Whether you are planning to buy a new labradoodle in your home or you have got is at a gift from your loved ones, there are many things you need to know about in order to become his favourite parent. From being a new pet to making him your lovely family member, you will have to deal with many things. Labradoodles are fun and engaging pets for families, and that’s why most people take them into their family.
So, if you are going to start parenting your new labradoodle, you have to start building a great environment and a foundation before he enters your house. It’s ok if you already have him with you but don’t take much time to prepare all the necessary stuff required for making the right surrounding for him.
Here, we have come up with all the necessary points that you need to remember while start parenting your new labradoodle.
- The Crate:
As every living being needs his own space, your new labradoodle will also need a small crate to stand or turn around in. It will also be helpful to carry your puppy from one place to another. You can get the wooden crates in pet shops, or you can create it yourself from scratch. Make sure it is not too big for your puppy. We know that many people love sleeping next to their pets, but there will be times when your little one will need to sleep in his own space. This is not the case with every puppy, but it will be good to give his special space to roll around.
- Make a pleasant surrounding:
After you are ready with the crate, it’s time to make your house puppy-proof. You have to make sure that your labradoodle doesn’t get hurt with any of the furniture or other things present in your house. Start by moving all the small objects that your puppy can swallow and keep them in a drawer or far away from your puppy’s reach. You also have to move toxic plants, glass materials and hide the electric chords.
Another thing is to find small door partitions that you can attach near the entry steps or to your main door so that your puppy doesn’t fall out. If you leave your labradoodle to play in your yard, make sure that you clean up everything so that he does not come in contact with any chemicals while licking his paws.
- Get the right food:
You need to feed your labradoodle with a healthy diet filled with nutrients and vitamins. As a pet parent, you have to make sure that you never compromise on his food and health. You will find many online websites providing the best food for Labradoodles, or you can even get them in offline stores. The nutritional intake of puppies changes from age to age. You can check out the specific food content from a veterinarian or on online forums related to puppy care.
- Find a veterinarian for your labradoodle:
You have to do thorough research to find the best veterinarian for your puppy. You can ask any friends, relatives, or neighbours who already own a pet as they might have contact with any well-known veterinarian for their pets. You can also search online and conclude after looking at all the reviews of their previous clients. Make sure that you never go for the veterinarian who is not licensed. Also, find the contact information of the nearest animal hospital in case of any emergencies.
If you want to make your labradoodle active and playful, you have to start training him from an early age. As Labradoodles are energetic, you won’t have to worry about training them as they will love learning new skills and playing with you. You have to spare 30 – 60 minutes every day to train him and provide some small exercise as per the veterinarian’s directions.
You can start teaching him some basic actions with a demo by saying ‘Sit,’ ‘Stand,’ or ‘Roll Around.’ Many puppies find these activities to be funny, and they involve in them with great enthusiasm. You can also teach him some games by throwing off a ball or a frisbee.
Your fluffy labradoodle will have a lot of furry hair that will shed at times and hide in your furniture corners or underneath your bed. The labradoodle has two coats, namely an undercoat and a topcoat. The dead hair starts accumulating on the topcoat, which needs to be removed with a brush. You can keep specific time intervals and a reminder so that you can remove these dead hairs from your puppy’s body to keep him clean.
You will also need to cut off his hair after a specific time so that he doesn’t cover up in his own hair. Many people prefer visiting a grooming salon, but if you want to do it yourself, invest in some of the nice quality clippers, brushes, and scissors.
It is advisable to take him to a groomer at an early stage and then later you can try your hands on him. We are saying this because you may not be confident enough to experiment with scissors and clippers on your new fluffy friend.
- Bring some amazing toys:
As Labradoodles is an active and energetic breed, they are found to be keen on toys. If you have some work to do, you can keep your labradoodle busy with toys. You can find various puppy toys in the market, which will help him in learning new things. Initially, you can introduce him with all types of plastic toys or squeaky rubber toys and find out which one interests him. You can then buy specific toys for him and make him playable in his own time.
Taking care of your labradoodle is the same as taking care of a new baby. You will have to bath him carefully, feed him, play with him, and do many other things as we have mentioned before. We are sure you will become his favourite parent after you get through all of these things.