Puppy Socialization | Shake It Up Litter Ep06


(upbeat music) – Hi everybody, we’re
here to shake your day up. This is going to be the six-week update for the Shake it Up litter
from Van Isle Labradoodles. We’re going to give you an
update on each of the puppies and these are all medium, multi-gen Australian Labradoodle puppies. So we’re going to take a look
at each of the 11 puppies, give you a little bit of
an update on each of them and what they’ve been
doing this past week, and also give you an update on Breezy, and then we’re going to talk
about some tips and tricks for you to employ once
you get your puppy home and you start taking your puppy outside and doing some socialization. So let’s get started
with the most fun part, and that’s updating for
each of the puppies. So we’re gonna start today
with dark blue-collar puppy. Collar here, hello, sweetie girl, hello! Little dark blue-collar
is the only sable puppy in the litter. And you can tell that she’s
sable because she’s brown with black tips, as
opposed to black and white like all the other puppies are. Now little dark blue-collar
is a really nice, good size, she’s very good at eating,
and she’s a real cuddle bug. She’s really enjoying her time outside, and she loves to explore
and run around on the grass and just have a great deal of fun. So she’s a real sweetheart,
we love this little girl very much. So that’s dark blue collar. Next we have here is yellow-collar. Just give dark blue to Reynold. And we’ll have yellow-collar girl come and make her debut. Hi, sweetie. Now yellow-collar girl is a
black and white extreme parti, which means she is
mostly white in her body and then she has these
gorgeous phantom markings over her eyebrows and
on the side of her face. Those are tan points. Yellow collar is one of
our most outgoing girls in this litter. She is a very confident,
lively, and happy puppy. Nothing makes her happier
than when we open the gate and say, time to go outside! She just thinks that’s fabulous. She loves to go out, and she
too loves to run on the grass and she likes to play and everything else when she’s outside. She’s a great little puppy. Next we have black-collar boy. This is one of the three
boys in the litter. Black-collar boy started
off as green-collar boy, but when they graduated
to their big boy collars, we didn’t have one in green
so we had to replace it with black. Black color boy is also one
of the more vocal puppies. He likes to talk to us and tell us when he is and isn’t happy. He just thinks it’s great
to go outside as well. He’s a real explorer and
he’s already showing us that he likes to play with the ball, and he also enjoys playing with the water. He’s a really sweet little guy. Aren’t you handsome? So that’s green-collar,
now black-collar boy. Next we have one of our other boys. We’re having a little run of boys. This is the biggest puppy in the litter, and this is brown-collar boy. Brown-collar is a gorgeous
black and white parti boy, and he has these beautiful
markings on his face that are totally symmetrical. Brown is a highly confident
boy, which befits the fact that he is the biggest boy in the litter, but he also has a really big heart. He loves to cuddle. This guy is all about people. He has really strong eye contact, he’s always looking to see what it is that we’re trying to communicate to him, and before anyone else knows
that it’s time to come in, or it’s time to go out, Mister brown-collar is all ready to do so because he’s already
read all of our signals. Super nice little puppy,
really like this fella. So that’s brown-collar. Next we have pink-collar girl. Pink-collar girl, as you may remember, is our little beautiful
black and white parti girl who has the little beauty
spot on the side of her face. Pink-collar girl is a ton of fun. This puppy is full of life and laughter and always having just the best time. She just thinks life is a bowl of cherries and everything is just
waiting for her to explore and have a really good time with. She’s a really outgoing
puppy; super confident, and she also is very,
very fond of children. Just a lovely puppy, Miss pink-collar is. Next we have one of the black puppies, and this is orange-collar girl. Now, the black puppies are
all just a little bit smaller than the black and white ones,
other than one of the ones, which we’ll get to in a moment. But orange-collar girl and
her sisters who are black are all very stocky,
sturdy, solid puppies. They are all terrific eaters. Orange-collar is one of
the cuddlers in the litter, and orange-collar is
probably one of the puppies who is most fond of
young children as well. She is a really, really affectionate dog. She loves to be held and cuddled, and she likes to have a really good time when she goes outside. She roars up and down all over the place, exploring everything she
can get her four paws on. So that’s our orange-collar girl. Next we have gray-collar girl, who is also one of our blacks. Hello, sweetheart. Gray-collar girl is a little bit smaller than orange-collar girl,
