy Socialization and Training. These are two of the MOST important things you can do for your puppy and family. Chilliwack Labradoodles highly recommends involving everyone in the family when it comes to Socialization and Training.

Training

Training is a terrific way for you to teach, learn, and socialize your puppy all at the same time.  Training and Socializing your puppy is a couple of the most important things you can do for your puppy, it is critical in the early months of a puppy's life. Your puppy will have had one vaccination and some immunity built up from momma. If you wait to start training and socializing until all their vaccinations are given you will miss the critical period for when your puppy needs socialization. Is there a risk of taking your puppy to training classes without having all vaccinations completed? Minimal but yes.

We had all three of our dogs at early puppy training and socializing classes right after their second set of vaccinations. (with a trainer that I vetted well and who understands the health and safety around puppies that have not been fully vaccinated.) Do not let your puppy go near or sniff other puppies' urine or feces.  

If you have not yet found a positive reinforcement trainer to take your puppy to classes we highly recommend that you do as soon as possible and enroll in your first puppy training classes. 

When looking for a trainer we would suggest you ask if they are Certified?  Ask who certified them and how long did it take to become certified?  If a trainer is not certified it does not necessarily mean they are not great at what they do, ask them how long they have been training? The two most common types of training are Lure: treat/praise and Clicker Training:  behavior, click, and treat.  We have trained using both methods, they equally work well. I personally prefer lure training I find for me it is a quicker method of training. One of the other adult members of our program excelled at Clicker Training, he struggles with processing and some verbal communication and found with clicker training he was easily able to focus on the positive action and mark it with a click. Intelligence and learning quickly are a couple of the strong traits of the Labradoodle therefore your puppy is able to excel at either training style.  Ask the trainer if you could come to sit in on one of their training classes prior to bringing your puppy. 

We completely discourage any kind of physical force-imposed training.  Labradoodles are social and sensitive dogs, they respond well to and learn by watch and listening for your tone of voice, facial and body expressions. We mark our dog's behaviors with treats and praise both verbal and physical by cuddling, petting, and play. If we change our tone of voice or remove ourselves from the puppy/dog's view these actions work well at letting the puppy know the behavior they were doing is not an acceptable one.  The greater the positively reinforced bond you have with your dog the quicker they will learn and repeat the good behaviors we are wanting from them. Your dog needs to trust you and feel confident in the mutual bond the two of you will build in order to learn the great long-term behaviors that you are seeking. Patience and consistency are what really work well for long-term learning and understanding of your fur baby. 

Socializing

What is Socialization?

Socialization is where we take our puppies and teach them not to be afraid of things. Also, known as desensitization. Socializing your puppy is desensitizing them to situations. 

During weeks 3 through to week 16, your puppy is going through a critical imprint stage. Every experience is new to them and they are learning at a rapid pace. This is why it is so important to create positive experiences and expose them to as many things as possible. Anything your puppy has not experienced during this period may be something he is hesitant about in the future. if you have the consistent and trusting bond that he has come to rely on he will be calmer and able to work through this with you. 

Puppies also come with a genetic temperament. Some may come bounding over and be very outgoing, while another quieter and less outgoing. At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we will do as many things as possible to introduce the puppies to new things and experiences. Once you take your puppy home it will be up to you to continue to socialize with him. 

During the critical Socialization period, our puppies have not received all of their vaccinations!  By the time you bring your puppy home, your puppy has started to build its immune system.  They have had their first set of vaccinations and have some immunity built up from their momma.  

The key is to socialize them in areas that other dogs do not frequent.

Avoid the Vet Clinic if possible! The vet clinic is full of sick animals and germs. Your first trip to see your veterinarian will be only a few days after bringing your puppy home. Take your puppy into the office in her crate, bring your own blanket or towel to place on the exam table. When the exam is complete put your puppy back into the crate or your arms. You can also call ahead and confirm that there have been no contagious dogs in the clinic that day. No Paws on the floor or outside the entrance of the veterinary clinic!

Also, avoid dog parks.  All sorts of dogs frequent these areas and we do not know what they may be carrying or if they are even vaccinated. Dog parks are not always safe you know that you have trained your dog and care for her. You are never sure what to expect from all of the other dogs in the open area.

