CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!
Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. This is your December Pup Date for The Peaches and Cream Litter. We hope you are all well and enjoying this holiday season.
Annie is less than one week away from whelping her litter of puppies! She has had an extraordinary appetite this past month, is extra cuddly, and is keen on finding den-like areas to rest throughout the day. Which are all signs we would 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."
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 email@example.com we are always happy to help.