just a little bit lighter. She’s a little bit of a quieter puppy. She waits to get all of
her cues from people. She doesn’t go along with
the herd quite so much; she’s not as interested in
doing what all the other puppies are doing, as opposed
to being closer to us and see what we’re telling her to do. She’s very responsive. This little girl is going to
be excellent for training, a breeze to train, as all
she really wants to do is look at you and say, what
would you like me to do? An you can see she’s giving
me quite a bit of eye contact right now, as she checks out the lights
and looks around and wonders, what the heck are we doing today, mom? Why are we here? She’s a really interesting little girl, very calm, quiet, and
an intelligent puppy. So that’s our gray-collar girl. Next we have peach-collar girl. Now peach-collar girl is
a black and white parti, as you can see, and this is
the one I was talking about when I said she was not as
big as the other partis. Peach is the smallest puppy in the litter. She is also probably what we would deem to be the sweetest puppy in the litter. I think it’s her eyes. Now you’ll notice probably
the entire time I’m talking, she is going to be
completely focused on me. She may look away, but mostly she’s going to
look right into my eyes, and she’s going to do
everything to connect with me. Similar to gray-collar, peach-collar girl is a human-contact dog. She is interested in what
the people are doing, and she gets all of her cues
and all of her confidence from people. This little girl is going
to be a super affectionate, very loyal, and devoted companion dog. And she is cute as a button
with that little face of hers. Just a doll. So that’s peach. Next we have light-blue collar, and light-blue collar is one of the boys, and also one of the black puppies. Light-blue collar is lively
and bouncy, has lots of fun, loves to play with the toys outside. He really has a good
time exploring the slide, going up and down and chasing the balls that are in the container by the slide, and just having a heck
of a good time outside. He’s a really lively,
rambunctious little fellow. Full of life, aren’t
you, light blue-collar? And very fond of children as well. Next we have red-collar girl, and red-collar girl is our
beautiful black and white puppy, she’s mostly black, but she has all of these
gorgeous white markings and she too is a snuggle-bug puppy. This is a girl who will
just look into your eyes when you come in the room,
she’ll search you out and follow you until you
acquiesce and pick her up and give her some hugs. That’s all she wants in the whole world; is for you to pick her
up and hang on to her and give her lots of cuddles. It doesn’t matter if
you’re a man, a woman, a big person, a little kid,
she just wants to be held. However, when she’s outside, she is having the time of her life. So she’s not always quiet
and into the cuddles, she also enjoys playing and being outside and participating in all the
activities that are going on. A really nice, well-balanced
little puppy girl, this one. Next, we’re going to take
a look at purple-collar, now purple-collar has quite a personality. Purple-collar is the personality
out of the whole group, I would say. Purple is the talker of
the group at this point. She is always telling us
exactly how she feels. And that might be yelling at us if she doesn’t like the fact
that we haven’t let her out, it might be whining at us if she’s mad that she hasn’t been fed
according to her schedule, or it might be giving
us all sorts of laughter and smiles because she’s
just having a great time at that point. She is a communicator. This dog is probably the one that has the strongest inclination towards being a therapy dog at this point, because she communicates so strongly. However, she might be a little bit
too much of a communicator to be a good comfort dog, in that if she was in a hospital setting, she might wake everybody up because she can really
make her voice heard when she needs to. She’s so much fun. She loves being outdoors as well. Great with kids, and just probably the puppy
that makes us smile the most is Miss purple-collar
with all of her ways. So that’s her, and that’s
all of the puppies now. So that’s a little update on all of them. If you are following along
on our Facebook page, which I hope you are, then you’ll have seen the
video that we took recently where the puppies all were outside. It’s just a little short cell phone video, we were calling them all
from up in the Doodle Den to come out onto the backyard. So we have five acres
altogether on the property, and the back is all fenced
into various different sections for the dogs, and there’s
lots of nice green grass now that we finally have
the beautiful warm weather. We also have some dry streambeds that the puppies can go through, there’s a pond, and they
can run around that. And there’s some dirt,