Avoid Pet Zones at public places and rest stops. If you are driving and need to stop for a potty break pull over to an area that is not popular, or stop at a fast-food location and choose a small patch of grass for potty time. Yes, other dogs may have been there but significantly less than at the alternative places. Parvovirus and Distemper are shed through dog feces. Do not let your dog sniff or go near other feces.

Great places to take your dog for socialization are Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and The Pet Store (The Pet Store ONLY  is safe only if you use the following advice!) Take your puppy in a front pack, bring a blanket or your puppy's bed and place it in the cart. No Paws on the ground or the buggy!

 I would like to leave you a couple of links to FREE Podcasts that BAXTER and Bella have on their website. The two links I included below are directly related and offer great information regarding bringing your puppy home for the first time! When the kiddos and I are out in the car we listen to their podcasts together. Learning together and united in our training style has proven to be very rewarding! 

 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/4b5d0b30/episode-43-realistic-expectations

 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/49e6f561/episode-45-pacing-and-the-loose-leash-walk

Here is the link to the Our Favourite Supplies page of our website.

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/chilliwack-labradoodles-our-favouri

It is at this time that your first payment of $1, 430.00 is due.  You can etransfer your payment to chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com

We look forward to providing you with more information in your next Pup Date that will come out when our puppies are two weeks old.  If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

 

 

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Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. 

In the last Pup Date, we gave you information about the importance of Socialization and Training, How To Get Your House Set-up,  and Planning for your Puppy's arrival. As well we provided you with our website link to a list of "Our Favourite Supplies," and of course, your Litter Announcement!​ We packed a lot of information into that one Pup Date!

For today's Pup Date I will keep it light, by speaking to you a bit about why a dog's crate and bed are important.

Naptime is so important for puppies. Without quality sleep, just like ourselves your puppy cannot learn as well and will not perform up to its usual standards. Whether we are talking about their crate or bed you want them to feel safe and comfortable so that they receive the best quality sleep they can have.  Puppies need time to decompress especially during the first 16 months of life as they are experiencing and learning everything for the first time, this can be very exhausting for these little fur babies.  It is very important to give them time and a soft, safe, and secure place to sleep. A place no one will disrupt them.  In order to achieve this choose a smaller crate, with a nice soft crate mat preferably with a ledge for them to rest their heads. 

For the children in our families, this is the most exciting time and they love to be with their new best friend whenever they get a notion to.  They love to rush up and cuddle with their puppy/dog, pick them up while they are sleeping, and quite often be with them every chance they can get. This is the deep bond we like to see our children have with our dogs. This is an opportunity to teach our children about understanding and the responsibility they have for their puppy's needs. While your puppy needs to know that their crate is a safe place and know nobody can get at them and they don't get out of on their own, our children need to understand this as well.  Our children need to understand when the puppy/dog is in its crate they are not to be disturbed.  Your puppy/dog will need a quiet place to have their alone time from the children.  Once the puppy is well-rested he will return to his/her usual self, be refreshed, and ready to start the next adventure. A good equation to follow when you bring your puppy home is an hour out of the crate should equal the next hour in for nap time. 

When choosing a crate pick one that is not too large. Dogs instinctively never sleep where they go to the bathroom. If your crate is too large he will have room to go to the bathroom in a corner. To start we suggest a plastic crate. This will give your puppy the secure feeling of being in a den.  A good size plastic starter crate for your puppy would measure approximately 28"L X 20"W X 21"H As your puppy grows into a full-grown dog he will probably prefer a metal or wire crate. These crates are cooler, especially in the summer months. The measurements of our medium size Labradoodles wire crates are 35"L X 22"W X 24"H.  Chilliwack Labradoodles will have already begun to introduce your dog with the crate, your dog will be familiar with her crate and see it as a safe place, "their den." Using a sheet to cover a crate is sometimes very helpful for a puppy that has a hard time settling down and shutting out distractions. Often puppies and dogs also like the idea that no one can see in, this can be comforting to them.

Guideline for how long a puppy can be in a crate for a single period of time?

