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by jonb
10 Apr 2019, 13:20
Forum: Dog-friendly Holidays and Days Out
Topic: places to visit with a doodle or 2 or 3 or....
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: places to visit with a doodle or 2 or 3 or....

In terms of Northumberland we've stopped in the Links Hotel in Seahouses and they've always been great with the dog. Great beach walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh ending up round the back of the castle. The Bamburgh Castle Hotel in Seahouses, confusingly, is also dog friendly and very nice. Sadly the ...
by jonb
09 Apr 2019, 16:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use it or lose it
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Use it or lose it

Yep, done the beach at Dunstanburgh as well which is fantastic. A guy i used to play cricket with is now living in Embleton so visited him that day as well, cracking pub in the village which was of course dog friendly. Not that you would have known he was there, after two hours on the beach he was s...
by jonb
09 Apr 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use it or lose it
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Use it or lose it

She idolises him and thinks he's amazing often ending with a big hug draped over his back....Roker takes it all in his stride and just lets it all happen. He's so laid back its unbelievable....until he's in an open field with a ball then its a different story! We often find him asleep on the landing...
by jonb
09 Apr 2019, 09:29
Forum: Dog-friendly Holidays and Days Out
Topic: places to visit with a doodle or 2 or 3 or....
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: places to visit with a doodle or 2 or 3 or....

We're off to Robin Hoods Bay this Easter with friends stopping at Meadowbeck Cottages again which i've mentioned on a post here before. They are on the main road between Scarborough and Whitby just near the turn off for Robin Hoods Bay so numerous beaches not far away and I always find the area real...
by jonb
09 Apr 2019, 09:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use it or lose it
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Use it or lose it

Still popping in to check on things.....Roker just had his 5 and a half birthday, taking life in his stride mind you!!

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Even if he does get bossed around by his little sister!!

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by jonb
20 Dec 2018, 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potential new labradoodle owner
Replies: 115
Views: 43003

Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Its been a while mainly because we had a baby last October and i spent most of 2018 not working and at home with our daughter Edith and Roker. Hard to believe that i started this thread over 5 years ago now!! We now have a 5yr old Roker who is a great big brother to Eddie and very patient with her a...
by jonb
05 Dec 2017, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Australian Labrdoodle - how far can they walk
Replies: 1
Views: 2567

Re: Small Australian Labrdoodle - how far can they walk

I asked a similar question when getting our Doodle and the answer was that the size doesnt really matter....you may find the bigger dogs are less able to walk further due to their bigger bodies etc. Prior to getting Roker i occasionally walked my brother in laws Bichon and she loved long walks. I wo...
by jonb
16 Nov 2017, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labrador v labradoodle temperement
Replies: 6
Views: 4187

Re: Labrador v labradoodle temperement

Can vouch for the getting a pup in winter comment...we picked Roker up in December and i spent most of then through Jan and Feb stood in the back yard cold and wet, wasnt much fun!! As for temperament, a lot of it can be what you put into it as well. Roker was definitely lively, probably a nice way ...
by jonb
01 Nov 2017, 13:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car recommendations for 2 labradoodles!
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Re: Car recommendations for 2 labradoodles!

I've had an Insignia estate for the last 3 and a half years and its great for lugging Roker around. Big flat boot area plus mine has an automatic boot so i just open it and Roker runs up and jumps in. The flat load area is great for using as a bench to sit down and change footwear etc. I've transpor...
by jonb
23 Oct 2017, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medium Labradoodle Breeder
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

Re: Medium Labradoodle Breeder

Roker was classed by the breeder, Coniston Doodles in Lincolnshire, as medium, they said he'd be about 17 to 19 inches tall and they were spot on. I think they've done a number of litters so had a good idea what they'd be getting. This said some friends of ours decided to get a medium sized Doodle a...
by jonb
23 Oct 2017, 10:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sudden aggression towards some dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 4591

Re: Sudden aggression towards some dogs

Not getting territorial at all are they? We've started noticing that Roker is getting a bit feisty on our street on the lead but away from there he is fine. Only happens with 2 or 3 dogs that if we see them on the street or through the garden fence he is barking and growling but put the same dogs on...
by jonb
19 Sep 2017, 12:05
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Toilet training at 8 weeks!
Replies: 8
Views: 7467

Re: Toilet training at 8 weeks!

We got Roker in December so i spent the majority of the winter in the garden house training him and at times i thought we'd never get there. After a decent start we had a spell where it was a nightmare. Got into a routine of going outside first thing, lunchtime, last thing along with after food, aft...
by jonb
04 Sep 2017, 15:23
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Sensitive dood
Replies: 5
Views: 5546

Re: Sensitive dood

Some people dont always get what i mean when i say this but Roker is not keen on sounds he cant see if that makes sense. If he cant see whats made the noise then he doesnt like it at all. I think he just likes to be reassured by knowing where the noise has come from. We sometimes wander along one of...
by jonb
25 Aug 2017, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 7865

Re: Photos

Roker has no time for them so tries to get rid of them by whacking them with paw or nose or just trying to catch them in his mouth. Often find trying to get behind the blinds on the windows on the stairs to get at one. As you can imagine this can get very annoying for him when he's with us in France...
by jonb
24 Aug 2017, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 7865

Re: Photos

Quick update....downloaded an app called "Image Size" to my iPhone that lets me change the size of the photo to make it smaller so it doesnt take over so i've just edited my post with the photo in to use an uploaded version after i'd changed the size to make it a bit more forum friendly!! If anyone ...