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Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. This is your October Pup Date for our Autumn Leaves/Winter Snow Litter. We hope you are all well and finding your new normal this Autumn.

 

Our girl Clover has settled right into pregnancy, growing a little more stalky in build and is slowing down in nature.  One of my favorite changes in our momma's during this stage of pregnancy is how cuddly and loving they become!  

At this time we can roughly estimate your puppies will be born during the first week in November 2020 and take home as January 2021. 

At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we have always gone above and beyond following strict health and safety standards when it comes to our home and puppies.  Now with the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have revamped our protocols in order to ensure the continued health of our dogs, puppies, and families. We will provide you with a link just below this paragraph to the page of our website titled "Modified Health and Safety Protocols."

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/covid-19-health-and-safety-protocol

For our last months' Pup Date we introduced you to the amazing BAXTER and Bella online dog training program. How To Get Your House Set-up and Planning for your Puppy's arrival will be this month's Pup Date topic. 

-Which door will your puppy go in and out of at your house during potting training?

It is really important when you are doing house training or any sort of training to have consistency. You will want to pick the door that is most convenient to you and that goes directly to your "potty area."

Puppies have a really short attention span so you want to make sure that the door is easily accessible and the potty area is right outside the door.  If you are involving your children in potty training you will want to make sure the door is easy to open for them.

Have you thought about a designated area to house your puppy chew toys, or leash and collars? This is especially important when you have more than one member in your home. We have our harnesses and leashes hanging on 3M hooks directly beside the door to where we take our dogs potty.  This works great for us.

-Next, have you decided where your puppy will eat?

As I said puppies do have short attention spans so choosing a place to eat that is a bit out of the way so the puppy can concentrate on eating is important.  Labradoodles are notorious for having a lack of food drive, fewer distractions should help with that.

-Where is your puppy going to sleep?

We highly recommend your puppy sleep in your bedroom with you in a crate for at least the first few weeks.  When we sleep we elicit pheromones and dogs absorb those pheromones just by being in the same room as us.  Those pheromones help to build the bond between you and your dog.  It helps them become a member of your "pack." During the first couple of nights, your puppy may want to get up during the night to go to the bathroom.  As well as being close by to hear the bathroom signal from your puppy, sleeping close by will help give your puppy a sense of comfort during his transition. It is fine if your puppy sleeps with your children, as long as your children are prepared to take the puppy out at three or four in the morning for a potty break.

-You will also want to consider if you will be having any "Dog Free," zones in your home?

In our home we have some dog-free zones, our children's playroom is one area. Our kiddos have lego and all sorts of little bits and toys hiding in the playroom. We are all aware that this is a Dog Free Zone and make sure to shut the door to that room, we have taught our dogs early on to stay outside that room. 

You can expect your next Pup Date will be only weeks away at the beginning of November and will include your Litter Announcement!! Each of our Pup Dates will provide you with useful information on topics related to bringing a new puppy home. We touched on potty training in this pup date but will go over that a bit more in a future Pup Date as well. 

If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

 

 

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families. 

We are proud to present to you the litter announcement for Clover's Autumn Leaves/Winter Fall Litter.  On November 2, 2020,  during the wee hours of 12:39 am our girl Clover delivered her first puppy.  Clover proceeded to deliver ALL twelve of her healthy, gorgeous puppies, with the last one's arrival at 9:37 am. Clover and the puppies are doing well, nursing and nesting just as we expect at this point. 

We are excited to say that all families whether you had a Reservation or are on our Reservation Wait List, will receive a puppy from Clover's Autumn Leaves/Winter Snow litter. Moving forward you will receive mainly bi-weekly Pup Dates that will include pictures, videos, and information on all things  Fur Baby. If you are following our Facebook and Instagram pages you will have the added viewing pleasure of random litter picture posts, between your regularly scheduled  Pup Dates!

Here is a link to our website page outlining what you can expect in the coming weeks.

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/what-to-expect-each-week-pick-up

The litter consists of seven girls and five boys. Their litter names are consistent with the theme Autumn Leaves/Winter Snow.  We will provide you information on each puppy in the order of their birth.

"Black" Frost is our first Girl born at 12:39 am. She was born weighing 266 grams.

Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.

"Pink" Dogwoodwas born at 2:56 am. She weighs 219 grams.

She wears a warm caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. 

Peach Sassafras is our next little girl born at 4:17 am.  Weighing in at 242 grams.

Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and also the very tip of her tail.

Arctic Blue has a darker blue ribbon is female, born at 5:06 am, and weighed in at 249 grams.

Arctic Blue wears the same rare extreme parti coat born to her older sister, we can see faint caramel tipped ears which will likely darken with time adding to the unique beauty of this girl. 

Orange Maple is our first boy this caramel/red coated boy. He also has bits of white flash on his head, chest, tips of his toes, and the very tip of his tail. Orange Maple was born at 5:15 pm and weighed in at 254 grams. 

Yellow Alaska is our next boy born at 5:40 am, weighing 276 grams. 

Alaska has a smooth caramel/red colouring with a white flash on his head, chin, chest, and tip of his tail.

Four Leaf Clover was named after his momma Clover. Of course, he wears a green ribbon. He was born at 5:45 am and weighed 336 grams. Not only is this guy his mother's namesake but he wears a twin caramel parti coat, with  parti spotting in similar areas as his mother. 

Red Cedar is our next girl born at 6:33 am, she weighed in at 213 grams.

Red Cedar has a spectacular caramel parti coat with caramel spots on both of her ears, eyes, and down the base of her back!

Purple Elm is our next female born at 7:18 am, weighing 237 grams.

Purple Elm has a smooth caramel/red coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail.

Polar Ice has a silver ribbon is a boy, was born at 8:45 am and weighs 271 grams.

Polar Ice wears a decadent caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, chest, back paws, and the very tip of his tail. 

Misty Blue is female and you will notice has a light blue ribbon. She was born weighing in at 223 grams. Misty Blue wears an elegant extreme parti, with her very own distinctive caramel markings around her right eye, right ear, and just the tiniest spot on her lower back.