there’s some plants, there’s a garden area where
they’re not supposed to go, and there’s a gravel area. So they get great exposure to a whole lot of different surfaces under their feet, they get
to get used to all these different textures. When they’re going across
the dry streambeds, it’s great because there’s a drop-off, and they have to be
able to negotiate that. They have to be able to
balance on the rocks, get out to the other side. It also really helps to
develop their skillset when they’re here, and other
things are going on over here, how to best get from here to here. In some of the areas in our backyard, there’s quite a bit of a drop-off, at least if you’re a little puppy. And they will come to the
edge and look and decide and figure out how to negotiate that. Some of them will choose to slide down, some of them will just go
all out and then go, uh, what have I done? Some of them will stop,
look, watch, and figure out, well, if I go around here, this will work, if I got this way, it’s more direct. So this is all part of what
we do with our assessments for the puppies. We watch them in all these
different situations, and we assess how they assess situations. This gives us lots of good information about their problem-solving skills, what they’re more inclined to be like. So the puppy who runs headlong
and goes over the edge and starts sliding, that’s
a puppy who’s very outgoing, very enthusiastic, and has no fear. A puppy who comes up more slowly, watches what the other ones do, and contemplates, hm, how am
I going to get from A to B? Now that’s our thinker, and that’s our more calm and a little bit more
sensitive of a puppy. The puppy who figure
out the shortest route from A to B, now that’s our puppy that we give marks for
extra intelligence to. So, there’s all sorts of things we find when we take them outside. It’s not just all fun and games for them. We also watch and see
who picks up the balls, who picks up the sticks, who digs, who does all sorts of things. Who’s drawn to the water, in our whole dried streambed system, there’s always water
going through the system, and the puppies who tend
to like the water the best are always drawn to that
and always looking for it. So what I want to talk
to you a bit about today is when you take your puppy home and have your puppy outdoors, both in your backyard, in the park, at a friend’s house, or out for a walk. What are the things you
need to be looking out for, what are the things you
need to be aware of? And the first thing, is
a lot of people think when they take their puppy home that they shouldn’t
take them out and about, because they don’t have all
of their vaccinations yet. True enough, they’ve only
had their first shots, and they don’t have
their full immunity yet. However, parvo and
distemper are very rare, they don’t occur on a regular basis. So the risk of your dog
running into those things is nominal. Just use some common sense. Don’t go to the ASPA, don’t
go to a rescue shelter, don’t go to the dog park. Don’t go anywhere where
there’s a large conglomeration of dogs that you don’t know. Obviously then, you may
run into a circumstance where there are dogs who aren’t vaccinated who are carrying some disease. Go places that you know and
you are safe and confident in, places where you’d be
comfortable taking your kids and letting them sit on the ground. So for sure, take them out and walk around your neighborhood. Let them meet everybody
in your neighborhood. Your neighbors will like to meet them, and it’s really good for your puppy to meet different people. Make sure you go on a street where there’s lots of different traffic, if you can find a spot where you might be able to
hear sirens or construction, even better. You want to keep exposing
your puppy to new things all the time. But the key to all of that
is that each time you do, it’s positive. The experience has to be a good
one in order for your puppy to take away from that
experience that life is good and that they’re safe. So you always want to be sure
that you’re keeping an eye on your puppy, watch their reactions. If your puppy is oh, going like this, and trying to hide, shivering, putting their tail between
their legs, cowering, then you know what you’re doing
is too much for your puppy. Now, you don’t want to pick your puppy up and gooby-gob and make a
big production out of that, because that just teaches
your puppy that oh, I was right, there was
something to be afraid of. Instead, take your puppy
and go, hey, come on, Rover, that’s away, come on, let’s go over here, and remove the puppy from the situation that’s causing them discomfort. Take them far enough away
until you notice that oh, they’re relaxed again, the tail’s back out from between the legs, the
ears are no longer down, they’re not shivering,
they’re not yawning, they’re not panting, they’re
looking relaxed again. And if you need to pick
your puppy up to do that, don’t hesitate to do that. There’s nothing wrong with
