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Exercise

Hello community. I have a 12 week old F1 Standard Goldendoodle. I have been reading a lot about exercise limits. She is full of energy and since we don’t have a fenced in yard I talk her on walks 2-3 times a day for 15-30 minutes each. She stops and sniffs and explores along the way. But all the information out there scares me that I might be doing too much. If she doesn’t get out and release energy then she gets the zoomies really bad and she has a harder time settling and resting. We also do… Continue

Added by Rochelle Seaton Garcia on March 19, 2019 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Will She Doodle?

Here is Maya at 8 weeks.  Her coat seems to be getting fuller / longer but her face looks all retriever.  Anyone have a doodle that looked similar as a puppy?  Any ideas on what she will look like when she's older?

Added by Maya's Page on February 26, 2019 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Health concern...

I have a 17 month old female goldendoodle. This past November she had to stay several days at our vet clinic and was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. Since then she had been on prednisone. We tried to reduce the meds over the past few weeks and she has had another episode of not eating or drinking and has become dehydrated. Is anyone familiar with addison’s? Any insight would be appreciated.

Added by Christina Studdard on February 20, 2019 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

New Mini Goldendoodle owner

Hi all! My husband, 2 sons (10 and 12), and myself are the new owners of a Mini Goldendoodle named Cali. We are so excited, she is so sweet. Cali is 11 weeks old tomorrow. We are crate training and working on housebreaking her as well. 2 days a week I am out of the house for work for almost 12 hours. This will start next week. Currently, Cali is in a crate that sits inside of a larger pen. I had been keeping the crate door closed and getting up frequently during the night to let her to the wee… Continue

Added by Nancy on February 20, 2019 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Our Bleu Boy

Our pup, an Aussiedoodle, turned five months old yesterday. He has been a handful. We love him dearly and have him enrolled in a foundations/manners class in Wilmington. He has also had some one-on-one personal training. I pray he responds well. We’re retired and he is very high energy. Bleu is both beautiful and loving. He has definitely won our hearts. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of your community.

God bless all of you,

Pat Sandel

Added by Pat Sandel on January 25, 2019 at 8:29pm — 5 Comments

Itchy Doodle Advice

Hi everyone! Seeking some advice for Clover’s itchyness. She’s been extremely itchy lately (all over her body) and we cannot find the underlying factor. I’ve changed all cleaning products, her diet/treats (protein/brand), bathing products, and she has no signs of fleas. Has anyone experienced this? I’ve had a few vet appointments in which all resulted in the same answers: food / enviormental allergies or dry skin due to the winter.



Has anyone experienced the following? If so - please… Continue

Added by Clover on January 21, 2019 at 1:36pm — 4 Comments

Need advice Exuberant 3 yr Goldendoodle

Max is a loveable active 47 lb bundle of muscle that leaps to other dogs when he sees them almost causing me to dislocate an arm. Help!

Added by Pam Abraham on January 2, 2019 at 10:07am — 10 Comments

Advice for a first time pet owner?

Hi everyone! I will get my Doodle in March, any preparation advice? Thanks!!

Added by Michelle on December 21, 2018 at 10:03pm — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas

&

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Added by Lois - Izzi on December 20, 2018 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

Pedro turned 11!

Although I try to check in every once in a while, I have to apologize for not being on this beautiful Community as often as I would like to. This was our first Goldendoodle "online" home and family and in our hearts, you guys are always # 1.

Over the last year or so, especially the last 6 months, Pedro has definitely slowed down quite a bit. Recently, our Vet informed us that Pedro has "Degenerative Myelopathy" which at a neurological level affects the function of his hind legs. He…

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Added by Pedro & Alessandra on November 21, 2018 at 12:53am — 3 Comments

Hello Old Friends!

