Clancy Aussie Doodles

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Your New Labradoodle

on September 27, 2011

Getting Prepared:

When your labradoodle puppy arrives it will be a very special time, but before make sure you have all the needed items for your new puppy!!

Here is a list of items to get:

Dog Crate and/or Puppy Bed
Solid Kennel or Wire Crate-Either is great! (Your puppy-if shipped-will be shipped to you in a solid kennel that certifies with airport regulations)

Grooming Supplies:
Dog Brush (Soft Bristle with Rounded Pin Bristles Works the Best, or Just a Pin Brush)
Steel Comb
Mars Coat King
Baby Wipes (for Cleaning Ears and Teeth)
Dog Nail Clippers
Styptic (Stops the Bleeding if You Accidentally Cut Too Far)

Blue Buffalo Puppy-Dry Kibble
Food Bowls and Water Dishes-I Prefer Ones That I Can Put in the Dishwasher

Kong Chew Toy
Balls, Squeaky Toys
(Do Not Buy Toys With Fluff Inside or Toys That Will Be Torn Apart Easily)

Collar & Leash:
Puppies Come With A Plain Collar
Name Tags
A Leash

Cleaning Supplies:
Paper Towels
Vinegar Or Diluted Bleach Water-For Helping Eliminate the Smell on Floors
Nature’s Miracle-for Carpets

What to Bring to the Airport:

Leash & ID tag for your puppy, bottled water & a small bowl, extra blankets or towels to re-line the crate or for while you are holding it, plastic bag for soiled towels, and a camera ;) . It is best to wait until you get home to feed your puppy, but if you have a long car ride home you can offer a small amount of Ribble. Just remember that the puppy may get carsick or have to poop.


For puppy beds, there are many very adorable beds out there! If you get a wicker bed the puppy will most likely chew it to bits. I prefer beds that have removable covers that are washable, or ones that will not be easily destroyed. You may also have your puppy sleep in its crate or in the bed. Just remember that until the puppy is house trained, it will go to the bathroom whenever it has to wherever it has to. I find most of these products at my local farm or pet supply store. Also there are a lot of great websites to purchase products such as,, and

Chew Toys:

Puppies teeth and chew! I know big shocker. However you must be prepared with chew toys, and “Puppy Proof” your house. The Kong is a great chew toy and the puppies love it. Also chew toys that do not have little pieces or are destroyed easily will work. DO NOT FEED RAWHIDE PRODUCTS!!! When eaten by dogs the pieces swell up in their stomach and can cause blockage, bloat, or death if not treated quickly. There are also some new reports out  that say Greenies can cause these problems as well. My vet no longer recommends or sells them. Pig Ears also have issues, these can soften and be eaten whole. They also can have e-coli on them and be a hazard to people especially young children, so wash your hands if you handle them!

Collars & Leashes:

Your puppy will come with a collar. This collar is web snap that will grow with the puppy. It will last a while if you want to wait and pick a style or color after you get the puppy. There are many fun and different collars and leashes out there. Make sure it is one that will work for both you and your new puppy. Leashes are a fun and easy way to train your puppy, but a leash is not really needed until the puppy gets older or if they are prone to running away. Also starting the puppy early with leash training will get it use to staying next to you on walks.


An Australian Labradoodle only needs to be bathed if the are dirty. If you live in a muddy area vigilance is key. If only their paws are dirty then only wash their paws. Baths take the oil out of their fur and make it brittle and prone to breakage, plus it may dry out your dog’s skin. A good brushing every week will ensure that your doodle’s coat stays nice and mat free. The Multi-Stripping-Curry-Comb named Coat-King,  is indispensable for every groomer. They are great for getting out mats (a mat cutter works well also), and is perfect for stripping the puppy coat around 9 to 12 months of age, which should be done weekly. Being groomed, nails clipped, ears and teeth cleaned is essential for your puppy. As the adult coat comes in you labradoodle will definitely need to be groomed and all this “Grooming Specialization” will pay off. After brushing, mist a little bit of water or conditioning spray and pat down the undercoat. This will help restore the waves/curls and prevent knots. If all this seems like too much trouble find a groomer in your area and take your labradoodle there. be aware however that the groomers will tend to cut your labradoodle like a poodle or just give them the standard puppy cut. A puppy cut is a no fuss no muss cut that will keep your puppy tidy.

Training & Treats:

Zuke’s Mini Naturals are ideal for training or anytime as a delicious reward. The healthy benefits of rice, malted barley, and essential vitamins & mineral will keep your dog begging for more. Mini’s are tender, meaty, free of preservatives and contain no wheat, corn, added animal fat, artificial flavors or colors. Small finger-nail sized pieces are perfect for training. Our dogs also love Avoderm Cookies. I usually break them in half. Now and Go treats are also very healthy for your puppy.

There are many great training books out there. Also, your local public library can hold many great books. Try checking out one that suits you, your family, and your new dog best. There are also quite a few good internet sites. A few good books are: The Art of Raising a Puppy, Good Owners Great Dogs, and Cesar’s Way.

Your Puppy’s Food:

Your puppy is currently on Blue Buffalo Puppy, I will be sending a food sample home with your puppy. If you would like to change brands at any time make sure that you leave enough of the original food to mix with the new food. Doing this will prevent sensitive stomaches. Hint. Hint. Costco’s Kirkland Brand of food is a good food also. Please discuss your food choice with your Vet, they may have some good recommendations also. However the Hill Science Diet Dog Food is one of the worst dog food brands out there to buy. So do your research and read the labels in order for a happy healthy puppy.

House Training:

House training may seem like a daunting task to a lot of you. I assure you that with the intelligence of this breed it is quite simple. For house training I highly recommend you get a crate for your puppy!
If you do not want a crate then I recommend you set up an x-pen or another “puppy proof” place that you can put your puppy in. Letting your puppy run the house is only going to lead to accidents, frustrations, and a prolonging of the housebreaking process. The Life Stages Series Front Door Folding Crates are designed for use over the lifetime of your labradoodle!!! This crate is a wire crate that will expand as the puppy grows. Remember you only want enough room for the puppy to turn around and lay down comfortably in the housebreaking stage. You can find this at

Well that should be everything you need to knnow about your new puppy but feel free to e-mail ( me or post with more questions.


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