Family raised by Brian and Laura Sheets

Family raised by Brian and Laura Sheets

Mini Bernedoodle Puppies

Family raised by Brian and Laura Sheets

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
There is no universal food when it comes to dog foods. We will let you know what we’ve been feeding your new puppy.  What is suitable for one dog might lead to allergies or digestive problems in another. Just make sure you only provide high-quality dog food for your Mini Bernedoodle puppy for them to stay healthy.  Your veterinarian might also have some specific suggestions.

The feeding quantity will depend on the age and size of your MiniBernedoodle pup.

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!  

Grooming
Mini Bernedoodles will need to be brushed a couple times a week to prevent tangles and matting.  This also distributes oils in their coat to keep in looking shiny and healthy. You Mini Berndoodle will also need the occasional bath – rugged outdoor play may find them a bit dirty.   When you bath your minibernedoodle use a gentle shampoo that is meant for dogs.  Be careful to keep soap out of their eyes and give them treats to make bath time more fun. Every couple months your mini will need to visit the pet salon for a day for relaxation.  Ask around to find an experienced groomer with a reputation for treating it’s dogs well.  A skilled groomer will give your mini bernedoodle a bath, trim her hair, trim their nails and express their anal glands.
Healthcare

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.

Mental Health

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.

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