Raising A Singleton Goldendoodle Puppy Thats Goes To Chicago, Illinois
If you're a dog lover or just enjoy cute puppies, then you'll want to hear about Bruno, a special goldendoodle puppy who embarked on a new adventure. Bruno is a singleton puppy, which means he was the only one born in his litter. This is a rare occurrence for experienced breeders like us who have had over 100 litters over the last 9 years of breeding goldendoodle puppies. As Bruno's owners, located in Chicago, Illinois, prepared for his arrival, we knew that raising a singleton puppy would be different than raising a traditional litter.
While it's typical for litters to consist of 6 to 8 puppies, every so often, a lone puppy is born. Bruno's birth was exciting, but it also presented challenges. When Piper had to undergo a C-section, we were worried that she might not produce milk or have a desire to care for the puppy. Luckily, this wasn't the case, and Bruno had all the milk he needed. We used a heating pad to keep Bruno warm, as he didn't have any siblings to cuddle with.
Desensitization was another challenge that we faced with Bruno. We wanted to ensure that he was properly exposed to the same stresses as a traditional litter. During early stages of development, the we used neurological and sound stimulation techniques, such as squeakers and vacuums, but only when Piper was present to ensure a sense of security for him. Puppies have very sensitive hearing and can be easily startled or scared by loud or unfamiliar noises. This can lead to behavioral problems and anxiety if not addressed early on. This is where sound desensitization comes in.
Sound desensitization is the process of gradually exposing your puppy to different sounds in a controlled and safe manner. This technique can help your puppy become more comfortable and confident in different environments, and reduce the risk of anxiety and fear-based behaviors.
Typically, our puppies move into a nursery once they have been weaned by their mother, but Bruno stayed in the living room with the other dogs and people to help prevent him from feeling lonely. Potty training was also different for Bruno than it would have been for a traditional litter. Instead of having multiple puppies to learn from, Bruno had to rely on potty pads and a single tray.
Although it took Bruno longer to get started on activities like going through tunnels or uneven surfaces, he eventually accomplished them with a little encouragement. One of the most impressive things about Bruno was his ability to self-soothe. After a few days, he stopped crying out for attention and instead learned to soothe himself.
Now, Bruno is ready for his next adventure. JP flew to Chicago, Illinois, and met his owners at the airport. They were so excited to see him! If you want to watch the full story of Bruno's journey, you can check out the video below on our YouTube channel.
Doodles of NC - Raising a Singleton Puppy Story
Are you considering adding a new furry member to your family? If so, don't miss out on our upcoming litters of adorable doodle puppies! For more information about our puppies, including availability, temperament, and breed information, visit our website at www.doodlesofnc.com. We can't wait to help you find the perfect puppy for your family!