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Preparing for Your Dreamydoodle/Sprout Creek Puppy!

Preparing for Your Dreamydoodle/Sprout Creek Puppy!

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Preparing for your Dreamydoodles Puppy

Blue Merle Phantom Male Aussiedoodle

Your Dreamydoodle/Sprout Creek Doodle Puppy is almost ready to go home!  

We’ve really enjoyed watching as their unique and sweet dispositions have started to develop over these past weeks!

I apologize in advance, this page will be a bit of a read but please make sure to read it ALL because everything is pretty important. 

In order for things to go as smoothly as possible with your new puppy – preperation is key and can make a game changing difference in managing everyone’s stress during puppy’s first few weeks home.

Please arrive on time to your puppy pick up appointment!

OUR RECOMMENDED PUPPY SUPPLIES

Puppy Supplies

We strongly urge you to get all the necessary shopping out of the way before bringing home your new puppy so you can focus all your time on bonding and training instead of running around trying to get everything together. Work smarter, not harder!! 👍

WHAT YOUR PUPPY COMES WITH

  • Red 6ft leash and matching red martengale collar
  • Microchip
  • Sample of their Lifes Abundance dog food and Nuvet vitamin supplement
  • A fun and colorful Toy
  • Chews and Treats
  • 22 inch Midwest Puppy Bed
  • First set of core vaccines and dewormer and all their health records come in a vaccine booklet
  • 2 year genetic guarantee and spay/nueter contract 

• Please visit one of our most popular pages on our website! Our “Recommended Puppy Products” page for a check list of everything you’ll need for your new puppy and all the products on that page.. I’ve already purchased and tested myself! So, it’s only the best stuff that I trust enough to recommend to our puppy families.

WHAT’S MY PUPPY EATING AND WHERE CAN I BUY IT? 

Small/ MediumBreed Puppy - Lifes Abundance When your puppy was 4 weeks old, we started them on ~ Life’s Abundance “Small/Medium Breed Puppy” food and by 6 wks they’re able to eat it “dry” with no problems. You can moisten it with warm water if your puppy is being finicky the first few days home due to the normal stress puppies go through when in a totally new environment.

It is important to keep them on the food their used to while they’re adjusting to a new home, family, and daily routine. You don’t want to add any extra stress by switching their diet immediately, which will almost certainly result in tummy troubles and diarrhea.

I’ve done a LOT of research on dog food brands and formulas over the years and what to feed our breeding dogs and puppies, and hands down, Life’s Abundance has been the VERY best I’ve found for our boys and girls. 

LIFE’S ABUNDANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES.

Before you pick up your puppy, you’ll need to order the following dog food formula online:  

• Order your Life’s Abundance – Small/Medium Breed Puppy Today!

HOW MUCH DO I FEED MY PUPPY A DAY?

Your puppy will eat approximately  – 1¾ cups a day.

This should be broken up into 3 to 4 small meals a day, morning, lunch and dinner until at least 6 months old,  at 6 months you can switch to a 2x a day schedule. 

FEEDING AMOUNTS BY WEIGHT

4 to 10 lbs. needs 1 – 1¾ cups – A DAY
11 to 15 lbs. needs 1¾- 2¼ cups – A DAY

We recommend ordering the 20 lb bag of dog food which should last your approximately 49 days. We also recommend taking advantage of the autoship program and setting it to arrive every 7 wks. You can always change it if you need to. It takes about 4 days to arrive.

We can weigh each puppy on pickup day, so you’ll know approximently how much to offer your puppy each day. You’ll quickly figure it out by how much they normally eat. First week can be a little challenging because they tend to have a smaller appetite.

Pull up any left over food after 15-20 mins and do not offer more food until their next schedualed feeding time.

Eventually, they learn to eat when it’s time to eat and then you know better when they might need to go potty! WIN!

GROWTH AND WEIGHT

TUUKA F1 AUSSIEDOODLE

Alot of dogs and puppies will eat as much as you give them – even when they’re not hungry. So, try to stick to the recommended amounts for their weight/age on the dog food bag and feed them 3 or 4 smaller meals instead of one or two big ones.

Our medium/standard size Doodles usually reach their adult height by 8-10 months old. They may continue to fill out a bit more but most will reach their full height and weight by 12 months old.

Mini Doodles can mature even younger.

DREAMYDOODLES ADULT SIZE RANGES

These are approximate size ranges for our Dreamydoodles and will greatly depend on the parents of your puppy as well.

A dogs height is measured from the top of the front shoulder blades (the withers) to the floor. *not the top of their head.

Miniature Size Range: Height: 14 to 16 inches and 15-22 lbs

Medium/Moyen Size Range: Height 18-20 inches 35-40 lb range

Small Standard/Standard Size Range: Height 21-23 inches and 45-55 lbs

Follow the feeding chart on the back of the dog food for weight and age and offer only dime size treats when training. It’s really important not to overfeed a growing puppy, allowing them to get over-weight can cause some pretty painful and expensive health problems as adults.

