Your puppy will arrive in a
carrier like this, They are excellent for travel but NOT recommended for a home crate, For
many dogs they are fine, But remember your Labradoodle was cooped up in this for a long
time and will not be comfortable to have to live in it as well, Also In my opinion they
are too confined and will make your puppy feel banished from the family. The open wire
crate will make your puppy feel part of the family while being restrained while you are
not able to supervise. The wire crate you will find takes up no more room that a basket
and can be dressed up with a see through curtain to blend with the décor of your home.
They also will fold up for you to take with you when visiting or on vacation.
are a personal choice, But my
recommendation is to always use a check collar [sometimes inappropriately called choke
collar] This collar when fitted correctly acts as an instant reward system, You should
ALWAYS lead your puppy with a slack leash. When the leash is loose so is the collar and
when the dog pulls the collar tightens Thus helping to teach your dog not to pull.
This is also a Check collar,
the difference is it is a long link chain. The long links will not tangle in the dogs coat
and will not damage the hairs. Another advantage of the chain collar is it gives the god
warning that it is going to tighten when the dog ventures forward to much. The chain will
quietly "clink clink" as the ring slips along the long links.
Walking your dog on a
"fixed" collar is not advisable especially when young and learning as it will
instinctively teach your dog to pull, causing discomfort to the dogs windpipe and a less
than a pleasant walk for you. If you have taught your dog to walk on a leash properly you
should be able to have a bag of groceries in each arm and the dogs leash over two fingers
and not feel a tug from your dog!!! DO NOT use a retractable leash until your dog
understands how to heal gently at your side when asked, then go forward "Off you go
play" when offered and return to heal again when asked.
The Adjustable fixed collar is
ideal for wearing in the home with your dogs name tags. Webbing is easy on the coat and
dries quickly when swimming or in the snow and can be adjusted as the puppy grows.
Baked dry liver treats and jerky
are great tasty training treats, Another training treat I like is Cheese cubed small and
left overnight to dry then put in an airtight container, Cheep and nutritious.
Pigs ears and Trotters are good
clean house and crate chews that last longer. They will not damage teeth.
Do Not give the High density
smocked BONES to your dog, they are cooked and can splinter and will damage your dogs
Raw hide Bones and treats are
also good chew toys that will last a while, Beware of colored treats as they may leave a
mark on your carpet! Also we do not want to feed to much colors and preservatives to our
A slicker brush [Soft for puppies
and hard for adults] Is your main grooming tool We use the Les Poochs
A Comb with a medium fine side
and a wide side are used to make sure you have not missed a spot when you slicked. When
you have finished grooming your dog it is VERY important you spray your dog with water and
pat down the fluffy coat to restore the waves and curls. If you do this it will prevent
Matt Breaker.............This is
a great tool, it has blades that gently cut and thin out the mats. This tool is also used
each week to thin out the coat when your puppy reaches adolescence at age 10-14 months of
age, During this time your dogs coat will thicken and mat VERY quickly. It happens for
about 2-3 months while the coat changes from puppy to permanent adult. During this
difficult time you need to groom 1-2 times a week for a few weeks till you notice the coat
is thinner and no longer getting knots, when this happens you can go to a once a month
groom and you will maintain a luxurious flowing non shedding coat.
Undercoat stripper, Labradoodles
do not have an undercoat but this tool is great for wool coats and during the change time
described above. If your Labradoodle has a dense coat this tool you will find
compliments the Slicker very well.
Either of these nail trimmers are
suitable to use, Ask your Vet or groomer to show you how to use them if you are not sure.
There are lots of different pet
and child barriers, they are mostly used to block stairways and doorways to contain your
puppy to the OK parts of the house. Stairways are very important as young puppies should
minimize running up and down till they are over 12 months of age to protect there joints
Window vents are a must in case
you have to unexpectedly leave your pet in the car for a while. [NEVER on hot days] Always
remove your dog from a stationary car on hot days.
Almost any toy will be just fine,
Here are some favorites of mine.
Treat Ball......Fill it with
treats and your puppy/dog will spend hours playing with it as the treats drop out to keep
him enjoying the fun.
Another Treat Ball that does it
all while giggling when the dog rolls it!!
LATEX toys are great, Unlike
Vinyl toys that your puppy will chew holes in, The Latex toy will take a lot of chewing.