Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I recently saw a movie about the Akita dog named Hachiko who waited every day outside the train station for his owner to arrive home from work. The dog continued to wait every day for over nine…Continue
Trav is an urban dog, so doesn't encounter many dead things that might trigger his 'roll in it' instinct. The few dead birds, rodents or fish we've found haven't appealed to him. He'll sniff the…Continue
Trav and I are taking a class in K9 Nose Work. This is a for-fun class, not to be confused with drug sniffing, cadaver-finding, or other working-dog trainings. (And would you really want your dog…Continue
We have new neighbors a couple of houses up on the other side of the street. I noticed this morning that there was a young pit bull looking dog in their yard, trying to dig his way under the gate. He'd gotten his head and part of a shoulder out. Nobody was home at his house. I took a big piece of firewood over and stuffed it under the gate, which seemed to scare him away from that spot.
I'd been out for most of the afternoon, and had company later on. Looking out, I saw the dog…Continue
Apparently I left a gate open yesterday when I was mowing the lawn. Trav has been outside several times since then, but maybe didn't notice that one gate was open, and I didn't either.
This afternoon we played ball in the yard for a while, and I'd been back inside for some time when I heard him 'talking.' He was using a little in-the-throat sound that usually means 'I want to go outside,' which was strange since the door was already open.
When I looked out, he was patiently…Continue
Trav and I go to a nearby park most mornings to play ball. I take two Chuckit balls, throw one and when Trav gallops back and drops it, I throw the other one for him. I've had some humiliating public experiences with the Chuckit launcher, which I'd really rather not discuss, and this is our more gracious, less destructive, adaptation of that game. Trav stays in motion all the time. When he starts returning at a walk or slow trot, I know he's had enough running and jumping and we…Continue
I brought Traveler home on Christmas Eve day, 2009. It was serendipity–when I woke up that morning I didn’t know that by nightfall I’d be under new management--by a puppy! I’d been checking doodle websites for months, and that morning found what sounded like the perfect breeder just 15 miles from my house, and she happened to have three adorable, chocolate, eight-week-old puppies! The more I read, the more excited I got. Everything sounded perfect–the puppies were raised in her home,…Continue