It is said that the equation for this is one hour for each month the puppy is old. For the first three months, I would say that is a bit excessive. When you bring your puppy home I would suggest one-hour intervals in the crate would be more the norm. Except of course when your puppy is sleeping, if they fall asleep in the crate and are sleeping for hours that is perfectly ok let them sleep. If you have to run out every now and again once in a while, three-hour intervals would be perfectly fine for a three-month-old puppy. As discussed we want your puppies crate to be a place they want to be, whenever you put them in the crate get in a good habit of putting their favorite bone or a stuffed Kong into the crate. They will be content to be in their crate and able to exercise their brain as well as help with their teething. 

We will have started an introduction to crate training with your puppy, so when your puppy comes home she can usually sleep in her crate for up to six hours during the evening. Now because your puppy will be transitioning to your home, all of his/her routines and familiar sights, sounds, smells not to mention Momma and Litter Mates are gone your puppy may regress a bit in all or any areas and you will need to work up to the six hours of sleep. 

For the first two weeks of life, the puppies rely on their mothers for every basic need! Puppies cannot see, hear, regulate their heat, or even eliminate when they are born.  Their nose is the one sense that they have to rely upon. As you may guess they can detect scent with their nose, their nose has another very important purpose, their nose can detect heat and it leads them right to their one and only heat source, their mother.  They rely on their mother to stimulate them to potty, she provides them with all of their nutrition, keeps them warm, and attends to their every squeak or cry.

This second week of life for our puppies has been an accomplished one. While  Momma still needs to help the puppies eliminate and cleans up after them they are starting to do some of this on their own.  For the past week, the puppies have scootched around on their tummies working on building strength for the big day when they could stand on all fours.  This week we have watched each of them begin to pull themselves up onto all fours and wobble about like Bambie. It is truly beautiful to watch.

 

This week their eye slits have started to open, in the upcoming days, they will completely open revealing a whole new world for them!   Our Labradoodles are born with blue eyes, this will change over time turning to brown, or hazel/green. When the puppies' eyes open they can see outlines and shapes but they still cannot hear. Their ears start to open closer to three weeks old, it will often take longer than three weeks for this to occur.

It is with heavy hearts that we are having to relay the unfortunate news on the passing of two precious puppies from this litter, our dear Orange Kenma Boy and our sweet Purple Rei Girl. We tirelessly worked with our Reproductive Specialist and Family Veterinarian throughout the week to no avail. Failure to thrive is often the cause of death in underweight puppies and large litter births as it was in both Orange and Purple Ribbons' cases. 

We are so grateful that the remaining seven puppies in this adorable chocolate litter of Australian Labradoodles have had no issues and as you will see from their weight are quite the portly little munchkins!

Let's take a look at how each of our Australian Labradoodles are doing this week.

Pink Vivi Ribbon is our first girl born at 7:13 pm. She was born weighing  237 grams.

 

 

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Yellow Nami girl was born at 7:20 pm. She weighed 237 grams.

She was born weighing 237 grams, today she weighs a healthy 983 grams.

Yellow is a silky chocolate girl with white bits of flash on her chest, tips of her toes and tip of her tail!

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Orange Kenma boy!

Red Poppy
This little one will forever be in our hearts!

Green Zoro boy is our next boy weighing 214 grams, today he weighs a healthy 640 grams.

Green is a beautiful chocolate boy with white flash.

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Peach Momo girl was born weighing 223 grams, today she weighs a healthy 639 grams.

Peach wears a satin chocolate coat.

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 Purple Rei girl!

Red Poppy
This little one will forever be in our hearts!

Red Robin girl was born weighing 234 grams and now weighs a healthy 848 grams. 

She wears an almost solid chocolate coat with a tiny bit of white under her neck!

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Blue Luffy boy was born weighing 218 grams, he now weighs a healthy 875 grams. 

He wears a solid chocolate coat! 

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White Rem girl is our last puppy weighing 147 grams she now weighs a healthy 600 grams. 

This little one will be a true mini with huge spunk! White Ribbon wears a chocolate coat with a tiny white flash on her chest and tips of her toes.

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

               

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!

This is our seven-week Pup Date on the puppies from our Ichi Tsuki Litter.

In the last Pup Date, we provided you information regarding basic Grooming including Ear Care, Potty Training.

