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September 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Any helpful hints...

Good Evening everyone,

I haven't posted in awhile but I am back I finally decided to take the bullet and buy a trimmer after adding up what I have spent on grooming my Hercules since Feb.  the trimmer was nothing granted there was a few extra shapings for shows (my daughter is showing him for 4-H) but still.  Anyway wondering if anyone has any do's and don'ts for trimming.

 

One other question does anyone have any problem with their doodle being a scardy cat.  It was…

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Added by Annette Stevens on September 30, 2011 at 11:12pm — 9 Comments

Our vacation in the Sunshine Coast of B.C.

Hello Friends, this is Pedro writing... well, dictating to Mommy so she can write for me and I can share with you our adventures and the great time we had when we went on our vacation to a place called Pender Harbour in the Sunshine Coast of B.C. For starters, we borrowed Uncle Mateo's (Granpa & Grandma's) van so we could load up  all my toys and my blanket and my towels and my treats and my food... oh yes, and Mommy and Daddy's stuff too! Then we headed to the ferry boat! We even went…

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Added by Pedro & Alessandra on September 30, 2011 at 4:24pm — 9 Comments

One Big Dust Ball

dyed pink ..... giggles      Sorry, i have to laugh.  As husband just said Izzi is the scrubbiest dog we have owned... and one large dust ball... leaves are falling from the trees and she and Charlie are bringing then in the house along with the dry earth.    I have to bow to all who clip her long dreadlocks from 5" to 2" as running the vac and dusting every day was not taken into account.

Added by Lois - Izzi on September 29, 2011 at 6:34pm — 3 Comments

My doodle collects coffee cups & cigarette packs

A couple of years a go Phoenix started picking up discarded coffee cup. A few months later he added cigarettes to his collecting. If he sees them he insists on picking them up. Sometimes he has 3 coffee cups and 2 packs of cigs. in his mouth. It;s very funny. Do any of your doodles collect odd things?

Added by Patrick Malone on September 29, 2011 at 6:17pm — 2 Comments

Pedro has a growth on his head

Pedro really wants to tell you all about his vacation and his adventures, but this time I want to let you know that although he is being his normal self and eating well, playing, barking, jumping up and down and doesn't seem to have any symptoms of anything, we found a growth on top of his head and I took him to the vet today. They took some samples which are off to the lab and we hope to get results by Tuesday at the latest. According to the Vet, it could be something simple that will go…

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Added by Pedro & Alessandra on September 23, 2011 at 1:42pm — 29 Comments

What shall i feed my golden doodle

I have tried Eukanuba, Science Hills, Iams, Pediregree and nothing works. Royal Canine intestinal is the closest i have come for good digestion in my lovely Butch. Stella

Added by My Reason Butch on September 22, 2011 at 2:54pm — 6 Comments

Thunder Shirt

Has anyone heard of the Thunder Shirt for dogs?  It's suppose to relieve anxiety and control them better.  My husband saw it on T.V.  www.getthundershirt.com.

 

Would love to know if anyone has had any experience.  I'm thinking we might try it.  Only for the walking part. Pemon doesn't like the vacuum, but he deals with it.  Thunder does not bother him either.

Added by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 18, 2011 at 6:55pm — 6 Comments

Everyone tell me what you think!

I posted a picture of our Fletch.  He died of Cancer of the liver, but he was 13 years old and gave us 13 glorious years.  Don't you all think he looks like Bruce Anderson's Ginger.  What do you think Bruce?

Added by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 18, 2011 at 6:34pm — 2 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday Dear Andrea

Happy Birthday to you!

 

 

 

Sorry Andrea Had to do it!

 

Happy Birthday from me and the boys!

Added by Laurie, Nug & Puk on September 16, 2011 at 7:57pm — 4 Comments

Hearing dog!!

