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AussieDoodle Questions and Answers

You’ve got Aussie Doodle Questions? We’ve got all the answers.

When you get your new little AussiePoo puppy, we know you’re going to have lots of questions about it. We’ve got tons of Q&A here and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, email us and we will help you.

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Tips for socializing during social distancing

Socializing is about building a positive association with new experiences, things, people and other animals in the world that are new to puppy; not just about people and other dogs. Here are some tips to socialize puppies to things from a distance.

Tips for socializing during social distancing

My puppy is a picky eater (or a food monster). What do I do?

If your puppy's appetite has declined, you may have spoiled him already. Some puppies are picky eaters and some puppies eat so quickly, they barely chew their food. This article will tell you what you need to know to combat both of these behaviors.

My puppy is a picky eater (or a food monster). What do I do?

My puppy annoys my older dog

Q: My new puppy is constantly trying to engage my older dog to play. He annoys my older dog to the point where my dog growls at puppy, and I try to supervise so nothing bad will happen. What should I do?

My puppy annoys my older dog

Introducing your puppy to other pets in your home

Q: How should we introduce our new puppy to our older dog? A: I was nervous about how everything would work with introducing my two pups. Once you have a routine down, it's hard to imagine how adding another pup will shake everything up. Remember, all dogs are different, so you'll need to use your own judgement when you first introduce your adult dog to new puppy. The goal is to make it a good experience for puppy. If you spoke to five different trainers, they would probably tell you five different ways to introduce them. Here's our method:

Introducing your puppy to other pets in your home

AussieDoodle’s Favorite Things

Q:  I'm so excited and getting ready for my pup to come home.  What kind of toys, treats and supplies are your favorite for AussieDoodles?

AussieDoodle’s Favorite Things

When to Spay or Neuter your pup

Q: When should I spay or neuter my pup? I've heard it can be bad for my dog's health to spay or neuter at the wrong time.

When to Spay or Neuter your pup

Two AussieDoodles at the same time?

Q: What is your opinion/advice on raising two AussieDoodle puppies at once? I've heard horror stories about behavioral issues that it may cause but I've also heard cases in which it didn't seem to make any difference at all.

Two AussieDoodles at the same time?

Boy vs. Girl AussieDoodle Puppies

Q:  Should I get a girl or a boy AussieDoodle? I've had my heart set on a girl pup, but I'm not sure I want to pass up a boy pup if I'm offered one.  Can you tell me the differences?

Boy vs. Girl AussieDoodle Puppies

How to stop AussieDoodle Puppy Biting

Q:  We are having a huge issue with our AussieDoodle puppy biting and jumping.  I have worked so hard with her trying to distract her with toys (that rarely works), time outs (I leave the space), reward her when she sits down.  And it is not just puppy crazy time. It is all of the time, except when she’s sleeping.  What else can I do?

How to stop AussieDoodle Puppy Biting

How to stop my AussieDoodle from Digging

Q:  My new AussieDoodle puppy is definitely a bundle of energy which has brought some challenges! She REALLY likes to dig and eat up all my plants.  We are trying to distract her with other toys or move to other rooms to play when she starts to fixate on something (ie plants outside or piece of furniture.  Let me know if I should try anything else.

How to stop my AussieDoodle from Digging

Nighttime Crating, oh the crying!

Q: Crate training has been a little more difficult (especially at night), but we are hoping that as he becomes a little more comfortable in the house and gains even more trust, it will get easier.  Any tips?

Nighttime Crating, oh the crying!