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How to raise your new AussieDoodle puppy

Tips and tricks to earn trust with your puppy, minimize puppy biting and more.

Taking on a new puppy, no matter what the breed, isn’t all bows and bandanas. You’re going to have your hands full for these first few months. Pay attention to the following articles to help you raise a well mannered dog.

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Everything you need to know about maintaining your AussieDoodle’s Fur

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).

Everything you need to know about maintaining your AussieDoodle’s Fur

Watch for the Critical fear period for AussieDoodle Puppies

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.

Watch for the Critical fear period for AussieDoodle Puppies

Why you should get a dog trainer for your AussieDoodle Puppy

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.

Why you should get a dog trainer for your AussieDoodle Puppy

How to help prevent Separation Anxiety in AussieDoodles

Preventing separation anxiety is critical to your AussieDoodle Puppy's development. 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.

How to help prevent Separation Anxiety in AussieDoodles

4 rules for families with Kids and AussieDoodle Puppies

AussieDoodle Puppies tend to recognize children as playmates, especially if your kids are just as rambunctious as a puppy. Your puppy has been wrestling with it's litter mates for weeks, and now will probably try to wrestle with your kids. While it's fun for your kids to play with your puppy, there are some rules kids must follow:

4 rules for families with Kids and AussieDoodle Puppies

The first 2 weeks with your new AussieDoodle puppy

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.

The first 2 weeks with your new AussieDoodle puppy

Play SEARCH with your AussieDoodle Puppy – #1 fun game

Is your AussieDoodle puppy bored? "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.

Play SEARCH with your AussieDoodle Puppy – #1 fun game

I’ve been cursed with Puppy Crazy Time!

Is your new AussieDoodle possessed by demons? It was cute when your first got it, but now it's a terror! 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.

I’ve been cursed with Puppy Crazy Time!

Throw a flying disc to your AussieDoodle

Is your AussieDoodle bored? 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.

Throw a flying disc to your AussieDoodle

Don’t break these Golden Rules for AussieDoodle Puppies

These 5 golden rules for AussieDoodle Puppies will help you shape your pup into a well-behaved dog. What is the difference between "corrective" and "positive reinforcement" dog training? 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. 

Don’t break these Golden Rules for AussieDoodle Puppies

Is your AussieDoodle Barking at People?

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.

Is your AussieDoodle Barking at People?

Training your puppy NOT to jump on your guests

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.

Training your puppy NOT to jump on your guests

Puppy Car Sickness / Motion Sickness

Seven tricks and tips to help your puppy get over car sickness. Follow this guide for best success and help your pup be happy to ride in the car. 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.

Puppy Car Sickness / Motion Sickness

Surviving first month with your AussieDoodle Puppy

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.

Surviving first month with your AussieDoodle Puppy

How to Teach your AussieDoodle Puppy to Fetch a ball

Is your puppy bored? Teach it to fetch and wear out that puppy! 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 to Teach your AussieDoodle Puppy to Fetch a ball

The top 10 Basic training lessons for your new AussieDoodle Puppy

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. Well give you general tips and show you the top 12 lessons to teach your new puppy.

The top 10 Basic training lessons for your new AussieDoodle Puppy

Puppy Pitfalls – Doggie Do’s and Don’ts

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."

Puppy Pitfalls – Doggie Do’s and Don’ts

The importance of socializing your new Aussie Poo Puppy

You only have one chance to socialize your puppy. After a puppy is 12 weeks old, the socializing window is over! Don't miss this opportunity. 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.

The importance of socializing your new Aussie Poo Puppy

What is a puppy “pack” leader? You’re in charge of your puppy.

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. From the first day you get your new puppy, you will be the pack leader.  The “pack” is you and your pup.  Dogs NEED to be the pack leader or be led by one.  Your dog is not “EQUAL” to you.  Dogs are much more comfortable, and less nervous when they have a pack leader to rely on. In the pack, the leader makes the kill, eats, and only then allows the others to eat.  Believe me, your dog is content to watch you eat while they wait their turn.

What is a puppy “pack” leader? You’re in charge of your puppy.

The Secret To Potty Training your Puppy

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 Secret To Potty Training your Puppy

Surviving the first 48 hours with your new AussieDoodle Puppy

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.

Surviving the first 48 hours with your new AussieDoodle Puppy