Tenley

Breed: Multi-gen Goldendoodle
Parents: Edward/Echo
Coat Color: Dark Red
Bb/ee K?K? a?a?
Coat type: Wavy, non shedding
Hair Curl: C/T
Furnishings: F/F
Shed:??
Parti factor: Yes
Birth Day: October 18, 2018
Estimated Height: 20 inches
Estimated Weight: 50 pounds
PennHIP: Right DI 0.44 Left DI 0.40
OFA Preliminary Hip: 
OFA Elbow: Normal
OFA Preliminary Patella: Normal
OFA Preliminary Cardiac: Normal

 

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Lives with a guardian family  in Boise 

Tenley has a little less than 8% Irish setter and Brittany spaniel in her genetic makeup.  

Puppies from Tenley

Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 11/26/2020

Tenley
 Standard Multigen 
20" tall, 50 pounds 
red abstract 
wavy, non-shedding coat
Knox
F1 English goldendoodle
15" tall, 17.5 pound
 apricot/red
wavy non shedding
Tenley and Knoxville
30-35lb Multigenerational
Born November 26, 2020
Go home time will be January 19th
Match day January 7th

Tenley has had her first litter of puppies.  She delivered 10 babies on Thanksgiving evening.  We have 5 boys and 5 girls. We will begin to notify people on our list in this coming week.These puppies are going to be a large miniature 

(30-35lb) size. We have two curly boys and the rest are wavy . 

Tenley/Knoxville Waiting list

Male

1.11:00 am Alison Marchena (Goodyear, AZ) Green Collar Curly Male 

2.Brook Thornton & Toby Norskog (Boise ID) Brown Collar Wavy  Male (Ollie)4. Black Collar 3

3.Valerie Malcolm (Portland OR) Blue Collar wavy male

4.Michell Bell (Irvine, CA) Black Collar Wavy Male 

5.Eric Stuart (Meridian ID) Red Collar Curly Male

Female

1.Hanna Webster. (Logan UT) Pink Collar Female

2.Julie Guerricagoitia (Boise ID) Yellow Collar Female (Sofie)

3.10:40 amLindsay Stuart  (Boise, Idaho) Purple Collar Female (Tess)

4.Garret & Erin Ma (San Fransisco, CA)  White Collar Wavy Female (Kona)

5.Christopher Walthers (Sacramento, CA) Orange Collar Way Female 

Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 6 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

Puppies are preparing to go home in this coming week!  I know everyone is excited to finally meet their puppy and start this new venture with their baby.  A new puppy is always an exiting and welcome addition. We know that many of these babies will be going to families who have been planning and preparing for this little puppy for quite some time so the anticipation is very high.  In this

Feeding: We give our puppies free access to water all the time.  Your puppy is eating ¼-½  cup dry dog food three times a day. Puppies use the bathroom right after they eat and drink (and play and sleep) so having a feeding schedule will help get a routine set.  We also like to give food and water outside any time we can. We recommend that you start with three times a day and then move to twice a day as your puppy gets older. Take water up a couple of hours before bedtime.

Training: Your puppy is using a dog door to go outside to potty. While this is a great start to potty training your puppy still needs to learn that she HAS to go out to go potty. You will have to spend some time together to figure out how your puppy 'asks' to go out. Some sit by the door. Some scratch or whine at the door. Some will come get you. Some ring a bell. Once you have communication going it will be easier for you to pick up on your puppy’s cues and vice versa. While you are working on figuring out cues remember that puppies need to potty every couple of hours--especially after eating, sleeping and playing. They will usually sniff the ground and turn in a circle before they use the bathroom. Choose a potty area outside and take your puppy there every time they use the bathroom. It can be helpful to take them on a leash and keep them near you until they have finished. Once they have used the bathroom (give food treats liberally--braunschweiger is great for this!) take the leash off and let them run around and play.

 

We love clicker training for young puppies.  Using a clicker and treats is not bribing.  It's simply operant conditioning.  Puppies will do what works-- if sitting politely makes good things happen then your puppy will sit. We have lots of information about clicker training here..  We love BaxterandBella.com training website.  They use a marker work (yes) instead of a clicker.  Both work well for training and are interchangeable.