 

This week we will provide you with information around Veterinarian, Vaccination, and Deworming. We will brainstorm creative and effective ways in which you can socialize and desensitize your puppies during the isolating time of COVID-19. We will provide you with a link on How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle. Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for  "THE BIG REVEAL" Which puppy will be your forever fur baby!  Finally, we will provide you with information and suggestions around "Bringing Your Puppy Home."

Veterinarian

If you have not already done so you should be inquiring after a Veterinarian for your new puppy. 

During the Coronavirus epidemic, most veterinarians are only open for urgent care. However, you can still do your research and find a veterinarian. When looking for the right veterinarian for you we suggest that you phone a few clinics in your area and start off by speaking with the front staff.  Speak to your family and friends to gain information from them as to whom they could recommend as a veterinarian. 

Information that may be important to you will likely be...

-What are their hours? Are their hours convenient for what you are needing? 

-Does their office have a 24-hour vet on call? or will you need to seek after-hours Veterinary services elsewhere?  It is great if your vet does their own after-hours emergency services even if they rotate their after-hours shifts with other Veterinarians in the same office. This way they will have access to all of your puppy's history, they will likely be able to answer some of your questions on the phone which could save you a late-night trip to the vet.

-Is the veterinarian familiar with Australian Labradoodles?

If you decide this could be a potential Veterinarian for you ask if you can schedule an appointment for an interview with the Veterinarian. There will likely be the cost of consultation involved but it is important to make sure your new Veterinarian aligns with your beliefs in puppy health care. It is important to have a good relationship with your Veterinarian and that together you can decide on the best treatment options for your puppy/dog.

Vaccinations

Your puppy will have had his/her first vaccination and deworming before they come home to you. The next vaccination and deworming should be arranged for at least 4weeks after the first one, the third four weeks after the second vaccination, and deworming. Your veterinarian will advise you on this. When your puppy is 20 weeks old we suggest that you ask your Vet to do TiterTesting, which is a way they can determine if your puppy has sufficient immunity built up and therefore no longer needs vaccinations. We would also suggest having a follow-up TiterTesting done once they are three years old. Most often they will not need any follow-up booster vaccinations.

Creative Socialization and Desensitization

Most of what we are going to share with you are things we have already been practicing with your puppies and have always been a  part of our program. COVID-19 is a Pandemic that we are unfamiliar with within our human society, as breeder's life-threatening illnesses for our puppies and parents are a very real part of our everyday existence. Our puppies and mommas haven't completed their puppy shot series and are at higher risk for contracting illnesses such as parvo, long before The  Coronavirus surfaced. As part of the Chilliwack Labradoodles program, we have always taken safety precautions while still implementing some of the following ideas to help ensure your puppies come home desensitized and socialized to as many different things as possible. 

During the Coronavirus pandemic, you can take advantage of extra time at home and help your puppy grow into a well-adjusted and well-trained adult. Social distancing with your dog might actually mean better-behaved dogs when life gets back to normal. During this time in our lives, we are unable to attend puppy classes however there are other things to focus on besides dog-dog interactions.  Socialization includes common experiences that your dog will have throughout their life and desensitizing them in a positive way to as many things as possible. We are able to do most of these things in the comfort of our own homes. Working on these things at home means fewer distractions, which will allow your puppy to focus and learn much more efficiently. During this pandemic, we can adhere to safety precautions and still take our puppies and dogs out to socialize.  Just do it from a minimum of a six-foot distance. 

-Tactile experiences for your puppy

If your puppy cannot visit the groomer, bring the groomer to your puppy! Introduce your puppy to the bathtub, simply letting him walk in an empty tub. Brush your puppy, clean her eyes, and clip her nails. Frequently touch, rub, and hold your puppy's feet, paws, ears, and chin. Introduce him to as many ground surfaces as possible, grass, mud, gravel, wobble boards, manholes, and uneven forest floors. Fill their X-pen or play area with new items daily, cookie sheets for them to walk over, large balls, or obstacles they have to squeeze or climb over or an empty water bottle (with the label removed) filled with different items such as rocks, sand or rice. 

-Play different sounds in the background

Create a playlist, full of noises your puppy may experience in her lifetime. Sirens, household noises, animal or nature sounds are just a few.  While you blow-dry your hair, do the dishes, sweep and vacuum be sure your puppy is in earshot. 

