Meet Nora; she loves running in the backyard with her "brother" Gus, playing with all her toys at once, and above all, belly rubs! She's always ready to make a bad day better with some cuddles. Nora came to us from Valley Vineyards Labradoodles and we are excited to start our program with their years of experience to help guide us. Nora is 2 and a half years old, 32 pounds, 15 inches tall, at the shoulder and is a caramel blonde color.
Meet Watson of Valley Vineyards Labradoodles. Watson joined Valley Vineyards Labradoodles' program from Lakewood Labradoodles in Florida. He has the perfect temperament and a beautiful red coat. He loves hiking, backpacking, and going on weekend adventures with his guardian home in Salem, Oregon. Watson is 2 and a half years old, 28 pounds, 15 inches tall at the shoulder and is solid red color with some white markings.
Crush has joined his forever home. He will be with a local family and have and will have another dog in the home to play with. We're so happy this special boy has found the perfect home!
Nigel moved on to his forever home, so we have just one pup left in this litter. We are still looking for the perfect forever home for our cuddly Crush.
Crush will turn 5 months old on the 21st and he continues to benefit from his extra time with us. He is getting closer and closer to being fully potty trained, he will come and whine to us before going potty in the house. Learning to ring the bell is still a work in progress; when training this to our adult dogs as puppies, the learning to ring the bell usually came after they stopped having inside accidents. We continue to work diligently with him on this to make potty training in his new home easier for him and for his forever family. To give him as much exposure to different experiences as possible, Crush travels along with us wherever we can take him. He's enjoyed many farmer's markets, a couple parades, outdoor restaurant patios, dinner parties, and most recently he enjoyed his first trip to the Oregon coast! We continue to be impressed by how adaptable he is to his new environments. He may take a few minutes to warm up to a new space, but his adaptability timespan is shorter and shorter with each trip he takes. Crush travels very well with us, he curled up in the backseat and handled his two hour trip to the coast with ease.
He also enjoyed some exposure this week to large dogs staying in our home.Crush wasn't too sure about them at first, but shortly was trying to play with his new 60 pound friends. He loved digging holes at the beach with them and was only sad when we wouldn't let him off leash to play with the big dogs in the sand.
Crush's temperament continues to grow into a very cuddly pup, as well as growing in confidence. Every morning he is eager for some cuddles from us and often rolls over to ask for a belly rub when we walk by him. His new favorite spot to hang out is relaxing inside of his toy box. Follow along with us on Instagram to see all his adventures!
We have just two available puppies left in this litter, Crush and Nigel. These puppies have benefitted from their extra time with us, they are fully vaccinated, crate trained, and well on their way with potty training. Crush let us know about his love of baskets of warm laundry by cuddling up in the basket of warm, clean towels pictured here. He's almost too cute to kick out of the basket!
The pups enjoyed riding in their wagon to the Robin Hood parade last week! These events have been a great way to socialize the puppies and meet all kinds of people. It's important at this age for puppies to be safely exposed to all kinds of different people of different genders, ethnicities, appearances, etc. Now that they are fully vaccinated, we are hoping for some cooler weather so that the pups can explore these settings on the ground, rather than in the wagon. With the weather being in the 80s and 90s often, short trips out in the wagon are best for the time being.
As the pups continue to grow, we continue to see how different they are. Crush is looking more and more like his dad, Watson, and Nigel is looking a bit more like his mama. They both have sweet, adventurous spirits and both love their people time. They continue to impress us with their ability to sleep soundly through the night in their crates. We've noticed that adding a small fan and blackout curtains, they will sleep from 9:30pm to 7am if we let them. We work with them daily on leash training and potty training. All the pups will come to us before they will potty in the house, by paying close attention to them and taking them out regularly, we have had very few inside potty accidents. View our adoption process page to learn how to take one of these available puppies home with you. Follow along with us on social media to see videos and updates!
We have just two pups left in this litter, Crush and Nigel; Squirt has moved on to his forever home. We have two available puppies left in this litter. We continue to work with Crush and Nigel daily on basic training and potty training. The pups are picking up on the potty training steadily and we are still working on learning to ring a bell to signal they need to go out to potty. Ringing the bell usually takes a little longer to train, but we think it's well worth the effort so they have a way to communicate their needs. These boys are beginning to sleep in their crates longer as well without issue. Bedtime is usually 9:30 and they wake up around 5:30, sleeping through the night without issue. The pups visited the vet this week for their last round of shots; they are now fully vaccinated and we're looking forward to taking them on more adventures soon!
Speaking of adventures, who doesn't love summer in the Pacific Northwest! It's the perfect time to explore the numerous activities and events that are offered. To make sure these pups are properly conditioned to enjoy these experiences with their new families, you will find us out and about with our wagon full of curious and playful pups.
This week, Tualatin held their first Music in the Park event of the season. These events are dog-friendly, and it was the perfect experience for the pups to learn what makes a good neighbor at a picnic and concert. The pups had a great time and were not bothered by live music which was loud at times. We'll continue to work on why all food isn't shared, and why everyone doesn't want you as a dance partner at the next Music in the Park event.
