CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!
Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!
This is our ninth and final Pup Date on the puppies from The Surprise Parti 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."
Monday May 4th, 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.
Red Ribbon is a caramel coloured girl with bits of beautiful white flash.
Appa formally Purple Ribbon has a smooth caramel coat.
Blue Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash.
Brixen formally Green Ribbon has a caramel coat with white flash like some of his siblings.
Hobbs formally Yellow Ribbon has a chocolate coat with white flash on his chest.
Sadie formally Peach Ribbon wears a silky caramel coat.
Sophie formally 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.
Leo formally Black Ribbon also has a caramel coat with white flash.
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.
Of course, if you have any questions you can email us at
Chilliwacklabradoodle.com and we will be happy to answer them for you.