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by Jolly jo
19 Jun 2016, 21:41
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: 14 week old - reassurance needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 17360

Re: 14 week old - reassurance needed!

Just thought I would update Daisy's progress. She is now 18 weeks old and is a little star (most of the time). She seems to have her basic training well underway and enjoys her clicker training we do. The biggest change is that she and I seem to have a better understanding and she wants to please. D...
by Jolly jo
19 Jun 2016, 06:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I be offended!?
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

Re: Should I be offended!?

Dogs are funny! Daisy is currently in her wolfie bed in the sitting room with me but only because she has stolen a shoe and is waiting for me to go and get it. I think she thinks I can't see her and/or the shoes if she sits there. It's good to hear how other dogs are also fans of hard floors - and i...
by Jolly jo
18 Jun 2016, 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I be offended!?
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

Should I be offended!?

This is going to sound an odd thing to wonder about but Daisy, 18 weeks, chooses not to curl up at my feet or sit on the settee in the evenings or during quiet time in the day. When she wants to sleep she usually goes to a brick hearth or the kitchen floor. I invite her up on the settee but rarely d...
by Jolly jo
14 Jun 2016, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You'll get fed up of me but ....Meal time problems!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4361

Re: You'll get fed up of me but ....Meal time problems!!!

This reminded me that when Daisy was under about 13 weeks and not eating well I ended up just putting her dry food on her crate floor or pen floor and let her forage for it - she did better this way.
It felt a bit wrong but a means to an end and I don't have to do it now.
by Jolly jo
13 Jun 2016, 19:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You'll get fed up of me but ....Meal time problems!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4361

Re: You'll get fed up of me but ....Meal time problems!!!

Hi, I don't know about the ins and outs of feeding but Daisy, who is 17 weeks, was very faddy or disinterested to start with. I left her food down for a long time and she never ate very much. I got quite concerned. However she got to about 14 weeks and she started eating really well. She is a ball o...
by Jolly jo
12 Jun 2016, 19:59
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dog trouser Suit \ Overalls\Onesie's........
Replies: 12
Views: 10020

Re: Dog trouser Suit \ Overalls\Onesie's........

I realise this is an old thread but I was wondering if these jackets are any good in warmer weather? They are fleece lined according to the site and whilst no jackets are going to be any use in hot weather, Woukd they be ok on a wet summer day. Other wise, does anyone know about a waterproof, unline...
by Jolly jo
04 Jun 2016, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teething
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

teething

I have just noticed Daisy, 16 weeks, has lost her front baby teeth. She seems to have all the rest from what I can see. What age did your doodle lose their teeth and when do you think I will see the first adult teeth? She has always chewed a lot, so I haven't seen an increase in chewing, but what ca...
by Jolly jo
04 Jun 2016, 18:08
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using a long line on walks
Replies: 5
Views: 5811

Re: Using a long line on walks

Thank you for your replies and I can see the sense in both responses - even though they are diametrically opposed! I did start having Daisy off lead from the very start and she came back every time as she was insecure, due to her age. As she got more confident she quickly stopped doing so and I star...
by Jolly jo
03 Jun 2016, 21:37
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using a long line on walks
Replies: 5
Views: 5811

Using a long line on walks

Hi, Daisy is now 16 weeks old and I have been using a long line on the recommendation of the dog trainer who we have been seeing as part of puppy our puppy classes. It has worked really well in that we can practice her recall and ensure she doesn't experience the pleasure of running off. Also, becau...
by Jolly jo
31 May 2016, 22:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a puppy? Read this....
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Re: Thinking of buying a puppy? Read this....

I can see this is an old thread but having a 15 week old puppy, it made me smile.
One comment I would like to make is that a lot of American sites talk about leaving puppies all day. The U.K. Ones don't tend to. Is it a cultural thing perhaps?
by Jolly jo
31 May 2016, 19:44
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: 14 week old - reassurance needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 17360

Re: 14 week old - reassurance needed!

I have been trying to upload a photo and seem to have managed to upload an enormous one! Things seem to be going better with Daisy. She is calmer in the evenings with the lead attached to the settee...she doesn't seem to mind and she settles better to do some serious chewing of her toys. We had the ...
by Jolly jo
30 May 2016, 17:20
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Toilet Training
Replies: 6
Views: 6565

Re: Toilet Training

Daisy is 15 weeks and also did this a few times. It beggars belief! :lol: She doesn't do it now - she just got the hang of it. She still needs to go to the garden after a walk as she forgets when we walk. We have said 'quick, quick' every time she is outside and will often go on command now. Stick w...
by Jolly jo
30 May 2016, 17:07
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: 14 week old - reassurance needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 17360

Re: 14 week old - reassurance needed!

Coco and Anna, thanks for the advice but she has already done a wee in it and she seems content with that!
by Jolly jo
25 May 2016, 21:35
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: 14 week old - reassurance needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 17360

Re: 14 week old - reassurance needed!

Thank you so much for all your responses. I have just put her in timeout and it does make a difference. She is utterly gorgeous most of the time but i think she needs her bed when she loses the plot! I have stored all your suggestions and will use them from now on. I keep looking for the labrador in...
by Jolly jo
24 May 2016, 22:06
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: 14 week old - reassurance needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 17360

Re: 14 week old - reassurance needed!

Thank you for the reply.....I think! She is nothing like the Labradors I have had in the past but today she was a pleasure (even though I had to wash her bum because she got a poo stuck in her fur!) Be gentle with the response tho this question but when will I notice she is calmer and can listen? I ...