Hearing dog   
His name "Ron"
I did bleeding of him.
First hearing dog candidate dog in Japan!!!!
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Added by Michiko Yomogita on September 15, 2011 at 6:57am — 4 Comments

wanted adult goldendoodle

Wanted older goldendoodle to make our family complete. Our 13 year old cairn misses her brother. Retired couple with fenced in yard and lots of love to give.

Added by Margaret HRB Power on September 14, 2011 at 3:54pm — 2 Comments

10 yr old Boy needs a Best Friend

We are a San Diego, CA family of 3, looking for a male English F2 or F2B Golden Doodle puppy  (2 out of the 3 of us have allergies) -We would like the breeder to be close enough that we can drive to pick up our newest member. 

 

We had a Golden Retriever for 14 years, and he has since gone to be with Jesus (3 years ago)  Now, we are ready for a new adventure ...to add to our family.  We LOVE  Golden Retrievers, however with the allergies - we need to go hypoallergenic - and we…

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Added by P Carter on September 13, 2011 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

nipping link

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/puppy-training-stopping-nipping-and-mouthing.html

 

found another good link while hopping from person to persons unknown...   

Added by Lois - Izzi on September 11, 2011 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Grooming link

http://idog.biz/Pictures/Professional%20Groomer%20Inst.pdf

 

Thanks for sharing and continued discussions.

Added by Lois - Izzi on September 11, 2011 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

End of Summer

This is my second attempt at posting my End of Summer Blog.  Don't know how I do it, but everytime I spend more than 5 minutes typing I can be certain that I'll lose it at least once before I hit post.  Grrrr.

 

It has been a while since I have officially visited this site to post pictures. Today I posted lots of pics but I also looked at the most recent ones posted by other and my comment to myself is, "Oh, I've missed so much!"  I'll do some more doodle creeping once I finish…

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Added by Andrea O'Brien on September 5, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

training is never finished.. Leash continued:

even the best trained dog needs to have boundaries reinforced occasionally.  Izzi (still a growing puppy)  is now large enough and heavy enough to pull me off balance..  The 'gentle collars' are great at 3 months but not at 6 months.  Izzi wares a chain link now.  But I need to stress the correct use of any type of collar.  If the dog is continually pulling you are not in control regardless of type.  The actions to be used is correction, relax the leash, second correction, relax the leash.…

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Added by Lois - Izzi on September 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Millie

Millie was 6 months old on Thursday and poor pooch got spayed on Thursday (I felt so awful getting it done to her) but suppose it was necessary.  She is recovering well.   The training has finished now - still not the perfect pooch but getting there.  She is scared of traffic and jumps at cars as they pass - was told my reaction to this may not be helping as I am "up tight" when cars pass .  I have to keep such a tight hold of her leash as she is getting really strong and if I was not…

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Added by Christine Murray on September 3, 2011 at 6:18am — 5 Comments

Silent whistle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACME-WHISTLE-535-SILENT-DOG-WHISTLE-NICKLE-W-CHAIN-CAP-/280618591386?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41562be49a

Product is made only in the UK.. Pure notes.   On the lowest level there is no sound to the human ear.  I use this whistle not only as a training…

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Added by Lois - Izzi on September 3, 2011 at 2:10am — 3 Comments

PHOTO CONTEST

O.K.  Everyone - New Contest.    Who won last month?  Bruce, you'll never guess - yup!  There's one for you! I'm wondering if this contest is not fixed as there always seems to be one for Bruce every month lately.

Pat Kirkland - love your entry.  I'm telling you she has short legs and a long body.  Love it!

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE EVERYONE!!!!!

Added by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 2, 2011 at 12:09pm — 29 Comments

recovery time..

Comment by Lois 13 minutes ago
I'm  delighted Farley is with this particular vet also...  May I also suggest Farley will rest no more than his recovery needs...  (I share that because I once owned a German Shorthaired Pointer that sliced through a tendon from a half buried broken bottle. she was 6 weeks in a cast and bandage changes for months.  Recovery was slow...  I let her set the…
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Added by Lois - Izzi on September 1, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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