Puppy Information:

1.    Please make payment in cash plus 8% tax.

2.   We have the puppies travel on our laps or on a blanket on the floor (unless
traveling alone - then we use a crate).  Please bring an adjustable collar, about 12" to
20" and leash.  Also bring a bowl and water if it is a long trip.  We usually stop every 2
or 3 hours or when the puppy gets restless.

3.   Please schedule a wellness checkup with your vet within 72 hours (or three
business days) of your picking up the puppy. Your puppy will be ready for the second
shots at that time as well.  I will send home the health certificate from our vet and shot
and worming records.  You may want to schedule the appointment ahead of time if
your vet is as busy as ours!

4.    The puppies are eating Royal Canine Giant Breed Puppy food.  I purchase it at
Chewy and it is also available on Amazon.  I will send some home with the puppy.  
Please feed your puppy 3 times a day as much as they want - puppies are very good
at regulating their intake. Around 6 to 9 months you can switch to feeding twice a day
for life (or leaving food out all the time if possible). You do not have to feed the Royal
Canine but I would recommend a quality large breed puppy food.

5.   I will send home a gallon bag of the sawdust we use in the puppy room for the
puppies to go to the bathroom on.  Please sprinkle this outside in a circle where you
would like the puppy to go to the bathroom.  This may help with housebreaking.  The
smell should encourage the puppy to go the bathroom outside.  You do not need to
buy more.

6.   Also, to help with housebreaking I suggest taking the puppy out side every 15 min
when awake, when they first wake up, and after eating or drinking.  Increase the time
between as you see they do not need to go so often.

7.   Crate training is the best way to house break and to protect your home and
furnishings.  Please start with the largest wire crate.  It is important the puppy does not
lay in pee.  This may cause a urinary tract infection.  Use towels or blankets in the
crate that can be easily washed.  They may cry for a few nights - that is normal. If you
go to them when they cry, you are teaching them that if they cry you will come! Thus, it
is best to let them cry themselves to sleep. Within a few nights they will love their crate
and not cry.

8.   Puppy proof your home – no shoes, socks, towels, papers, kids toys, etc should
ever be within reach of a puppy.  Along with this watch for chewing of electrical cords.  
Have plenty of toys around for them to chew and change them often.

9.  Doodle Care:  I coppied this from another breeder and hope you will find this useful

Most doodles will need some level of grooming. The frequency of bathing, brushing
and trimming will be dependent on your dood’s coat, their health and personal
preference. Ideally, your breeder has already started desensitizing them to grooming
tools such as nail trimmers, blow dryers and brushes.

Here are some things you can do when your doodle is a puppy that will make
grooming a bit easier for yourself, your groomer and your doodle!

When they are puppies they have such easy, lovely, tangle-free coats, but don’t be
fooled! Your doodle’s coat will change as they reach adolescents and then their coat
may not be as easy to care for, so do yourself (and your groomer) a favor and get
your puppy used to grooming as early as possible! This means brushing their coat
with a slicker brush and metal comb, ensuring that you have brushed the entire length
of the hair down to their skin…not just the top layer. I recommend brushing/combing
your dood while they are in the standing position and on an elevated surface such as
the coffee table or a storage bin. If your dood ends up going to a groomer they will be
standing up on a grooming table for the duration of their groom session and this will
help them get use to the process.

Take a spoon or another blunt, metal object and touch your doodle’s face with it. Run
it down the sides of their cheeks, under their eyes, on the top of their head and on
their beard area. This will help them get used to having scissors and clippers around
their face.

Handle your doodles paws often. Gently run your fingers between their paw pads and
give their paws gentle squeezes.
Use an electric toothbrush and run the non-bristle side over the length of their body,
on their paws, between paw pads, over their face, on their toenails, etc. This will get
them use to having clippers used on them.

I also recommend an introduction to the blow dryer. Start with having them in the
same room with you while a blow dryer is on. Do this several times until they are
unbothered by the sound. Then start blowing them with the dryer, use a cool setting
and ensure that you are at least a foot away from them. If your dood really hates the
blow dryer, you can get an ear wrap that may help.

Regardless of your dood’s age, daily combing and brushing is recommended based
on your dood’s coat. If your doodle has a very curly and long coat, you will probably
need to brush every day or every other day to prevent matting. However, if your have
a wavy coated baby with a short clip, you may be able to get away with only combing
every couple of weeks. It really is so dependent on their coat.