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Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley
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Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Dec 5. 6 Replies

Wow it has been a long time! I just logged on here and it seems like I haven't posted since Lacey was 10 weeks old. The last three 1/2 years have absolutely flown. Every day with Lacey is a gift. The…Continue

Tags: crating, advice, goldendoodle, sibling, second

Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin and Libby Louise Jun 2, 2014. 34 Replies

Lacey is 15 weeks old and I was just wondering how old your doodle was when you started allowing them access to your entire home? Right now we live in an apartment and Lacey currently has access to…Continue

Facial Furnishings on our F1 Goldendoodle Puppy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily, Bentley, & Maserati Apr 9, 2014. 14 Replies

Hi Everyone,I just had a quick question and maybe there is someone out there that might know an answer to this. Our puppy is an F1 Goldendoodle and is about 8 1/2 weeks old. We noticed some of her…Continue

Let's talk poop, apartment dwellers!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jenn D Mar 24, 2014. 25 Replies

Ok so I know this is gross and slightly ridiculous. Lacey comes home next weekend, and I'm driving myself pretty crazy thinking of last minute details. We live an apartment that does not have a…Continue

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Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"The puppies are all adorable and so is Lacey.  Giving each one alone with you time is important so that each one feels special.  I would also let Lacey and the puppy be separated often - I'd often put the pup inside an ex-pen with her…"
Dec 5
Jane, Guinness and Murphy replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"Congratulations on your new puppy!  For me the key was getting the first dog pretty well trained before you bring the second one home....and you've done that.  I'm a huge believer is using the crate a lot during the potty…"
Dec 5
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"If your Lacey is as well trained as it seems, this should hopefully be an easy puppy.  She should just follow Laceys lead as far as potty training.  I agree with introducing them on neutral territory, like outside.  We took Lucy with…"
Dec 5
Judy, Meg & Polly Wolly Doodle replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"My girls are 13 months apart in age and Meg was about 1 1/2 when we brought Polly home.  We took Meg with us to get Polly and they had a long drive home together (You may want to make sure to have some paper towels and cleaner spray with…"
Dec 5
Cathy and Daisy and Harper replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"I have read that when you bring puppy home, you introduce them at neutral turf so your older dog is not as territorial.  Your dog is much younger than mine when I brought puppy home and it was not an easy transition.  Eight months later it…"
Dec 4
Melissa and Lulu replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!
"Your Lacey look similar to my Lulu. She's very beautiful. Unfortunately I don't have any sibling advice but I'm sure they will end up being best friends.  Lu is 37 pounds at 20 1/2 weeks. I was wondering how big she might…"
Dec 4
Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley posted a discussion

Second Doodle! Give me your sibling advice!

Wow it has been a long time! I just logged on here and it seems like I haven't posted since Lacey was 10 weeks old. The last three 1/2 years have absolutely flown. Every day with Lacey is a gift. The predicted 45 lb. doodle turned into a 85 lb. polar bear right before our eyes. She has been an angel to us. Probably the most well behaved pup and is more than we could have ever asked for. In the meantime my husband and I have gotten married and purchased our first home.After years of saving, we…See More
Dec 4
Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley replied to Jordan & Daisy's discussion First night out of crate, no sleep for mom/dad :( in the group Puppy Madness
"How old is Daisy? I'm curious because we are itching to start doing this with Lacey but I worry she might be too young yet."
Jun 10, 2014
Robin and Libby Louise replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"Libby was always gated in the kitchen (at her mom's) until she was about 1 1/2 when no one was home.  When I had her for sleepovers I was always there so there was no need to worry - she slept in my room with the door shut so I didn't…"
Jun 2, 2014
Lori, Quincy & Frankie replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"Thanks!  "
Jun 2, 2014
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"Excellent! "
Jun 2, 2014
April S. replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"I guess we're late to the game - Luna was a year and a month before she got full house access.  She has been doing fine with it.   I'm very diligent about socks or anything being left out but she doesn't normally get into…"
Jun 2, 2014
Lori, Quincy & Frankie replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"We have done 4 days of no crate while we are at work and so far, so good! "
Jun 2, 2014
Jordan & Daisy replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"Daisy is 6 months and right now she only has access to the kitchen when we aren't home. I am still scared to let her have full run of the house!!! Mainly because I could see her chewing our coffee table or perhaps our furniture, etc, since…"
Jun 2, 2014
bob dylanfan replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"at 6 months old.  But we still have to watch her like a HAWK!!  She still has accidents around the house, but we have a nice new big pet shampooer to take care of that!!!  we still have to watch her!!!  She once chewed parts of…"
May 25, 2014
Lori, Quincy & Frankie replied to Kristen Eric Lacey and Paisley's discussion Access to entire home - how old was your doodle?
"Quincy will be two years old next week and we are still working on this.  He has had free roam while we are home for over a year, but we still crate.  We want to start weaning, but then he does things like chew a cloth ring napkin holder…"
May 25, 2014

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About Me:
I am a high school English teacher at an all boys private school. I have taught there for five years. I graduated from Case Western Reserve University. This is our second goldendoodle. We have an 3 1/2 year old named Lacey and are getting her a sister in a few weeks named, Paisley.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Lacey, is our soon to be Goldendoodle. She was born the second week of February. She came home at the seven week mark, March 29th. Lacey is our first doodle and is an F1 English Goldendoodle - parents McGyver (English Golden Retriever) and Holly (Cream Small Standard Poodle) . She is 85 lbs. and sheds a moderate amount.

