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Puppy Madness


Puppy Madness

This is a group for all those with Puppies under 2 years old. I thought it would be a good time to get to know one another, share fun moments together, as well as the tough training moments. We puppy parents must unite! If your pups under 2, JOIN!

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Official Puppy Madness Discussions

Welcome and introductions:  come on and say HI! We love photos!

Popular and important threads for new puppy owners:

Tips for New Doodle Owners - Great starting place for new doodle owners.

How do I stop my puppy from Mouthing/Biting/Nipping? (this thread has a link to at least six older discussions about mouthing, etc. -- replying to this discussion can help centralize all the good feedback about this very common subject. I have just added some of the newer discussions to help update the topic)

What do I do if I have "Pick of the Litter"?- (or how to pick a doodle!)


Discussion Forum

2 crates?

Started by Mammadood. Last reply by Mammadood yesterday. 11 Replies

Introductions and Crate Training Question

Started by Lisa Raskind. Last reply by Natalie on Saturday. 3 Replies

Aggression already?

Started by Areli. Last reply by Lori, Winnie, Bob and Indie on Friday. 15 Replies

Potty training issues

Started by Scotty. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Feb 11. 8 Replies

Possessed Puppy

Started by Areli. Last reply by Bethany Feb 2. 4 Replies


Started by Stephanie Crisp. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jan 31. 7 Replies


Started by Bonne Bouche. Last reply by Sharon Schlegel Jan 29. 646 Replies

When does it get easier?

Started by Areli. Last reply by Areli Jan 29. 4 Replies

Keeping Calm After Neutering

Started by Ozzy - Courtney. Last reply by Kaitee & Orwell Nov 24, 2017. 7 Replies

Bella the jumping dog

Started by Stella Burkat. Last reply by Barbara & Zoey Nov 18, 2017. 2 Replies

A second goldendoodle!

Started by Mary. Last reply by Hannah & Pepper Nov 15, 2017. 3 Replies

Potty training for 16 week old puppy

Started by Carrie. Last reply by Ozzy - Courtney Oct 29, 2017. 2 Replies

It's all fun and games 'til the black light comes out...

Started by Sally Crocker. Last reply by Kim Seastrom Oct 16, 2017. 8 Replies


Started by Chels*Claud*Midas. Last reply by Janne and Darius Oct 7, 2017. 69 Replies

Baby Zoe!

Started by Hua. Last reply by Barbara & Zoey Oct 6, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa on March 21, 2017 at 10:49am

Diane, Congratulations on the new puppy! I can tell you that what worked for me as far as getting a good picture is putting them in a basket of some sort and putting a few treats in there. My MIL little dog has not learned ANY commands because they don't teach her (she's a Morkiepoo) so I had to work my brain to get a good pic. I had a big basket and filled it with a blanket and set her in. gave her a treat or two and then when she was done (and looking for more) I got her to look at me for a pic. It works best if there are two of you. One to stand close and give a treat and the other behind the camera. Good Luck! 

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 17, 2017 at 9:40am

Finally I was able to get Sidney so tired out that I could get a picture of the two of them together.   Yea.  Still having issues getting Sidney trained to do his business outside.  I take him out every few hours and if he goes I praise him.  He isn't interested in the praise.  His attention has already moved on to something else so he looks at me like "So what is that praise about.  I have other things on my mind."

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 15, 2017 at 9:37pm
Thank you Nancy.
Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on March 15, 2017 at 6:56pm

You are off to a great start with Sidney. 

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 14, 2017 at 5:18pm

Last night I actually got to sleep through the night.  Yea!  Sidney is doing fine with the kennel.  At meal time I did start putting his food right inside the crate door so he would be more comfortable with the kennel.   

Hurley and Sidney started playing together a couple of days ago.  Hurley actually adjusting to the new pup rather quickly.  Yea!

I think someone commented on whether the harmony changed with the addition of the new pup.   Simply put   YUP!  It changed.  Over time the harmony will return.  It will be different than it was with one doddle in the house but it will happen.

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on March 12, 2017 at 6:44pm

Diane, I am so glad Sidney is making progress. EJ, Dante is adorable.

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 12, 2017 at 1:42pm

You are braver than I am.   Very cute!!!

Comment by EJ & Dante on March 12, 2017 at 12:00pm

Dante:  8 weeks, 10 lbs, 12 weeks, 18.5 lbs.  Medium goldendoodle.  I think I've finally mastered the bath/blow dry......

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 12, 2017 at 10:38am

Thought I would get back with a status on how Sidney is doing.  Wish I could get a good picture of him to post.  I would like to get one with Hurley and Sidney but Sidney is not one for sitting still very long.

Sidney needed a settling in period as Nancy mentioned.  So I gave him time to adjust before starting kennel training.  I based that on the obvious extreme trauma he experienced on his trip from So Carolina.  

This morning I put him in the Kennel while I was doing house and caregiver (I am caregiver to my husband) tasks.   Also, that is where I place his food when it is meal time.  Additionally, I am using my excited voice and putting a few treats in the kennel when it is time for him to go in it.  I left him in the kennel for about an hour and he fussed but he did not freak out. Yea.   I did not let him out until he was quiet and he is on a leash when in the house except when he and Hurley are playing.

I am going to try the kennel tonight.   That will be a milestone met if he can stay in all night and not fuss. And I am going to start the Kong with PB today.

The potty training is quite the challenge.  When outside every slight sound freaks him and he won't go or he is into sniffing around the yard and he doesn't go.  I am using the potty, potty words, good potty, etc.  We are not outside long when it is a potty time but I take him out every hour.  Also, Hurley does the bells when he wants to go out so am trying to get Sidney to do the same.

Anyway, thank you all for good advice!!!!!!

Comment by Diane, Hurley and Sidney on March 7, 2017 at 5:41pm

Thank you    Some good ideas and I will give them a try.


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