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by Emily&molly
11 Oct 2015, 20:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a second dog- advice welcome!
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Introducing a second dog- advice welcome!

Hi all! We currently have a 2 and half year old mini Labradoodle called Molly. We have wanted a brother for her for a little while but recently decided to adopt a cockapoo. We have found one (a 6 month boy) whose coming home to us next weekend- so we have a week to prepare! I just wondered if you ha...
by Emily&molly
08 Dec 2014, 23:08
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Recall
Replies: 81
Views: 27064

Re: Recall

Oh dear... It's good to know others are in the same boat! I'm tempted to take up gun dog training, has anyone had a good experience with this and their doodle?!
by Emily&molly
07 Dec 2014, 13:33
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Recall
Replies: 81
Views: 27064

Re: Recall

We are having exactly the same problem with Molly at the moment! I've had to run like a loony three times this weekend to try and get her to come with me, one of them to attempt to stop her chasing a car, which she has never done before. She is 18 months and until about a month ago we thought we had...
by Emily&molly
14 Apr 2014, 21:09
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: At my wits end...
Replies: 11
Views: 7343

Re: At my wits end...

Wow, thank you all for your comments and advice, although I have not braved letting her off the lead again yet, your tips have been massively helpful! I have bought a harness, a training line and a whistle and endeavour to go back to basics with her, with high value treats like sausage. I do want to...
by Emily&molly
11 Apr 2014, 14:57
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: At my wits end...
Replies: 11
Views: 7343

At my wits end...

Hi all, Any support greatly appreciated. I think I am a serial poster on recall, but today's walk was not a good one and I am feeling a little exasperated. I took molls out this afternoon, no one around so I let her off, as she was pottering she spotted another dog. Before i had even seen the owner ...
by Emily&molly
08 Apr 2014, 22:25
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Goes mad when I run!
Replies: 10
Views: 5794

Re: Goes mad when I run!

Thanks very much all for your responses. Sounds like there is some more training to be done before I can start to jog with her. Her recall isn't excellent when other dogs are around, so if I am running I'm not sure that would be ideal! Looks like it is runs on my own for now. I will work on it with ...
by Emily&molly
06 Apr 2014, 10:00
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Goes mad when I run!
Replies: 10
Views: 5794

Goes mad when I run!

Hi all, Bit of a random question, I am trying to get fitter and want to start jogging with Molly. The trouble is, when I have tried this on our walks it has not been too successful! It's always on grass, but on the lead she just bites the lead and goes mad, off the lead she runs in front of me back ...
by Emily&molly
14 Mar 2014, 20:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Separation anxiety?
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Separation anxiety?

I had a similar thing with Molls. She used to have her cage and the utility area to sleep at night, but then we opened up the stairgate so she could have the kitchen too. She howled and howled, we tried putting her back in her area, but in the end we just persevered for a few nights and she got used...
by Emily&molly
14 Mar 2014, 20:19
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Why oh why...!
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

Re: Why oh why...!

Thanks all very much for the advice. I will do my very best to scan for dogs/humans that will be more interesting than me and pop her on the lead before deciding whether it is okay to approach. I will definitely have to stay within reach of her if she is off lead playing, as when I reach for her dur...
by Emily&molly
12 Mar 2014, 22:41
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Why oh why...!
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

Why oh why...!

Molly is a little angel in puppy class, she doesn't insistently want to play, her recall is excellent and everyone is happy.... But as soon as we go out for our morning walk, any dog she sees she will run for and will not come back for love nor sausages! I have taken to going earlier to avoid other ...
by Emily&molly
29 Dec 2013, 23:25
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Molly's bedtime - are we doing it wrong?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3553

Molly's bedtime - are we doing it wrong?!

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if I could pick your brains on whether we are making a rod for our own back with putting Molly to bed. We now shut her in her cage. (This is a new development as it works best for when we go home to our parents houses which is often ) prior to that she slept in her ...
by Emily&molly
28 Dec 2013, 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Storm madness!
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Storm madness!

Glad to hear it wasn't just Molly, think I will turn the radio up louder for her next time! I didn't know what I should do in a situation like that, apart from ask the storm to be quiet!
by Emily&molly
24 Dec 2013, 09:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Storm madness!
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Storm madness!

Just wondered if anyone else's dogs/puppies went mad last night? Molly, our 7 month pup, although is a little unsettled at the moment as in middle of house move, went absolutely mad and barked constantly for a good hour or so, and she has Never ever barked like that since we had her! We can only pre...
by Emily&molly
24 Dec 2013, 09:30
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Moving house! How do we settle her in?
Replies: 4
Views: 3372

Re: Moving house! How do we settle her in?

Thanks very much both for your replies. I have read about dogs picking up on your stress, so will try and keep calm! And yes, I think your right that I just have to deal with the new house and her settling as it happens... She might be fine, so I will hope for the best! She is only 7 months so I am ...
by Emily&molly
23 Dec 2013, 09:53
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Moving house! How do we settle her in?
Replies: 4
Views: 3372

Moving house! How do we settle her in?

Hi all Apologies in advance for the long post, we have been having a bit of a strange time with Molly over the last couple of days and I was hoping for some advice! We are moving house in a week and so have had to make a few changes at our current house.. Molly used to sleep in the utility room with...