-Introduce different scents to your puppy

Scatter kibble in the grass and have your puppy "Go Find It!"

If you have other animals in your home use a cloth to capture their scent and let your puppy smell the cloth.

Hide your puppy's favorite bone and have her seek it out.

-Go for a Drive

This will help desensitize your puppy using many of his senses.

Drive to your local hospital (keep enough distance) roll your window down let your puppy hear the sirens, people walking outside, doors opening and shutting. Her nose will be sniffing everything around her.

Park in a grocery parking lot, a factory, close to a train track anywhere your puppy can see people walking, the noises, sights, and sounds of each environment are a great way to socialize your puppy.

-Play Dress Up!

Dressing up in different hats, wigs, and costumes is another way to bring “new” people into your puppies’ lives without bringing strangers into your home. Dress-up can be important especially when we are isolated. Puppies and dogs startle when they see hats, beards, or brightly colored clothes if they have never seen them before! Pull out your Halloween costumes or your rain gear, get your whole family involved and have fun playing dress-up. 

-Socialize From a Distance

Take your puppy on a safe walk let him see the people on the other side of the road, reward him for not barking. (have a keyword you use to identify "not barking.")

Chat with your neighbors from a distance with your dog at your side. 

Find an isolated area, follow safety precautions, and let your puppy explore nature.

-Provide Lots of Puppy Brain Games

Use your Kong

Snuffle Mats are great!

Practice having your puppy come when called.

Set up a simple obstacle course for your puppy and teach them to walk, jump, or sit on mats as they move through the obstacle. Kids are creative and usually love to participate in these activities.

Interactive Toys

Food Puzzle Toys 

Mirrors

While you are Socializing/Desensitizing your puppy the most important thing to remember is to ensure every experience for your puppy ends up being a positive one. Puppies may be fearful, and forcing them to accept petting, closely approaching people, or objects can overwhelm them and worsen their fear even more. Monitor and manage your puppies' response to situations.

Labradoodles are social and sensitive dogs, they respond well to and learn by watch and listening for your tone of voice, facial and body expressions. Mark your dog's behaviors with treats and praise both verbal and physical by cuddling, petting, and play. If we change our tone of voice or remove ourselves from our puppy/dog's view these actions work well at letting the puppy know the behavior they were doing is not an acceptable one.  The greater the positively reinforced bond you have with your dog the quicker they will learn and repeat the good behaviors we are wanting from them. Your dog needs to trust you and feel confident in the mutual bond the two of you will build in order to learn the great long-term behaviors that you are seeking. Patience and consistency are what really works well for long-term learning and understanding of your fur baby. 

How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle!

Your puppy will come home with its own personal folder containing important documents, in an upcoming Pup Date we will send out a video reviewing everything that is included in your puppy's personal folder.  For the sake of today's topic, one of the items you will find in the folder is a Grooming Card. 

It will be months from the time you bring your puppy home to the time they actually will require a full groom. Regular brushing, nail, and eye trims will need to happen more regularly. We have provided you with a "How To Groom Your Australian Labradoodle," link below. For those of you daring enough to want to try! For the rest of us here's hoping our regular Groomer is open very soon!

https://youtu.be/bWkJcGe8dUo

 

Preparing for Puppy Pick-Up Day! 

With the email to this Pup Date, we provided you with the 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. 

At this time I would like to leave you a couple of links to BAXTER and Bella's FREE Podcasts, you can find these and many other free informative podcasts on their website. The two links I am providing you are directly related and provide great information regarding bringing your puppy home for the first time! You can listen to the Podcasts in the car and provides great information for the kiddos. 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/4b5d0b30/episode-43-realistic-expectations

 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/49e6f561/episode-45-pacing-and-the-loose-leash-walk

This week, the puppies went to our veterinarian to have their wellness exam. We are happy to report that all of the puppies tolerated riding in the car and their crate, amazingly well, everyone settled in their crate quickly, seemingly content and comfortable. Nobody even got car sick! During the wellness exam, some of the things our veterinarian examines are the puppy's ears, eyes, dentition, and bites. They also check their heart, skin, and coat condition. Moving to the rear of our dogs she is checking the genitalia, she ensures their hind legs are correct and that there are no issues with luxating patellas. In each of the puppy's write-ups, we have given a description of the veterinarian's findings. 

