May 2, 2022
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! I’m so happy you’ve found your way here to see just what is happening with our puppies, people and pastures.
This week is about to get super busy. We’re getting ready to say goodbye to our Boston Mini Goldendoodles this weekend. The older I get, the faster time seems to pass by me. It seems like these babies were just born and here we are preparing them to go home.
We squeeze a lot in to the final weeks around here. Those final two weeks after puppy picking includes crate training, introduction to bell potty training, more socializing, training a few commands, vaccinations and extra cuddles.
Although they are here for eight weeks, it’s the final two weeks that are the most work. Our goal is to make that transition from our home to yours as smooth as possible.
Prior to taking home your puppy, we arm you with reading material, a supply list and a puppy schedule to help you know both what your puppy is use to as well as how to acclimate your doodle to your environment.
If you’ve been following me for a bit then you’ve probably heard me talk a little about what to expect those first few weeks at home with your new baby.
When you take home your Doodle, you are in the “infant” stage of puppyhood. This lasts for about two weeks. During this stage- your only duties are to provide love, comfort and security for your puppy, provide and show them a place to potty and lastly. . .provide their food and water. That is all you need to concentrate on for those first two weeks home.
The second stage of puppyhood after taking home your puppy is the “toddler” phase. Now those who have been around toddlers already know what this stage is all about. For those not yet familiar. . .let me just say. . .you will get through this! So don’t back down.
The toddler phase begins with your puppy first of all, being awake more. Having a little more energy and feeling more confident in their new surroundings means they will begin to come out of that newborn shell where they will get into more things, chew on things a little more, and may even test their boundaries.
I always say. . .if a Toddler can get into it. . .so can your puppy. So think like a toddler when setting up your home prior to bringing home baby.
Remember they are teething and that along with the soft mouth of the retriever part of them, they will need to alleviate that discomfort by chewing. Provide numerous of chew things so they do not resort to relieving that urge on your shoes, sofa of sunglasses. Yes, sunglasses.
From the beginning- have a firm voice and practice your NO! A loud, demonstrative and authoritative tone that means business. Grab the upper hand right up front and don’t let go. You set the rules. Not to be mean. But to provide a safe and predictable environment. Your puppy will feel most secure knowing it’s limits.
These are just a few things to consider during those first four weeks home with Doodle. You can do this! And for our doodle owners. . .we are just a text away if you ever need anything.
For those considering a Lamgo Farms’ Doodle- you can start your inquiry by texting me at 817-366-7995 or emailing me at info@LamgoFarms.com.
To see what we have available- scroll down to see just what we have coming up.
For those local or coming to pick up puppies. . .let me know if you would like some farm fresh eggs! WE have an over abundant amount of eggs from our free range chickens right now. Oh so yummy!