With lots of scares in the dog food industry lately, it's tough to pick a dog food. Consider these guidelines as you decide what to feed your dog.
AussieDoodles, known for their gorgeous and wavy coats, require regular maintenance to avoid matted fur. Follow these brushing and grooming tips to ensure a beautiful coat, healthy skin, and happy puppy (and owner).
The critical fear period for AussieDoodles is during 8-10 weeks of age. During this time, if they don't have a positive experience with something, they may develop a permanent fear of that thing for life. Here are some keys in creating an environment that will help form a socially self-confident puppy that is strongly bonded to you.
Puppies enter our world not knowing our rules. They need to learn that behaviors such as barking, jumping, digging, and biting are inappropriate. Find out more about the ideal age to start training your AussieDoodle, and the benefits of shaping good behaviors for life.
We can't be with our dogs 24/7; however, we can help them be more comfortable during the times when we're not not with them. Here are some do's and don'ts to prevent separation anxiety.
Kids love puppies and puppies love kids. Puppies tend to recognize children as litter mates, especially if your kids are just as rambunctious as a puppy. In order to build the right relationship between them, certain rules should be established. This article talks about how to help your puppy recognize your kids as leaders, instead of litter mates.
You've got your new puppy home. Now what? Feed it three times a day and potty train it? Yes, but there is much more. Your top priorities in the first few weeks are discussed in this article.
"SEARCH" is a super fun game you can play with your dog. It will teach your dog to search for things on their own, use their nose to sniff it out, gain a sense of satisfaction, and build their confidence. And that it's an especially good game for apartment dogs to play. Watch the video to see how you can teach your dog this fun game.
Getting a new puppy is not all "cuteness and cuddles." These little ones are FULL of energy. A few times a day they'll run around like a kid on caffeine. Thankfully, they burn up that energy quickly. Here we'll teach you how to deal with Puppy Crazy time, so you don't go crazy yourself.
AussieDoodles love to fetch. There is something about catching a flying disc in the air that really gives them satisfaction. If you're not teaching your puppy to catch a flying disc, you're missing out on a really fun game with your dog. Follow these tips for an enjoyable and bonding time with your dog.
Every dog needs to know how to behave appropriately in its human's world. AwesomeDoodle's technique for training dogs is a combination of both positive reinforcement, and letting our dog know what we don't want. These 5 golden rules for AussieDoodle Puppies will help you shape your pup into a well-behaved dog.
Barking is a common problem and one of the most difficult behaviors to break. Puppies may bark when they want something, and sometimes they just bark because they like hearing themselves bark. These training approaches will help put a stop to your dog's barking habits.
We've all seen it: Our dogs are so excited to greet us and our guests that they practically come out of their fur and knock us over in the process. Unfortunately, we condition our dogs to jump on us, even though we don't know we're doing it. Training your dog to not jump on your friends when they come over, and not jump on YOU when you get home can be a challenge. Here are some valuable tips proven to shape your dog into one that is a joy to greet.
You want to "socialize" your puppy to car rides and teach them how to behave in the car but your AussieDoodle gets car sick and pukes on your leather seats? The good news is, most will outgrow this. In the meantime, here are some suggestions to help them overcome car sickness.
The first month with your puppy will be challenging, for sure. However, it is also THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME with your new puppy, for socializing and shaping your dog's behaviors. There are some things you can do to "set the standard" right away. Think like a dog! Here are 12 areas you should focus on during this critical time.
With Aussies and AussieDoodles, getting the moving object, comes natural. Bringing it back to you is the hard part. Here, we will teach you how to teach a 7-week-old puppy how to fetch a ball.
How do you know what to teach your puppy? When is the most critical time for shaping puppy's behavior? How do you teach your puppy to "offer" good behaviors and what are those good behaviors? These questions and more are answered in this article packed with valuable lessons for you and your pup.
Every family needs do's and don'ts to live by. There are also rules we need to follow with our dogs. Help them become exceptional family members by following these principles. This article goes hand in hand with our most popular video on YouTube, "Doggie Do's and Dont's."
What does it mean to "socialize" your pup? Did you know it's the single most important thing you can do for both of you? Socializing your puppy helps them develop into a dog that is comfortable, happy, and a joy to be around. Learn more about what socializing is and how to create these opportunities for your pup.
Did you know your dog needs you to be pack leader? Establishing yourself as pack leader is critical to shaping their good behavior and building trust. These 8 Lessons teach you how to be in charge without being the bully, so the two of you can enjoy a healthy relationship.
Potty training a puppy can be a challenge. At first, you will be following puppy around with paper towels. Knowing at what age their bladders are capable of "holding it," and for how long, will go a long way with your training progress. The steps for housebreaking success are all here. This article contains one of our most popular videos, The Secret to Potty Training, plus information on how to shape your potty training lessons, based on the puppy's age.
The first 48 hours with your new puppy are critical to making it feel welcome and comfortable in his new home. We'll teach you how to monitor your puppy and go at his pace, when you're going for a ride, having guests over, getting him accustomed to his crate, and more.