picking your puppy up. I always usually pick them up and go, hey, that’s okay, that’s away, good dog, come on, let’s go, and then put them back down on the ground, and usually, with a young puppy,
they’ve forgotten entirely about whatever it was
that was worrying them. So just go far enough away and sit, and make sure that that experience is good and that they feel great. And then the next day, come back and try that
same situation again, this time, go not quite as close, just watch your puppy really carefully, and as soon as you see any
signs of the being uncomfortable or distressed, stop. Back away a little bit ’til you’re back in their comfort zone, lots of treats, lots of
smiles, lots of hey, yeah, wow, this is great, happy voice! Use that body language,
lots of open body language. And the other thing you can
do is, here’s your puppy, here’s what they’re afraid of. Put yourself in front of your puppy. Put yourself right in front of the puppy. Communicate with your
puppy, lots of eye contact, treats, smiles, yeah! Great, everything’s good, and
then gradually come around to the side of your puppy. This gives your puppy lots of security. Your puppy knows, oh, there’s my person, I’m safe, they’re looking after me. If you find that your puppy
is still afraid when you move and they can see whatever
it is, then go back again and block their vision off again. And just keep trying the
same thing multiple times until your puppy is comfortable with whatever that situation is. But remove them from the situation that’s causing them
discomfort and distress as fast as you notice it so that they don’t have it in their minds that this is an unpleasant situation. Now, when you go out
and you meet other dogs, one of the things that’s
really difficult for dogs is meeting each other when
they’re both on leash. The humans have their dogs on their leash and they’re holding them,
and they’re pulling on them, and the dog feels totally powerless. So ideally, when you
see another dog coming, just take your puppy over to
the other side of the street, that way you don’t have them
meeting new people on leash. Or even better, if
they’re meeting a new dog, do it off-leash. And again, do the same thing, put yourself in front of your puppy, make sure your puppy’s confident, knows you’re there to protect them, that you’re there to look after them, and that everything will be fine. If your puppy looks at all unhappy about meeting this new dog, pick your puppy up or just walk over to the other side of
the street, turn around, go a different direction. Whatever you need to do to
give your puppy comfort. That’s all that’s needed. But again, not a big
production of gooby-gob and oh, my poor baby, because that will just
instill the feeling of fear with them. So it’s similar to everything that we do, and this is all called desensitization. Anything that your puppy
finds uncomfortable, you want to take time, and
you want to take special care to make sure that you’re introducing them to these things in a
nice, protected, safe, calm, and encouraging manner. Very similar to what you
would do with a young child if they hear a loud song– a loud sound, rather, or if they meet someone
that they’re afraid of. You just handle it the same way. It’s all really just common sense. It’s not a difficult task,
and if you find your puppy is repeatedly afraid of something and you just can’t move them past and get them familiar with what
that is, speak to a trainer. That’s always your best bet. You’re all gonna have your puppies in puppy kindergarten and
puppy socialization classes, so just take the opportunity
after class and say, you know, I’ve been taking
my puppy to the fire hall, and every time the fire engine
comes out with the siren on, I can’t get my puppy to get
over being afraid of that. They’ll have all sorts
of great tips for you to help deal with that. Sounds are really scary for puppies, we do a lot of desensitizing
here with your puppies, but it doesn’t take
long for them to forget. So you have to remember, when
you have your puppy at home, you have to keep instilling this into them over and over when they’re youngsters. Now one thing some people don’t know is when you take your puppy home, your puppy’s about nine weeks old when he leaves Van Isle Doodles. Puppies usually enter a second fear period shortly after they leave here. So you need to be aware of
that and be prepared for that. And don’t think that
something terrible’s happened with your puppy, or something
strange is going on. Just be aware of the fact
that it’s not unusual when they become a little bit older to all of a sudden be afraid of things that previously, they were not afraid of. So, it’s just a phase to work through, it’s just like when
they become a teenager, or when your children become a teenager, it’s a phase that can be
trying, but it’s something that you just want to work through. But the main thing to remember is, lots of new experiences,
all of them positive, try and get your puppy out every day doing a couple of
