"Bartleby wazzed in the car about month ago, and it took me a few tries--Nature's Miracle, spot-cleaner, baking soda to soak it up, etc.--before I called out all stops and removed my car seat to saturate the half that was stankin' in…"
"Sorry for the delay in updating this, Lucy & Sophie's Mom--
I'm happy to report some progress on the solo leash walking front. During our fourth puppy kindergarten class, leash walking was addressed in more detail. A friend had…"
"By now I'm assuming that the obedience classes have begun? Did the trainer not have any suggestions for you one the walking? How does he do in class? The only other thing that I can think of other than those suggestions you…"
"I don't know if this is helpful, but I did read that harnesses are horrible for teaching puppies to walk well and at hell. The chest is their strongest bit, but if you use a collar that's high up on the neck you'd get better…"
"All of our training classes when the girls were puppies were at night. When we would get home they were like terrors and it took forever to get them settled down. We mentioned this to the instructor and she said it is like an overtired…"
"Well our first class went better then I thought. There was one dog who barked the whole time and might have been asked to not come back. Sophie managed to not eat any of the smaller dogs which was all but 1 black lab. We even had a tea cup yorkie in…"
"I can tell you from two past experiences with trainers that many of them have a preconceived notion that Doodles are "designer dogs," purchased by people who don't know a thing about dogs. I had a trainer go on and on about breeding…"
"A big part of puppy kindergarten is socializing the puppies. Part of every class should include playtime with the other puppies, off leash if permissable, with the trainer showing you what to look for in behaviors, and how to get your dog (or…"
"He sounds like a very normal puppy...not just a normal goldendoodle puppy. A high energy puppy that will be awesome to train (though not easy) because he'll have lots of energy to give you in training and perform with exuberance =) …"
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Bartleby - Goldendoodle. 3 months old (as of 7/10/12 sign-up date). My wife and I are both teachers so we're trying our best to prepre him for when we go back to school--right now we're around all day to hang out with him.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I would have gotten a Golden Retriever but I'm allergic to shedding dogs. Also, our friends have a goldendoodle and we adore her.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Go to the dog park/have him hang out with other dogs, play fetch (he's starting to get the concept), take walks with him.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Plantation Delight, Jennersville, PA
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.)
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.There is an educator group too. Look at the top of your page and click on Groups - check them out. Enjoy!
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Kemp (and my four doodles) Ripley, Shiloh, Oliver and Truman Pataskala, Ohio
Hello. Bartleby is so cute - just want to hug him! You will probably start him in a basic puppy obedience class as soon as he is current on all puppy shots, and that will also make a world of difference in your experience as a new puppy owner. Enjoy this time, for this next year will whizz past and he will be all grown up! Welcome to Doodle Kisses.