CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE
Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!
This is our ninth and final Pup Date on the puppies from The Phantom Of Our Opera Litter!
Last Pup Date we brainstormed creative and effective ways in which you could socialize and desensitize your puppies during the isolating time of COVID-19. As well we provided you with a link on How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle. This week we will provide you with information and suggestions around "Bringing Your Puppy Home."
Friday, September 11, 2020, is pick up day! 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 calm, quiet, nurturing, and a 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. Most of the puppies consistently recognize when we call them by name. We have been working with them on basic commands. Sit and down they are most familiar with, they have been introduced to stay, off and in your crate. 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. A couple of the puppies have tuned into their "Spidy Senses" and can now scale the smaller x-pen so we have had to upgrade to the larger X-pen! For those of you that have already purchased a smaller X-pen, I would suggest you exchange it for one that is 36" tall, with a split door. This time next week your fur-baby will be playing with you over Saturday morning coffee
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.
1.) Black Ribbon gone but not forgotten.
This little one will forever be in our hearts!
2.) Our next born is Rogue. He wears a majestic black coat with slight Phantom markings. As you can see his subtle phantom markings highlight his coat in the most stunning way!
3.) Luna is our number three born, her coat is the fabulous chocolate phantom pattern with a shadow of white flash on her chin.
4.) Our Red Ribbon girl whom we have now formally named Anastasia was born fourth in the litter. She wears a beautiful milk chocolate phantom coat.
5.) Our number five girl is Shiloh. (formally Ms. Pink Ribbon) Shiloh is living happily with her guardian family.
6.) Jimmy was born sixth and wears a distinct black phantom coat, with white flash on his chin and neck disappearing into the top of his chest.
7.) Number seven born is our boy Arlo. sports a fun chocolate parti coat.
Thank you to those who have email returned their signed contracts. For the rest enjoy your long weekend and we look forward to receiving them next week.
Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at
Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.