Paisley is our second doodle. She will be coming home in a few weeks. She is an F1B goldendoodle. She has a curly apricot coat. Her mom is named Scout (goldendoodle) and dad is Waffles (standard poodle). She should mature to about 60 lbs but we will see. Lacey was predicted to be 45 so I take every prediction with a grain of salt!
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We wanted a breed that was outgoing, loving and charismatic. We also wanted a dog that would be good with children (in the future) and that would by hypoallergenic. We know that some goldendoodles still bother people with allergies but we hope that the shedding will not be as bad as it currently is with my mom's dog. Also, it goes without saying, they are ridiculously cute :)
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
We love taking our doodle on walks, going to the park, and especially taking her pumpkin picking in the fall. All the kids at Patterson Fruit Farm love meeting Lacey. She does really well with kids and it is good for her. We love lounging around at home or romping around the yard. She loves wrestling and playing fetch.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
We brush regularly and the groomer does the cutting.
Relationship Status:
Married
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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10 weeks and already a BIG girl... (ugh oh we may have purchased a polar bear...)

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:27pm 18 Comments

Since my last blog post, Lacey has gotten big, and I mean really big. I don't know when this happened. I guess we don't notice as much being with her every day but our friends and family were shocked when they saw her again on Easter. Some of them have only seen her pictures, while others met her the first weekend we brought her home (about three weeks ago.) On Friday, Lacey had her second vet appointment with Dr. Amy. When she hopped on the scale, I thought it was broken. They even double…

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It's been 2 weeks... has it really only been that long?

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 6:47pm 16 Comments

This past Saturday marked the two week mark for how long Lacey has been home with us. It is safe to say, the honeymoon is over! Lacey is now 9 weeks and is just a hyper ball of fur. Don't get me wrong, we love her dearly. She has instantly become part of our family and we have so much fun with her. It is just a lot to get used to.

We have finally established some of a routine for her. This has helped quite a bit with potty training. Its been a week since she has had an accident…

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Lacey's First Day Home!

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 7:28am 15 Comments

Well, after a 3 hour car ride, we made it out to Columbus way earlier than expected. Maybe the excitement made us try faster but it was a nice, and rather quick drive out. Eric drove while I graded papers in the front seat - it was a challenge  but at least I got something done because since getting home, no grading has been done and lessons still need to be made for tomorrow - oh the life of a first year teacher. 

 

Anywho, back to Lacey. When we arrived the breeders, Lacey…

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Tomorrow's the day!

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:44am 3 Comments

Well, tomorrow is the day that we bring Lacey home. Time has gone so slow and we have been waiting so long for this day to come. We miss her like crazy since that first initial meeting and we cannot wait to see our little ball of fluff again.

That being said, I am feeling this mix of emotions. I'm so so so happy to finally have her home and I am beyond excited. But I can't help but feel really nervous at the same time. I have been running through everything in my head constantly. Do I…

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At 11:52am on March 11, 2014, Swetha & Elsa said…

Elsa weighs close to 20 lbs now at 18 weeks.  The breeder said she would be between 40-50 lbs as an adult.  Have fun visiting the puppies this weekend!

At 2:33pm on March 10, 2014, Lynette Main said…

Welcome to DoodleKisses. Such a great site to be a part of. We have four Doodles and live in Lima Ohio . Have fun with your new baby!!

At 5:59am on March 10, 2014, Swetha & Elsa said…

Thank you!  *I think* the English doodles are more stockier compared to the regular/american ones and their coloring is different.  I wanted an English mainly because of the cream color.  We haven't done any socializing with other doodles (or any other dogs) yet because we just got done with her vaccinations.  We are ready now!

Oh, I love the growth chart for Lacey on your page! Very cool :)

At 6:01pm on March 9, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Thank you for the friend request.  20 more days and you will be picking up your little girl - yeah!  I am looking forward to seeing homecoming photos!

At 9:04pm on March 8, 2014, Julie and Max said…

Hi Kristen and Eric, welcome to DK, Lacey is adorable!

At 8:38am on March 7, 2014, Swetha & Elsa said…

Hi Kristen & Eric - Welcome to DK!  Love your profile picture; very cute!  Do you know which one is Lacey yet?  Looking forward to seeing her picture soon.  Good Luck!

At 9:02pm on March 6, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Hi Kristen & Eric ~ I am looking forward to seeing lots of photos of little Lacey.  She is so cute.  Welcome to Doodle Kisses!

At 4:56pm on March 5, 2014, Julie Casciano said…

It's so wierd that I saw your name & thought you were someone else. 2 Kristen Thomas' who are teachers. Lol. My sons teacher was Ms Thomas but I havent seen her lately & didnt think she had a doodle. Well thats because your not her. lol. Well anyway, good luck with your dood. You will love him/her so much. THey are smart beautiful wonderful dogs!

 
 
 

 

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