This is a very exciting time and we are so happy that you have chosen a Brookside Labradoodle 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 for your puppy's first visit within 3 days of your puppy coming home.
Puppy proofing your home:
Australian Labradoodle 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
Crate pad/liner - washable in machine
Puppy play pen
Adult collar/harness and leash (we send home puppy/collar/leash)
Vet approved flea & tick treatment
Puppy food -we recommend Life's Abundance All Life Stage.
Food & water bowls
Food scoop & storage bin
Vitamins - Your puppy will be started on Nuvet Vitamins
Stainless Grooming Comb
Blunt edge scissors (for trimming around the eyes)
Optional - potty box with paper/wood pellets,
Miracle stain and odor remover (for accidents)
Waste bags for public places
Paper towels for quick clean ups
Chew and cuddle toys - squeaky, soft plush, hard chewy like Kong. We suggest buying a variety to start with so you can find out which ones your puppy prefers!
Fetch toys - tennis balls, jolly ball etc.
Chew treats - bully sticks, chicken strips, sweet potato chews etc.
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.
Bitter Apple is great to help curb puppies bad chewing habits on things they should not chew.
Puppy Preparation & Information
“The Dog Listener” by Jan Fennell
“How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves” by Sophia Yin, DVM
“The Other End of the Leash” by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.
“The Power of Positive Dog Training” by Pat Miller
“The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior” by Bruce Fogle, Anne B. Wilson