Australian Labradoodles


Puppy Preparation & Information

RECOMMENDED READING:
“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


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. 

Socks
Home insect products
Medications of any kind
Chewing gum
Vitamins
Fabric softener sheets 
Laundry or dishwashing detergent powder and packets 
Pencils and pens 
Mothballs 
Lighter fluid 
Tobacco products 
Alcoholic beverages 
Cat litter box and other animal feces 
Cat food 
Rat, Mouse, Slug and Snail bait 
Disinfectants and bleach 
Toothpaste 

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Supplies we recommend in preparation of your new puppy: 

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) 
ID tag 
Vet approved flea & tick treatment 
 

Feeding:

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




Grooming Supplies:
Stainless Grooming Comb
Brush 
Nail clippers 
Ear wash/cleaner 
Blunt edge scissors (for trimming around the eyes) 

House training:
Optional - potty box with paper/wood pellets, 
Miracle stain and odor remover (for accidents) 
Pooper scooper 
Waste bags for public places 
Paper towels for quick clean ups 

Toys:
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. 

Training:
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.