Brown Douglas is our last puppy born, he is a boy.  He was born at 9:37 am, weighing in at 254 grams. Douglas has a warm caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, nose, chest, left-back paw, and very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month's Pup Date provided you with information on How To Get Your House Set-up and Planning for your Puppy's arrival. This month is, of course, your Litter Announcement! Two of the MOST important things you can do for your puppy and family as well a list of "Our Favourite Supplies." 

Puppy Socialization and Training. These are two of the MOST important things you can do for your puppy and family. Chilliwack Labradoodles highly recommends involving everyone in the family when it comes to Socialization and Training.

Training

Training is a terrific way for you to teach, learn, and socialize your puppy all at the same time.  Training and Socializing your puppy is a couple of the most important things you can do for your puppy, it is critical in the early months of a puppy's life. Your puppy will have had one vaccination and some immunity built up from momma. If you wait to start training and socializing until all their vaccinations are given you will miss the critical period for when your puppy needs socialization. Is there a risk of taking your puppy to training classes without having all vaccinations completed? Minimal but yes.

We had all three of our dogs at early puppy training and socializing classes right after their second set of vaccinations. (with a trainer that I vetted well and who understands the health and safety around puppies that have not been fully vaccinated.) Do not let your puppy go near or sniff other puppies' urine or feces.  

If you have not yet found a positive reinforcement trainer to take your puppy to classes we highly recommend that you do as soon as possible and enroll in your first puppy training classes. 

When looking for a trainer we would suggest you ask if they are Certified?  Ask who certified them and how long did it take to become certified?  If a trainer is not certified it does not necessarily mean they are not great at what they do, ask them how long they have been training? The two most common types of training are Lure: treat/praise and Clicker Training:  behavior, click, and treat.  We have trained using both methods, they equally work well. I personally prefer lure training I find for me it is a quicker method of training. One of the other adult members of our program excelled at Clicker Training, he struggles with processing and some verbal communication and found with clicker training he was easily able to focus on the positive action and mark it with a click. Intelligence and learning quickly are a couple of the strong traits of the Labradoodle therefore your puppy is able to excel at either training style.  Ask the trainer if you could come to sit in on one of their training classes prior to bringing your puppy. 

We completely discourage any kind of physical force imposed training.  Labradoodles are social and sensitive dogs, they respond well to and learn by watch and listening for your tone of voice, facial and body expressions. We mark our dog's behaviors with treats and praise both verbal and physical by cuddling, petting, and play. If we change our tone of voice or remove ourselves from your puppy/dog's view these actions work well at letting the puppy know the behavior they were doing is not an acceptable one.  The greater the positively reinforced bond you have with our dog the quicker they will learn and repeat the good behaviors we are wanting from them. Your dog needs to trust you and feel confident in the mutual bond the two of you will build in order to learn the great long term behaviors that you are seeking. Patience and consistency are what really works well for long term learning and understanding of your fur baby. 

Socializing

What is Socialization?

Socialization is where we take our puppy and teach them not to be afraid of things. Also, known as desensitization. Socializing your puppy is desensitizing them to situations. 

During weeks 3 through to week 16, your puppy is going through a critical imprint stage. Every experience is new to them and they are learning at a rapid pace. This is why it is so important to create positive experiences and expose them to as many things as possible. Anything your puppy has not experienced during this period may be something he is hesitant about in the future. if you have the consistent and trusting bond that he has come to rely on he will be calmer and able to work through this with you. 

Puppies also come with a genetic temperament. Some may come bounding over and be very outgoing, while another quieter and less outgoing. At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we will do as many things as possible to introduce the puppies to new things and experiences. Once you take your puppy home it will be up to you to continue to socialize with him. 

During the critical Socialization period, our puppies have not received all of their vaccinations!  By the time you bring your puppy home, your puppy has started to build their immune system.  They have had their first set of vaccinations and have some immunity built up from their momma.  

The key is to socialize them in areas that other dogs do not frequent.

Avoid the Vet Clinic if possible! The vet clinic is full of sick animals and germs. Your first trip to see your veterinarian will be only a few days after bringing your puppy home. Take your puppy into the office in her crate, bring your own blanket or towel to place on the exam table. When the exam is complete put your puppy back into the crate or your arms. You can also call ahead and confirm that there have been no contagious dogs in the clinic that day. No Paws on the floor or outside the entrance of the veterinary clinic!

Also, avoid dog parks.  All sorts of dogs frequent these areas and we do not know what they may be carrying or if they are even vaccinated. Dog parks are not always safe you know that you have trained your dog and care for her. You are never sure what to expect from all of the other dogs in the open area.

Avoid Pet Zones at public places and rest stops. If you are driving and need to stop for a potty break pull over to an area that is not popular, or stop at a fast-food location and choose a small patch of grass for potty time. Yes, other dogs may have been there but significantly less than at the alternative places. Parvovirus and Distemper are shed through dog feces. Do not let your dog sniff or go near other feces.

Great places to take your dog for socialization are Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and The Pet Store (The Pet Store ONLY  is safe only if you use the following advice!) Take your puppy in a front pack, bring a blanket or your puppies bed and place it in the cart. No Paws on the ground or the buggy!

Here is the link to Our Favourite Supplies page of our website.

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/chilliwack-labradoodles-our-favouri

It is at this time that your first payment of $1, 430.00 is due.  You can etransfer your payment to chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com

We look forward to providing you with more information in your next Pup Date two weeks from now!  If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

 

 

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!

This is our two-week Pup Date on the puppies for The Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter.

In the last Pup Date, we gave you information about the importance of socialization and training. As well we provided you with "Our Favourite Supplies," and of course, your Litter Announcement!​  For today's Pup Date I would like to speak to you a bit about why a dog's crate and bed are important. ​

Naptime is so important for puppies. Without quality sleep, just like ourselves your puppy cannot learn as well and will not perform up to their usual standards. Whether we are talking about their crate or bed you want them to feel safe and comfortable so that they receive the best quality sleep they can have.  Puppies need time to decompress especially during the first 16 months of life as they are experiencing and learning everything for the first time, this can be very exhausting for these little fur babies.  It is very important to give them time and a soft, safe, and secure place to sleep. A place no one will disrupt them.  In order to achieve this choose a smaller crate, with a nice soft crate mat preferably with a ledge for them to rest their heads. 

