Basic Health

A Toy Poodle puppy from a Poodleluv (Poodlesrus) will already be raised to be a healthy happy puppy, have had there first vaccination , been wormed every two weeks and vet checked. They come with a set of instructions on there diet and how to care for them.  The parents have been tested for hereditary problems such as PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) which causes blindness and for patella luxation which is a knee joint problem which causes

 

the tendons to stretch and the kneecap to slip out causing the puppy to limp. Not only can this be a painful hereditary problem but rough handling, jumping or falling or even through the puppy becoming overweight can cause knee problems. This is one of the main reasons we prefer not to sell these toys to homes with young children as tiny bones can easily break and can be very costly to mend. The long flowing ears can also cause problems when the ear canals get yeast infections or ear mites so attention has to be paid to keeping the ear canals free of hair. We can show you what needs to be done to avoid these issue.

Behavior

Good behavior and obedience need to start early.
Poodles are very intelligent and need to be shown who is the boss.  They will try and own you if you are not firm enough.

Try and teach them the basics such as sit-stay and come.  If you have time I highly recommend puppy pre-school which is held at most vets. Don’t forget to ask about it when you take your pup in for it’s second vaccination.

There are many video clips on youtube showing the learning ability of Toy Poodles

 

Toilet Training

When your puppies arrives at your home it will most likely not be house trained yet.  We do try to teach them to go to the toilet on news paper.

Remember accidents do happen they are only young.  Going to a new home also changes things for them.

Always remember to take them to where you have chosen to teach them to go toilet after every meal and when they wake up.  Don’t wait for them to start smelling before you take them out because it will be too late.

Never punish or reprimand a puppy who has had an accident.

Always praise them when you take them out and they go toilet.  Even if they go on the paper where you have left for them to go.

They are smart and will know that you are praising them by the tone in your voice.