Today is the most exciting day next to Puppy Pick-Up Day!

This litter on a whole has terrific eye contact, is very attuned to their people with nice playful confidence.   Once you bring your puppy home it will continue to grow and develop its little personality. Puppies mirror their environment and will adapt to your lifestyle and home which is why it will be important to have conversations as a family about bringing forward a calm consistent environment to help nurture a calm mannerism in your puppy.

 

After teasing through base temperament, learning styles, and growing personalities we have been able to apply our findings with our Puppy Assignment criteria to match the puppies to their forever home!   

Let's take a look at how each of our Australian Labradoodles is doing this week and find out who joins your family forever!

I will go through each puppy in the order of birth.

Pink Vivi truly is a cheerful girl she is the first to greet us each and every time we enter the puppy room. She has a strong playful confidence with thoughtful mannerisms. Gil family I am excited to reveal this exceptionally well-rounded Australian Labradoodle will be joining your family fur-ever!

Pink Vivi will be a great companion happy to accompany you whenever invited for a car ride, she will thoroughly enjoy exploring at Blakeburn Lagoon and be the first to greet your neighbor's  while out on a walk. I am glad to hear that you have given thought into a great training program as well as doggy daycares. Socializing Pink with positive reinforcement, while working at her level of comfortability will continue to build on her already steadfast confidence.  

Today Pink Vivi wears a silky chocolate coat and weighs 2.39 kg and she has passed her veterinary check with nothing to report. Congratulations Cristina and Jaime Pink will be joining you on all new adventures your life. 

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Yellow Nami is a beautiful chocolate girl with a big heart! She is a happy confident girl that will surely bring a smile to your face. When considering a family with younger children there are a few key traits we are looking for in a puppy, Yellow Nami's playful personality should be able to match the children, yet have subtle confidence to tolerate all they may throw at her. Yellow can entertain herself easily if need be but just as happy to join in with her family. After her playtime Yellow will be the first to find a quite lap to cuddle into!   This makes Ms. Yellow Nami a great match for the Chan family. 

Yellow will be the first to volunteer to accompany you on her walks, a trip to the lake or sit on the sidelines being a faithful cheerleader at all Everett and Marilyn's out door sports! Having Marilyn attend puppy training classes with Yellow will not only help create a well behaved dog but will strengthen the trust between she and Yellow which will set the foundation for a lifetime of loyalty. 

At the end of a long day at school your new BEST Friend Yellow Nami will always be their to greet you Marilyn.  

Our beautiful chocolate Yellow Nami weighs 2.69 kg

Yellow Nami has passed her veterinary check however, she does have an umbilical hernia, this is something we sometimes see in dogs, they are best repaired at the time of spay and bear no weight on her health moving forward. In the case of Pink, we ask that you have her hernia repair at the time of her spay surgery, Chilliwack Labradoodles will cover the reimbursement, you can find the detail outlined in your attached Bill of Sale. Congratulations Chan family may each day include much love and affection!

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Number three born is our Green Ribbon boy. Green Ribbon sports a fun chocolate coat with white flash. While Mr. Green enjoys his frolic and play he is most happy being around people and is ready for a cuddle whenever the situation presents itself. Mr. Green has a good balance of energy and calm he will be a great companion for his new pawrents Maureen and Gerry! 

Mr. Green loves people and other dogs he is quite a social guy and hold a tender affectionate side.  When you described your perfect dog at the time you did not realize you were speak about Mr. Green, he is a healthy, active, affectionate boy! He is intelligent and will be easily trained to posses the well behaved mannerisms we all strive for in our mature dogs! 

Today Green Zoro weighs 2.39 kg and he has passed his veterinary check with nothing to report. Congratulations Lister Family may Green Green provide pure entertainment and love in this new chapter of your lives.  

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Ms. Peach Momo is a confident and playful little girl. has an exceptionally well-rounded temperament she reminds me so much of her momma Sakura. We often find Peach batting a ball and chasing it when it rolls out of her grasp. She is great with children of all ages and will continue to be so with the coaching and training from her elder humans. She is adaptable, clever, and easygoing. Positive socialization encounters will continue to build a puppy's confidence while making her friendly and social with everyone she meets!  Peach loves people and other dogs Lee family we just know this little gal will be a terrific fit for you! Prepare to have your hearts stolen.

