Caring for Mini Bernedoodle Puppies
So, you have decided to get a Mini Bernedoodle puppy? One thing is certain – your life will never be the same again once you bring this little bundle of happiness home.
Dogs change your life in ways nothing else can – a Mini Bernedoodle is an affectionate and loving companion.
Bringing home a puppy also means you are responsible for their well-being. Here are some handy tips on how to take care of and train your Mini Bernedoodle puppy.
Diet and Nutrition
Here is a rough feeding guide:
- 3-4 puppy food meals till 6 months
- 2 puppy food meals a day post that
- Change to adult food once they are a year old
The general rule of thumb is to feed 20 calories per pound of body weight. For example, a 40-pound Bernedoodle puppy needs 800 calories per day.
Activity and Exercise
Mini Bernedoodle puppies are very active and need a lot of exercise. Mini Bernedoodles make for great outdoor companions and, with time, you’ll notice that they get excited when you ask them if the want to go for a walk or you pick up their leash. You can take your Mini Bernedoodle puppy for regular walks, hiking, running, and even swimming. These pups love water.
The critical point is to have regular playtimes with your Mini Bernedoodle pups, or they can become restless. If you cannot take them for walks, do have playtimes at home. Play fetch in the yard or make them run around the house. Just make sure they have enough activity throughout the day.
MiniBernedoodles enjoy playing in the snow as well!
While the Mini Bernedoodles diverse gene pool does produce a generally healthy dog it’s important to visit your veterinarian for a complete checkup each year.
Your veterinarian will give your pup a thorough examination, help keep you on track with immunizations and may suggest heart worm and flea tick preventatives.
Being an active participant in your pets health is crucial – so be ready with any questions or concerns you have when you visit your veterinarian.
Mini Bernedoodle puppies are like Velcro; they like staying close to their humans. If you work long hours away from home, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy may not be a good choice. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety and become depressed if they are left alone for prolonged periods. You need to keep them close, they will enjoy coming along on trips to the park and pet shop.
Mini Bernedoodle pups are also very intelligent, given they are bred from poodles. Poodles are the second most intelligent dog breed in the world. Make sure you give them a wide variety of toys and play mentally stimulating games with them.
They will be happy, healthy, and will thrive if you can provide them with such an environment.