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by suzi23173
04 Jan 2017, 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does your doodle howl???
Replies: 10
Views: 6259

Re: Does your doodle howl???

If he's playing his tune then that means he must have run out- at least that's what my friend tells her kids! :roll: :cry: :lol:

Just to keep on topic, Tess never howls. Her bark is very ferocious. She sounds like a big, vicious guard dog, not a fluffy muppet! :lol:
by suzi23173
23 Dec 2016, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle not liking Springers
Replies: 11
Views: 6362

Re: Labradoodle not liking Springers

I wonder if they get on better when both pups or both older dogs, rather than a bouncy pup and an older dog, which is where our problems stemmed from. No puppy licence was given! We've also had a lot of gnashing from collies when she was young. They don't seem to like to be bounced but it's fine now...
by suzi23173
22 Dec 2016, 17:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 10281

Re: Hi from a newbie

What a stunning boy. Could be my Tessy's brother. Welcome to the site. Xx
by suzi23173
21 Dec 2016, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle not liking Springers
Replies: 11
Views: 6362

Re: Labradoodle not liking Springers

Has one ever snapped at him? It's just that after my dad's liver and white one snapped and snarled at Tess she is now scared of any other one we see but her approach is to lay flat in submission. If she was more feisty maybe she would growl or be defensive like Harley.
by suzi23173
21 Dec 2016, 00:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle not liking Springers
Replies: 11
Views: 6362

Re: Labradoodle not liking Springers

I've found it the other way round. Speaking from experience of my dad who had four, now only two, and ones we meet, they usually don't like her. Even though they are very bouncy they don't seem to like being doodled and don't like to play in the same way doodles do. (She doesn't bounce all over othe...
by suzi23173
11 Nov 2016, 00:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boy 5 years old today..Oscar..
Replies: 8
Views: 4214

Re: Big boy 5 years old today..Oscar..

Happy Birthday you handsome boy. I hope you got loads of pressies. Xxxx
by suzi23173
22 Sep 2016, 21:45
Forum: Feeding and Nutrition
Topic: Toying with raw
Replies: 15
Views: 12559

Re: Toying with raw

Good luck with raw if you go that way. I just wanted to say that although you probably don't want to try a different kibble, I wonder if its the Canagan itself that just doesn't suit him rather than over feeding it when you up the amount and that's what making him soft. I know its a good food but wh...
by suzi23173
20 Sep 2016, 10:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: De-fleaing and worming
Replies: 16
Views: 13066

Re: De-fleaing and worming

I don't use anything on Tess and she's never had a problem with either. A few fleas once or twice on her head when she'd poked it down a rabbit hole and one tick once. I think the tick thing is because I'm lucky that there aren't many round here- so why bother to put stuff on her? I worry a bit abou...
by suzi23173
14 Sep 2016, 09:50
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: barking every time left alone...HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 8095

Re: barking every time left alone...HELP

Good advice above. I would add the idea of chucking a handful of frozen peas on the floor to hoover up. I use a Kong wobbler when I go out and Tess doesn't bat an eyelid- she thinks it's great. Also the idea about treating when calm is superb but may I suggest making sure you ask him to "Settle down...
by suzi23173
09 Sep 2016, 17:42
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: A second adolescence?!
Replies: 3
Views: 5179

Re: A second adolescence?!

Ah yes the myth that doodles start to calm down and are grown up by the age of three. (She's four in three weeks time) I too was looking forward to this but found quite the contrary as Tess's recall became terrible and she did a major disappearing act for an hour, (partly our fault it was so long as...
by suzi23173
01 Sep 2016, 15:37
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 5354

Re: Any ideas what this is?

It's a slug. They will get on to any thing like bowls or toys and bones left out. I'm sure he hasn't come to harm from it. Contact is best avoided as some are meant to spread lungworm but if you are hygenic then that is probably a minimal risk. Xx
by suzi23173
25 Aug 2016, 14:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shampoo?
Replies: 5
Views: 4800

Re: Shampoo?

You could try a powder like thornit or the one I use called Earsolve. They would absorb grease and be safe for ears. Xx
by suzi23173
25 Aug 2016, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 4866

Re: Some advice please

You could always do what a family friend did some years ago. She knew who the culprit was though. The same person allowed their dog to poo on her drive and she was sick of it. One day her girls trod in it and walked it round her house and in the car. She saw red and the next time it happened she got...
by suzi23173
06 Jun 2016, 11:39
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: What food do you feed your doodle?
Replies: 17
Views: 9831

Re: What food do you feed your doodle?

Canagan is excellent quality but the chicken one was far too rich for Tess as a pup and didn't suit her. Buy a small bag until you're sure. I never tried the salmon one, maybe I should have. Applaws is good and she was fine on that. Xx
by suzi23173
02 Jun 2016, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crate sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Re: Crate sizes

I agree- "crating" can feel like the done thing these days when you read up about getting a pup but I found a play pen much better. Xx