Congratulations on your new puppy! We are so excited to help you embark on this exciting journey with your newest family member. We want to make sure you are completely prepared to be the best doodle owner you can be.
In our Puppy Guide you will find several resources that I hope will be very helpful. I would strongly recommend that you read through all of it within a week of your pick-up—especially if you’re a new dog owner. If you establish some ground rules in the very beginning, it will greatly increase your chances of a well-behaved dog.
At Crockett Doodles, we believe there is no such thing as too chubby of a puppy! We feed our pups TLC three times a day. Most Doodles will always be sensible eaters, stopping when they’ve had the right amount. To read more about our favorite food, visit www.tlcpetfood.com/nutrition/crockettdoodles/.
We want you to enjoy the longest, healthiest life with your Doodle. So we recommend NuVet Plus wellness wafers. Protect your pet by boosting immunity, reducing cell damage and providing vital nutrients missing in most diets. Learn more here: www.nuvet.com/81259
Your 8-week-old puppy can “hold it” 4 hours during the day and about 6 at night. Pups and adult dogs love their “den” and like to keep it clean, so a crate is a helpful tool for potty training and for keeping your small pup safe. We recommend using a divider to adjust the crate size as your pup grows.
Take your pup out frequently during the day and reward with praise and a treat. Having all food and most water up by 6 p.m. will eliminate the need to go “out” during the night. Adjusting to a crate without siblings might take a couple of nights.
Some pups are comforted by having a blanket draped over the crate.
We recommend a well-visit within a week of receiving your new puppy. Your vet will advise you when to begin Flea & Tick and Heartworm prevention and when to have follow-up vaccinations. We strongly encourage you to avoid dog parks, potty areas at rest stops, and other public areas until your puppy is fully vaccinated.
All our puppies come with a one-year 100% health guarantee. We extend this health guarantee to three years for families who feed their puppy TLC for the first three years of their pup’s life. To read our entire health guarantee, click here.
Baxter & Bella – The Online Puppy School
Crockett Doodles has partnered with Baxter & Bella online puppy school to help you get off to a great start
with your new fur baby! Start preparing early before they arrive at their new forever home. Use Code CROCKETT for 25% OFF Lifetime Membership $178.50 with discount code ( reg. $238 ). To learn more, visit www.baxterandbella.com.
PetSmart Dog Training Program is reasonably priced, and you can participate in various levels of training.
Many of our puppies have been trained as excellent therapy and service dogs. For more information, visit www.tdi-dog.org.
Many families feel confident using one of many excellent books or DVD series to train their new pup. Visit our online store for our recommendations.