Excessive growth, strenuous exercise, and improper weight and nutrition are all factors that can lead to many types of joint and health issues in dogs.

Chocolate Merle Standard Multigen Australian Labradoodle

One of our year old Multigen Labradoodles at a nice healthy weight!

DO YOU RECOMMEND A VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT FOR OUR PUPPY?

ABSOLUTELY! NUVET PLUS!!

Nuvet Plus Wafers for Dreamydoodle Puppies Immune Support

We highly recommend and have been using the Nuvet Plus daily vitamin supplement for years and we 100% stand behind and trust this product and hope you take the time to look into it for yourself and continue to give it to your Dreamydoodle puppy — at-least the first 24 months..Read more about why we recommend Nuvet Plus and what’s in them here.

DOSAGE: Give your puppy 1 chewable wafer each day

NuVet Plus is GREAT for puppies!! It’s a full spectrum immune system builder; not just a vitamin. It’s a blend of antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotic – it’s been carefully designed to promote healthy cells and to help the puppies immune system to heal and prevent disease.

NuVet Plus helps to keep your puppy healthy while their immunities to new germs are still developing! 

Order Nuvet online at http://www.nuvet.com/

OR Call To Order @  1-800-474-7044 – ext 217 Order Code: 25290

Ask for Erik ext #217 – He’s great! Remember to tell him you’re puppies from Dreamydoodles NW!! He’ll happily answer any questions you have about Nuvet. You can also easily order them online.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

GROOMING YOUR DREAMYDOODLE!

Grooming the Labradoodle before and after

Doodles and Grooming go hand in hand. It’s the price we pay to own a beautiful, soft and non-shedding dog! 

Since our Doodle kids don’t shed naturally –  it’s important to be aware how often they will need to be groomed.

Labradoodles and Aussiedoodles both need to be professionally groomed approximately every 2 to 3 months.

How often also depends on how often you’re brushing them at home, their coat type and the clip you wanna keep them in. If you brush them out daily daily and keep them mat free, then you can grow their coats out much longer and go to the groomer far less. Matting can happen under the top fluff and are not always super obvious by just looking at them or petting them. Mats tug at their skin and can be very painful so, PLEASE make sure to check for mats often.

If you bathe your Doodle at home make sure to comb them out from root to tip with a Grooming Comb and then blow them totally dry. When a Doodle’s coat gets wet, if their not combed and dried properly it can cause the fur to mat together or cause currently small mats to get bigger and tighter. 

You can basically use any type of dog shampoo and conditioner on your Doodle but I personally like the Earthbath, Bio-Groom or Burts Bees brands and for ear cleaner (which is also really important) there’s nothing better then Epi-Otic by Virbac.

Eventually, your Doodle is going to spend a lot of time on the grooming table during their lifetime so finding an experienced and caring DOODLE or POODLE groomer is super important because believe me… not all dog groomers are equally qualified when it comes to Doodle clips or care!

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THEM TO THE GROOMER FOR THE FIRST TIME?

You want your puppy to get used to all the new sensations of being groomed. You want their first few visits to be short and sweet and hopefully a positive experience. PLEASE wait until at least a week after your puppy’s final core vaccinations at 16 wks old to take them to the Groomer, then I recommend starting with just a bath and “sanitary clip” and nail clip. A “sanitary clip” is just a clip around their privates, around their eyes and face and cleaning their ears. That’s all they’re gonna need at that age anyway. 

READ OUR PUPPY SUPPLIES PAGE FOR MORE RECOMMENDED GROOMING PRODUCTS FOR YOUR PUPPY AT HOME

DO YOU RECOMMEND A VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT FOR OUR PUPPY?

WE DO! NUVET PLUS!!

Nuvet Plus Wafers for Dreamydoodle Puppies Immune Support

We highly recommend and have been using the Nuvet Plus daily vitamin supplement for years now and we 100% stand behind and trust this product and hope you also decide to continue to use Nuvet for at-least the first 24 months of your puppies life.

DOSAGE: Give your puppy 1 chewable wafer each day for optimal immune support and to aid in developing brain, tissue, nervous symptom and joint and bone health for a rapidly growing puppy.

NuVet Plus is a full spectrum immune system builder; not just a vitamin. It’s a blend of antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotic – it’s been carefully designed to promote healthy cells and to help the puppies immune system to build, heal and prevent disease.

Order Nuvet online at http://www.nuvet.com/

OR You Can Call To Order1-800-474-7044 – ext 217 Order code: 25290 or just ask for Erik and tell them you’re puppies from Dreamydoodles NW!! He’ll be thrilled to get you setup!

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Read more about what’s in Nuvet Plus and why we use and recommend it…

WHAT TRAINING AND TEETHING TREATS DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Cream Labradoodle Puppy "Mia" in her Carry-on Crate chewing on a with Beef Gullet Stick!

• 16oz Tasty Rewards Nutritional – Training Treats – Puppies go crazy for these treats!

• Bully Sticks – Great for teething puppies and help keep your shoes safe! Last long and a healthy alternative to rawhide bones which are hard for puppies/dogs to digest.