different things each day, but don’t overwhelm them and try and get them to meet 10 people or go to five different places in one day. And don’t forget, take them to
Winners and to Home Hardware and Canadian Tire, and all the
stores that welcome puppies. So many places do now, it’s just great. Walk them around the
shopping area, just outside, where there’s lots of traffic and people. School zones, playgrounds,
go to a soccer game, a baseball game, football game. If you can take your puppy into
an arena for a hockey game, terrific, all sorts of different sounds and things that are going on. Here in Duncan, I know
that you are allowed to take your puppy in to
watch practices at the arena, so it’s a great place, they learn the sound of
the pucks and the sticks, and all sorts of different
environments for them. Give them lots of different
textures under their feet, walk them in the city, walk
them out in the country, go in the park, introduce ’em to ducks, at the ocean, a lake, a puddle,
everything you can think of. And just have a really
good time, and relax. ‘Cause your puppy’s gonna get
all of their signals from you. Everything goes down the leash. So don’t worry, nothing’s
gonna happen to your puppy, everything will be fine. Just be relaxed, you have a good time, and your puppy’s gonna pick up on that, and they’re gonna have a good time too. Now, we’re gonna do a
little update on Breezy. We’ve seen all the puppies and that’s a little bit about
having your puppy outside. Breezy’s gone back home
to her guardian homes, Marsha and Martin, so she’s
back with her guardian parents, settled back in, and she
is probably thinking, whoa, that was a whole heck of a lot of work raising those 11 children. She did such a fabulous
job with this litter. We have never had a momma
dog who was so poised and so calm. She was amazing. Having 11 children all
running up to you going me, me, me, me, me, me! And wanting to feed and
wanting your attention is pretty overwhelming for
even an experienced girl, so for a first time momma,
Breezy was really remarkable. And I can tell you she
was not really pleased at the idea of weaning them. She would’ve probably fed
them right up until the time they were three months old
if we’d allowed her to. She really enjoyed being with her puppies. She didn’t stay in with them
for as long towards the end, but she did like being with them, she enjoyed playing with them, and she was just a fabulous mum, so we’re really looking
forward to her next litter. It’s always great for
us when we have a momma who’s so calm and so confident, as we don’t have to worry, are
her babies being well-tended? And it also, you can see a
lot of that in these puppies in that they’re all
extremely confident puppies. There is not a single puppy in this group that is even the least bit hesitant, and there is not a puppy
in the Shake it Up litter that is anything but a
nice, chunky, good size. So she did a fabulous job
feeding them all as well. They’re all eating really well, they have just a little bit of goat’s milk here and there now, but primarily all they’re
eating is their raw meat. So there you have
chicken, turkey, and beef. Sometimes venison, but that
is not usually their favorite, and we find that they don’t
like lamb when they’re little. Our adult dogs love the
lamb, but the little ones don’t really seem to prefer the lamb, so that’s what they’re eating, and they all have a great appetite. They gobble their food up in no time flat, and they are always asking to go outside. Now that they’ve noticed
what the outdoors is, and they’ve been exposed to it, they can’t wait to get out there. So that’s your update for the Shake it Up Labradoodle puppies, we hope you enjoyed it, give us a thumbs up if you like it, and please, if you have any questions, be sure to ask them in the comments below. And if you go back and
watch our other videos from other litters, please
don’t hesitate to comment, even if it’s from a litter
from six months ago or longer, feel free to leave me a comment in there. I get a notification and I’m always happy to answer your questions. We try to give you a little
bit of different information with each litter, so it’s really great if you go and watch all of the updates for all of the litters, and then you’ll get the
most amount of information as possible. And if there’s something that
you feel uncomfortable with that we’re suggesting you do, don’t hesitate to ask us about it. We’re not here to dictate
how you do things, we’re trying to give you the
benefit of our experience, but we’re always happy to
hear what you have to say, any concerns you may have, and figure out a solution together. It’s all part of the Van
Isle Doodle community, and we do that with us and
also with our other owners. We’re all here to support you. So thanks for watching, and
we’ll see you again next week with another update for
the Shake it Up litter.

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