For the children in our families, this is the most exciting time and they love to be with their new best friend whenever they get a notion to.  They love to rush up and cuddle with their puppy/dog, pick them up while they are sleeping, and quite often be with them every chance they can get. This is the deep bond we like to see our children have with our dogs. This is an opportunity to teach our children about understanding and the responsibility they have for their puppy's needs. While your puppy needs to know that their crate is a safe place and know nobody can get at them and they don't get out of on their own, our children need to understand this as well.  Our children need to understand when the puppy/dog is in its crate they are not to be disturbed.  Your puppy/dog will need a quiet place to have their alone time from the children.  Once the puppy is well-rested he will return to his/her usual self, be refreshed, and ready to start the next adventure. A good equation to follow when you bring your puppy home is an hour out of the crate should equal the next hour in for nap time. 

When choosing a crate pick one that is not too large. Dogs instinctively never sleep where they go to the bathroom. If your crate is too large he will have room to go to the bathroom in a corner. To start we suggest a plastic crate. This will give your puppy the secure feeling of being in a den.  A good size plastic starter crate for your puppy would measure approximately 28"L X 20"W X 21"H As your puppy grows into a full-grown dog he will probably prefer a metal or wire crate. These crates are cooler, especially in the summer months. The measurements of our medium size Labradoodles wire crates are 35"L X 22"W X 24"H.  Chilliwack Labradoodles will have already begun to train your dog with the crate, your dog will be familiar with her crate and see it as a safe place, "their den." Using a sheet to cover a crate is sometimes very helpful for a puppy that has a hard time settling down and shutting out distractions. Often puppies and dogs also like the idea that no one can see in, this can be comforting to them.

Guideline for how long a puppy can be in a crate for a single period of time?

It is said that the equation for this is one hour for each month the puppy is old. For the first three months, I would say that is a bit excessive. When you bring your puppy home I would suggest one-hour intervals in the crate would be more the norm. Except of course when your puppy is sleeping, if they fall asleep in the crate and are sleeping for hours that is perfectly ok let them sleep. If you have to run out every now and again once in a while, three hour intervals would be perfectly fine for a three-month-old puppy. As discussed we want your puppies crate to be a place they want to be, whenever you put them in the crate get in a good habit of putting their favorite bone or a stuffed Kong into the crate. They will be content to be in their crate and able to exercise their brain as well as help with their teething. 

As I said we will have started your puppy on basic crate training so when your puppy comes home she can usually sleep in her crate for up to six hours during the evening. Now because your puppy will be transitioning to your home, all of his/her routines and familiar sights, sounds, smells not to mention Momma and Litter Mates are gone your puppy may regress a bit in all or any areas and you will need to work up to the six hours of sleep. 

This second week of life for our puppies has been an accomplished one. Clover still needs to help the puppies eliminate and cleans up after them. However, they are starting to do this on their own now as well. For the past week, the puppies have scootched around on their tummies working on building strength for the big day when they could stand on all fours. That day came this past week, our four-legged babies pull themselves up onto all fours and wobble about like Bambie. It is truly beautiful to watch.

The big milestone for this week is that the puppies are starting to open their eyes! Later this week their eyes should be fully open. Our Labradoodles are born with blue eyes, this will change over time turning to brown, or hazel/green. The puppies can now see outlines and shapes but they still cannot hear. Their ears start to open at about three weeks old, it will often take longer than three weeks for this to occur.

 

Let's take a look at how each of our medium Australian Labradoodles is doing this week.

We will provide you information on each puppy in the order of their birth.

"Black" Frost is our first Girl born at 12:39 am. 

Today Black Frost is has a healthy weight of 2 lb 7oz

Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.

"Pink" Dogwood was born at 2:56 am. Today Pink Dogwood weighs 1 lb 9.8 0z

She wears a warm caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach Sassafras is our next little girl born at 4:17 am.  Today Ms. Sassafras weighs in at 1 lb 10.4 oz

Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and also the very tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Blue has a darker blue ribbon is female, born at 5:06 am.  Today Ms Blue weighs 1 lb 6.9 oz

Arctic Blue wears the same rare extreme parti coat born to her older sister, we can see faint caramel tipped ears which will likely darken with time adding to the unique beauty of this girl. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Maple is our first boy this caramel/red coated boy. He also has bits of white flash on his head, chest, tips of his toes, and the very tip of his tail. Orange Maple was born at 5:15 pm. and weighs 1 lb 15.6 oz. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Alaska is our next boy born at 5:40 am. He now weighs 1 lb 13.6 oz. 

Alaska has a smooth caramel/red colouring with a white flash on his head, chin, chest, and tip of his tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Leaf Clover was named after his momma Clover. Of course, he wears a green ribbon. He was born at 5:45 am.  He is now 2 lb 6.3 oz.  Not only is this guy his mother's namesake but he wears a twin caramel parti coat, with  parti spotting in similar areas as his mother. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cedar is our next girl born at 6:33 am.  She is now weighing in at 1lb 4.1 oz.

Red Cedar has a spectacular caramel parti coat with caramel spots on both of her ears, eyes, and down the base of her back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Elm is our next female born at 7:18 am. She is now weighing1 lb 8.3 oz.

Purple Elm has a smooth caramel/red coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Ice has a silver ribbon is a boy, was born at 8:45 am. Today he weighs 2 lb 2.1 oz.

Polar Ice wears a decadent caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, chest, back paws, and the very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

Misty Blue is female and you will notice has a light blue ribbon. Today she weighs 1 lb 11.5 oz Misty Blue wears an elegant extreme parti, with her very own distinctive caramel markings around her right eye, right ear, and just the tiniest spot on her lower back.

 

 

Brown Douglas is our last puppy born, he is a boy.  He was born at 9:37 am.  Today he weighs 1 lb 7.2 oz. Douglas has a warm caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, nose, chest, left-back paw, and very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not yet etransferred your first payment of $1, 430.00, it is now overdue. Could you please etransfer this payment to chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com

We look forward to providing you with more information in your upcoming four-week Pup Date! 

 

If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

 

 

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

 

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!

This is our four-week Pup Date on the puppies for The Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter.

In the last Pup Date, we provided information about why a dogs' crate and bed are important. This week we hope to learn more about your lifestyle, hobbies, interests, and family make-up.  This information will assist us in matching each puppy to their forever home.  As well you will see this week we have information regarding exercise, puppy food/eating routine, and alone time for your puppy.

