CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!
Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!
This our six-week Pup Date on the puppies from The Phantom Of Our Opera Litter!
Last week we provided you information regarding basic Grooming including Ear Care. As well as refresher information about the online training program BAXTER and Bella. This week we will speak with you about Toilet Training!
What is the best way to toilet train my puppy?
At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we find Crate training is a very successful way to train your puppy. Puppies do not like to eliminate in their beds.
Your puppy will need to sleep where you can hear it. If your puppy begins to whine in his crate or make noises immediately get up, leash your puppy while she is still in the crate, pick your puppy up out of the crate and pack it outside to your "potty place." (Try to avoid taking your puppy out of the crate while it is pawing at the crate, the second he/she is not pawing quickly open the crate and say "let's go potty." If you are continually retrieving your puppy exactly when they whine or paw crate they will get the message that, "ahhh, if I do this my owner will let me out." They will think you want them to do that behavior.) You will find having a consistent and familiar word that everyone in the household uses to key the puppy to potty is very important. For example, our word is "Go Potty." Your puppy/dog will want to sniff around that is ok for a bit. We do not walk around we stand still let the puppy roam as far as the leash allows, only in the area we have designated for potty. We say "go potty!" The second the puppy goes potty, in our happy voice, smiley face, we say good potty!! We reward her with a small liver treat or whatever treat you choose. Puppies recognize by your facial expressions and tone of voice if we are happy with what they are doing and will more likely continue that behavior. The treat reinforces to them that "ahh that is what "go potty," means! If your puppy continues to sniff around let her for a few more minutes just in case they have more business to do. Do not let them take too long as we want them to understand this is "potty time" not playtime. If this is indeed the middle of the night pack her back to the crate and tuck her in. Every time they potty give them a treat and be very excited and happy for them! Australian Labradoodles are very intelligent and this will speed potty training or any training up, it is a way of positively reinforcing the good behavior that you want from them.
Throughout the day use the same method as described above when having to take your puppy out to go potty. First thing in the morning will be her first potty break. Each time whether it is night or day and your puppy is coming out of her crate she will need to be taken potty. After each meal and each drink of water, your puppy will need to be taken potty. After your puppy has eaten a meal wait for about 10 minutes and you take it out for potty. If she doesn't eliminate, take your puppy in and put her in her crate. (Remember crate time is a positive time, have a bone or special toy for her in there.) Wait for 10-20 minutes, take the puppy out potty again. If your puppy eliminates this time praise and rewards her. If she does not eliminate bring her back into the crate, keep repeating until she eliminates. The more consistent you are with this in the early weeks will instill to the puppy that this is how potty time works and they will learn quickly what is expected of them. The more often your puppy potties in the house the harder it will be to break that behavior. Every puppy has learned behaviors whether they are wanted or unwanted behaviors that is why we need to consistently promote good behaviors for both the puppy and ourselves long term relationship and success.
A tool that can train your puppy to let you know when he/she needs to potty is to place a bell on your door and each time you take him/her to potty ring it-eventually they will catch on and begin to ring the bell when they need to be let out.
You will get to know your puppy and will soon be increasing these times to longer periods. It will not take long for your puppy to know which door they need to wait to go potty. Or which area of the yard is their potty spot. Your consistency and patience in the short term will pay off for many years to come!
This week we have increased the puppies nursery size, introduced them to the doggy door, and taken most of the puppy pads out of the puppies nursery leaving them with exposed flooring which is one more step in the potty training process. More often than not they will migrate over to where the puppy pads are to do their business, this is progress!
The puppies have been growing their own little personalities, and are inquisitive and comical as they navigate everything new that is introduced to them. The puppies of course still play with their sensory gym, they love their tunnel, wobble pad and newly introduced slide! They have played on a variety of surfaces concrete, carpet, vinyl, gravel, grass, dirt, and mud! With all this beautiful weather they love the extra outdoor time.
Let's take a look at how each of our medium Australian Labradoodles is doing this week.
I will go through each puppy in the order of birth.
Red Ribbon is a caramel coloured girl with bits of beautiful white flash.
Purple Ribbon has a smooth caramel coat.
Blue Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash.
Green Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash like some of his siblings.
Yellow Ribbon has a chocolate coat with white flash on his chest.
Peach Ribbon wears a silky caramel coat.
Pink Ribbon has a chocolate coat like her older brother with a bit of white flash.
Orange Ribbon has a chocolate coat with a bit of white flash.
Black Ribbon also has a caramel coat with white flash.
If you have not already E-transferred your last and final payment of $1,430.00 for your Chilliwack Labradoodles Medium Australian Labradoodle Puppy from the Surprise Parti Litter, it is now due!
A big thank you to everyone for returning your Family Questionnaires!
Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at
Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.