• Porky Puffs – Another healthy alternative to raw hide bones for Teething Puppies!

• Try ALL the Life Abundance Healthy Dog Treats by Ordering the Treat Sample Pack!

Beef Gullet Sticks – Another Great option for teething puppies! These are great to offer to your puppy when you want to occupy their time and encourage a positive associations to maybe not such fun new experiences like introducing them to the crate or play pen, trips to the vet, car travel etc. I recommend ordering a pack of 50! Believe me -they’ll chew em all!

Zukes Mini Training Treats — Tender, bite-size treats feature real chicken as the very first ingredient. Great for training rewards!

*Links above go to either Lifes Abundance or Chewy.com!

PREPARING FOR POTTY TRAINING SUCCESS!

We have a page you can read that has instructions on how to crate train your puppy in 7-14 days with 2 different crate training schedules. One for people who are home all day and one for people who work full time. The #1 key to potty training whether you crate train or not is getting them on a strict feeding/sleeping/eliminating schedule, so you know when they need to go outside! The schedules can easily be adapted to fit your own lifestyle.

How to Potty Train Your Puppy in 7 Days! Two Crate Training Schedules!

BUYING A CRATE – WHAT SIZE DO WE GET?

Crate training with a divider - Midwest Crates - Labradoodle Puppies

The purpose of create training is to use your puppies natural instincts to not go potty where they sleep to our advantage so, when potty training crate sizs is important..it needs to be just big enough for them to stand up, turn around and lay down without their head touching the top of the crate. If the crate is too big what can happen is they’ll make one end a bathroom and one end a bed. Every Midwest i-crate comes with a metal divider so you can easily make it bigger or smaller as your puppy grows.

CRATE SIZES for our medium – moyen and standard size puppies I recommend the 30 inch iCrate for crate training and will still fit some moyens into adulthood.

I recommend the 36 inch iCrate for our standard size adults. The 36 inch crate will also work for standard puppies too, you just need to use the divider panel until they’re potty trained.

MIDWEST CRATES ON AMAZON

MIDWEST 30 INCH I-CRATE DIMENSIONS: 30L x 21W x 24H Inche crate, is ideal for dogs w/adult weight of 26 – 40 pounds

MIDWEST 36 INCH I-CRATE DIMENSIONS: 36L x 23W x 25H inche crate, is ideal for dogs w/ adult weight of 41 – 70 pounds 

Compare Midwest I-Crate Prices on Chewy.com!

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OUR 2 YEAR GENETIC HEALTH GUARANTEE & SPAY/NUETER CONTRACT

We offer a two-year genetic health guarantee with all our Doodle puppies because we’re confident in the great health of our bloodlines.

SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT 

We require all our Dreamydoodle puppies be spayed OR neutered by 1 year old and proof must be provided to us per our contract by 12 months from their birthdate. We do not sell our puppies for breeding purposes. We take this very seriously, so if you’re plan is to breed your Dreamydoodle (even just for one litter) please be honest and forthright about your intentions before signing our contract or taking home one of our puppies.

The high quality food and vitamin supplements (mentioned above) play a huge role in the excellent health of our dogs so, we do feel it’s only fair that our puppy families also continue to keep their Dreamydoodle puppies on the healthiest diet possible to promote strong immunity and health.

Please review our Health Garunttee and Spay/Nueter Contract before Pickup Day, because it is a tad long.. as usual for me!

Review Our 2 Year Health Guarantee Here Today!

PAYING YOUR BALANCE – PICKUP DAY AND LOCATION

The balance is due on Pickup Day and can be paid in cash, cashiers check from your bank, postal money order or online for free via Facebook messenger or the Venmo mobile payment app on pickup day.

• We DO NOT accept personal checks.

Please make your cashiers checks or money orders out to: Barbara Dearaujo (not Dreamydoodles) if you’re picking your puppy up at our partner location in Oregon then please make your payments out to: Sprout Creek Farms Doodles

We will be in touch soon if we have not already to schedule your exact time. Pickup dates are also listed on our available page and also on the deposit form when you placed your deposit.

Dreamydoodles NW Location:

Barbara Dearaujo
449 WINDFLOWER DR. WOODLAND WA, 98674
(GOOGLE MAPS LINK)
CELL PHONE: (360) 448-1477
EMAIL: info@dreamydoodles.com

Sprout Creek Doodles Location

Jennifer Oney
13302 SW SHUMWAY ROAD
POWELL BUTTE, OR, 97753
(GOOGLE MAPS LINK)
CELL PHONE: (509) 540-2725
EMAIL: sproutcreekfarms@yahoo.com

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FAMILY GROUP

Louie - Mini Aussiedoodle from Dreamydoodles Northwest Please visit our Facebook page for puppy updates and join our Dreamydoodles Family Group on Facebook!  It’s a great group for our puppy families where you can share pics/videos and even arrange “safe” playdates with their siblings. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thank you, 
Barbara Dearaujo
360-448-1477



 

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