A puppy of your own?

If Australian Labradoodle is the breed of your choice, I recommend that you familiarise
yourself with the breed first by visiting a regional breed event. Information on these events
is posted on the website of the Finnish Australian Labradoodle Association. Because the
breed is very popular, we have a long waiting list, and you may have to wait for your puppy
for quite a while. However, this waiting period is good because it gives you plenty of time
to consider the matter of getting an ALD and to prepare thoroughly for the arrival of your
new family member.

The following steps are required to join our waiting list:
You should familiarise yourself with the breed by visiting a regional Australian Labradoodle event near you. Information on these events is posted on the website of the Finnish Australian Labradoodle Association.
I recommend that you test exposure to the breed to rule out any allergies thoroughly,
before acquiring a puppy, in case ALD is your breed of choice because of allergy. Please
familiarise yourself with our puppy-oriented breeding principles and our dogs (on our
website and Lindars’ ALD in Facebook).
Once you have made your decision with due care, please send us an email to let us know
why the Australian Labradoodle would be a suitable breed just for you and what kind of a
dog would be most suitable for you.

We will first talk on the phone and discuss your starting points and wishes. I need to know what kind of a family you are and what kind of temperament would be ideal for your dog. This is an essential stage in acquiring a puppy.
After this, we will agree to meet, if possible. For me, it is very important that every family
that gets our puppy will know the way we operate and be familiar with our dogs. It is only after this that you can confirm your place on the waiting list for puppies. We will keep you posted on how the waiting list is progressing.

The waiting time to get a puppy varies from six months to one year.
When the puppies are 4–6 weeks old, you and your family will be invited to meet the litter in our home.

During the 7–8 weeks before the puppies are old enough to go and live with their owners, they learn gradually and are introduced to various smells, surfaces, sounds and situations. For this process, we use various methods in caring for the puppies, to activate and socialise them, including the Puppy Culture and Bio Sensor methods.
The puppies will be fully wormed as recommended for early puppy age, microchipped, and vaccinated with the first vaccination. In addition, the puppies are checked by a veterinarianand physiotherapist before going home to their new families.

Puppies are chosen for each family before the owners collect them, based on the
temperament analysis results and the description the family has provided of themselves. We always inform buyers about the selection in person.
Once the selection of your puppy is confirmed and the puppy is old enough, you will get to take your new family member home. We will provide a comprehensive puppy package and the necessary equipment for the first weeks of your new puppy.

Price of puppy:
The puppy will get a comprehensive puppy package and be accompanied with the
necessary guidelines for how to care for your new family member.
The price includes the cost of the spaying/neutering procedure required by the breed
organisations. The procedure will be performed by the age of 18 months.

Australian Labradoodle puppy €4,000 (incl. 24% VAT).

The price includes:

Health check by a veterinarian, microchip, and early vaccination
Check by a physiotherapist
At least 3 generations registration in the WALA and/or ALAEU register
Cost of spaying/neutering procedure
Puppy test and a temperament analysis by an impartial assessor
Healthy diet and de-worming

Puppy lecture; puppy care guidelines
Access to parents’ health test results
Written and verbal instructions for how to get started with your puppy
Coat trimming instructions
Puppy package (includes puppy care accessories and toys, food, a puppy book, home
care guidelines, mushroom training instructions etc.)
Receipt for payment of the puppy

The first weeks of a puppy’s life

With the breeder
The active socialisation period of puppies begins with the breeder at the age of around
four weeks and continues until the puppy goes to its new home. Socialisation means that the puppy is able to encounter new, even unfamiliar things with ease and is familiarised with the environment and gets used to various surroundings. With us, the puppies get to know not only the visitors to our home but also children in day-care age, and schoolchildren, insofar as possible. The puppies spend time outdoors every day from the age of 4–5 weeks. The puppies may also get practice in travelling by car and will be exposed to the sounds of home appliances. The puppy’s sense of smell will be activated daily through nose exercises. The puppies will meet other dogs when they are four weeks old.

Socialisation in the new home and basic skills:

When the puppy has moved to its new home, the owner is responsible for socialising and
training the puppy. Consistent and systematic guidance, support and encouragement will help the puppy grow into a confident adult dog and realise its full potential in terms of temperament, becoming a trusting adult.
Puppies will get used to the most peculiar places, sounds and situations if they are
introduced safely and gradually to everything that is new to them. That is why it is good for the puppy to visit with the owner all kinds of places where dogs are allowed. We
recommend that you take your puppy along and travel on various types of transport, visit
shopping centres, meet other animals and new people of various ages, who look different and behave differently, in a wide range of different circumstances and situations.

Calming down :

In addition to walks, outdoor activities and exercise, your dog needs stimuli and activation. An intelligent dog has the need to solve problems. For a young puppy, play is activating enough. An older dog needs more challenges. Learning tricks and skills requires long-term effort, but it is rewarding for both the owner and the dog. Various toys or home-made problem-solving exercises can be used for activating your dog. From a young age, the dog should also learn how to calm down. This is a gradual learning process, and the reward for calming down can be play, a trick, a treat or activation. It is easier for the dog to experience new situations and stress if it has the skill to calm down.

Home alone:

When the puppy has become used to its new home, it may be difficult for the puppy to stay home alone. The puppy must be gently introduced to being left on its own, for short
periods of time at first. The aim is that the puppy can wait calmly for the owner to come
home, and sleep most of the time. For example, you can play with the puppy or perform
activation exercises or spend time outdoors in the mornings, so that your puppy will be
tired when the time comes to stay home alone. Some dogs like activation toys or other
activities to pass the time instead of longing for the owner to come home.

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