“A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog”

Every new puppy needs to know his manners! At the very minimum this means “here” “sit” and “stay”. Try to take just a few minutes each day (at least 15) every day to review the basic commands. This can easily be incorporated into feeding time or when entering or exiting a door. At Beach Doodles, we go above and beyond in breeding and provide the basics in starting your puppy off on the right foot. Your puppy will be begin to learn the basics to pre-school puppy training.

PUPPY TRAINING SCHEDULE

Vaccinations will be kept up to date

Baths, nail trimmings, grooming and ear cleanings will be done weekly

Health Maintenance

Worming will be done at the age of 6 weeks. From this point on, every 2 weeks for 3 months

Birth photos/Videos

Birth Chart

Week 1 photos/Videos

Day 3- week 2 photos/Videos

Neurological Stimulation

Tactical Stimulation

Head held down

Head held erect

Supine position

Thermal Stimulation

Week 3- week 5 photos/Videos

Noises and Scents

Week 6 basic training begins /photos/Videos

First week vaccination appointment

Leash training

Car rides

Potty training

Kennel training go inside kennel and lay down

Begin Learning “Sit”

Begin Learning “Down”

Begin Learning “Stand”

Begin Learning “Stay”

Begin Learning “Break” as permission to stop sitting/staying

Week 7 -8 photos/Videos

1.-8. Continue with week 6 training

9. Temperament testing

10. Give Name/learn name it’s important at Beach Doodles, to match the right name with the puppy’s personality.

11. Spade or Neuter

12. Basic Learning “Come”

13. Socialization

14. Public Outings

15. Distractions

16. Micro Chipped

Week 9 photos/Videos

Begin Learning “Leave it”

Begin Learning “Off” training to respond if jumping up ever occurs

Begin Learning “Place” – lay down designated open space For example, a mat or bed.

Begin Stair Training– to be able to go up and down stairs at a reasonable pace

Preparing your puppy for the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certification once all vaccinations are given!

What age is a puppy fully vaccinated?

Your puppy receives his first vaccination series at the age of 6 weeks. Typically, every three weeks, or when he turns 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 15 weeks and 18 weeks old, you’ll bring him in for booster shots. That means he’s fully vaccinated by the age of 4.5 months. 16 weeks of age.

Our Puppies Experience while in our care

Extensively Socialized

Used to taking outings to stores, parks, beach, bus stations and lead training walks

Accustomed to individual and groups of children of various ages

Accustomed to being handled by a veterinarian and health professionals

Accustomed to being handled by a groomer

Familiar with television noise, sounds of household appliances, loud music, sounds of traffic, and blow dryers.

We perform early neurological stimulation, socialization, and temperament testing each and every one of our puppies to ensure that the right puppy is matched for you and your family. Whether it is a service or therapy candidate, or just a new family member, we are dedicated to providing a puppy to you that fits your needs and desires.

A great head start! Our puppies are raised in our home and trained by some of the top professionals in the field, housebroken, obedience trained, and leash trained, among other things. However, if training is not continued and regularly scheduled, the agreement between breeder and buyer will not been fulfilled.

We follow the guidelines of AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program. Once your puppy has had all shots permitting, you and your new companion will be well on your way to prepare to take AKC Star Puppy test!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy: 20 Steps for Success!!!

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program focuses on all the things every puppy and owner need to have a great start together. STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner and in six weeks of STAR puppy classes, puppies and dogs learn the following behaviors and skills:

OWNER BEHAVIORS:

  1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)
  2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge
  3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
  4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator
  5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy
  6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.

PUPPY BEHAVIORS:

  1. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class
  2. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class
  3. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
  4. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
  5. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy

PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST BEHAVIORS:

  1. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner
  2. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)
  3. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)
  4. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away
  5. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure
  6. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure
  7. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called
  8. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away
  9. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy prepares pups to move on to Canine Good Citizen training. For example, in STAR, puppies must walk on a leash in a straight line. In CGC, the task becomes more advanced with dogs walking in a pattern that includes right and left turns and stops.

The skills in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are practical and functional. Teaching puppies to tolerate grooming, handling, and basic exams of the ears, feet, and mouth will result in well-mannered puppies that veterinarians are happy to see.

We recommend formal training and most facilities offer all levels, from puppy kindergarten to Canine Good Citizen Certificates. Australian Labradoodles are easily trained and are very quick learners. So often, parents that have very well behaved and good mannered children will have a family pet that is completely out of control. We don’t want to see this happen with our doodles! We want to know that they have the training to keep their minds active and their behavior under control. You can’t imagine the pride an owner feels when his pet is perfectly mannered when taken out in public or when friends come over to visit. The Australian Labradoodle is highly intelligent and extremely easy to train. It is unfortunate if this opportunity is missed!

Potty Training

If you want to house train your puppy in the fastest and easiest way possible (and who wouldn’t want to do that?) you need to follow this simple rule. AT ALL TIMES your puppy should be:

  1. Actively engaged with you playing or training….this does not mean, you watching him play from afar while you do something else. This means hands on and eye to eye contact in whatever activity you are engaged in with your puppy.
  2. Your puppy should be tethered to you by a leash. This is easy, just slip one end of the leash through your belt loop and clip the other end to your puppy and then go on about your routine. If you are laying on the couch watching TV, the puppy is on the floor by your side. If you are sitting at the desk answering emails, the puppy is by your side. If the phone rings and you jump up to get it, the puppy comes too, and will quickly learn to stay tuned to you and your movements. Tethering accomplishes a couple of things. Most importantly with regards to house training, it never allows your puppy to make a mistake and potty on a rug, behind the sofa, around the corner….It can’t happen. Remember, the puppy needs to potty after ever time he eats and every time he wakes up. If he falls asleep by your side and wakes up to then take two steps to go potty, you know it instantly and can prevent it from happening. As a bonus, It teaches the puppy to focus on you, rather than the other way around, it makes leash training much easier, as he knows to follow you and, it teaches him that you are the Alpha pack leader.
  3. And the last condition: If you are not actively engaged playing/training, or tethered to the puppy, he should be in his crate. Those are the only three scenarios.