How the Puppies are Raised

Prepping the puppies for their forever homes is my top priority! So, the care taken in breeding to create the best puppies is matched by the thorough socialization given to them throughout the formative first eight weeks of life.

0 - 2 Weeks

Initially puppies find comfort in an in-home whelping box with constant supervision and care. Each puppy is weighed in the morning to ensure proper growth.

 

At this stage they are growing quickly and bonding with each other and their mom. Toward the end of two weeks their eyes are opening, and they are learning to walk. 

 

brand new goldendoodle puppies in birthing pool
brand new goldendoodle puppies in birthing pool

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brand new goldendoodle puppy face
brand new goldendoodle puppy face

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black and white golden doodle puppy face
black and white golden doodle puppy face

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brand new goldendoodle puppies in birthing pool
brand new goldendoodle puppies in birthing pool

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3 - 5 Weeks

The excitement begins with learning to play with toys, chasing each other around, and receiving lots of hands-on socialization.

 

As you see from the pictures to the right, the puppies are beginning to adventure into the world of soft food and water. Watching them navigate the litter-sized food bowl is always a cute scene.  During these weeks, the puppies start litter box training.  This ultimately helps clients get a head start on house training by the time they head home.  With all the excitement, the puppies enjoy a "top off" from mom before settling in to another nap.

arial shot of golden doodle puppies eating from dog bowl
arial shot of golden doodle puppies eating from dog bowl

Arial shot of golden doodle puppies from Doodles of NC puppy breeder all sharing food from a large bowl.

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goldendoodle puppies sharing a huge dog bowl
goldendoodle puppies sharing a huge dog bowl

Goldendoodle puppies for sale eating soft food out of a huge dog bowl.

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golden doodle puppies napping
golden doodle puppies napping

Golden doodle puppies snuggling together amongst soft blankets for an afternoon nap in black and white.

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arial shot of golden doodle puppies eating from dog bowl
arial shot of golden doodle puppies eating from dog bowl

Arial shot of golden doodle puppies from Doodles of NC puppy breeder all sharing food from a large bowl.

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6 - 8 Weeks

At this stage puppies are establishing their personalities and mom is correcting any bad behaviors. Eating whole food and potty training are some of the most important skills they learn as they prepare to go to their forever homes. 

Getting all ten of the puppies to stay in the wagon took some serious skill (and a fast shutter speed!).

 

8 week goldendoodle puppies in wagon
8 week goldendoodle puppies in wagon

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8 week goldendoodle puppies in wagon
8 week goldendoodle puppies in wagon

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