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Our VIP articles are focused on AussieDoodles, but are also applicable to SheepaDoodles and BerneDoodles.

Preparing for your new Doodle 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.

Avoiding Parvo

Until your puppy is fully vaccinated, parvo is a risk. When you get your puppy, they will have one round (booster) of vaccinations. In order to be protected against parvo, distemper, kennel cough, etc, your puppy needs to get though 3 more rounds of vaccinations at 9, 12, and 16 weeks.

Picking up your puppy by Car or Airplane

You're preparing to pick up your puppy! In this article we will talk about everything you need to bring your puppy home in a car or on the airplane, and how to make the ride as smooth as possible. Don't worry, most puppies do just fine on the way home, and with a little love, your puppy will be happy to be close to you and heading to it's new furever home.

Top 5 mistakes humans make with their puppies

To shape a well rounded and well behaved AussieDoodle dog, follow these 5 tips. Most of us make these mistakes and we don't even realize how it affects our puppies. Reinforce Barking Puppies bark when they are rewarded for it. Instead, reward your puppy for not barking. Allowing Door Scratching To prevent puppy from ruining our doors, don’t open doors when they paw them. Open the back door only when puppy barks once. Close doors all the way, so puppy can’t push them open. Reinforce Jumping Don’t pick up or even acknowledge your puppy when front feet are off [read more]

Setting up your AussieDoodle Puppy Profile

Before we can offer you a puppy, we need to have your deposit, your adoption agreement, and your puppy preferences. Here are instructions: 1. Log in with your email address and password by going to the top of this web page and clicking "Log In". If you don't know your password, use the "lost password" link to reset it. 2. Click edit, and set your puppy requirements, and click UPDATE. Then check your preferences to make sure they saved properly. Puppy Requirements: We use your puppy criteria to know if we should offer you a certain puppy. If your [read more]

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.

Why you should get a dog trainer for your AussieDoodle Puppy

Puppies enter our world not knowing our rules. Default puppy 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.

4 rules for families with Kids and Doodle 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: