"I also have my dog food delivered! We fed Admiral Taste of the Wild Puppy until now (15mos) and transitioned him to TOTW all life stages. Just make sure that when you make the switch you do it slowly (mixing the 2 brands together and add a little…"
"OFF! or LEAVE IT! worked really well for Admiral... Apparently it's an act of dominance and I agree that I didn't want a dog that did that! Now around 1yo, he's not sure what's going on when other dogs try to hump him. Good…"
"BettyAnn & Holmes-- I highly recommend getting your pup used to brushing teeth right away!!! Get him/her used to having your fingers in their mouth, touching their teeth and gums, and treat-treat-treat-treat-treat this!! We started from the very…"
"That sounds rough. I may have been extra spoiled bc my breeder started crate training at 5wks before my pup came home to me. I think the only big thing I would add is no food/drink/treats about 2h before bed! Whatever puppy eats/drinks, he'll…"
"definitely pumpkin... go to your nearest grocery store and buy a can of libby's 100% pumpkin (or any brand.. just make sure it is NOT the pie filler kind!). Mix in 50/50 with your puppy's kibble. It will be soft and orange at first and…"
"Also very important is pulling up any food or water at least 1-2h before you plan to go to bed. That will make potty training through the night easier!! (We were also lucky bc our breeder crate trained the puppies before sending them to their…"
"Thanks everyone! So far, I know Admiral likes everyone and LOVES kids. My husband and I are both military and work at the Naval Hospital. Our original thought was to focus on wounded warriors and to bring him to work once or twice a week, but I know…"
"Definitely agree with the wire crates which are also more practical bc you can fold them up and stow them away when/if you decide you don't need them. Tell her to look on etsy.com for adorable crate covers. We got ours from…"
"Definitely add pumpkin! It's no problem at all, tastes delicious, and will fix the problem :). We keep a couple of emergency cans of Libby's 100% pumpkin in our pantry for any occasion involving upset tummies. Including when we switched…"
"Hi and Happy Birthday to Admiral. I switched Boone to adult food at 6 months old on the advice of an orthopedic small animal surgeon. He said especially for large breeds dogs it was good to go ahead and switch them because the…"
"Most dogs are fully grown and are considered adults around 1 1/2 to 2 years, but can be phased off the puppy food at about the age of Admiral. I think I would personally switch over around 15 months myself, but I'm sure it would vary between…"
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Admiral is a goldendoodle!
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We liked the temperament and non-shedding. Plus, they're just so darn cute.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
We haven't gotten him yet. He comes home April 18! But I imagine we're going to love lots and lots of cuddle time and training. We hope we'll all succeed at AKC Star Puppy, CGC and Therapy Dog International. :)
J&J--It's Patti, Baxter's mom. You congratulated us on passing the CGC & asked for tips. I just got back from a vacation and am sorry I could not get to your question earlier. I don't know if you followed my story, but Baxter has had extensive private training in public places, and is great in real life. For some reason, though, he just couldn't pay attention to me in that class' setting! So, he was not loose leash walking, and was very distracted, and had a really hard time with the separation part. I learned never to take his perfect behavior for granted! The biggest thing, for me personally, was to rise above my embarrassment when he acted like he's never had an obedience lesson in his life, keep myself as calm as I could so that he could be as calm as he could be. And practice, practice, practice in settings similar to what will happen on the test. It took Baxter a few classes to show how great he was, and even then nothing was a sure thing. I knew he did all this in real life, but did not know if he'd do it for the test as he didn't always do it in the class! So, in your case, try to find someone w/another dog to practice that part that you find tricky! All this time later, I am still shocked that he was able to pass in that environment because it was a challenging place for him, and I am grateful and relieved it is over. I plan to do therapy dog work w/him, provided he takes to it, and am trying to decide which organization we will try for and then try to pass their test! Good luck to you and Admiral!
Welcome to the GRAD group! Admiral is soooo adorable!! I also have a goldendoodle, Connor. He'll be 5 years old in September and just the sweetest boy ever and a TDI certified therapy dog! Goldendoodles are wonderful! Simon is my 3 year old ALD and also a sweetie!
I hope to meet you and Admiral at an upcoming informal GRAD get together. Between the super heated weather and vacations, the summers are pretty quiet for outings. :-) But when it starts cooling off, we will be getting together. Look forward to seeing you soon!
You can also visit my FB page at Siriusly Canine. Connor is my cover photo.
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