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New Puppy? 4 Needs to Address on the First Day!

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New Puppy? 4 Needs to Address on the First Day!

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It’s no wonderful puppies are in high demand; those adorable puppy eyes are almost impossible to ignore! 

But if you’re planning on adopting a new puppy, clearly understand their needs during the first 24 hours for the ultimate success!

BEFORE the Adoption!

  1. Remember to always do your research into dog breeds before you commit to adopting a new puppy! Consider K9 characteristics like size, shedding, personality and exercise requirements along with your lifestyle for the best possible fit.
  2. Use the checklist from our previous blog, “Adopting a New Puppy? Here’s Your Checklist” for the smoothest transition!
  3. Properly puppy-proof your home before the new arrival comes home.


The First Day with Your New Puppy

Make things easier by being prepared ahead of time, especially for the first 24 hours, when you bring home that new puppy! Keep reading below to get prepared!

Keep It Simple and Calm

Holly, an F1b Standard Aussiedoodle Puppy Laying on a Red Blanket
Holly, an F1b Standard Aussie-doodle Puppy Laying on a Red Blanket
  • Of course, bringing home a brand-new pup is an exciting time for the whole family! But don’t overwhelm him as he’s learning and adjusting to new people and home. By staying calm and gentle and closely supervising him, your young dog can stay out of trouble and avoid becoming fearful.
  • Let the puppy explore its new home, one room at a time. (Make sure you have completed all puppy-proofing to keep the curious pup safe.) Also introduce him to his personal, safe space.
  • Calmly introduce your puppy to one family member at a time.
  • Ask children to use quiet and calm voices and avoid any yelling or screaming.
  • Do not let children pick up the puppy or engage in rough play.
  • If you have another dog already in your home, leash both both dogs (to control the situation) and calmly introduce them outside your home on neutral ground if possible (to avoid territorial reactions).
  • If you have a resident cat, let them sniff each other through a closed door a few times before introducing them face-to-face.
  • Wait to introduce the young puppy to other:
    • Pets outside your home.
    • People outside your home


Video: How to Introduce Your Puppy to Other Dog(s)


Use a Collar and Leash

Put a collar on your new puppy and let him drag the attached leash as he explores so he can become familiar – and comfortable – with a collar and leash. Again, always supervise him to keep him safe.

Start Training Him to Recognize Your Voice and His Name

Murphy, an F1b Standard Aussiedoodle Puppy Laying on a Red Blanket
Murphy, an F1b Standard Aussiedoodle Puppy Laying on a Red Blanket

This skill will create the foundation of all future training. Start using your puppy’s new name right away so he begins to recognize your voice and his name. Remember to be patient as he learns!

Potty Breaks

  • This is one of the most crucial skills to begin teach your new puppy immediately!
  • Every half hour, take him outside to go potty even if he doesn’t do anything.
  • Take him to the same spot each time to keep it simple and easier for him to learn quickly.
  • Let him explore and sniff the area while giving him a verbal cue like “go potty.” (Always use the same command whatever it is.)
  • If he does do his business, praise him profusely along with a treat and some gentle petting to help him understand (and reinforce) that that’s the behavior you wanted!
  • Be patient as he learns what you want him to do and don’t punish him for accidents in the house. Remember, he’s learning to live in your world!


Puppy 101: The First 30 Days!


Paisley is an F1b Aussiedoodle sitting on a Red Blanket
Paisley, an F1b Standard Aussiedoodle Puppy Sitting on a Red Blanket



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3 Female Goldendoodles Laying on a Red Blanket
3 Goldendoodles Laying on a Red Blanket

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Based on 16 reviews
Ariel Whitley
Ariel Whitley
May 10, 2022.
I got a little boy doodle from here and he is a great dog! He has the best of both breeds in him. The perfect personality and has been so easy to train. He is a great addition to my family and a perfect companion for my Pomeranian. I couldn’t be happier! I am out of state and the whole process to get him was very smooth and I have no complaints. Would definitely recommend them!
Monica Hamilton
Monica Hamilton
April 24, 2022.
We Love Our new Aussie doodle Duke! As a first time owner Mona was very nice and helpful about puppy care. She answers all questions!! She made coordinating picking up our pup supper easy!! She provided all documentation and goodies to send home with duke making his transition to his new home smooth! If you’re looking for an Doodle mix puppy I would recommend them!
Clinton Baird
Clinton Baird
April 23, 2022.
A great experience with obviously very experienced breeders. Our journey was clear the whole way. The team was great in explaining. Could not be happier with the Goldendoodle addition to our family.
Jim Conerton
Jim Conerton
April 11, 2022.
Our Sammy Joe is now 10 months old and what a beautiful dog. We have had Goldens for over 20 years so we’re very familiar with the breed. He is very healthy and very smart. Mona was so helpful when we contacted her in our search for a dog. We told her what our lifestyle was and what type of puppy we were looking for. She definitely recommend the best dog for us (thanks!) hopefully I’ll get a recent picture of Sammy and add to this post. Thanks again Jim & Paulette
Mollie Duddleston
Mollie Duddleston
April 11, 2022.
Mona and her family were wonderful to work with. She consistently gave updates as we waited for Oakley to be born. We enjoyed selecting our puppy and then receiving weekly pictures and updates as we awaited picking up Oakley to bring her into our family.Oakley is an incredible dog!! She is spunky, yet gentle. She LOVES people! She has been a fun puppy and very easy to train. She follows instructions well, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this addition to our family.We highly recommend Arkansas Bear Creek Goldens and Doodles for beautiful, well bred dogs who are sharp, smart and easy to train. Mona is wonderful to deal with and Oakley has been a wonderful addition to the Duddleston family.
Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson
April 10, 2022.
They were very professional. And they even met us half way. Quality animals. Very Healthy. Definitely would recommend this Professional Organization
Suzy Tusing
Suzy Tusing
April 10, 2022.
Three years ago we bought our golden retriever From Bearcreek, she was 10 weeks old. The next day Mona called us to check on her. Throughout Riley’s life, Mona was always there to answer questions and to help us. They truly love their dogs and it shows. I recommend Arkansas Bearcreek to anyone who wants a happy puppy.
Rebecca Moreira
Rebecca Moreira
April 9, 2022.
Could not be happier with my experience with Arkansas Bear Creek Doodles. They raise the puppies like their own with so much love and care. They were so easy to work with and brought Lexie with everything I could need to get her thorough the first few weeks of transition, including medicine in case she got sick and her favorite toy. She has been the BEST dog.
Pamela Benskin
Pamela Benskin
April 9, 2022.
Our family has purchased 2 puppies from Mona's family. Both of the are wonderful dogs. They're not only adorable, but they have great temperaments and are extremely smart. Both puppies were housebroken in only a few weeks. They're both wonderful family members. I would definitely buy another puppy from them.
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