Peach will be quite happy to find another fur friend waiting to greet her when you bring home. I would encourage you to search through Bella and Baxter website to learn great tips on introducing a puppy to a resident dog. Although Rosie may learn to enjoy the company of another fur family member she will need her own space to retreat at times as a puppy's energy does not meet with one of a mature dog. During the beginning months it will be important to spend individual time both interacting and training Peach to ensure she understands you are the pack leader! 

If you have not already selected a trainer I have heard great reviews on:

Ocean Park Dog Training 

https://www.oceanparkdogtraining.com/

Amber Cottle Canine Behavior Training Center

https://www.ambercottle.com/

Your next camping trip  should be not only an exciting one for Ms. Peach but for the whole family! I would love to see those pictures! Peach weighs in at 2.26 kg and she has passed her veterinary examination with nothing to report. Congratulations Lee family!

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Red Robin has a nice confidence, red does not rush head long into situations rather accesses them and then moves in to learn more.  

She is clever, most attentive, learns quickly, and loves to please his humans. Red enjoys playing with her litter mates but is just as content and able to keep herself occupied. Ms. Red will assess a situation before diving in headstrong and tactfully challenges the situation with her own confidence. Allowing her time to do so with you at her side will not only strengthen her inner confidence but build loyal and trusting bonds between you. 

They say "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait," Tim and Sherri this saying could not be more true for the both of you! May Red give you many years of devoted companionship and love!

Red weighs in at 2.62 kg and she has passed her veterinary examination with nothing to report. Congratulations Hanna  family!

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Blue Luffy is a well rounded boy who enjoys his play time, hanging out the children in our family but still a boy who has general contentedness in find something to do on his own. Hopkins family the temperament Mr. Blue possesses is just the right match for a family with children and an active lifestyle.  

 

Blue will be thrilled to join the family for his first camping trip this summer, oh what fun it is to watch a puppy experience life at the lake or on a beach! Playing fetch is not only fun for everyone but an easy way to expend the energy of any dog. Blue is the type of fellow who can easily relax and learn when it is appropriate to play and have calm.  


I am glad to hear you are enjoying the Bella and Baxter online podcasts this will be a good resource for you especially moving into Blue's teenage years! Consistent, positively reinforced training will help Blue understanding what it is you want from him and to learn what wanted behaviors are. There are great benefits to attending in-person Puppy Training and would suggest enrolling your whole family! Mr. Blue is always up for cuddles, loves his belly rubs and is a very affectionate little guy.

 

Charlotte and Eli get prepared to meet your new BEST FRIEND!  Blue weighs in at 2.98 kg and he has passed his veterinary examination with nothing to report. Congratulations Hopkins family looking back years from now may your fondest memories include Blue Luffy!  

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White Rem is a very clever girl with strong eye contact, while she is confident she initially approaches new situations on her own accord, continue to cultivate this with positive reward-based training. Once she is comfortable she loves to explore her environment and really gravitates toward people. Jun, Shirley, Tyler and Ru this little love will be the next member of your family!

Rem will be up for a family trail walk, keen to explore Eagle Mountain and once you have introduced her to water she will likely learn to love it. Her mamma Sakura LOVES to swim, her favorite pastime is playing fetch in the water! When we throw a ball out into the lake she stops at nothing to swim out and retrieve it for us over and over! I can see Rem as enjoying the same. The one quality you wanted in your dog was a healthy, friendly dog White Rem fits this description quite nicely I would say. 

Tyler my daughters passion is Japanese Animation, they of course could not wait to name this litter! We are thrilled to have been able to match White Rem to your family and wish you many happy memories built this little bundle! White Rem weighs in at 1.98 kg and she has passed her veterinary examination with nothing to report. Congratulations Liu/Wang  family!

 

 

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 Purple Rei girl!

Orange Kenma boy!

Red Poppy
This little one will forever be in our hearts!

We hope you enjoy your seven week pup date Video! If your family has already chosen the name for your newest member please email it to us and we will be able to start calling him/her by their new name!

Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at

Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.