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Dumb question about DK procedures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea, Belle and Honey Apr 13. 3 Replies

I apologize for repeating a question I asked before, but I forgot (oh my aging brain) and can't find the previous answer.  How do I send a friend request to someone?  Thanks.Continue

US Supreme Court and Wonder, the Goldendoodle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jun 30, 2016. 7 Replies

Among their plethora of talents, Doodles can be trained as service dogs, and can even attract the attention of the US Supreme…Continue

How to tell if a dog is dominant, and what to do about it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane, Guinness and Murphy Dec 20, 2015. 8 Replies

I've been told by the trainer at Belle's day care farm that she is a dominant dog.  What are the characteristics of a dominant dog? Can anxiety be a factor, or an alternative cause of dominant…Continue

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Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Sandy Holeman's discussion Inflammatory bowel disease
"Sandy, one of my non-doodle dogs had IBD, and at Karen's suggestion, I found a lot of information on the Yahoo IBD site.  It's a nasty disease, but it can be tolerable with careful treatment by an Internal Medicine Vet.  "
11 hours ago
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Andy&Sharon BoomerShaynaMariner's discussion Everyone send prayer for Jackdoodle
"I am so sorry to hear the terrible news about JD. Jackdoodle will always hold a special place in so many DK hearts.    "
12 hours ago
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Cheryl and Finnegan's discussion No brokers, please!
"PS, I am also seeing ads for online photography courses. Could this be because I have been lurking along with your photography lesson thread?  Thanks for that, by the way.  "
Nov 12
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Cheryl and Finnegan's discussion No brokers, please!
"I have been seeing the puppy broker ad for the past few weeks, probably because since my silky terrier died a few months ago, I periodically check Pet Finders for small poodle mixes to provide another companion for Belle (and for me). Fortunately I…"
Nov 12
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Weight Gain
"I don't know if this is a good idea, but it once worked for me in my pre-doodle days.  Years ago, when I was teaching, I had the summer off and in an effort to lose weight I walked my cairn terrier, Nessie, for 5 miles twice a day…"
Oct 9
Mark Wilson commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"Wonderful story!  Thank you for sharing it."
Sep 11
Bonnie and Kona commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"I just love this story! My mother is 93 and moved in with us a year ago. Growing up we always had dogs, but they were my dad's dogs. Mom likes dogs just fine, but they are not to be on the furniture or multiple other expectations. When Mom…"
Sep 4
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Lynda Kamrath's discussion Bathing the dogs
"Yes to bath-loving dogs! My niece has a lab/beagle mix (labeagle? labragle?) who loves to swim in the pool at their summer house. He misses it so much back in Brooklyn that my niece fills the tub and he happily paddles around in it until she is…"
Aug 28
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"Ah, what a sweet story!"
Aug 3
Andrea, Belle and Honey replied to Cheryl Panko's discussion Diggers!!!
"Two-year-old Belle has been an enthusiastic digger since she was a tiny pup. She loved digging so much that I hated to deny her that enjoyment, but didn't want holes all over my property for me to fall into. When she was a few months old, I…"
Aug 2
DJ & Chance commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"Oh, I love this story!  Way to go, Belle!"
Jul 31
c zoomer commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"What a GREAT story.  My mom was won over as well...she's 92, but not nearly as resolutely opposed as your mom. On our second visit she summoned Dinah onto her bed for kisses (which Dinah was happy to provide). Had to pick my jaw up off the…"
Jul 30
Carol and Banjo commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"What a lovely story!   "
Jul 29
Maryann,Roo and Tigger commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"Yeah for Belle and for you.  You bring not only your love to your mom, but the extra love and comfort only a dog can provide."
Jul 22
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"Love this story. "
Jul 19
Wendy and Myla commented on Andrea, Belle and Honey's blog post Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer
"What a great story!  Your Mom sounds awesome!  So glad she found love with Belle!!!"
Jul 19

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I am a retired, widowed empty-nester currently living with Belle, an adorable, feisty doodle puppy, and Honey, a 12-year-old silky terrier and cats Sophie and Roxie.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Labradoodle Belle came home on August 8, 2015, and she is so lovable. She is an apricot mini with a liver nose and beautiful green eyes. She has been enjoying puppy socials and the occasional visit to doggy day care, and she starts puppy training class on October 10th.