 

Sleeping: Your puppy has been sleeping in a crate but he/she hasn't slept ALONE in a crate. Sleeping without litter-mates is an adjustment--puppies have an instinct to cry when left alone as a protection mechanism. However, at 7-9 weeks your puppy can learn to sleep alone in a crate comfortably. There are a few things that can make that first adjustment a little easier. 1. Take up food and water a couple of hours before bedtime. 2. Choose a late bedtime. 3. Take your puppy potty just before you go to bed. 4. Hold, pet, soothe your puppy with you until she is dozing off to sleep. Once she is sleepy put her in her crate with her blanket from her litter and shut the door.

 

If she whines or cries give her a few minutes to settle down on her own. If she continues to cry you can open the door and put your hand inside with her until she settles down. Sometimes it can help to put the crate next to you in your room for the first few nights. It's okay if your puppy cries a bit. It's not going to hurt him/her! If your puppy wakes up in the middle of the night and cries then take him out to your designated potty spot quickly and without making too much fuss. Puppies will often potty as soon as their feet hit the floor so it helps to pick them up and carry them to the potty spot. Remember that this is just potty time not play time. You can give a small treat and then right back to the crate. Follow the same procedure as at bedtime. An 8 week old puppy should be able to go 3-6 hours and in a crate without needing to go out. Some can go all night. You don't need to wake you puppy up.  They will let you know if they need you. 

Grooming: Puppies only need to be washed about every 6-8 weeks. Dogs have a carefully balanced skin and hair system. Over-washing can strip natural oils from the skin and cause an overproduction of oil which can make them smell bad! Dirty feet and coats can be rinsed off but they don't need to have shampoo every time. All goldendoodles need to be groomed regularly. A good groomer will start slowly with a puppy and include a more thorough cut as the puppy gets more comfortable with the grooming table. Use a slicker brush to detangle hair every couple of days. If your puppy won’t stop biting the brush give him a bully stick while you work.

 

Make sure to trim hair out of your puppy's eyes. Vision neuro-pathways are still developing so your puppy needs to be able to see clearly to fully develop his full visual fields. Using a pair of blunt tip hair cutting scissors you can also trim the hair around your puppy's bottom to keep it from getting matted/packed. Not all doodles have hair in their ears but many do. The hair will need to be plucked out to prevent ear infections. It's not as bad as it sounds! Most dogs don't seem to mind at all. We usually let the groomer do this but you can give it a go yourself if you feel ambitious! Tiny puppies can have toenails trimmed with a regular nail cutter but as the nails harden you will need a round nail cutter so you don't smash the nail flat. Lay the cutter flat along the pad of your puppy's foot and then tilt it up just slightly so you can trim the edge of the nail without worrying about getting the quick. We also use a nail dermal tool on their toenails that we love.

Collar and leash: Start with an extra small collar for mini doodles and a small for standards. You will have to replace this collar as your puppy grows so don't put a ton of money into this first collar. We don't like retractable leashes. We've seen them cause too many injuries to hands and legs! We prefer a six foot flat woven leash but we also have a few dollar store leashes around the house and in the car just in case. When you are working on distance recall you might want a longer (20 foot+) lead but we often just use a rope in those cases. If you are having trouble with pulling on the leash try a gentle leader collar. It won't hurt your puppy and will keep both of you safe while you walk.

Exercise: Puppy joints and bones are still developing until 18-24 months. It's good to avoid excessive jumping and stair climbing until after two years of age. Puppies and dogs need plenty of exercise for both mental and physical health. Running around in a backyard is great but a walk is even more important for leadership and health. Please avoid walking in areas that are heavily populated with other dogs until after 13 weeks weeks when all shots are given. After 13 weeks, 1/2 mile to a mile every day is great for puppies. As adults, small dogs can run as far as big dogs without any trouble. We have had some of our mini doodles run with their people to train for marathons.

Toys: Puppies are going to be getting an entire new set of teeth and that involves CHEWING! It is helpful to have a stash of acceptable chew items all over the house. When you see your puppy chewing something that isn't meant to be chewed (i.e. your favorite shoes or your daughter's barbie...we speak from experience here...) stop the puppy and give him something that is acceptable to chew. We like Kong toys (stuff them with sticky food mixed with dry food to keep a puppy busy), bully sticks, nylon ropes and any other teeth friendly toys! Some of our doodles LOVE balls and keep one (or two!) in their mouth at all times. Just make sure it is big enough that your puppy can't choke on it.

