Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Guardian Family! 

This is our final Guardian Home Pup Date!

Last Pup Date we provided you information regarding Veterinarians, Vaccination, and Deworming. We also brainstormed creative and effective ways in which you could socialize and desensitize your puppies during the isolating time of COVID-19. A link on How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle and of course we had the BIG REVEAL.  This week we will provide you with information and suggestions around "Bringing Your Puppy Home."

We have a few pick-up dates scheduled for this litter, all of you should know which 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.





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.  The puppies are starting to recognize when we call them by name. We have been working with them on basic commands and they are catching on quite quickly. All of the puppies understand sit. 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. It won't be long before you are enjoying your morning coffee with your puppy curled up at your feet.


We have added a new video this week, your Puppy Pick-up Video. The video is one we send out to both our Pet Families as well as our Guardian Homes therefore some of the information may not be relevant to you.

We look forward to getting to know your family throughout the Guardianship journey. 

Please do not hesitate to email me and I am happy to work through any questions you may have!


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