 

Puppy Food, Treats, and Bones

-Right now we are feeding our puppies a high-quality kibble that can be purchased at many pet stores such as Pet Smart. The brand we use is Nutrience Sub-Zero For Puppies, it is the Green Bag.

-Another great food to feed your puppy would be "Smack," which is a high-quality raw dehydrated dog food. You will not find it at all pet stores only some. We order ours online and have it shipped to our door. 

-Ziwi Peak Brand Dog Food another high-quality raw dehydrated dog food. Not all pet stores keep this brand in stock we get ours from "Tail Blazers," Pet Food Store.

-We use the "Ziwi Peak" as training treats and our dogs love them! You can use whatever your dog has for kibble to train him he will be quite happy with that. 

-Our favorite treats and bones to give our dogs are:

their kibble, dehydrated liver treats, various dehydrated meat treats, pieces of cheese, small cubed cooked chicken (this can be messy when using for reward, the cooked chicken will break apart easily)bully sticks, deer antlers, and their Kong. 

Feeding Routine

By the time you take your puppy home, he/she will be eating dry Nutrience Sub-Zero Puppy Kibble three times a day.  The amount that you feed your puppy at each feeding can be determined by your puppy's weight.  Please read the instructions on the bag for your puppy's daily feeding amount based on his weight. Divide the amount by three and that will be your puppy's portion of kibble at each meal.  As your puppy grows you can increase the amount based on weight and divide his/her portions into two feedings.  Typically when your puppy comes home to you they will be on an 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm feeding routine so that your puppy has plenty of time to eliminate before bed. Fresh unlimited access to water throughout the day is extremely important to your dog, we suggest putting the water away about 1.5 hours prior to bedtime, in order to help with night time potty.

Exercise

For your puppies, it is important that you do not over-exercise them. Puppies do need a nice balance of both mental and physical stimulation. Puppies need to exercise to develop growing muscles, but we do not want to over-exercise them because their growth plates are still growing and we do not want to cause any trauma to their developing plates. We need to be mindful of our puppies' hips, all puppies are susceptible to hip dysplasia.  At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we test all of our breeding dogs in order to avoid any hereditary factors of hip dysplasia.  Hips are affected by genetics and the environment. We have not only covered the genetic component of Hip Dysplasia but we have also started being mindful of our puppies' environment by making sure the puppies have a good grip beneath them while nursing so they do not slip causing stress on the hip joints. Assuring their bedding is sturdy, nice but not too soft. When your puppy comes home to you one of the important things you can do to support your puppies' growth is to limit your puppies' use of stairs as much as possible.  You will want to carry your puppy up and down the stairs for at least the first six months.

When you take your puppy out for a walk it is said that a reasonable timeline for your puppy to walk is 5 minutes for every month your puppy is old. Up until your puppy is about one year old. Once your puppy is one year old he will be ready to jog or run beside you but up until this age, walking is best for your puppy. If you have the opportunity to change the terrain that you are walking on, gravel, grass, residential streets, etc. do so as much as you can. Not only is it good for your puppies' physical growth but introducing them to all sorts of new experiences builds up their confidence and resilience as well. As well as walking, your dog can enjoy as much back yard play as it wants. There is no need to limit backyard play.

Alone Time For Your Puppy!

Labradoodles are smart and Labradoodles are very social. We need to set them up for success when leaving them home on their own. We have begun the transition here at Chilliwack Labradoodles by doing things such as the weaning process from their momma, transitions from their whelping area to their nursery, nursery to the sensory gym, and taking the puppies out and spending puppy to human, one-one time with them. The guide for time spent away from your puppy is one hour per month your puppy is old.  I would not suggest leaving your puppy at three months old alone for three hours at a time often, only once in a while. 

Before you leave your puppy you need to prepare his surroundings we suggest you set up your x-pen, inside the x-pen, you will want to leave your puppies crate, with a pee pad, freshwater, an exercise cube or food puzzle, "Safe" toys and a Kong stuffed with a treat placed inside your puppies crate. If you like you can leave the TV or Music on for your puppy.  You do want to leave your puppy alone on a regular basis for 1/2 hour to 1-hour intervals they need to learn how to be independent, they need to experience you being gone and know that you will return. 

If you are working for the day or not able to be home you will need to make arrangements for your puppy.  You can arrange Doggy Daycare, (once your puppy is fully vaccinated) someone can come into your home for periods of the day or you could have a dog walker.  The person ideally could spend an hour in your dog's presence even if they are not interacting directly with your dog, the dog knows that they have a human with them and this is important to them.  This is especially true of Labradoodles, they are very social dogs, they have been bred to be social, this is part of the reason for their popularity. It also means we need to accommodate this social need and understand that they are totally dependent on us and their strongest relationship is with their people.

This week was an adventurous one in our puppies' lives! The puppies are spending time in the puppy playroom, where they have been introduced to a Sensory Gymnasium! Not only is this Gymnasium Fun but it helps the puppies become desensitized to different noises, textures, shapes, sizes, and colours. It helps them to learn how to navigate obstacles, gain confidence in our world, and become resilient.  

The puppies were also introduced to solid foods this week, as part of a natural weaning process we slowly start to feed them a mixture of blended kibble, pumpkin, and puppy formula.  Of course, at first, they were unsure as to what this was, but it did not take them long to realize lapping up food in a pan was quite delicious and they are messy little pros at it now!

 

With their whelping bed gone we have introduced them to their crate. We want their crate to feel like our bedroom does for us. A cozy safe place to rest. At this point, their crate is left open for them to roam in and out of as they please. They are keeping their crate clean and learning to use puppy pads outside their crate to potty.  This will help the transition to their new home with you if indeed you are using a crate and they will be familiar with potty pads.

Let's take a look at how each of our Australian Labradoodles is doing this week.

I will go through each puppy in the order of birth

"Black" Frost 

Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.

 

 

 

 

"Pink" Dogwood 

She wears a warm caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach Sassafras!

Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Blue has a darker blue ribbon is female.  

