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a blog about dogs and the people who love them..

How to Measure your Dog

How to Measure your Dog

There is a lot of confusion when it come to how to measure your dog.. so I thought it would be nice to provide some instructions on how to measure your dog for crates, collars,  clothes and coats (like the Doodle needs one). They have a built in coat but for Doodles who live in Alaska.. I get it… For […]

Our Recommended Puppy Supplies

Our Recommended Puppy Supplies

New Puppy Supplies Here is a simple list of products I recommend and have personally purchased over the years and have faith in. Most the links are to Amazon.com because I purchase most of my new puppy supplies on Amazon Prime but you can find these products at other stores as well. I will be […]

Housebreaking a Puppy – a time proven potty training method

Housebreaking a Puppy – a time proven potty training method

Potty Training Your Puppy The time proven housebreaking method. Housebreaking a puppy can be an easy process or difficult depending on the method chosen. Before bringing home a new puppy you should have everything necessary to make housebreaking easy. I personally love doggy door training but if a doggy door is not possible then the […]

Post Categories: advice, Behavior, Health, New Puppy
What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog?

What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog?

What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog? People always ask me when is the best time to neuter or spay their new puppy. My recommendation based on experience and the research I’ve done on the subject is between 4-6 months old. I do not recommend waiting longer because of the unwanted behaviors […]

Post Categories: DIY, Dog Videos, Fun, New Puppy, Puppy Products, Toys
Do-it-Yourself Dog Toys

Do-it-Yourself Dog Toys

Do-it-Yourself Dog Toys Dog toys can be costly and often don’t last very long, they either get destroyed or lost in the back yard or behind the couch. Or worse.. you spend a bunch of money on a fancy dog toy and your dog shows no interest in your expensive doggy gift. So, why waste […]

DIY Puppy Care Supplies and First Aid Kit

DIY Puppy Care Supplies and First Aid Kit

  DIY Puppy Care Supplies and First Aid Kit Here are some items that I personally can not live without in regards to pet care and I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of items you should have on hand when traveling or just in your house for those times […]

Standard Poodle teaches Mini Aussiedoodle puppy to walk on a leash..

Standard Poodle teaches Mini Aussiedoodle puppy to walk on a leash..

Daisy teaches Coco to walk on a leash Trying to train my remaining Aussiedoodle puppy on the leash has been less than successful because she is on the timid side so I tied her to Daisy my amazing Standard Poodle and asked her to just walk.. she had no choice but to follow. It worked […]

How to make your own Puppy Pen with PVC Pipes

How to make your own Puppy Pen with PVC Pipes

How to make your own Puppy Pen out of PVC Pipes! Source:  Michele Clay Oak Hill, Florida This Portable Pet Enclosure is designed for temporary containment, ideal for travel or hotel use. The one above was made by Roverpet.com but if your handy you can make your own! Puppies, left to their own devices WILL get into […]

Socializing Your New Puppy

Socializing Your New Puppy

What Age Is Best for Puppy Socialization? Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between 3 and 12 weeks old. After that age, they become much more cautious of anything they haven’t yet encountered. From about 12 to 18 weeks old the opportunity to easily socialize the puppy ends-and with each passing week it becomes […]

Feeding Schedule for Puppies

Feeding Schedule for Puppies

A puppy’s meal schedule must include three measured meals a day, preferably at the same time every day.

The Truth About… Dog Vaccinations

The Truth About… Dog Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations Many veterinarians agree that vaccination is one of the most harmful things we do to our animals because of the severity of potential reactions, both short and long term, many of which are fatal. When a puppy with a reasonable amount of maternal antibodies is vaccinated, the maternal antibodies will essentially inactivate the […]

The Puppy Temperament Test

The Puppy Temperament Test

The Puppy Temperament Test PUPPY TESTING WHAT IS PUPPY TESTING? Some of the tests we use were developed as long ago as the l930’s for dogs bred to become Guide Dogs.  Then in the 1950’s, studies on puppies were done to determine how quickly they learned.  These studies were actually done to identify children’s learning […]

Dr. Jean Dodds’ – Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Dr. Jean Dodds’ – Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Puppies should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8-9 weeks but since most puppies go home at 8 weeks old their breeders will give them their first vaccines taking the choice to wait out of your hands. This is something you should talk to your breeder about. Maternal immunity lasts until 8-14 weeks of age, […]

Post Categories: Behavior, Socialization, Training
Doorbell Excitement

Doorbell Excitement

Desensitizing Your Dog with the Doorbell When someone rings your doorbell, does it sound like World War III is starting at your house?  Most people’s dogs go crazy when the doorbell rings and they have a hard time controlling their dogs and the situation when people arrive. Crazy barking is a conditional response and therefore […]

