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by olly
09 Mar 2016, 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grooming Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

Grooming Help

Whisper my poodley-dood went to the groomer yesterday, he hates going and is quiet and withdrawn on his return and for a couple of days after. I was wondering how hard it would be to clip him myself and save him the stress. I watched a you tube video which made it look reasonably easy but that was w...
by olly
09 Mar 2016, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pepperoni passion...
Replies: 12
Views: 5352

Re: Pepperoni passion...

My 2 can pick your pockets for tissues without me realising they have even been near. The first I know is when they are fighting over the tissue that they have stolen. They make Fagin look amateur!!
Olly, Echo & Whisper
by olly
08 Mar 2016, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pepperoni passion...
Replies: 12
Views: 5352

Re: Pepperoni passion...

Echo managed half a battered fish off my plate last night whilst I was filling his water dish!
by olly
08 Feb 2016, 23:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Itchy stitches
Replies: 10
Views: 6822

Re: Itchy stitches

Both of mine are adept at the art of pick pocketing. They like a tissue but are also known to remove poo bags, treats, cable ties and gloves. I know what you mean about coming for a cuddle / tummy tickle / ear rub just to get close enough to nab the item of choice and then run off with it, in my cas...
by olly
08 Feb 2016, 08:46
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Itchy stitches
Replies: 10
Views: 6822

Re: Itchy stitches

Things are slowly improving here. We are still having some scratching/ licking attempts but on the whole they are more like themselves. Whisper has stolen a tissue from my shirt pocket while I was checking his incisions( Fagin would be proud of him he is an expert pick pocket :roll: ) and Echo helpe...
by olly
06 Feb 2016, 06:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Itchy stitches
Replies: 10
Views: 6822

Re: Itchy stitches

As far as I can see everything is healing well. The sites around the stitches aren't red or inflamed. I tried a smear of cream on his neck yesterday tea time to see if he had any adverse reaction and he was OK after about 4 hours so I put some on his tummy before bed time. I was careful to avoid the...
by olly
05 Feb 2016, 18:14
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Itchy stitches
Replies: 10
Views: 6822

Itchy stitches

Whisper is recovering from being neutered. It was a bigger op than normal as he had a retained testicle which was in the abdominal cavity. He has 6 external stitches which are causing him quite a bit of irritation. My grandmother used to swear by calendula cream for all types of itchy skin. Has any ...
by olly
03 Feb 2016, 15:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Naughty or normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 9389

Re: Naughty or normal?

Hi Paulalou, That sounds like a doodle they certainly know their own mind! Have you taken him to a training class? My 2 have been to a kennal club bronze level class which has helped with a lot of the problems you describe. They are a similar age to Bobby. We were taught about controlled greetings a...
by olly
03 Feb 2016, 08:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to tell...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

Re: How to tell...?

Oh so true especially 3a and b. :roll: but I wouldn't be without them.
Olly, Echo & Whisper.
by olly
03 Feb 2016, 08:20
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: How do you stop a dood jumping?
Replies: 6
Views: 4955

Re: How do you stop a dood jumping?

Thanks Anne and Bid. I suppose the sensible thing would have been to ask for advice and tips prior to the op! I have now ordered 2 medivests and I hope that they will be a better fit and less mess when they need to go out. Thanks Anne for the reminder to undo it :lol: Last night was slightly less di...
by olly
02 Feb 2016, 23:23
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: How do you stop a dood jumping?
Replies: 6
Views: 4955

Re: How do you stop a dood jumping?

What a night! Neither of the boys settled. They couldn't turn properly in their respective crates with those plastic colars on. By 3 am I had been out of bed to a crying / barking puppy at least 6 times. I decided I either had to take their colars off, stay up and watch them or think of some other w...
by olly
01 Feb 2016, 23:24
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: How do you stop a dood jumping?
Replies: 6
Views: 4955

How do you stop a dood jumping?

I have just brought my 2 boys back from the vets, they went to be neutered. Echo's operation was straightforward and he is now full of the joys of spring. I don't think that the Vet explained to him that he wasn't supposed to be jumping about. Whisper on the other hand was a difficult op. He had a r...
by olly
17 Jan 2016, 17:25
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Another toilet training question
Replies: 13
Views: 10014

Re: Another toilet training question

My 2 were not pad trained but were crated. I got up with them in the night for the first month. They did have the occasional accident in the house (usually when it was raining) but they caught on really quickly. They never weed in their crates even at 8 weeks. I found the whole process far easier th...
by olly
21 Dec 2015, 14:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sshhh,keep it quiet. What's your dood getting for Christmas?
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Re: Sshhh,keep it quiet. What's your dood getting for Christ

My 2 are having a pile of new toys as in the las 2 weeks they have destroyed the toys that they have had since they were puppies. We have been out and scoured the local pet supply shops and chosen some that look and feel tough. They seem to be well and truely in the teenage phase now - please tell m...
by olly
20 Nov 2015, 20:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grooming advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Grooming advice

I have a scruffy coated doodle and a woolly coated doodle. Echo the scruffy coated one is easy to groom if you can keep him still long enough. Whisper the woolly coated one is more difficult to groom but easier to keep still. I am currently using a comb but it is difficult to get it through his tigh...