Shots and Vet check: Your puppy will have a check with our vet at 6 or 7 weeks of age. You need to take your puppy to your vet within three business days of receiving your puppy so we can make sure that we can all agree on the health of the puppy. Your puppy’s eight week shots will be due at that first vet visit. Colostrum from mom's milk provides immunity (to all diseases for which mom has been vaccinated) for anywhere from 5-12 weeks. Vaccines can't work with the puppy's own immune response system until the immunity from mom's milk wears off. There is no way to tell when the passive immunity from mom's colostrum ends and when the active immunity from vaccines can start. That's why it's important to follow your vet's preferred vaccination schedule!

 

We have seen puppies get parvo--it's heartbreaking and expensive. There is only one vaccine (Neopar)  that is able to stimulate your puppy’s immune system in the presence of mom’s antibodies.  Neopar offers some early protection against parvo.  We give Neopar at 5 weeks but your puppy won’t have full protection against parvo.  It is important to get the full puppy vaccines done at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.  It’s also important that the final set of shots is not given before 15 weeks of age to have full protection against parvo and other illnesses. 

Your puppy will have multiple doses of dewormer to make sure there are no worms or parasites when your puppy goes home. Parasites are common in the dog world and we recommend giving a three day dose of Safeguard dewormer yearly as a precaution. 

 

Spay/Neuter: We have spent years of work learning about genetics and thousands of dollars testing parents to make sure that all dogs we breed have the very best chance to be healthy, happy dogs. We think all puppies deserve the same intense planning! It's really important to us that none of our puppies reproduce. We do occasionally sell breeding rights to respected breeders that we have worked with but we want to make sure that all of our dogs are protected against unwanted pregnancy by being spayed and/or neutered! We prefer to do this procedure before our dogs hit puberty. Most of our families are not prepared to live with a sexually mature dog.  Especially with males, neutering before puberty can help alleviate marking or other unwanted behaviors. We recommend that you spay/neuter around 6-9 months of age or as recommended by your vet. Many vets prefer to wait until a year of age to help with developing bones and joints.  We are fine with that as long as you understand the importance and difficulty of protecting against unplanned breeding or of having a female in heat (bleeding) in your home.  Males can be fertile as early as 4-6 months.  

Dew Claws: We don't remove dew claws anymore. Removing the dew claw (with the bone it attaches to) can also cause arthritis in older dogs. If you want your dew claws removed you can have it done during spay/neuter. 

Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 6 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

This is week 4 of the socialization period. Puppies have now learned to take food from my hand and are beginning to "Mand."  Every time we feed the puppies we call them with a high pitch "here pup, pup, pup, pup, pup, pup" similar to how you hear people call a kitty.  They now have a great recall down and will come any time I call out like this.  It is so important to have a good "recall" with a puppy to help keep them from trouble.  This recall will transition to the dogs name once you have him/her in your home.  

This week we will introduce the puppies to a crate. They will not be locked in but will have the option of a crate for sleeping.  We continue to keep their favorite soft sleeping pads in the crate to encourage them to sleep comfortable in a crate.  

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Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 5 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

This week the puppies will begin to spend some time outside during the day.  

Puppies are all very steady on their feet now and are getting really playful (especially with each other).  They are doing great with their potty training by using the potty area about 95% of the time.  When they don't use their potty area they are using their play area but have stopped eliminating in their sleep area completely.  We will introduced crates to the puppies this coming week and when they are in their whelping box sleeping this is where they will begin to spend most of their sleeping time as it is the only spot in their box with a soft pillow to lay their head. 

Puppies began to eat soaked kibble this past week and are now eating solid dry kibble beginning the process of weening.    Mom has already began to distance herself a little by spending less time in the box with them.  This time will gradually increase over the next 2-3 weeks. Puppies had their first barrier challenge this past week as well.  When they were really interested in their food I place it behind a barrier so that they can use their problem solving skills to help work through problems or obstacles for the reward of food.

This week is week three of the socialization period. This week the puppies have begun to learn and be shaped by other adult dog in the household.  They have begun to teach them important dog manners.  This is the week our puppies usually hit what is called a fear period.  This period can last only an hour or a few days.  We will take extra care to be sure that if they exhibit any fear towards anything  we will scale back and individually help them overcome those fears slowly.  This is also the week we begin "Mandding" with the puppies.  Mandding is a behavior of the puppy sitting when he/she wants something.  Its a way for them to communicate with us in a polite way.  Its always best to have a dog approach you and sit (without being asked) rather than jumping up on you because they want something.  By the end of this week they will all have caught on and will begin expressing this very desirable behavior when they are approached by a human (as long as we have a treat. LOL)

Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 4 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

Puppies are all steady on their feet now and are starting to get a little playful.  They are doing great with their potty training by using the potty area about 75% of the time.  When they don't use their potty area they are using their play area but have stopped eliminating in their sleep area.  