Arctic Blue wears the same rare extreme parti coat born to her older sister, we can see faint caramel tipped ears which will likely darken with time adding to the unique beauty of this girl. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Maple is our first boy this caramel/red coated boy. He also has bits of white flash on his head, chest, tips of his toes, and the very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Alaska is our next boy born. 

Alaska has a smooth caramel/red colouring with a white flash on his head, chin, chest, and the tip of his tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Leaf Clover was named after his momma Clover. Of course, he wears a green ribbon. Not only is this guy his mother's namesake but he wears a twin caramel parti coat, with  parti spotting in similar areas as his mother. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cedar is our next girl born.  

Red Cedar has a spectacular caramel parti coat with caramel spots on both of her ears, eyes, and down the base of her back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Elm is our next female born. 

Purple Elm has a smooth caramel/red coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Ice has a silver ribbon is a boy. 

Polar Ice wears a decadent caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, chest, back paws, and the very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misty Blue is female and you will notice has a light blue ribbon. Misty Blue wears an elegant extreme parti, with her very own distinctive caramel markings around her right eye, right ear, and just the tiniest spot on her lower back.

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Douglas is our last puppy born, he is a boy.   Douglas has a warm caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, nose, chest, left-back paw, and very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please be sure to complete your "Family Questionnaires," and send them back to us so that we can be as thorough as possible with our Puppy Assignments! We will reveal which puppy will join your family forever when we send out your Seven-Week Pup Date! Which you can expect the week of December 21, 2020, mid-week. 

 

You can expect your next Pup Date two weeks from now!

 

If you have any questions the best way to connect with us is via email chilliwacklabradoodle@gmail.com we are always happy to help.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

 

 

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Good Evening Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!

This is our six-week Pup Date on the puppies for The Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter.

In the last Pup Date, we provided information around Exercise, Puppy Food/Eating Routine, and Alone Time For Your Puppy. We enjoy reading over the returned Chilliwack Labradoodle Family Questionnaire and look forward to receiving those remaining.

In this week's Pup Date we would like to go over basic Grooming including Ear Care. As well if you haven't already done so we would like to encourage you to learn more about The BAXTER and Bella online dog training program. At Chilliwack Labradoodles, we believe two of the most important things you can provide for your puppy are training and socialization! These two things will help to ensure your puppy will perform the wanted behaviors we all strive for in our dogs as well as create positive, strong bonds between family members and fur-babies. To learn more simply click on the link I have provided to the BAXTER and Bella page of our website!

https://www.chilliwacklabradoodles.com/chilliwack-labradoodles-puppy-train

Last but certainly not least this week we will talk a bit about Potty Training!

Grooming

Labradoodles need to be groomed typically every 4-6 weeks. 

Depending on how short or long you prefer their coat and how much maintenance bushing you do between grooms.

 

For maintenance between grooms we suggest:

Either spending 10 minutes each day brushing your dog. Alternating between areas of your dog's body.

Or setting aside time once per week and giving your dog a full body brush. 

Check with your groomer as to what services they will provide while your dog is with them. Typically a full groom entails bath, blow dry, hair, and nail clipping. Ask if they clean inside your dog's ears? Labradoodles have floppy ears and they tend to be quite hairy inside. We never pluck their inner ear hair as the hair is there for a reason, it is to help wick moisture away. Also plucking their ears opens up the pore making them more susceptible to infection. Trimming of the inner ear is acceptable. Never plucking. 

The length and style you choose to keep your doodle are entirely up to you. We prefer our dogs to have about a two-inch hair length. We send all of our puppies home with their own personal folder, one of the items in your puppies folder will be a Labradoodle Grooming Card.  You can bring this card to your groomer as an example of what an Australian Labradoodle Groom looks like. We suggest finding pictures of your favorite doodle groom and bringing them with you to your appointment.  

 

Ear Care for Labradoodles

 

Floppy ear dogs such as the Australian Labradoodles can be susceptible to ear infections. Since their ears are floppy they can retain moisture which may cause infection. Cleaning and grooming the ear will help keep your dog's ear dry and help prevent ear infections. 

Cleaning your dog's ears weekly to biweekly with an ear cleaning product is what we recommend and takes just a few minutes.  The brand of ear cleaner that we use is MalAcetic by Dehra. We like this cleaner as it has no alcohol or fragrance which tends to dry your pup's ear out and make it itchy.  We purchase ours from amazon, having it delivered right to our door. Shake your cleanser and then clean one ear at a time.  Squeeze a small amount into your dog's ear.  Use fairly firm pressure and massage the outer ear down into the ear canal.  This will help release the wax and any build up in their ear, it also spreads the product around effectively removing bacteria from the ear. You will want to do this for about 30 seconds. Lastly, you will want to apply a cotton ball to the inside of your dog's ear wiping the excess moisture. 

 

You will find many ear cleaning solutions available if you are unsure which one will be best for your dog speak to your veterinarian. Veterinary clinics will have this product as well as others they prefer in stock. 

How will you know if your dog has an ear infection? 

-Constant scratching at the ears or chin, especially if they are scratching on one side.

-While you are cleaning your dog's ear if they cry, they likely have an ear infection.

-If you smell your dog's ear and it smells foul or yeasty, or if your dog's ear is hot to the touch chances are your dog has an ear infection. 

If you suspect an ear infection you will want to take your dog to the vet. 

 

A nice pink clean ear indicates a healthy one. 

There are two routes to go to treat this infection the most common course will be for your vet to prescribe an antibiotic drop, usually Surolan. Dogs can become resistant to Surolan.

 

If our dog ends up with future ear infections another option we choose to use is a 100% natural product Zymox. It is also available from Amazon. We use this every day for one week. It breaks everything up incredibly well. 

The best course of action to prevent ear infection is to regularly clean their ears and ensure your dog's ears are dry especially after water sports. If you are taking your dog swimming and boating this will be something you want to stay on top of. 

If you are interested here are the links to the ear products we use on our own dogs.

 

Regular ear wash that we use: MalAcetic by Dehra

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00J4F0QK6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Alternate ear infection treatment we use:  Zymox

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B005H4ZNC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Please note if you are a Chilliwack Labradoodles Guardian Home we require collaborative care for all of our puppies and dogs alike. Any decisions made with regard to treatment must be one we have discussed and agreed upon including ear care. 

 

 

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!

