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by thepadster
05 Nov 2015, 23:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Doodle Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 6261

Re: New Doodle Owner

are you a photographer by any chance. Your photos are lovely - so clear and sharp.
by thepadster
05 Nov 2015, 12:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Doodle Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 6261

Re: New Doodle Owner

Rusty is gorgeous, making me broody. We used citronella to stop the chewing of tables, chairs and skirting boards. Get down on your hands and knees and rub it everywhere puppy can get to. I think it will put most dogs off = and reapply regularly.
by thepadster
16 Oct 2015, 09:30
Forum: Site Features and Fixes
Topic: Apologies for downtime 13/10/2015
Replies: 3
Views: 4562

Re: Apologies for downtime 13/10/2015

Me too, I don't like being without my daily fix of UKLA even if I don't contribute much I like to keep with how all our doods are doing.
by thepadster
11 Oct 2015, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Friendly Fowey
Replies: 0
Views: 2297

Dog Friendly Fowey

We're taking a week's break soon in Fowey with the Padster and my sis in law's lab, a retired guide dog. We've rented a cottage in the town which is unusual for us as we usually go to the wilds in the middle of nowhere but thought this would be a change. So, my question is do any of you know Fowey? ...
by thepadster
11 Oct 2015, 20:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PAT Dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: PAT Dogs

Paddy is a PAT dog; we used to visit an old folks home where Paddy was much welcomed but I had to stop the visits as he was only interested in the food that was lying around. Sadly, a lot of crumbs and food dropped food in these places. The residents would call him and he'd go trotting over and fini...
by thepadster
28 Sep 2015, 18:24
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Neutering a dog so young? Advice please...
Replies: 14
Views: 6787

Re: Neutering a dog so young? Advice please...

linny wrote: Beverley Manners (Aussie Doodle breeder of notoriety at Rutland Manor) was into ESN to protect her financial interest she also debarked her dogs. :(
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I am astounded that anyone thinks debarking a dog is a good idea. :evil:
by thepadster
28 Sep 2015, 18:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next doors dog!
Replies: 15
Views: 6696

Re: Next doors dog!

Do the dog's owner want a ferocious dog or are they clueless as to how to handle it? I agree with PollyDoodle, if the owners aren't going to do anything all you can do is avoid your dog becoming distressed and hurt. A more circuitous route back to your house is perhaps the only answer. A real pain I...
by thepadster
22 Sep 2015, 13:36
Forum: Dog-friendly Holidays and Days Out
Topic: Paddy conquers another peak
Replies: 3
Views: 4016

Paddy conquers another peak

Had a long weekend in Langdale in the Lake District. Paddy (and me) conquered another peak; Crinkle Crags. It was a long walk about 8 hours in all but a beautiful day and Paddy was fantastic, kept waiting for me to catch up; he was off lead and didn't bother any sheep and managed the tricky bits lik...
by thepadster
27 Aug 2015, 19:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doggy mischief!
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: Doggy mischief!

My beautiful boy is 4 on Monday and although we have moved since we first had Paddy we always give indulgent smiles and remind ourselves of Paddy's puppy days when we see the tooth marks on the furniture and we still both wear our puppy nipped clothes. Enjoy the puppy days,they pass so quickly.
by thepadster
19 Aug 2015, 09:55
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: A cure for frenzied barking????
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Re: A cure for frenzied barking????

I read somewhere about the thanking your dog (probably on here); they are barking to alert you that there is danger and once you acknowledge it and stop telling them off they can relax. Kind of makes sense but, hey, if it works. ~Are you friendly with your postman, could they be introduced with post...
by thepadster
16 Aug 2015, 17:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seaside Adventure.
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: Seaside Adventure.

You paint a lovely picture; I bet they had a great time. I think you should go to the seaside regularly. Where are the photos?
by thepadster
02 Aug 2015, 20:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beau has surprised me!
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Beau has surprised me!

That's wonderful news. Perhaps he has turned a corner so now you know he can do it you can continue to build up his confidence. I feel your joy.
by thepadster
21 Jul 2015, 22:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel with a doodle
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Travel with a doodle

I have a small car and Paddy travels in the back seat which he seems to enjoy now. At first, he cried and howled and wouldn't get in but slowly, slowly with lots of rewards and fuss and exciting things at the end of the journey he adapted. Although we use my husband's larger car for long journeys to...
by thepadster
13 Jul 2015, 22:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A complete wobbly!
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

Re: A complete wobbly!

You've had great advice regarding your boy but I just thought I'd signpost you to a great website called Living Life to the Full. Lots of info on anxiety and how to manage it and I would recommend following the online programme. xx