Socialization is so important for a young puppy! We are very fortunate to have neighbors who have become great friends and also just happen to LOVE dogs...even our crazy doodles!
Pictured here are Les and our 4 month old girl, Rain. Les and his most awesome wife, Tammy, often come to visit and play with the doodles. Sometimes, they pretend that they came over to talk to us, but we know it's really to get some doodle lovin'.
The best time for socialization for puppies is between 3 weeks and 3 months of age. At this time they should be introduced to many different people, other species (cats and such), other dogs, and varieties of surfaces and environments. Be sure to introduce your pup to men and woman, young and old, and of different ethnicities. Be sure to introduce them to young children. Always make it a positive experience by having treats and toys for your puppy. Bring visitors to your home and have them wear hats, glasses, big coats, etc. so that your pup get used to seeing all sorts of people wearing an array of accessories. Expose them to different surfaces such as tile, hard wood floors, carpet, concrete, grass, snow and sand. Enroll them in puppy classes and visit stores that allow pets. All of this will set your puppy on the path of being a well-adjusted, well-behaved dog.
Below are more pictures of Les playing with our doodles as they enjoy a romp on the front lawn. Enjoy!
Hi! My name is Brenda and along with my husband, Jerry, we are thrilled to have discovered the wonderful world of Labradoodles! Australian Labradoodles to be exact. Join us on our journey of breeding and living with this extraordinary breed and you'll find yourself hooked as well!