The puppies are loving their kibble mush and getting much better at eating more than they wear! This week we have been working with the puppies on socialization/desensitization. The puppies have been introduced to their Sensory Gymnasium they enjoy it so much we have put a mini one into their nursery! Not only is this gymnasium fun but it helps the puppies become desensitized to different noises, textures, shapes, sizes, and colours. It helps them to learn how to navigate obstacles, gain confidence in our world, and become resilient.  We continue to spend one-to-one time with each puppy, exposing them to different surfaces, textures, and sounds. We are taking notes on their reactions to every new experience while they are with their Momma and Littermates or out on their own.

This week we have also increased their nursery size and taken most of the puppy pads out of their 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!

Let's take a look at how each of the Australian Labradoodles is doing this week.

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

"Black" Frost 

Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.

 

 

 

 

"Pink" Dogwood 

She wears a warm caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach Sassafras!

Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel/red coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Blue has a darker blue ribbon is female.  

Arctic Blue wears the same rare extreme parti coat born to her older sister, we can see faint caramel tipped ears which will likely darken with time adding to the unique beauty of this girl. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Maple is our first boy this caramel/red coated boy. He also has bits of white flash on his head, chest, tips of his toes, and the very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Alaska is our next boy born. 

Alaska has a smooth caramel/red colouring with a white flash on his head, chin, chest, and the tip of his tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Leaf Clover was named after his momma Clover. Of course, he wears a green ribbon. Not only is this guy his mother's namesake but he wears a twin caramel parti coat, with  parti spotting in similar areas as his mother. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cedar is our next girl born.  

Red Cedar has a spectacular caramel parti coat with caramel spots on both of her ears, eyes, and down the base of her back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Elm is our next female born. 

Purple Elm has a smooth caramel/red coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Ice has a silver ribbon is a boy. 

Polar Ice wears a decadent caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, chest, back paws, and the very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misty Blue is female and you will notice has a light blue ribbon. Misty Blue wears an elegant extreme parti, with her very own distinctive caramel markings around her right eye, right ear, and just the tiniest spot on her lower back.

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Douglas is our last puppy born, he is a boy.   Douglas has a warm caramel/red coat with white flash on his head, nose, chest, left-back paw, and very tip of his tail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not already E-transferred your last and final payment of $1,430.00 for your Chilliwack Labradoodles Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter, it is now due!

A big thank you to everyone for returning your Family Questionnaires! 

Next week your Pup Date will include "The Big Reveal!" Each of you will learn which puppy will belong to your family forever! You can expect your Pup Date to be sent to you Mid-week! Just in time for Christmas!

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

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

 

 

 

 

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CHILLIWACK LABRADOODLES PUP DATE!

Good Afternoon Chilliwack Labradoodle Families!

This is our seven-week Pup Date on the puppies for The Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter.

The last Pup Date we provided you information regarding basic Grooming including Ear Care, Potty Training.

 

This week we will provide you with information around Veterinarian, Vaccination, and Deworming. We will brainstorm creative and effective ways in which you can socialize and desensitize your puppies during the isolating time of COVID-19. We will provide you with a link on How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle. Finally the moment you have all been waiting for  "THE BIG REVEAL" Which puppy will be your forever fur baby! 

Veterinarian

If you have not already done so you should be inquiring after a Veterinarian for your new puppy. 

During the Coronavirus epidemic, most veterinarians are only open for urgent care. However, you can still do your research and find a veterinarian. When looking for the right veterinarian for you we suggest that you phone a few clinics in your area and start off by speaking with the front staff.  Speak to your family and friends to gain information from them as to whom they could recommend as a veterinarian. 

Information that may be important to you will likely be...

-What are their hours? Are their hours convenient for what you are needing? 

-Does their office have a 24-hour vet on call? or will you need to seek after-hours Veterinary services elsewhere?  It is great if your vet does their own after-hours emergency services even if they rotate their after-hours shifts with other Veterinarians in the same office. This way they will have access to all of your puppies history, they will likely be able to answer some of your questions on the phone which could save you a late-night trip to the vet.

-Is the veterinarian familiar with Australian Labradoodles?

If you decide this could be a potential Veterinarian for you ask if you can schedule an appointment for an interview with the Veterinarian. There will likely be the cost of consultation involved but it is important to make sure your new Veterinarian aligns with your beliefs in puppy health care. It is important to have a good relationship with your Veterinarian and that together you can decide on the best treatment options for your puppy/dog.

Vaccinations

Your puppy will have had his/her first vaccination and deworming before they come home to you. The next vaccination and deworming should be arranged for at least 4weeks after the first one, the third four weeks after the second vaccination and deworming. Your veterinarian will advise you on this. When your puppy is 20 weeks old we suggest that you ask your Vet to do Titre Testing, which is a way they can determine if your puppy has sufficient immunity built up and therefore no longer needs vaccinations. We would also suggest having a follow-up Titre Testing done once they are three years old. Most often they will not need any follow up booster vaccinations.

Creative Socialization and Desensitization

Most of what we are going to share with you are things we have already been practicing with your puppies and have always been a  part of our program. COVID-19 is a Pandemic that we are unfamiliar with in our human society, as breeder's life-threatening illnesses for our puppies and parents are a very real part of our everyday existence. Our puppies and mommas haven't completed their puppy shot series and are at higher risk for contracting illnesses such as parvo, long before The  Coronavirus surfaced. As part of the Chilliwack Labradoodles program, we have always taken safety precautions while still implementing some of the following ideas to help ensure your puppies come home desensitized and socialized to as many different things as possible. 

During the Coronavirus pandemic, you can take advantage of extra time at home and help your puppy grow into a well-adjusted and well-trained adult. Social distancing with your dog might actually mean better-behaved dogs when life gets back to normal. During this time in our lives, we are unable to attend puppy classes however there are other things to focus on besides dog-dog interactions.  Socialization includes common experiences that your dog will have throughout their life and desensitizing them in a positive way to as many things as possible. We are able to do most of these things in the comfort of our own home. Working on these things at home means fewer distractions, which will allow your puppy to focus and learn much more efficiently. During this pandemic, we can adhere to the safety precautions and still take our puppies and dogs out to socialize.  Just do it from a minimum of a six-foot distance. 