It's been waaaay too long since I've posted in this community, and I apologize for that. I have thought of you all, but just haven't had the energy to touch base. We've been on quite a roller coaster for over 6 months now. Gracie is GREAT! She just turned 8 and you would think she just turned 2. She is healthy and happy and full of life and love and energy. Quinn... well, Quinn can't seem to catch a break. In the spring, he was diagnosed with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP) and we…

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Added by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on November 13, 2018 at 9:04pm — 7 Comments

New Goldendoodle owner needs advice.

Hello was hoping for some words or wisdom and advice. We have an overly aggressive 4 1/2 month old female Goldendoodle. She is beyond aggressive with my 11 year old. I’m sure CoCo thinks she’s “playing” but it’s hurting my son. She has also done this to my other 2 sons and my husband. She hasn’t been that agressive towards me.

We tried the ignore and remove yourself from the room but when you return she starts back up. She will Lunge at them and staring biting. My poor son is so upset… Continue

Added by Jules on October 29, 2018 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

My Mommy is turning 50... so she wrote me a letter!

She wrote letters to some peoples (like Daddy) that have had an impact on her life and this is what she wrote me!... I think she loves me so much... and I love her soooo much!

October 9, 2018

Sweet Baby Pedro,

It’s not only people that have influenced me in my almost 50 years, it’s been every puppy that I have ever met and spent time with. You, of course, being my baby boy, even more.

You have filled my life with pure,…

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Added by Pedro & Alessandra on October 8, 2018 at 7:49pm — 3 Comments

Poop bags - an idea

Hi All,

Some of you may be like me, having to pick up after your dog as soon as they, ahem, poop.

I started out with the bags sold specifically for this purpose.  I found I had a problem with them being so narrow, that I had trouble picking up the poop (my hands are too big?!?).  I also objected to the price.

Here's the bags I buy - the 7 x 12":…

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Added by Jan, Lily & Nessy on October 2, 2018 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Flat Coated Mini Goldendoodle

Hi! Do you have a flat coated goldendoodle? Send pics my way! would love to see what my little pup will look like!

Added by Ricki Lander on October 1, 2018 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Dog food for 1 yr old Mini Goldendoodle

I have a 1 yr old mini goldendoodle. I have been feeding her Life’s Abundance Life Stages since we brought her home. Recently we did some lab work on her and her ph level was elevated. Our vet thought it was from her food. It wasn’t sure high and he wasn’t overly concerned but I want to avoid the issue before it becomes a problem. So I have been researching new food and am completely overwhelmed. Price does not matter and from the new heart issues with grain free...scared to try that too. I…

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Added by Natalie on September 30, 2018 at 2:08pm — 14 Comments

Flea & Tick product warning from FDA

The FDA released an alert to pet owners who use:

Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, and Simparica flea & tick products.

To read more go to Phylis' eFoodAlert safety blog: https://efoodalert.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/fda-warns-of-possible-flea-tick-med-side-effects/

Added by Jan, Lily & Nessy on September 20, 2018 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Follow your instincts

I'd been feeding my dogs Earthborn Holistics grain free fish formula for years.  About a year ago, they started having loose stools with the new bag of food.  I never occurred to me that the manufacturer had changed the formula as drastically as they did.  It wasn't until late July of this year that I looked at the ingredients list (online), and realized that they had made drastic changes to the formula.  I believe when I started my dogs on that food, it listed "fish meal", fish, potato, etc…

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Added by Jan, Lily & Nessy on September 20, 2018 at 12:33am — 9 Comments

My poor Bella!

On Friday she had her second grooming.  I handed the groomer a written detail of what I wanted done and stood there while she read it.  When I picked her up I wanted to cry.  She was cut down everywhere but her ears and part of her tail to 1/4 of an inch.  My paper said " Please do not cut her ears, beard, mustache or from the base of her tail down.  The groomer said I stood there after she read it and told her to cut her all over to an inch.  She also has big bare spots behind her ears and…

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Added by Sandra Myers on September 9, 2018 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

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