PUP DATE!!

CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

               

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families! 

This is our ninth and final Pup Date on the puppies from our Frosted Caramel Litter!

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.

 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/4b5d0b30/episode-43-realistic-expectations

 

https://www.baxterandbella.com/podcast/episode/49e6f561/episode-45-pacing-and-the-loose-leash-walk

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.

In today's video, you will get a glimpse of the puppies experiencing swimming for the first time. Not only fun and entertaining but helps with desensitizing and socializing! The puppies all went at their own pace, it turned out to be another positive experience helping them to build on their inner confidence and trust in the world around them.  

 

The puppies enjoyed getting wet and creating a wonderful mud pit! You will notice this bunch went from The Frosted Caramel to The Frosted Brownie litter! After they were done we put the pool away, let the puppies play out in the grass for 45 minutes and like magic, they returned to the Frosted Caramel Litter. Regardless of their coat colour when a Labradoodle gets dirty what I recommend is to leave them in a dry place such as a laundry room, after 45 minutes go back give them a quick towel dry any excess dirt will fall to the floor and the dog will be back to their original self.  The nine-week Pup Date photos and the outdoor video were both taken AFTER the puppies swam in the mud! We did not bathe them prior to the photo shoot or video!

 

We have added two new videos this week, your Puppy Pick-up Video and your Nine Week Pup Date video. We hope you find these videos both informative and entertaining.

I will go through each puppy in the order of birth.                                                                                   

Pink Frosted Ganache has now been formally named Ivy by her forever family!

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Frosty Peach has been given the name Charlie!

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Introducing Belle formally know as Silver Caramel Pudding!

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Red Caramel Apple now goes by Abby!

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Purple Caramel Brulee has also recieved her forever name, Rosie!

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Orange Caramel Trifle is growning and ready to meet her new family!

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Black Frosted Flake has been given the name Hunter by his family!

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Dark Blue has his forever name Grover!

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Piper formally known as Yellow Whipped Caramel carries her forever name proudly.

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Green Butter Frosting now goes by Spike!

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Light Blue Caramel Cream will forever be known as Lou Lou!

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Thank you to those who have already sent in their completed Health Warranty and Puppy Sales Contract, we look forward to receiving everyone's.

Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at

Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.

The puppies are in the midst of having their spay and neuter surgeries, with respect to their healing process, some have not participated throughout the video. 

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