-Tactile experiences for your puppy

If your puppy cannot visit the groomer, bring the groomer to your puppy! Introduce your puppy to the bathtub, simply letting him walk in an empty tub. Brush your puppy, clean her eyes, and clip her nails. Frequently touch, rub, and hold your puppy's feet, paws, ears, and chin. Introduce him to as many ground surfaces as possible, grass, mud, gravel, wobble boards, manholes, and uneven forest floors. Fill their X-pen or play area with new items daily, cookie sheets for them to walk over, large balls, or obstacles they have to squeeze or climb over or empty water bottle (with the label removed) filled with different items such as rocks, sand or rice. 

-Play different sounds in the background

Create a playlist, full of noises your puppy may experience in her lifetime. Sirens, household noises, animal or nature sounds are just a few.  While you blow-dry your hair, do the dishes, sweep and vacuum be sure your puppy is in earshot. 

-Introduce different scents to your puppy

Scatter kibble in the grass and have your puppy "Go Find It!"

If you have other animals in your home use a cloth to capture their scent and let your puppy smell the cloth.

Hide your puppy's favorite bone and have her seek it out.

-Go for a Drive

This will help desensitize your puppy using many of his senses.

Drive to your local hospital (keep enough distance) roll your window down let your puppy hear the sirens, people walking outside, doors opening and shutting. Her nose will be sniffing everything around her.

Park in a grocery parking lot, a factory, close to a train track anywhere your puppy can see people walking, the noises, sights, and sounds of each environment are a great way to socialize your puppy.

-Play Dress Up!

Dressing up in different hats, wigs, and costumes is another way to bring “new” people into your puppies’ lives without bringing strangers into your home. Dress-up can be important especially when we are isolated. Puppies and dogs startle when they see hats, beards or brightly colored clothes if they have never seen them before! Pull our your Halloween costumes or your rain gear, get your whole family involved and have fun playing dress-up. 

-Socialize From a Distance

Take your puppy on a safe walk let him see the people on the other side of the road, reward him for not barking. (have a keyword you use to identify "not barking.")

Chat with your neighbors from a distance with your dog at your side. 

Find an isolated area, follow safety precautions, and let your puppy explore nature.

-Provide Lots of Puppy Brain Games

Use your Kong

Snuffle Mats are great!

Practice having your puppy come when called.

Set up a simple obstacle course for your puppy and teach them to walk, jump, or sit on mats as they move through the obstacle. Kids are creative and usually love to participate in these activities.

Interactive Toys

Food Puzzle Toys 

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While you are Socializing/Desensitizing your puppy the most important thing to remember is to ensure every experience for your puppy ends up being a positive one. Puppies may be fearful, and forcing them to accept petting, closely approaching people, or objects can overwhelm them and worsen their fear even more. Monitor and manage your puppies' response to situations.

Labradoodles are social and sensitive dogs, they respond well to and learn by watch and listening for your tone of voice, facial and body expressions. Mark your dog's behaviors with treats and praise both verbal and physical by cuddling, petting, and play. If we change our tone of voice or remove ourselves from your puppy/dog's view these actions work well at letting the puppy know the behavior they were doing is not an acceptable one.  The greater the positively reinforced bond you have with our dog the quicker they will learn and repeat the good behaviors we are wanting from them. Your dog needs to trust you and feel confident in the mutual bond the two of you will build in order to learn the great long term behaviors that you are seeking. Patience and consistency are what really works well for long term learning and understanding of your fur baby. 

How to Groom Your Australian Labradoodle!

Your puppy will come home with their own folder one of the items you will find in the folder is a Grooming Card. 

It will be months from the time you bring your puppy home to the time they actually will require a full groom. Regular brushing, nail, and eye trims will need to happen more regularly. We have provided you with a "How To Groom Your Australian Labradoodle," link below. For those of you daring enough to want to try! For the rest of us here's hoping our regular Groomer is open very soon!

https://youtu.be/bWkJcGe8dUo

This week the puppies have enjoyed several new obstacle courses as well as daily items placed in their play areas. Overall the puppies are a bit cautious when approaching something new and once they are more familiar they gain confidence and are happy to investigate their environment. We continue to work one-one with each puppy daily, leaving an open crate with a stuffed Kong, bone, and or toy inside. They will move in and out of the crate and most enjoy laying in the crate to eat their Kong! They potty mainly on their potty mats. Often we will see puppies at this age starting to scale their X-pens, the puppies from our Autumn Leaves Winter Snow Litter have yet to try this but do not be surprised when they come home if they do.

Today is the most exciting day next to Puppy Pick-Up Day! This litter of puppies really is an extraordinary group in terms of temperament and personality. After teasing through each little one's personalities and tendencies we were able to use all of our Puppy Assignment criteria to match the puppies to their forever home!   

Let's take a look at how each of our Australian Labradoodles is doing this week and find out who joins your family forever!

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

Our firstborn "Black" Frost will be the newest addition to the Geant family! 

Black Frost wears a unique extreme parti coat.  Jacqueline and Kyle have had amazing experiences with other family members' dogs but never one of their very own. Both children are at the right age to learn the responsibilities around caring for and training a dog. Jacqueline and Kyle if you learn the skills of positive reinforcement training you will forever have a loyal best friend ready to please! When asked what ONE quality the Geant family would want most in their puppy they said "an intelligent dog, who could learn, observe and be attentive, gentle, courageous, loyal and affectionate! This girl has each and every one of these qualities! Black Frost is an extremely well-rounded girl, she carries herself with confidence, enjoys being around people and other dogs but is able to find her own space and entertain herself as well. These are qualities in our dogs that we like to match to first-time dog owners. As adults, you will reflect back on the strong bond and fond memories of your fur family member. 

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"Pink" Dogwood 

She wears a warm caramel coat with bits of white flash on her chest, head, chin, and at the very tip of her tail. Ms. Pink will be joining the Robertson!  When we walk into the room or stand over her x-pen we will surely find Ms. pink sitting and gazing up at us calmly waiting to be picked up. She is a patient and playful little girl, who is up for a game of tug a war or a cuddle on your lap! "Friendly," is the word you used to describe your dog, she is this in spades! Remember calm introductions that end with the experience being positive for the dog, will continue to build her confidence and trust towards you! This little lady is ready to please her people if she trusts you she will spend her life wanting to do just that. From this day forward, may your most pleasant memories include your fur baby Ms. Pink. 

