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Australian Labradoodle Upbringing

Your Labradoodle will come to you having experienced many things in its short life, helping both you and your puppy be ready for its new life.

Our puppies are exposed to loving stimulation during the first week after birth. This stimulation enhances the train-ability of the puppy. In addition, our puppies are exposed to early crate training, car rides, and basic potty training along with the sights and sounds of a busy household.

We work very hard to find the best fit for our puppy and your family. Occasionally, we do not find the right match for your family in a current litter. If this happens, or you find the timing is not right to receive your new puppy, you will be moved to the next available litter.

The puppies are available to their new owners at 8 to 12 weeks. For puppies flying in an airline’s cargo hold, puppies will be shipped starting at 9 weeks.

At 4 to 5 weeks, our puppies are introduced to the grooming process. Our groomers, Casey and Kayla come every 6 to 8 weeks to clip nails, bathe and groom our dogs. The puppies get used to the grooming table and the experience of having their nails clipped. This makes the puppies comfortable with being groomed when they come home to you.


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What makes Golden Xpress puppies special?

GOLDEN XPRESS LABRADOODLE puppies have started investigating and experiencing most things listed below at the ages of 5 TO 14 weeks:

Different surfaces- carpet, tile, cement, linoleum, grass, wet grass, dirt, mud,
puddles, gravel, uneven surfaces, grooming table, etc……….

Different toys- Fuzzy toys, big & small balls, hard toys, funny sounding toys, knotted ropes, hard & soft bones, milk jugs,
squeaky toys, etc…….

Different locations- Front & back yards (daily), other homes, lakes, ponds & streams, basement, cars in motion, garage, laundry room, kennel,
veterinarian hospital and grooming salon (keeping puppies safe until they have received vaccinations), Pet Smart, our horse stables, etc……….

New people- Children, adults, elderly adults, people in wheelchairs, walkers, people with canes, crutches, hats, sunglasses, etc……….

Different noises (ALWAYS stay positive and watch puppy’s comfort level so they don’t become fearful)- garage door opening, doorbell, children playing, babies screaming,
running cars or trucks, tractors, skateboards, washing machines, clapping, loud singing, pan dropping, running water, hairdryer, clippers, horses neighing, vacuum, lawnmower, etc……….

Different fast-moving objects – skateboards, bicycles, quads, cars,
people running, scooters, vacuums, children running, squirrels, chickens, cats, horses & cows running, etc…..

New challenges- climbing on hills, logs, crossing bridges and water, going threw a tunnel, climbing up and downstairs, playing hide & seek, going in and out of a doorway with a step,
exposing them to a doggie door, umbrella, balloons, in and out of shower or bathtub, going for car rides, etc…

Handling puppies daily- hold underarm (like a football), pick up and hold near neck and shoulders, lay on the floor with your puppy near you, hold in-between legs, hold head, look in ears, mouth,
in-between toes, touching tail, hold like a baby, trim toenails, hold in your lap with tummy rubs, etc……

Eating & drinking from different containers: wobbly bowl, metal, ceramic & plastic bowls, paper cups, frying pan, Kong toy with treats, spoon-fed, paper bag, etc……

Eating and drinking in different areas- back yard, front yard, crate, kitchen, basement, laundry room, bathroom, friend’s
house, car, etc…

Playing with other puppies, dogs, and even the cat as much as possible(keeping them safe at all times).

Leaving them alone in a safe place, away from family & other animals 5 to 60 minutes every day, after 6 weeks of age (playpens & crate training)

Experiencing a harness and leash (age-appropriate) several times a week in different locations.


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