Tracking Belle's Weight:

August 8, 2015 - 4.18 lbs
August 26, 2015 - 5 lbs
September 12, 2015 - 6.3 lbs
September 16, 2015 - 7.2 lbs
October 4, 2015 - 8 lbs
November 7, 2015 - 12.6 lbs
November 28, 2015 - 13.2 lbs
December 30, 2015 - 13.7 lbs
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I was hoping for a relatively small dog with a lab's mellow and friendly personality but less copious shedding. So far, I think I have hit the jackpot with Belle.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
We are having fun running around the back yard with me yelling "leave it" and "no sticks." I also enjoy training with Belle, who has begun to understand "better hurry pee, "better hurry poop," "sit" (with pointed finger), and sometimes "no cats." We're going to start on "down" soon.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Nope!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
me
Relationship Status:
Single
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)
Yes

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Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 10:04pm 18 Comments

My mother has never enjoyed dogs.  She also has never understood why any sane person would want a canine companion.  Years ago when my then partner gave me an adorable puppy for Valentine's Day, my Mom's response was "are you going to keep her?"  (Actually the dog stayed around much longer than that partner.)  So I gave up long ago showing my Mom cute pictures, and telling her funny anecdotes, about the many wonderful dogs who have graced my life. 

Then Mom, who is 103, fell…

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Do doodles have a sense of humor?

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 1:20pm 7 Comments

I have suspected for a while that despite all my efforts (a la Doggy Dan) to establish myself as the leader of the pack, Belle has concluded that I am here for her entertainment.  I carefully refrain from playing with her if she brings me a toy to start her favorite game of fetch, as only I am supposed to initiate play. That doesn't stop her from constantly bringing me a variety of toys she hopes I will throw.  One day, I was standing by a counter folding laundry and suddenly a soggy tennis…

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Belle Makes Progress at Day Care

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 12:14pm 8 Comments

I wrote a while ago about Belle (14.8 lbs) failing the admission evaluation at doggy day care because she didn't know how to behave with other, mostly bigger, dogs.  The owner of a small local day care on a farm agreed to work with Belle (whom she refers to fondly as her "wackadoodle"). Belle started playing under close supervision with a few calm, small dogs. Gradually she was allowed to run and play (mostly run) with a variety of larger, but trustworthy, dogs.   Belle wants to show you…

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A tale of unintended consequences.

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 6:28pm 10 Comments

I just got home from the emergency vet. The trainer from Belle's doggy day care suggested that I try the Pet Corrector when Belle jumps on my back after being stopped once with a firm "no."  She has gotten much better about that, but in exchange she has resumed chewing on the wooden rungs of my computer chair.  She never minded the bitter apple, and has gotten used to the horseradish solution (although she prefers it with gefilte fish).  Time outs make no impression on her when she wants to…

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At 5:49am on April 13, 2017, Ginny Nightingale said…

Hi Andrea--if you have questions, you can send them to me now. I will try to help--I assume this is Belle that is the guardian dog? And that she will go to the breeder to have the litter?

At 12:37pm on December 20, 2015, Maryann,Roo and Tigger said…

Many many thanks for meds for giving me hope for Roo.  Merry Christmas to you and yours

At 1:27pm on December 19, 2015, Maryann,Roo and Tigger said…

Hi Andrea - Thanks for your generous offer to send the unused meds.  I can certainly use the Vetmed and Silex for Roo.  I am so sorry that you had the opportunity to have to have these on hand.  It's so hard..!

It's sounds like you are having a good time with Bella and so is she.

My address is 31 Hidden Valley Road, Monrovia CA 91016.  Please let me know the shipping cost and your address and I will send you a check. 

Nice to have you as a friend on DK

At 6:18pm on October 4, 2015, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

I love my camera! Cameras take such better pictures - inconvenient in that you have to actually carry them with you though if you want to take a picture.  I finally got a smart phone but it takes such crummy pictures :-{.  

8 pounds it so tiny!  The smaller they are, the sooner they are done growing.  Ned grew very little past 6 months and was done by 8 months, and he is 28 pounds - technically a mini but huge compare to Belle.  She is so cute.  I love her coloring, especially her eyes.

 
 
 

 

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