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Peach Sassafras!

Peach Sassafras looks warm and cozy in her caramel coat with bits of white flash on her head, chest, paws, and tip of her tail. We are thrilled with the match made between Ms. Peach and her forever home Geoff, Bennette, Robert, Sofia, and Nolin! Peach has a calm temperament, she is quite thoughtful, watches her surroundings and when she is ready she is happy to join in and experience all things new. Both Geoff and Sofia will be the primary caregivers of Ms.Peach, as with any Australian Labradoodle once the trust between you has been established you will be pleased with just how clever and ready to train she will be. She will forge a strong bond with the two of you looking to you for guidance and reciprocating with positive behaviors. Peach has just what it takes to provide the emotional support anyone might need after a long hard day! She will be happy to join in a family walk, take a hike or curl up on your feet while you are playing video games. Congratulations!

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Arctic Blue has a darker blue ribbon is female.  

Arctic Blue wears the same rare extreme parti coat born to her older sister, we can see faint caramel tipped ears which will likely darken with time adding to the unique beauty of this girl. Arctic Blue has a straighter fleece coat and is the larger of the two females we are keeping back as part of our Guardian Program. She will live with her forever home Deidre, Steve, Jackson, and Callum, and thoroughly enjoy all of the new experiences living an active lifestyle will provide. Arctic Blue is quite confident by nature, she is clever enough to not run headstrong into a situation, but rather assesses quickly and moves in!  She is the first to greet us, eyes fixed and waiting for her human attention. As with any puppy, positive reinforcement training with consistency will continue to build her confidence and desired behaviors. The pairing of her clever, confidently fun personality with your past dog rearing experiences will continue to bring out the very best in this amazing girl while enhancing your family's lives forever. 

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Orange Maple is our first boy this caramel/red coated boy. He also has bits of white flash on his head, chest, tips of his toes, and the very tip of his tail. Mr. Orange Maple is as sweet as his name sounds! He exudes calm confidence is playful and ready to become best friends with all that are interested. He is perceptive and intelligent and will learn things quickly. He loves to play with his littermates and will happily back away when one of them insists on having their way. This boy will be up for any new adventure you throw his way.  Mr. Orange will grow up alongside Evie and Ashton, creating life long bonds and memories! Congratulations Schaper family Orange Maple will be your forever!

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Yellow Alaska is our next boy born. Alaska has a smooth caramel colouring with a white flash on his head, chin, chest, and the tip of his tail.  Mr. Alaska will live and now become part of the Braun Family. Mr. Yellow is about as well rounded as a puppy comes, he is very playful and has confident mannerisms which are some of the attributes we look for when matching a first-time dog home and their puppy. You will gain great training and connecting skills from the Bella and Baxter Training program, I am happy to hear you have this resource just a click away! When we have him one-one and leave the room he may at first become affronted but easily settles and finds his own calm. As much as Yellow Alaska is happy and playful he is also a big cuddler and will fall asleep nestled in the crook of your arm.

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Four Leaf Clover was named after his momma Clover. Of course, he wears a green ribbon. Not only is this guy his mother's namesake but he wears a twin caramel parti coat, with  parti spotting in similar areas as his mother. This guy will not be moving too far away as his forever family Darlene Doyle and Kevin Vanderkley live close by only in Lindell Beach. Four Leaf Clover 

Do not let his stocky build fool you this boy has the most loveable and sweet disposition he will surely win the hearts of you all! Clover is a very clever guy, will look you straight in the eye for direction and then run into your lap and roll over for a belly rub. Clover loves to play with his littermates and will be happy to move in as McGee's little brother. Darlene, I'm not quite sure you should consider yourself "Retired" with these two you will be at the mercy of their whims!

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Red Cedar is our next girl born.  

Red Cedar has a spectacular caramel parti coat with caramel spots on both of her ears, eyes, and down the base of her back! Get ready Yip Family, this little Australian Labradoodle will be joining your life and family forever!. This little girl has a loveable and sweet disposition, that matches her calm personality. She approaches things with clever caution, to begin with, but once she becomes familiar with a situation her confidence takes over and any inhibition gives way to sheer joy and fun! Red Cedar will be happy to receive positive reinforcement training from Justin and Noah while out on a walk, curl up at Julia's feet while working in her office or lay on her back waiting for a belly rub from Grandma Pallas while watching a marathon of Wheel of Fortune! The "ONE" quality in a puppy you asked for was "Affectionate, gentle, patient, and smart! While still being fun, enjoying people  and have her own independence!" Meet your new forever fur-baby Red Cedar!

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Purple Elm is our next female born. 

Purple Elm has a smooth caramel coat she too has the amazing bits of white flash on her head, chest, and very tip of her tail. Cynthia and Ron we would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Hennig family! This girl has it all going for her she may sit back and assess a situation to start with but is excited and confident enough to try new things and usually enjoy the experience. Purple Elm has the energy and loves to play whether that is with her littermates or people, she is well versed and excepts either company. She is definitely one of the first to greet us, staring intently up with those labradoodle eyes. Just as you see in this photo of her. I suspect she will be in love with camping, fishing, and hiking! She will be thrilled to spend her days working alongside you in the garden, bustling through the leaf piles you have just raked! After watching this week's video you can catch a glimpse of her attempting to become a fine pianist, with the right direction this girl can continue to develop amazing skills in any area. The flip side to her personality is she loves to snuggle up and settle in for movie time or just to be rubbed behind her ears. Henning Family prepare to fall in love all over again!

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Misty Blue is female and you will notice has a light blue ribbon. Misty Blue wears an elegant extreme parti, with her very own distinctive caramel markings around her right eye, right ear, and just the tiniest spot on her lower back.  Not only were we blessed with amazing extreme parti puppies in our litter but, a litter with quality breed standard puppies to choose from! Misty Blue is an exceptional Australian Labradoodle and we are just thrilled to be able to have her stay in the Chilliwack Labradoodle program. Misty Blue will live forever with Julia Cheng her Guardian Home.  Julia is well versed at service dog training which is one of the reasons we have paired Misty Blue with her. Misty is a calmer puppy with great intuition and empathetic ability to her.