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Started by frances jeffery. Last reply by Nikki and Wookie Dec 28, 2012.
do any members actually live in England Continue
You are right. The trick to successful training is definitely the treats. Wiggins sounds far more mature than our crazy Wookie. She may have finished at puppy school but Wookie is well and truly in the doodle doghouse. We took her for a walk, let her off her lead - and then realised we had both forgotten to bring along her treats. Without her edible rewards, her recall was, well, zero!
She sat in a big patch of thick mud and then ran around like a headless chicken - and refused all our efforts to encourage her to come back. She was like something possessed. She reminded me of our middle daughter when she was a stroppy teenager. We called her, called her some more - and she continued to ignore us while whizzing around in the mud. Nightmare!
Eventually, our five year old caught her and then we had to take her to a nearby river to wash the mud off.
I live in a football-crazy house. Yesterday, I had to endure Brentford v Yeovil on the telly. My little one's a Chelsea fan, while my husband is Exeter City through and through. Son-in-law is Man Utd! Well, at least we have a couple of football-free weeks before the pre-season friendlies start! x
Brilliant news about Wiggins' tummy! I bet you are relieved. Glad you had a great time here in the UK. Good luck with the obedience... Wookie graduated from puppy school last week. It was good fun and she learnt loads of stuff, including how to 'leave it' until we say she can eat any food! I truly thought that would be impossible when the lady explained what was expected but Wookie picked it up really quickly. I think doodles are the cleverest (and most wonderful!) dogs in the world! :)
Ahh, the infamous doodle upset tummy!
Wookie is a springerdoodle, and one month younger than Wiggins (she was born Sept 1, 2012).
She has suffered terribly bouts of upset stomach, has been diagnosed with colitis by the vet and downed loads on medicines to calm her tummy. We were changing foods, offering plain boiled rice etc and then we worked out the cause... cheese.
Throughout all of this the one constant was her wolfing down cheese as training treats. Within one day of stopping the cheese, she was fine. Touch wood, she's been fine since.
I've since learned that dogs do not have a certain enzime in their gut that digests lactose, so many dogs are lactose intolerant.
Sending Wiggins our doodle best wishes that his tummy issues clear up too :)
What a small world! We are currently in Newton Abbot but we lived for years near Tavistock and I worked in Plymouth (Sunday Independent at Honicknowle) for 20-plus years. My brother lives on the site of the former Manadon Navy College (now housing). I now work in Torquay, which is lovely.
Where is CA are you? We holidayed there (LA, San Diego, Palm Springs, Vegas, Death Valley) last summer - wish we could live there too but, sadly, not to be. My husband's job is only a federal one in the States, and can only be done by a citizen :( We get to visit often though because my sister is in KS.
Try not to fret too much about Wiggins. He will be fine and enjoy his doodle 'holiday' too. Hope the weather improves for you, it's rubbish at the moment!
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