NSW Government Rego Number: B000899374

WORMING

10 weeks –
12 weeks –

Treat for intestinal worms quarterly or as advised by your veterinarian.

VACCINATIONS AND HEARTWORM

Your puppy has started a course of vaccinations and will need to complete this course with a second and third injection. You will then need to vaccinate annually for life.
12 weeks C5
16 weeks C5

Your puppy will need to be kept away from all public areas until fully protected, avoid walking on foot paths, dog parks, etc until puppy is fully vaccinated.

Heartworm treatment normally commences at 8 to 12 weeks of age and there are daily, monthly and annual
treatment options available, please discuss with your vet at your first appointment.

FLEAS AND TICKS

There are many flea and tick treatments on the market and what you use will depend on what is effective in your area. Fleas can cause long term skin allergies and worm infestation, making your dog very uncomfortable.

Paralysis tick bites can be very serious or fatal and prevention may consist of using multiple products at once, or products like Bravecto, which gives 12 weeks of cover. New products like Nextguard cover heartworm, gut worm, fleas and tick in one product. Please discuss with your veterinarian before using multiple products if ticks are a concern in your area.

FEEDING

Your puppy has been fed Holistic Select, Grain-free Puppy Salmon Anchovy and Sardine Meal Recipe, and premium quality dry & fresh beef and chicken bones. They particularly love the larger bones frozen on a hot day! The coldness feels good on teething gums.
Free feed kibble while growing but if a guts, you will need to manage an occasional bone for snacks during the day. NEVER feed cooked bones of any description. Adjust the amount you feed as your puppy grows.

PUPPY HEALTH CARE

When feeding dry products, provide lots of clean drinking water.

Raw feeding is very popular and if done correctly is the optimum way to feed. There are some great products that take the guess work out and by using these you know are feeding a balanced diet. You can still incorporate dry food into your raw diet if you wish.
http://barfaustralia.com/our-range https://balancedlifepet.com.au/

Some foods are toxic to dogs and should be avoided, onions, chocolate, macadamia nuts and corn cobs.

When it comes to food..you get what you pay for! Would you eat McDonalds at every meal? It is your decision what you feed your puppy, but please research your choice. Food in dogs, like humans, can affect their long term health. Your vet can guide you and they will also stock premium quality food.

THE FIRST NIGHT

Your new puppy has been with all his siblings up until now and will be missing them so may be a little upset when its time for bed alone! It’s best to ignore any crying and allow puppy to settle on their own.

Follow a routine before bed eg. a few games outside or a walk (once vaccinations are effective), toilet, then bed!

Your puppy has been sleeping both inside and out before coming to you, however, it is your choice where they are to sleep.

If puppy is going to sleep inside, you can use a dog crate or a confined space eg. Laundry, to bed your puppy and this will also aid in containing any accidents. Crate training is also a good way to teach your pup to “hang on” and develop bladder control.

If puppy is going to sleep outside, give a bed or crate off the ground with blankets and in a draught and weather proof position. Hound House make heated canvas kennels and are available online.

TOILET TRAINING

Be Regular! Watch for the signs…sniffing, restlessness and walking around in circles. As soon as puppy
wakes, after eating, take outside.

The key to toilet training is being consistent and being aware of the signs. Praise puppy when they go in the right spot outside. You can also make a spot in the yard where you take them to and encourage them to use this area.

BEHAVIOUR TRAINING

We would recommend you start training your puppy from the day your puppy arrives and enrol in a local puppy pre-school, often these are run by your local vet or RSPCA.

Dogs want to practice behaviours that are rewarding for them, such as eating, digging, barking and playing; they will do as we ask if it is rewarding for them. If you teach your puppy that every behaviour has an immediate consequence, they will learn that desirable behaviours have rewarding consequences
(food, pats, play or praise), while undesirable behaviours are ignored and not reinforced.

Your puppy will be more likely to practice behaviours that are rewarded. If a behaviour is ignored and no reward given, the puppy will be less likely to practice that in the future.

EXERCISE

Your puppy will enjoy small daily walks gradually increasing in length as they mature. Don’t let your puppy jump from heights and be careful around stairs as they are still developing and could injure themselves.

Do not introduce jogging or more intense walks until puppy is over 12 months of age.

Always supervise children playing with your puppy and teach children the correct way to carry and play with your puppy.

GROOMING

Start brushing your puppy often so they get used to being groomed, using a good quality slicker brush. Carefully trim around eyes, under tail and feet with scissors.

A professional groomer is a good choice when it comes time to clipping, however you can do this yourself with good quality 2 speed dog clippers. A Labradoodle clip is usually the same length all over, unlike a poodle clip. There is a great grooming clip you can watch on the home page or
http://alaa-labradoodles.com/

Brush before bathing to avoid any matting. Use a puppy or dog shampoo and rinse well to remove all the shampoo form the coat. Blow dry gently or towel dry and give a light brush when completely dry.

Ears should be cleaned when bathing with some cotton wool/tissues and ear cleaner. Trim the hair in the
ears to encourage good air flow.

WHAT TO BUY/CONSIDER

  • Pet Insurance: With unforeseen vet costs having the potential to be very costly I would strongly recommend pet insurance for your new puppy. There are lots of policies on offer, so discuss with your current private health fund or vet.
  • Food and Water Bowl: When the puppy gets older and bigger it’s good to change its water container to a bucket as in summer they need lots of fresh water and then at least you know they will have enough if alone for the day.
  • Flat collar and leash
  • A Crate or Warm Bedding: Let us know if you would like to use a crate, and we will give you some more advice.
  • Toy and treats: Liver treats, Bones (Raw).
  • Puppy Pre-school: It is a good idea to decide where you want to go to puppy pre-school/obedience class and book in.
  • Nail Trimmers: Are different from scissors. You can buy these from pet shops and they are a good idea as some dogs can be silly about having their nails trimmed. It would be best to get your vet to show you how to do this if you haven’t done it before. If you cut the nail too short you can cut the blood vessels which bleed profusely and not to mention that its painful. In white dogs the blood vessels are easy to see but in a choc doodle will be more difficult. Dogs that are silly about it have probably had a bad experience. Its really easy to do, you just need to be careful.
  • Flea and Tick Control, Worm Treatment
  • Ear Cleaning Solution
  • Slicker Brush and Small Scissors
  • Puppy Shampoo: https://petwaypetcare.com.au/