How to Help Your New Black Labradoodle Puppy Adjust
After weeks of checking out Australian labradoodle puppies for sale, you’ve finally find your little guy, and are ready to take him home. Although you might be unbelievably excited, your new friend is probably feeling pretty anxious and nervous.
Luckily, there are things you and many other soon-to-be dog owners can do to help black and chocolate labradoodle puppies adjust to their new homes. Here are just a few.
Be a Pack Leader.
Black labradoodle puppies need a strong, capable leader, which their new owners are more than capable of becoming. In order to be this leader, new owners need to be confident with their black labradoodle puppies, and give off a strong, reassuring energy. If the puppies perceive their owners as being weak, they’ll behave poorly, or develop anxiety.
Work It Out.
Black labradoodle puppies are bundles of raw energy. They need activity. New owners need to play with their black labradoodle puppies for about an hour or so each day, take them for good walks, or let them run around in the yard for a while. If they don’t get this exercise, they’ll use this energy destructively.
House Break Them Soon.
All dogs eventually become conditioned to never eliminate in their dens, black labradoodle puppies included. It’s how they’re wired. Most dogs are typically house broken between two and four months of age, picking up on the concept quickly thanks to their programming. In order to house break them quickly, create a schedule that they’ll eventually get used to. Feed them and take them out in the morning at the same time, and again in the afternoon. Dogs usually have to go between half an hour and an hour after they’ve eaten, making this a prime time to take them out. After they’ve gone outside, reward them. When they’ve eliminated inside, don’t punish them, and be calm. Positive reinforcement works much better than negative reinforcement.
With these tips, anyone can help their black labradoodle puppies adjust to their new lives. If you have any questions or other tips, feel free to share in the comments.