A Typical Routine For Your Labradoodle`s Day
Every time you remove your Australian Labradoodle from its crate in the morning, you can start by carrying the puppy outside if it is a long walk to the door (you can work to having the puppy follow you with them on their leash outside) and give it the “go potty” command. It can help to walk around with the puppy to make sure that they actually go to the bathroom. We will have already started taking puppies out in the grass and giving them the “go potty” command, so this should not be new to them.
Feed your new Australian Labradoodle puppy with the recommended food (see Feeding Instructions for Your New Australian Labradoodle Puppy) and fresh water.
Again, take you puppy outside to “go potty”. The puppy will need to go out right away at first, especially after drinking water. Potty times will gradually get longer as the puppy ages.
If you are going to be leaving, confine your puppy in a small space, such as a laundry room, kitchen, or other room with the use of a door or baby gate, or an exercise pen. In this space they should have clean bedding and a litter box in case of emergencies. We prefer to use a crate as a puppy can be left for a couple of hours as they sleep a lot. As long as they have gone to the bathroom and had some exercise they can play with their chew toys and have a nap in their designated spot.
If you are home with your puppy you can confine him to his area at this time for a nap and take him outside to “go potty” in 30 minutes. Continue taking your new Australian Labradoodle puppy out every 30 minutes for the best results. It is very important to reward the puppy with positive reinforcement when he goes outside. Use a good tone of voice, lots of "good girl/boy!"s and lots of love and cuddles. You do not nee to use food to reinforce behavior, in fact, lots of treats can upset his stomach. This will help to prevent accidents in the house.
Puppies need plenty of playtime, but remember they do get tired and need to take naps as well. These naps should happen in the puppy's confined area that is designated for the puppy.
When you return home from being gone, take your puppy out of their confined area and again go outside to “go potty”. Feed the puppy again and offer him more fresh water.
The puppy will need to go outside again 30 minutes after eating. Don’t forget to consistently use the “go potty” language.
Finally, take your Australian Labradoodle puppy outside to “go potty” one more time before you go to bed. After they have gone to the bathroom, place your puppy in its crate for the night.