In 2015 I attended a great two day seminar put on by Avidog for breeders interested in developing the very best practices for rearing puppies; 
Avidog’s Transformational Puppy Rearing: Raising Healthy, Stable Dogs and Avidog’s Transformational Puppy Evaluation System: Matching Puppies To Lifetime Homes. Check out their online resources for puppy owners, many are free!

Australian Labradoodles Association of America Paw Reward Program
The Silver and Gold Paws that appear next to qualified kennels reflect extra health testing for those breeding programs.  At a minimum, all breeder members must submit hip and elbow clearances; additional testing, while voluntary, earns a breeder a Silver and/or Gold Paw reward.  To learn more, click on the link above or the logos below. 

Favorite Links for pet information and many things Doodle.
Australian Labradoodles Association of America
The Australian Labradoodle Association of America protects the welfare of the Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodle breeds.  The organization promotes responsible dog companionship by cataloging helpful information about the breeds and by offering networking services to breeders and owners.  For more details, click on the link above or logo below. 

Links and Resources

Doodles Kisses
A place where Doodle owners connect.

Grooming Tips
A good video on the proper way to brush your doodle along with good tools. Demo of Sully the Labradoodle getting groomed.

Pet Edge
Great prices for dog and cat products

Taste of the Wild
Dog Food

Whole Dog Journal
Good site to visit; provides an annual review of high quality dog foods and informative newsletters with training tips.

Pet Poison Helpline

A Doodle rescue group

Additional Recommended Labradoodle Breeders

Hale's Australian Labradoodles, Inc.




Book Recommendations
Before and After Getting Your Puppy: the positive approach to raising a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog 
by Ian Dunbar

The Dog Listener 
by Jan Fennell