We Raise our Doodle Puppies to be Smart and Affectionate
We show you everything about how we raise our Puppies
While you’re waiting for your puppy to come home, you’ll get to see where and how it’s being raised. Whether it’s an AussieDoodle, a BerneDoodle, or a SheepaDoodle, our stanrds for raising puppies in our homes is the same.
When AwesomeDoodle started, our goal was to be the best Aussie Doodle Breeder in the USA.
Now that we’ve achieved that, how can we improve even more?
AwesomeDoodle is already doing things other breeders wouldn’t dream of, including allowing you to watch your AussieDoodle puppy on our 24/7 puppycam. AwesomeDoodle has the best quality photos sent to you you weekly, plus weekly video updates of your puppy (so you can watch it grow). We start the potty training process, we teach your puppies to sit before they go home, and many other things that help shape a great puppy.
How do we do it? We get that question often. We’ve even been approached by other skeptical dog breeders, who simply don’t believe us, challenging us “How can you do all that?”
The “AwesomeDoodle Style” of raising puppies keeps improving. Most importantly, we’re giving tiny puppies even more stimulation, socialization, and mini puppy challenges.
Why is this important? The puppy learning process starts they day they are born. The more things we can do to stimulate these little ones before they go home, the smarter and more well rounded they will be. While most breeders put their puppies in the kennel or barn and selling them at 8 weeks old, AwesomeDoodle believes in starting the process as soon as they are born. If UN-stimulated, puppy’s brains are less likely to develop as quickly as puppies who are challenged every day. When you have a new baby, you buy any “learning” game you can, right? So why not do the same with your AussieDoodle furbaby?
This is going to be your new family member for years to come. Unless you plan on leaving your new best friend in the barn, don’t get a puppy raised in a barn.
AwesomeDoodle raises all sizes AussieDoodles, SheepaDoodles, and BerneDoodles, in our homes.
Raising AussieDoodle Puppies Birth – 2 weeks
Raising AussieDoodle Puppies 2-4 weeks
Raising AussieDoodle Puppies 4-6 weeks
When your new Aussie Doodle puppy goes home with you, he will already have a jump start on his potty training. At just 2-3 weeks old, we start training them not to eliminate where they hang out. At 4 weeks, we introduce the litter box, and by the time they are 7 weeks old, they almost always poop and pee in the litter box.
Toe nails are trimmed every two weeks, and this helps them learn that there is nothing scary about it.
The first goal of house training your dog, is to make the dog understand, “We don’t eliminate where we play.” A puppy that is raised in an environment where they are constantly walking around in their own pee, will get comfortable with this, and begin to sleep right on top of where they pee. YUCK!
When the puppies are 5 weeks old, we introduce your puppy to the crate. This makes puppies more comfortable being in the crate when they go home.
Puppies get their first bath around 6 weeks old, and they usually get two more baths before going home. This helps them get used to the bath and that’s it’s not a scary place.
We make every new experience fun and safe for your new puppy. While we challenge puppies to overcome their fears and boost their confidence, we monitor our puppies closely and push each puppy at it’s own pace.
Puppies go to the vet at 6 weeks and get to ride in the car. Most puppies do very well in the car and very few get car sick.
Raising AussieDoodle Puppies 6-8 weeks
Before your new Awesome Doodle goes home with you, it will already have a head start on the most important training lessons it will learn. In weeks 6-8, each puppy gets one on one training sessions.
1. Sit. Puppies start learning to sit and be calm before getting a treat.
2. NOT jumping. Our puppies learn very quickly, that jumping on humans won’t get them the treats they want.
3. Not pawing or biting or barking. No treats for puppies until all 4 feet are on the floor, and no teeth are touching hands.
4. Building attention and eye contact. Puppies learn to look at a human’s eyes, instead of the hand holding the treat.