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by Helen & Rigby
02 Oct 2015, 21:01
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Puppy Socialization Classes - A Disaster!
Replies: 17
Views: 12004

Re: Puppy Socialization Classes - A Disaster!

Our puppy classes were not fun. The trainer took the opinion that because rig is a Labradoodle there was no chance of him learning anything. He was too interested in the smells in the field and wanting to play with the other puppies which was discouraged. If I had known then what I do now I would ha...
by Helen & Rigby
19 Sep 2015, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You have got to love the Doodle Dash
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: You have got to love the Doodle Dash

I read that line about ownership as if from poppy! I think it fits! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Helen & Rigby
18 Sep 2015, 19:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart dog !
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Smart dog !

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Helen & Rigby
18 Sep 2015, 19:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy owner
Replies: 17
Views: 10836

Re: New puppy owner

Aw! She's gorgeous!
by Helen & Rigby
16 Sep 2015, 14:13
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: I hate this diseaae
Replies: 8
Views: 5248

Re: I hate this diseaae

I am so sorry to hear Murphy is not feeling well. It is heart breaking to see them poorly. Just like with our children we wish we could take any suffering away.

Sending a hug xx
by Helen & Rigby
20 Aug 2015, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on Douglas
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: Update on Douglas

Aw, sending hugs xx
by Helen & Rigby
06 Aug 2015, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help for a new puppy owner PLEASE....
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Re: Help for a new puppy owner PLEASE....

Hi! I can't help with the citronella, but as far as a happy puppy is concerned, it's very much like raising children. Lots of love and patience, reward the good, try to ignore the bad. Consistency and routine help. Any tricky bits are a phase and will pass. Some really good positive trainers on YouT...
by Helen & Rigby
06 Aug 2015, 13:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Excited new baby on route
Replies: 17
Views: 9136

Re: Excited new baby on route

Oh he looks like a rascal! :lol:

I remember cushions! I think! Let's see, it's been about 2 years since we had them! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome!
by Helen & Rigby
06 Aug 2015, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fear becomes reality.
Replies: 19
Views: 5499

Re: Fear becomes reality.

It's such a shame isn't it Sue, I hope lottie is ok. It just spoils what should be an enjoyable walk. Rigby had his stitches out yesterday so could go back to the park but I just can't face it, so have been road walking him. He is definitely more nervous and he was nervous anyway! He jumped out of h...
by Helen & Rigby
01 Aug 2015, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleeping doodles
Replies: 13
Views: 3958

Re: Sleeping doodles

Rigby goes hell for leather when he's out! But will sleep most of the day and all night. He'll get up and see what going on, or grab something and run to the garden when he sees eldest son, but apart from making sure he's not missing anything, he'll sleep!

It's a dogs life :lol:
by Helen & Rigby
01 Aug 2015, 09:40
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Conjunctivitus
Replies: 8
Views: 4694

Re: Conjunctivitus

I don't know if it would help, but might it be worth giving him a bit of local honey every day? I bathe Rigby's eyes with green tea whenever they look goopy, sorts him out and he likes to drink the left over!
by Helen & Rigby
31 Jul 2015, 12:33
Forum: Introductions
Topic: please to meet you all
Replies: 16
Views: 9896

Re: please to meet you all

My Rigby is a mini and at 2 years old is 11.4kg and 18 inches to the shoulder. He seemed to stop growing somewhere between 1 and 1.5 years but in the last few months he's filled our nicely and put on 1kg although he's not fatter if you see what I mean. So quite a bit of growing to go yet for your we...
by Helen & Rigby
29 Jul 2015, 19:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three years today
Replies: 12
Views: 3758

Re: Three years today

Awwww! Ain't nobody perfect, well except for my grandad!

It just wouldn't be right if they were!

Happy gotcha day to you all xx
by Helen & Rigby
29 Jul 2015, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fear becomes reality.
Replies: 19
Views: 5499

Re: Fear becomes reality.

I spoke to the vet about Rigby's baubles, he can see why I've kept them and thinks it would be best to see a behaviourist first to assess the behaviour. He said, like me, I wouldn't want to whip them off and him lose his confidence, what bit he has, and make him worse. So I'll be doing that. Thanks ...
by Helen & Rigby
28 Jul 2015, 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fear becomes reality.
Replies: 19
Views: 5499

Re: Fear becomes reality.

Thanks Bid. This behaviour of rigs, telling other dogs to go away is a fairly recent thing, in the last 6 months or so. It's only the dogs that are really full on and he's not aggressive at all. But I think it might be getting him into trouble. Do you mean that neutering him would mean he would be l...