4 Easy Tips to Take Care of Your Labradoodle Puppy

labradoodle puppies at Worsley LabradoodlesFinally after getting information on a lot of dog breeds, you have decided to bring home a labradoodle puppy – great decision! Labradoodle is an extremely adorable dog breed – he is fluffy, sweet, innocent, loyal, playful and relatively easy to maintain. But still, you should know how to care for him because now you’ll have to be a responsible pet parent. Here are a few useful tips.

1. Prepare Your Home for the New Arrival

Once you find a good place for labradoodles for sale and choose a puppy that wins your heart, you should prepare your home for his arrival. Here are some necessary steps you should take:

  • Remove toxic indoor plants if you have any and small objects that can choke the puppy.
  • Puppies often think of electric plugs and cords as they are toys and try to play with them. This may result into serious electric shocks. So, hide electrical fittings and cord behind bigger objects like furniture, so that the puppy cannot access them.
  • Prepare your home’s exterior too for the puppy. Remove all the toxic plants, trees, bushes and flowers from your yard and replace them with pet-friendly plants.
  • Install a good fence that will prevent the puppy from running into the street to potentially meet with an accident or getting far from home and lost.
  • If you regularly apply harsh gardening chemicals into your yard, now you’ll have to switch to pet-friendly products to save your dog from ingesting poisons.

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2. Hair Care

You’ll be amazed by your fluffy labradoodle’s wavy soft hair! This lovely coat is one of the topmost attractions of labradoodles.

Being a mix of Labrador retriever and poodle parents, a labradoodle inherits this outstanding coat and rarely sheds hair around the house. This is an excellent characteristic of labradoodle for those who are allergic to pet hair but still want to own a pet dog.

There are only a few simple steps you should follow to care for your labradoodle’s lovely coat:

  • Although your puppy won’t shed much hair, the dead hair will remain beneath the top coat. Therefore, you should regularly brush her coat, either daily or weekly, according to her particular needs. A rake brush is an excellent tool for this because it reaches the undercoat and successfully removes dead hair from there.
  • A labradoodle’s hair in the outer layer grow long and often get tangled, usually because of playing out, rolling around or even only sitting or sleeping still. Thus, whether your dog is active or not, tangles will be present. But labradoodles are energetic, playful and fan of outdoors.
  • Therefore comb their hair gently to remove tangles with a fine stainless steel comb. If a sticky substance like tree sap is attached to her skin, gently rub coconut oil to it and remove it.
  • Shampoo and condition your puppy’s coat at least weekly to remove dirt, debris and grime and keep her skin and coat healthy.
  • Don’t forget to get your puppy’s hair trimmed and groomed once a month. If you cannot afford this, you can groom it at home with a high-quality grooming set.

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3. Get the Best Vet

Find the best vet for your labradoodle pup by searching in your community and at places where there are labradoodles for sale. You may find only one vet clinic and hospital or many. Give a priority to licensing, customer reviews, reputation and experience. Avoid a vet who is not licensed. Vets that visit your home are also a great option, especially for those dogs who become upset upon leaving the home.

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4. Give Your Puppy a Healthy Diet

Your puppy will need a specific diet until certain age and then you’ll have to switch over to a different diet as he ages. Discuss with your vet and give him a healthy diet. Also don’t forget to serve him plenty of fresh water.

Also, give your sweet puppy his own special corner in your house (although she’ll prefer to remain with you always), toys and a lot of your time, and you will have a great time with your labradoodle puppy.