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by Benben
14 Apr 2014, 19:45
Forum: Feeding and Nutrition
Topic: Showing off, clever doodle proud mummy alert!
Replies: 17
Views: 7991

Re: Showing off, clever doodle proud mummy alert!

Gosh, I've only just found this - I'm so sorry! Does she get goodies? Yes, she enjoys left over cooked breakfast, but not until well after the guests have left the table. (I really don't want her to associate extra treats with guest breakfasts too closely). I know I'm lucky: it was one of the reason...
by Benben
14 Apr 2014, 18:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many beds does your doodle require??????
Replies: 27
Views: 954

Re: How many beds does your doodle require??????

Two: one is an old Flokati rug from Ikea folded in half (looks a lot like a shaggy doodle coat) which goes in the wash on a wool setting and comes out good as new. The other is a Great and Small duvet mattress which is inside the crate the moment. It's the same type as her friend Auntie Hebe's bed w...
by Benben
14 Apr 2014, 18:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We need help to stop puppy screaming all night
Replies: 21
Views: 4111

Re: We need help to stop puppy screaming all night

Oh dear... I really do feel your pain! There were lots of times in the early days when I wondered what on earth I'd done, but it does get better quickly. Ursa's crate is large, so when she was new it was HUGE - plenty of room for a round pet bed with lots of soft blankets (easy to wash) and a piece ...
by Benben
14 Apr 2014, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When did people stop crating?
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: When did people stop crating?

I've just moved the crate out of the big kitchen/dining/living room and into the much smaller sitting/tv room. As Clare says, it's great to have it out of the main room, not least because that is the room B&B guests generally come into first and it looks so much better without it. I'm not ready to g...
by Benben
11 Apr 2014, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sam on holiday
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Sam on holiday

What a very handsome lad he is!
by Benben
11 Apr 2014, 16:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why am I suddenly having to log in every time !!
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Why am I suddenly having to log in every time !!

I don't see ANY ads - I'm running adblocker and adblocker plus on Chrome. It works a treat, and not just for this site.
by Benben
10 Apr 2014, 18:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1st time dog owner
Replies: 30
Views: 7224

Re: 1st time dog owner

Oh she is completely scrumptious!
by Benben
10 Apr 2014, 18:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sam sleeps through!!
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Sam sleeps through!!

Must be the angle of the photos Swardie. Sam's a wee thing, kind of medium sized I thnk. About 16" inch just now and maybe 11 ish kg. we keep meeting people who say he'll be huge because they assume all labraddoodles are massive. He's perfect size - big enough to feel like a "proper" dog but small ...
by Benben
10 Apr 2014, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The tidy police!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: The tidy police!!!

hahaha. This is brilliant. I clearly don't have an OCD doodle, since Ursa's current obsession is gaining access to the downstairs loo in order to relieve it of toilet rolls which are then distributed in shreds into every corner of the house... There must be some way of pairing up the OCD ones and th...
by Benben
10 Apr 2014, 11:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1st time dog owner
Replies: 30
Views: 7224

Re: 1st time dog owner

Ursa's my first dog, and she's doing great! I echo what everyone says about taking her out and about, and socialising with other vaccinated dogs. I think the training is what bonds you, and doodles are famously trainable and intelligent. I found a local dog club and joined their classes, but the vet...
by Benben
10 Apr 2014, 10:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a new pup to house rabbits - help!
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Introducing a new pup to house rabbits - help!

Ursa lives with Mungo the cat. Ursa can't help herself: she has to play with him in spite of endless training attempts by me. It has at least eased off, and the cat is more than capable of defending himself. She doesn't mean any harm and doesn't bite to cause pain, but I can also see how that might ...
by Benben
09 Apr 2014, 22:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Doodle and her Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: A Doodle and her Friend

hahaha I remember the bald underneath bits brilliant The bald underneath bits are because she had her op Monday last week! She bounced back (literally) within a day or two. Oh, Ursa is such a doodle (and look how she's grown!). It's a lovely video and I'm sitting here smiling from ear to ear :D :D ...
by Benben
09 Apr 2014, 18:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures of Lola visiting the zoo...
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Pictures of Lola visiting the zoo...

Ally doodle wrote:Well now Lola has set the standard :D
Hasn't she just! She's a little pumpkin. (That's a term of extreme endearment, should you be in any doubt, Liz)
by Benben
09 Apr 2014, 15:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Doodle and her Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 606

A Doodle and her Friend

Lovely gentle Hebe is my neighbour's dog - before I got Ursa I used to walk her on weekdays when her family is out at work. She was a bit doubtful when Ursa first arrived, but they've become great friends since. We went to the park today. After chasing balls for a while they spent 20 minutes rolling...
by Benben
09 Apr 2014, 14:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone :)
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Hi Everyone :)

Thanks guys :D Ooooh a house lead sounds good – what is one of those? Like a long training lead? My Mum has one of those I could pinch if so? Yes, exactly. It's lightweight so that it doesn't get too tangled up in the furniture and trails behind them. A bell is an amazing idea? How do you get them ...