In addition to Music in the Park, the pups visited the Farmer's Market and the Willamette Valley Lavender Fest in Newberg last week. The pups did great riding along in their wagon and enjoying all the special attention as always; they always are accepting of all the strangers coming to meet their wagon. Now that the pups are fully vaccinated, we will begin bringing them to these events out of the wagon for more experience walking in crowds. Follow along with us on social media to see announcements on where we are headed next!
Squirt has joined his forever home this week! His new papa has waited many years to get a pup of his own and is so excited for his new companion to tag along on all his adventures. We have two available puppies left from this litter, Crush and Nigel. These pups are ready for their forever homes, and they have certainly benefitted from some extra time with us. We've been able to get them crate trained as well as partially potty trained. They are learning to ring a bell to signal when they need to go out and potty. Visit our adoption process page to learn how to take one of these sweet boys home with you.
As the weather heats up, these pups continue to enjoy all the water play we can provide. From a sprint through the sprinklers to a splash in the pool bobbing for a ball, they love a good afternoon spritz and were disappointed that the splash pad at the farmer's market was for humans only! Knowing that busy environments and crowded places can be overwhelming for puppies, the farmer's market was the perfect new experience this week. They met folks in wheelchairs, on bikes, riding a hoverboard, kids in wagons and kids running through the splash pad. They navigated the market with confidence, and this made us certain they were ready for an adventure with a larger crowd.
The pups had their first Fourth of July! We went to a local parade for some more exposure to crowds, loud noises, unfamiliar people, and new settings. These pups did amazing and impressed us with their composure during the parade. None of them were phased by all the strangers that wanted to say hi, new noises, or new dogs we encountered too. They all enjoyed getting so much love and attention from all their new friends. We will be taking them to the Wilsonville Oregon Farmers Market this Thursday, 7/7, for some more crowd exposure and socialization.
We celebrated a family birthday this last weekend in our backyard, and of course the pups were all in attendance. They did a great job of backing off of people eating at the table and entertaining themselves with their toys. As the pups are getting older we are focusing more on eating meals with them in the room to teach them to not beg at the table. We hope this will lay a good foundation for their forever homes to continue that training.
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These pups continue to grow and impress us daily. They are sleeping overnight for roughly 7 hours a night on a consistent basis now. They are all also coming along well with their potty training; this week we have introduced ringing a bell to signal they need to go outside as we do with our adult dogs. This is our favorite tool for potty training to give our dogs an avenue to communicate their need through rather than waiting for them to bark or whine to signal they need to go outside.
Nigel has become very interested in fetching lately! All the pups enjoy it when you throw the ball for them, but Nigel seems to be the only one who brings it back and drops it for you to throw again. The other pups enjoy stealing the ball from Nigel more than they enjoy bringing it back to us. The pups are spending more time with us one on one in the house to get used to what their life will look like in their forever homes. We believe it's important to be taking them out on individual outings so they are comfortable in unfamiliar settings when they don't have their litter mates around to boost their confidence. We like to plan outings to any pet friendly locations such as craft stores, drive thru windows, and hardware stores. Squirt enjoyed his first "Pup Cup" from Starbucks this week and it was a total hit! We will be taking the pups to some farmers markets this weekend as well for some more crowd exposure and socializing.
We continue to work with the pups on leash training taking them on several walks a day. We try to stop and greet any other dogs or people we see along the way. Ironically, the pups seem to enjoy the big Labs we meet in the neighborhood the most! The pups have also been enjoying some walks in the wagon this week when the ground is a little too hot for walks.
These pups are growing fast! Jacques has joined his forever home and we were so sad to see this pup go, but we know his new family is going to give him an amazing life. Crush, Nigel, and Squirt are our available puppies left in this litter.
Now that the puppies have had their 12 week shots, we're taking lots more walks around the neighborhood. We practice walking the puppies in pairs, individually, and with our adult dogs as well. We take them on 2-4 walks per day to give them a good foundation of leash training for when they join their forever homes. When walking with the pups we are feeding them kibble often and using our "with me" command to reinforce the puppies walking next to us both on and off leash. We also reward the pups when walking if they are making eye contact and keeping their focus solely on us. This is to help teach the puppies that their people should be their main focus when out in public and during training sessions. We continue to work with them on basic training, our focus this week was introducing hand signals for the commands we have already worked on such as "with me", "down" and "sit".
The puppies have transitioned into sleeping in their own crates overnight and have impressed us through the nights so far. There have been a few late night potty breaks, but for the most part, they are sleeping through the night until 5:30 the next morning. We will continue overnight crate training, along with their daily naps in crates until they join their forever homes.
As the pups grow, they are spending more time apart from their littermates and one on one with people instead. This is to prepare them for their forever homes without their littermates there. This also gives us a chance to see more of their individual personalities when they're on their own.