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by MandyG
04 Dec 2015, 14:55
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Help please, anyone got experience of gps collars?
Replies: 24
Views: 16094

Re: Help please, anyone got experience of gps collars?

Pollydoodle, sounds like a good idea, I'll look into it. And thanks for the link Bid. Liz, I hope you don't mean me re Vick as I've never used it on Phoebe and wouldn't. :) The tracking device is useful but not foolproof. It's great most of the time, although the live tracking function uses up a lot...
by MandyG
01 Dec 2015, 11:45
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Help please, anyone got experience of gps collars?
Replies: 24
Views: 16094

Re: Help please, anyone got experience of gps collars?

Only just caught up with this thread as I'm not on here as much these days (various reasons). Phoebe, who is four, has always been good about staying with me on walks in the woods etc. She'll go off rummaging but never more than 100 yards away. About three months ago she caught a rabbit! She didn't ...
by MandyG
17 Nov 2015, 15:31
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: When to expect my babies to experience first season ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4526

Re: When to expect my babies to experience first season ?

Not to worry - Phoebe was 18 months before she had her first season. I was very worried by that time, but the vet said it was unusual but not unheard of. I guess they do things in their own sweet time!
by MandyG
30 Aug 2015, 16:12
Forum: Feeding and Nutrition
Topic: Vegetarian dog
Replies: 12
Views: 10025

Re: Vegetarian dog

I don't have that problem - Phoebe turns her nose up at any fruit or veg :lol: :lol: :lol:
by MandyG
03 Aug 2015, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stout the honey monster!
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Stout the honey monster!

Well, I tried it and she turned her nose up at it! Wouldn't go near it. I smeared a little on her muzzle and she licked at it, then walked away. Guess she's not a sweet toothed dog. :lol: :lol:
by MandyG
03 Aug 2015, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stout the honey monster!
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Stout the honey monster!

Great idea, I'm going to try Phoebe with honey.
by MandyG
03 Aug 2015, 13:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleeping doodles
Replies: 13
Views: 3898

Re: Sleeping doodles

Yup, Phoebe fits the doodle sleep pattern. In fact, I think most dogs spend a lot of time sleeping. It used to worry me, but now I think a dog's day is all sleep, highlighted by food, walks, play and cuddles. Not a bad life really. :D :D
by MandyG
19 Jul 2015, 10:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And we're off!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

Re: And we're off!!

Hope the move goes smoothly. Enjoy the seaside, I know Fozzie and Bristow will!
by MandyG
19 Jul 2015, 10:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YES!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: YES!!!!!!!!

Take it while you can, Dee, it doesn't happen often with our doods :lol: :lol:
by MandyG
14 Jul 2015, 10:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quirky dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Quirky dogs

Could have something to do with their genes. Labs are notoriously greedy and will gulp down any old thing. Poodles are more refined and can even be finicky eaters. Maybe you've got one of both :lol: :lol:
by MandyG
14 Jul 2015, 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogs and swimming
Replies: 19
Views: 4321

Re: Dogs and swimming

Phoebe loves water and puddles, but she likes to be able to walk in. She will go out of her depth and swims beautifully, but only if she can walk in on her terms! She won't ever jump off a bank so if there's no easy path in, forget it. She's great at the beach as, obviously, she can walk in, and wil...
by MandyG
03 May 2015, 10:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Re: New Puppy

Hi Helen, Welcome to you and Zack! I think half the fun of a dood is guessing how big or small they're going to be! Like Dee Dee's Lulu, Phoebe had a small lab mum and a miniature white poodle dad. Lulu and Phoebe are the same age and similar in looks, but unlike Lulu, Phoebe stands 21 inches and we...
by MandyG
28 Apr 2015, 09:57
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Seasonal flank alopecia
Replies: 3
Views: 3485

Seasonal flank alopecia

So, Phoebe developed a bald patch on her flank about 8 weeks ago. Long story short, and £400 later in tests, it turns out it's a condition called seasonal flank alopecia. Apparently it's quite common in boxers, bull dogs and labradors and manifests as a patch of hair loss, usually on the flanks, whi...
by MandyG
19 Apr 2015, 11:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh why is no one playing with me...
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: Oh why is no one playing with me...

I've been under the weather for the past week and I've had a lot of very similar poses from Phoebe! Where's my ball? Play with my toy? Why no walk?
by MandyG
04 Apr 2015, 10:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harley
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: Harley

Maybe nosiness is a doodle trait? Phoebe is the nosiest dog I've ever met. On walks, she has to investigate everything. When walking on the pavement, she will go up on her back legs to peer over people's garden walls! Any parked van with the doors open, she's in there. Workmen and builders don't sta...