Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Thanksgiving is such a great event in our family. We are looking forward to a day of yummy food, relaxing, playing games, and of course, playing with puppies! Right now they are just over 4 weeks old so they're still a little wobbly on their feet but are always working on new moves. We get tons of laughs watching them play and explore new sights, sounds, and textures.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The puppy training process that we use:
1. Show the treat
2. Say come
3. Take a few quick steps backwards
4. Say sit and gently push the puppy into sitting position
5. Give the treat
We have had lots of experience training very young puppies and have figured out a few steps to quickly and easily train them to "come" and "sit" at the same time. We start as soon as the puppies are old enough to play outside to get them to follow us. This comes pretty naturally to puppies so we just encourage that following behavior by jogging around and letting them follow us. Then when they are ready, around 6-7weeks, we turn their natural instinct to follow into "come". They are very quick at this and can already come with distractions.
Teaching a puppy to "sit" is a little tricky when they are this young because it is not very natural and they have a very short attention span. That's why we combine the "come" and "sit" commands. When the puppy is running towards the trainer, he is paying attention to his hands and can see the "sit" command. The best part is that it will be natural for the puppy to sit when told to come instead of jumping up on the trainer.
I know that there are many other training methods so I encourage any new puppy owner to read a few books or watch a few videos and decide which method is the most natural for them and their dog. I recommend at least 5-10 minutes of training time 2-3 times a day on top of crate training and house training. It's a lot of work but well worth it!
Monday, August 31, 2015
Our Australian Labradoodle puppies are finally old enough to go outside and really play and explore. They are getting something that has a new sight sound and texture everyday in their play area. This helps them to know how to cope around new people and new places when they are older. They have been getting used to lapping up a little puppy formula for the last few days. Their mom is still feeding them but 10 hungry mouths are hard for her to keep up with. Soon they'll be getting their sharp little teeth and we'll start them on a formula and puppy food mash. Just a few more weeks and we'll be able to do a personality test to help us place our puppies with the right families.
Thanks to those of you who have reserved a puppy from this litter already. We still have openings on our reservation list. If you are interested in one of these puppies, please visit our adoption process page and call if you have any questions 208-241-3523. I always love to talk about our doodles!
Monday, August 10, 2015
We have spots left on our reservation list for these puppies.
|Chocolate boy 1|
|Chocolate boy 2|
|Chocolate girl 1|
|Chocolate girl 2|
|Cream boy 1|
|Cream boy 2|
|Cream boy 3|
|Cream boy 4|
|Cream boy 5|
|Cream boy 6|