Grooming the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle & Aussiedoodle

Grooming the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle & Aussiedoodle

Hershey our Australian Doodle Stud Grooming the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle & Aussiedoodle It is very important that your Doodle be professionally groomed every couple months weeks. The longer the coat the more often grooming is needed. No one likes a dirty, matted, Doodle. It is uncomfortable for your Doodle and worse on the groomer. If your […]

New Puppy Training – Easy Potty Training Tips

New Puppy Training – Easy Potty Training Tips

Check Out Our Free Dog Potty Training Advice. Tips To Stop Your New Puppy From Eliminating In The House.

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety.

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety.

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety. Article Source: Renee Premaza, Dog Obedience Instructor & Behavior Consultant (609) 280-9338 www.Jerseydogtrainer.com Separation Anxiety in Dogs Separation Anxiety in Dogs is the second most common reason dogs are sent to a shelter. Unfortunately, some dogs never get out of the shelter, or have to be put to sleep because […]

New Puppy Printables – Helpful Links

New Puppy Printables – Helpful Links

Puppy Printables are PDF documents you can print and use to assist you with New Puppy Printables The Doodle Do – Groomer Instructions, Your Doodle Puppies, 1st Year Vaccine Schedule, Puppy Development, Before you get your Puppy, Puppy Socialization, Dog Training E-Book, Puppy Mouthing, Puppies and Cats, Puppy Aptitude Test, Ear Care, Born in a Puppy Mill, 7 day Potty Training Schedule, Housebreaking ...

Post Categories: Health, New Puppy, Nutrition, Videos
Is my Puppy Sick? What to look for…

Is my Puppy Sick? What to look for…

“Is my dog sick?” “Should I visit the vet?” These are questions that most dog owners will ask at some point. Learn how to examine your dog if you think he’s sick. First – get to know what is normal for your dog. Each is an individual and you know your pet better than the […]

“The Doodle Do” – Instructions for Groomers

“The Doodle Do” – Instructions for Groomers

If you own a Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Aussiedoodle or any of the Poodle hybrids… then you’ve probably already experienced taking your beautiful Doodle to the groomer only to have it come back looking somewhat like a poodle. If your just adopting your Doodle puppy then your in luck because I’m here to forewarn you. This does […]

Post Categories: Behavior, E-book, Pets, Training
Test Your Dog’s IQ

Test Your Dog’s IQ

Have you ever wondered if your dog is smart or maybe… not so smart? These six tests will help you work out whether your canine should go to Harvard or just stay asleep on the couch.They test your dog’s adaptive intelligence- the ability to solve problems, understand language and learn social cues, like responding to a […]

Puppy Do’s and Don’ts

Puppy Do’s and Don’ts

Puppy DO’s Identify your puppy with a tag placed on a collar. Tattoos can also be used. I also recommend all puppies are microchipped. Take your pet to the vet for yearly checkups. Supply your puppy with clean, fresh water at each meal and throughout the day. Keep your young puppy indoors until they’re fully vaccinated.  […]

Bringing home puppy – Puppies First Car ride!

Bringing home puppy – Puppies First Car ride!

There are possible stresses involved for all puppies and dogs when they’re going to a new home. To be prepared is key. This is a very important time in your new puppy’s life and it is important to know how you can help make the transition as smooth as possible. The following information should help […]

Puppy Training – Tips for Multiple Puppies

Puppy Training – Tips for Multiple Puppies

I’ve been training multiple puppies for our families and let’s be honest this is very tough! They like each other so much it’s difficult to create a bond between you and each individual puppy. I found these tips to be to be useful and so I thought I would share… For some families, having two puppies can […]

Post Categories: Behavior, New Puppy, Potty Training
How to Stop Puppy Whining, Crying and Howling when Crate Training

How to Stop Puppy Whining, Crying and Howling when Crate Training

How to Stop Puppy Whining Puppy Separation and Confinement How to stop the Whining, Crying and Howling! Puppies will whine and cry when separated from their owners and left alone, especially for the first time. The puppy is afraid he is being abandoned by his pack and is sounding the alarm so that he can […]

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Bringing your Labradoodle Puppy home..

Bringing your Labradoodle Puppy home..

Puppies first night home… When you bring your puppy home for the first time…remember to first introduce them to the front yard to see if they have to go potty after the drive. Once you bring them inside you want to try to keep the vibe in the house as calm as possible. This is […]