CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!
Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!
This is our One Week Pup Date for Clover's Surprise Parti Litter. You can expect your next Pup Date when the puppies are two weeks old and then moving forward from there, every two weeks we will send out Surprise Pari Pup Dates. With pictures and some videos to show your puppies' progress. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram where you will find that we will randomly post pictures of our dogs and puppies alike.
For last month's Pup Date we provided you with information around Puppy Socialization and Training. This month's Pup Date we will provide you a list of "Our Favourite Supplies as well as information on one of our favorite local trainers and access to free online "Training Books."
For this Pupdate, we thought you may want to source out some puppy essentials in preparation for when you bring your new fur baby home. We hope you find the following list helpful!
In order to be prepared for your puppy, we have compiled a list of supplies you may find helpful!
⦁ Feeding Bowls
⦁ Flat cloth buckle or snap collar
⦁ Lightweight six-foot cloth leash
⦁ ID Tag
⦁ Front Lead Harness (Leash should be able to clip on a loop at the front of the harness positioned by the dog's chest) It will be less likely the dog will pull. Harnesses with the loop on the back cause the dog to instinctively want to pull.)
⦁ Treat Pouch For Training
⦁ Good quality chews toys and lots of them, the puppy is teething and likes to play! Encouraging your puppy to chew the toy rather than your finger will teach him appropriate ways to live in our human world.
⦁ Balls, tug toys, deer antler, bison horns, bully sticks are a terrific option for teething puppies.
⦁ Rubber Kong Pink or Baby Blue Colour to start. (This will help with teething and expending energy through mental stimulation.
⦁ Crates and Gates
You will need a place to put your puppy when you can’t supervise him. Crates are ideal and they have the added benefit of creating a safe place or den for your puppy. When selecting a crate you will have a variety of options I personally prefer the smaller plastic crate for my young puppies, and move them to wire crates once they outgrow the smaller one. You could consider purchasing one that will be large enough to accommodate your dog when he is fully grown.
A dog should be able to stand up, turn around and stretch out completely without hitting the crate walls. Most crate companies offer dividers so that the crate can be made larger or smaller. If you will be purchasing a crate large enough to fit your puppy from puppyhood till full-grown the divider option will work best. While your puppy is small and you are potty training you will want the crate to be just big enough to fit your puppy. If there is a divider you can section off your puppy's sleep area to the appropriate size. Puppies do not like to potty in their sleep area if the sleeping area just fits your puppy he/she will be less likely to potty in this area and be more successful with potty training.
The Crate that Chilliwack Labradoodles uses for our
Medium size adult Labradoodles is:
24" Tall x 36" Deep x 22" Wide.
Miniature Size adult Labradoodles is: 19.5" Tall X 30" Deep X 19" Wide
⦁ Baby Gate, If you prefer to contain your puppy to one area, baby gates are ideal.
⦁ X-Pen Exercise pens are a safe option for your puppy if you are busy and cannot be right with him/her. If you need to leave the house for a period of time you can leave food, water a sleeping and potty area in the X-Pen for your puppy.
For a medium-size Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle we suggest purchasing an Exercise Pen at least 36" tall, with a split door.
For a miniature-size Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle we suggest purchasing an Exercise Pen at least 24" tall.
*You may want to purchase a taller X-Pen for your puppy so he will fit in it as he grows through all ages and stages. *
⦁ The puppy will prefer a nesting feeling in its crate. (If it is too hot for puppy he may simply want to lie on the bottom of a cool crate) We recommend easily washable items, towels or baby blankets. Pads or cushions are great as well but you will need to make sure they are washable.
⦁ Pet waste bags purchased at your local pet store are convenient for picking up after your puppy.
⦁ A pooper-scooper you may find helpful.
⦁ A large bucket or garbage with a lid in your back yard to contain your puppies' daily waste. (Adding 2-3 inches of kitty litter to the bottom of your enclosed bucket will help keep your yard clean and tidy while reducing smells and keeps flies from invading your garbage can.
⦁ Brush: Slicker Brush
⦁ Steel Comb
⦁ Cowboy Magic (this product helps comb through dog coat, will help with smoothing out mats.)
We are often asked if we could recommend a local trainer, at Chilliwack Labradoodles, we use an amazing trainer in Abbotsford. I realize the location may not be ideal for everyone, we are just providing you with information you may find helpful.
Monique Charbonnier is who we use and recommend for Puppy Training and Socialization classes. Monique does in-class training as well as private Coach Training sessions.
Puppies as young as 9 weeks old can join the group class as long as they are health checked by a veterinarian and have their first puppy vaccine Parvovirus and Distemper!
Which your puppy will be receiving before coming home to you.
We have attached free online books to your email portion of this Pup Date the books are written by Dr. Ian Dunbar and include his Best Selling Book: Before& After you get your puppy.
At 18 weeks of age your puppy will become a "teenager," the more socialization and training she/he can receive prior, during and after this period the better.
If you live in a close enough proximity and would like to find out how to enroll in a puppy Socialization and Training class here is the instructor Monique Charbonnier's information:
Monique Charbonnier CPDT-KA.CC
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER`KNOWLEDGE ASSESSED
CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT
Member of the APDT www.apdt.com
Member of the CCPDT www.ccpdt.org
28442- 58 Avenue Abbotsford BCV4X2E8
Let's move on to the most important part of our Pup Date, your puppies!
So far the first week of our puppies’ lives has been a very busy one for both the puppies and their Momma Clover. Clover devotes all of her time to caring for and nurturing each and every one of her nine puppies. The proof definitely reflects how well they are developing and how much they have been growing!
You will notice that all of the puppies’ eyes are sealed shut, as are their ears. When puppies are born they cannot see, hear or eliminate on their own they are entirely dependent on their mother.
I would like to introduce you to each of our puppies and tell you a little bit about each one. I will go through each puppy in the order of birth.
Red Ribbon Girl was born weighing in at 339 grams.
Red Ribbon is a caramel coloured girl with bits of beautiful white flash.
Purple Ribbon Girl was born weighing 316 grams.
Purple Ribbon has a smooth caramel coat.
Blue Ribbon Boy was born weighing 394 grams.
Blue Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash.
Green Ribbon Boy was born weighing 375 grams.
Green Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash like some of his siblings.
Yellow Ribbon Boy was born weighing 414 grams.
Yellow Ribbon has a chocolate coat with white flash on his chest.
Peach Ribbon Girl was born weighing 331 grams.
Peach Ribbon wears a silky caramel coat.
Pink Ribbon Girl was born weighing 316 grams.
Pink Ribbon has a chocolate coat like her older brother with a bit of white flash.
Orange Ribbon Boy was born weighing 346 grams.
Orange Ribbon has a chocolate coat with a bit of white flash.
Our dashing Black Ribbon Boy was born weighing 351 grams.
Black Ribbon also has a caramel coat with white flash.
Two important dates that you will want to write on your calendar!
-Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 1:00 pm you and your family are invited to our home to meet the "Surprise Parti Litter."
-Sunday, April 26, 2020, will be the day you bring your fur-baby home to your family forever.
We will provide more information on your upcoming Pup-Dates!
As always if you have any questions you can email us at chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.