Puppy Preparation and Information
This is a very exciting time and we are so happy that you have selected a Laladoodles pup to be a part of your family! Below you will find some information that we hope you find helpful as you prepare to bring your puppy home!
Contact a local Veterinarian and make an appointment as soon as you can to schedule your puppy’s first visit within 3 days of your puppy coming home.
Pet Insurance Trupanion Pet Insurance LALADOODLES offer code to be given on go home day
Puppy proofing your home:
Labradoodle Goldendoodle mix puppies are very smart and have a great sense of smell thus, you will need to keep a careful watch on what they find to put in their mouths. Here is a list of some items to be sure are not anywhere accessible to your puppy/dog.
Home insect products
Medications of any kind
Fabric softener sheets
Laundry or dishwashing detergent powder and packets
Pencils and pens
Cat litter box and other animal feces
Rat, Mouse, Slug and Snail bait
Disinfectants and bleach
Comfort & Safety items:
Crate – appropriate size 30” minis, 36” mediums, 42” standards -(sign up for the Diggs new Intermediate size-great size for our Minis! ) http://shrsl.com/1jvzu-22ki-wq9x
Male Puppy Belly Wrap Washable (to prevent accidents inside home!) https://prf.hn/l/7RNAa5B
Female Puppy Diaper Washable (to prevent accidents inside home!) https://prf.hn/l/re900RY
Puppy food -Your puppy will be eating Natural Balance L.I.D. Puppy Formula Lamb & Brown Rice (Please order way in advance if you wish to continue with this as sometimes it is out of stock . Puppy will be going home with some of this food for transition ) https://prf.hn/l/7BNDae0 If you wish to transition to different food, make sure it’s done slowly in a week, puppies have sensitive tummies so better to stick with the same protein (Lamb) instead of transitioning to chicken etc. See my video on supplements for sensitive tummies.
Storage Bin on Wheels (33 QT. capacity 25 & 1/2 lbs) https://prf.hn/l/6b5kgg3
Stainless Grooming Comb (use code Laladoodles) https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/basic-10-comb
Nail Dremel https://prf.hn/l/6ZL9VO5
Shampoo & Conditioner https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/petsilk-rainforest-combo-16-oz
Ear wash/cleaner (use code Laladoodles) https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/ear-cleaning-kit-now-comes-with-ear-hair-puller-pad
Grooming scissors (use code laladoodles) https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/pink-insert-my-favorite-groomer-curved-shear
Grooming Clippers ( i use this on our dogs, use code LALADOODLES) https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/andis-5-speed-clipper-only-five-speed
Andis Clipper Blades must haves are sizes 30 & 10 (use code LALADOODLES) https://www.myfavoritegroomer.com/product-page/andis-ultra-edge-blades
Optional – potty box with paper/wood pellets (as seen in my video) https://prf.hn/l/KNEnoBP
Miracle stain and odor remover (for accidents) https://prf.hn/l/6l1dmPA
Pooper scooper https://prf.hn/l/78D8N5A
Pooper scooper waste bag https://prf.hn/l/7Y9lQLP
Waste bags for public places https://prf.hn/l/KzkZa1X
Paper towels for quick clean ups – Costco
Chew and cuddle toys – squeaky, soft plush (Muttropolis) , hard chew toys like Nylabone https://prf.hn/l/7ENDVV2 or Benebone https://prf.hn/l/78aDllA. We suggest buying a variety to start with so you can find out which ones your puppy prefers! https://prf.hn/l/7amPRRg
Fetch toys – tennis balls, jolly ball etc.
Chew treats – chews – Deer Antler Chew https://prf.hn/l/7oxp0M2 or get larger in bulk here! https://antlerchews.com/
NO RAWHIDES! These are dangerous as puppies and dogs will ingest too large of a piece and it may cause an intestinal blockage.
Find a positive reinforcement trainer to come to your home within the first two weeks and/or to take puppy classes once vet approves puppy to go to puppy classes.
RECOMMENDED Training Videos:
Here are 2 different trainers that i like, one is a positive clicker food /treat trainer, the other trainer does not use a clicker or food/treats. Each pup is different, find out which method your pup responds best to.
Puppy Biting- Kikopup
Puppy Biting- Peter Caine