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by michelle81
19 Aug 2014, 19:10
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Training a deaf dog not to bark
Replies: 28
Views: 12714

Re: Training a deaf dog not to bark

Thanks, Nicky. Today's walk was a nightmare. We had to turn around and come home. First, our neighbours were out so he saw them and got excited then when they left, he saw their cats in the window and became even more excited. He barked non-stop until we gave him a ball. But he didn't like the ball ...
by michelle81
19 Aug 2014, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: your help in buying my first doodle........
Replies: 27
Views: 2989

Re: your help in buying my first doodle........

To post pics, use [ img ][ / img ] (without the spaces).

They look like lovely pups. I would call and ask for more details on them rather than going to see them. As soon as you see a puppy, you get a little bit invested so it gets harder to walk away.
by michelle81
19 Aug 2014, 00:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doggy Detective Work - my dog is famous but he never said!
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

Re: Doggy Detective Work - my dog is famous but he never sai

Well, this explains why Monty doesn't like blonde girls. He was approached a couple of weeks ago by a 7 or 8 year old girl with blonde hair who wanted to pet him but he was barking and straining at his leash to get away. Unprovoked my ass.
by michelle81
18 Aug 2014, 17:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doggy Detective Work - my dog is famous but he never said!
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

Doggy Detective Work - my dog is famous but he never said!

I'm at a bit of a loose end at the moment (I'm in between jobs for the next couple of weeks) so I decided to do a little detective work (i.e. a lot of Googling) and try to find out a bit more about Monty. As you might have read, I joined this forum for advice on adopting Monty and I've been floored ...
by michelle81
18 Aug 2014, 14:24
Forum: Labradoodle Rehoming
Topic: Maxi in Dogstrust West Calder
Replies: 4
Views: 7159

Re: Maxi in Dogstrust West Calder

I've been trying to put together a history for Monty (previously Moss) and it turns out his first name was Maxi and this was him back when he was first rehomed!

I've learned a lot of really random things about him. He had his own FB page and was on TV!

Michelle
by michelle81
13 Aug 2014, 17:27
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Training a deaf dog not to bark
Replies: 28
Views: 12714

Re: Training a deaf dog not to bark

I've trained several dogs before but each dog has his or her own personality and motivation. My oldest dog is very motivated by food so her training was pretty straight forward, my middle dog is more motivated by play which means some things were a bit of a challenge (recall was/is dependent on whet...
by michelle81
09 Aug 2014, 17:32
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Training a deaf dog not to bark
Replies: 28
Views: 12714

Re: Training a deaf dog not to bark

It's strange. He only does it when he's just outside, as if he's announcing that he's there. He hasn't been too bad today. Our neighbours are building stuff in their back garden and the dogs can see them through the fence so there's been a bit of barking but we've been going out and making the "shh"...
by michelle81
09 Aug 2014, 14:35
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Monty :)
Replies: 21
Views: 8409

Re: Introducing Monty :)

I've taken a few photos today, since the light was so nice. As Monty is black, sometimes he looks like a giant dark mass rather than a dog ;) Here's some pictures of him playing in the garden with Indie and just chilling out: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62633727/DSC_8014.jpg https://dl.dropb...
by michelle81
08 Aug 2014, 16:04
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Training a deaf dog not to bark
Replies: 28
Views: 12714

Re: Training a deaf dog not to bark

The problem in the garden is that Monty stops barking when he sees us. It's when he's outside alone or with Indie and Zara that he barks. I usually leave the back door open all day so the three of them can go in and out as they please (my older dog can no longer "hold it" for longer than a couple of...
by michelle81
08 Aug 2014, 12:54
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Training a deaf dog not to bark
Replies: 28
Views: 12714

Training a deaf dog not to bark

Okay, so Monty was on his best behaviour for the first week he was here but now he's settled in, there's a few issues that have come up. First of all, he's constantly trying to lift the toilet seats to drink out of the toilet - thankfully, the seats are too heavy for him and we always keep them down...
by michelle81
06 Aug 2014, 22:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 34
Views: 9064

Re: Hello

Hi Peggy, I just rehomed a 2 year old doodle and I would say that he's one of the most loving dogs I've ever owned. I love that he's house trained and is through the puppy chewing stage. It's also lovely to provide a home for a down on their luck dog. Another positive about adopting an adult dog is ...
by michelle81
06 Aug 2014, 10:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbit ears
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Re: Rabbit ears

Chicken feet are a firm favourite in my household but the dogs wouldn't touch the rabbit ears!
by michelle81
06 Aug 2014, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you pay for your labradoodle?
Replies: 141
Views: 119235

Re: What did you pay for your labradoodle?

A donation of £80 to the Dogs Trust. What a bargain :D
by michelle81
06 Aug 2014, 10:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bones????
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Bones????

You could get an uncooked bone from your butcher, a filled hoof or horn (from Pets at Home), pigs' ears or, my dogs' personal favourites, chicken feet. You could also get a wobble Kong and fill it with treats or food. I stopped buying processed treats and rawhide bones from pet shops as they are all...
by michelle81
02 Aug 2014, 13:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In the process of adopting a doodle
Replies: 17
Views: 7847

Re: In the process of adopting a doodle

We got Monty home on Sunday. He's been amazing. It's as if he's been with us his entire life. I shared some pics and videos on the "Introducing Monty" thread that I started, if you want to have a look. He's a very laid back dog but at the same time, very affectionate. He's been getting on well with ...