This is week two of the socialization period. This week puppies will start on solids and begin the process of weaning.  First we will being using puppy food soaked in water. By the end of the week they willl be eating the kibble dry and mom will begining to feed them less and less.  Mom has already started to distance herself a little by spending less time in the box with them.  Time away will gradually increase over the next 2-3 weeks. Puppies will participate in their first barrier challenge this week.  Once they are really interested in their food I will place it behind of barrier of some sort so that they can use their problem solving skills to help work through problems or obstacles to get a reward.

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Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 3 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

This past week they have all begun to toddle around really well and have become very vocal. Tomorrow we will introduce a new bed/sleeping area along with our new pee/pooping area to help start these little ones on a path to easier potty training. 

This week puppies leave the transitional period and will enter the socialization period.  During this time their ears open and they begin to hear.  We will start some sound protocols with them this week.  Some of those include listing to classical music, exposing puppies to common "upsetting" appliances such as the vacuum and blow dryer,  and doing some startle recovery exercises.  For startle recovery exercises we will randomly make sudden unusual noises that may startle the puppies ever so slightly to help shape their emotional responses. 

Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 2 weeks

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

Puppies are all doing great.  We except everyones eyes to open up in the next few days.  They are starting to move around a bit. Puppies are beginning to get a lot of handling. Handling by children of this age is a daily occurrence here at the Thompson household because we have a built in 4 year old here to help socialize them.  

At two weeks of age the puppies leave the neonatal period and enter what is called the transitional period.  Traditional period is typically between days 14-21.  During this time we will begin to introduce them to a new novel item and or have a new experience daily.  These items and experience will help to build a healthy startle/recover/curiosity/and exploration cycle with the puppies to lay the foundation for a confident puppy. This week we will take a dermal nail trimmer to the puppies nails to begin to get them used to vibration and trimming of the nails.  These puppies will have a lifetime of grooming and will need to be handled by their feet and toes on a regular bases.  Doing these things with them early and using items like this that cause vibration regularly will help to start to set them up for success for their many groomings they will have.

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Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" 1 week

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

Puppies are 1 week old and are all growing nicely.  These first 3 weeks they grow so fast!

Momma is still doing most of the work right now feeding, cleaning, and keeping them warm and happy.  We are enjoying giving them short times of daily handling.     

 The puppies are entering their 2nd week of the Neonatal period.  When the puppies were 3 days old we started Early Nejaurological Stimulation (ENS). We will continue doing ENS until they are 16 days old.  ENS is a combination of different tests and stimuli that is designed to get the puppy comfortable being handled, desensitize him/her to discomforting touch, and get their brains working.  We preform a serious of exercises from handling the puppy upright, upside-down, on his/her back, tickling his/ her toes, and setting them on a cold surface.

Boys
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Tenley/Knox "Star Trek" Newborn 

(Pink "Kira") -wavy abstract red (Green "Jaron") -curly abstract red 

(Purple "Hadley') -wavy solid apricot (White "Seska") -wavy/straight abstract apricot/red 

(Blue "Trip") -wavy abstract red (Orange Kes)-wavy solid red

 (Yellow "Adria") -wavy abstract apricot/red   (Brown "Sisko") -wavy/straight solid red  

(Black "Barclay") -wavy solid red(Red "Scotty") -curly abstract red 

Although this is Tenley's first litter of puppies she is a natural mom!  She labored and delivered all 10 puppies like a pro.  Tenley started labor just after we finished our Thanksgiving lunch.  She was very considerate! LOL. Tenley deliver her first baby after about 4 hours of labor and just 5- 10 mini of pushing at 6:12 PM.  Last puppy (#10) came at 8:43PM. Everyone was nice and healthy and they have done great  with their first few days of life.   

The puppies have begun life and are in what is called the Neonatal period. Neonatal period last for two weeks.  During this time we pay close attention to the little pups to be sure they are thriving and growing making sure everyone is eating and gaining weight.  Momma does most of the work right now and we just do a lot of observation.  Mom will tend and care for her puppies instinctively and make sure all is well by keeping them fed, clean, and warm. We will begin stroking them and handling them right away to get them used to touching and handling as much as momma will permit.    

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