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Puppy Crate Training Schedule

For everyone about to take home one of our Wonderful Woofies — this is for you! This is what we recommend for the first two weeks that puppy is home with you. Start right away on their first day. After two weeks, gradually start increasing both time inside the crate and out. I am always here for questions!!

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Crate Training Schedule

  1. Wake up and immediately take puppy outside for potty. (15 minutes)
  2. Stay outside and play with your puppy for let them explore (15 – 20 minutes)
  3. Feeding time! Puppy should be inside the crate or supervised. Food and water + digestion time (30 minutes)
  4. Take puppy outside for potty (15 minutes)
  5. Stay outside or come inside and play with puppy (10 -2- minutes)
  6. Back inside the crate for rest and/or chew time with provide stuffed Kong and chew toys. (1-2 hours)

Daily Schedule Example


  • 7:00 Out for potty
  • 7:15 Playtime
  • 7:30 Feeding
  • 8:00 Out for potty
  • 8:15 Playtime
  • 9:00 Inside the crate
  • 11:00 Out for potty
  • 11:15 Playtime
  • 11:30 Feeding
  • 12:00 Out for potty
  • 12:15 Playtime
  • 12:30 Inside the crate


  • 2:30 Out for potty
  • 2:45 Playtime
  • 3:00 Feeding
  • 3:30 Out for potty
  • 3:45 Playtime
  • 4:00 Inside the crate
  • 6:00 Out for potty
  • 6:15 Playtime
  • 6:30 Feeding
  • 7:00 Out for potty
  • 7:15 Playtime
  • 7:30 Inside the crate


  • 9:30 Out for potty
  • 9:45 Playtime
  • 10:00 Feeding
  • 10:30 Out for potty
  • 10:45 Playtime
  • 11:00 Inside the crate


Alana Holst
Australian Labradoodle Breeder  at 

Since 2011, I've dedicated myself to breeding Standard Sized Australian Labradoodles, fueled by a passion for holistic practices and exceptional quality. My focus lies in fostering strong bonds between humans and dogs, crafting loyal companions for therapy, service, and family — spreading love, one precious puppy at a time.

Alana Holst

Alana Holst

Australian Labradoodle Breeder

We make a heartfelt promise to our cherished puppies and their new families, dedicating ourselves to the health, happiness, and lifelong well-being of every Labradoodle we raise and to fostering a supportive community among our adoptive families. Learn more about us.

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Australian Labradoodle Momma at Big Rock Labradoodles

Where Care Meets Excellence!

At Big Rock Labradoodles, we champion a comprehensive, science-based, and holistic approach in breeding and nurturing exceptional standard-sized genuine Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. Our commitment to atypical rearing strategies ensures that we never settle for the ordinary — we strive for extraordinary dogs destined for prolonged and fulfilling lives. Learn more about our code of ethics and our adoption process. When you feel ready to welcome a new family member, we invite you to fill out our adoption application — the first step towards finding your new furry family member.