"First of all, I think it's great that you're working on training with Carley.....she's at a perfect age for it. I'm not sure what method you're using with her, and to some degree your response to times when she gives…"
"I believe she is entering what I like to call "Terrible Teens" this can last up to 2 years old! During this time energy levels peak, barking, digging & chewing begins. They go from being a cute puppy to becoming rebellious, challenging…"
"You've got a little strong willed dood there :-)
I don't think proving your 'Alpha' status is what is needed. Dogs aren't trained simply because they believe their owner is some sort of boss/alpha...they are…"
Carley (18 weeks old) started basic obedience classes last week. She is learning quickly and well, and it's a lot of fun working with her . . . But, she has been having snapping, growling tempertantrums directed at me and the leash. For example, We were working on heal with an automatic sit, and she sat but all sideways (she's supposed to sit parrallel with me), so I reached out and scooted her bum over so she was sitting right. She took offence at that and started leaping around, growling…See More
I am a first time dog owner. I had lots of pets growing up, but I was never the main care taker. So I'm here to learn! I want to do a really good job making sure Carley (my 12 week old goldendoodle) grows up to be the happy, healthy, polite and well trained dog I know she can be.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Carley is my teddybear goldendoodle.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I had a golden retriever growing up and I really wanted a happy dog like that again. Some of my family have allergies to dogs, so I thought a goldendoodle would be a great choice.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Jen, the pictures you have posted of Carley and your children are just precious! I am so glad you have joined this doodle-crazy site! It's a great place to get help with puppy behaviors or just to have fun! Welcome!
Thank you for joining us here on DoodleKisses!! If you love doodles, you've come to the right place. This is a great site for doodle lovers....the community members are very friendly and we love to talk about all things related to doodles. I'm sure you will discover many informative discussions, specific interest groups and frequent fun contests here at DoodleKisses.
Adina (DK's creator) and the rest of the Doodle Kisses Community are a fun and supportive group. I know you'll enjoy the website & getting to know everyone as much as I do. Welcome!!
Kemp (and my four doodles) Ripley, Shiloh, Oliver and Truman
Welcome to Doodle Kisses!!! We hope you find this site fun and informative just like we do. Take some time to look around, read the blogs, join some groups and make some friends. This is a great community that really comes together in our love of Doodles!
Welcome! This is a great place to share about doodles. There are many groups that you can join. For example, there are groups for grooming, nutrition, health/medical, types of doodles, puppy groups etc. Look at the top of your page and click on Groups - check them out. Enjoy!