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by Curious George
14 Sep 2015, 21:26
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Stairs
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: Stairs

I don't think you're meant to let puppies go up and down stairs, due to their joints still forming. George never used to like stairs and we discouraged him from using them and carried him up and downstairs until he was too heavy to.
by Curious George
04 Sep 2015, 10:59
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy owner
Replies: 17
Views: 10117

Re: New puppy owner

We would have loved him whatever, we wanted a bigger dog. Would have been difficult lifting him into the bath though!! :lol:
by Curious George
02 Sep 2015, 20:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP - the jumping up is becoming a nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: HELP - the jumping up is becoming a nightmare

It is very difficult, George seems to be getting better at the jumping but is still very excitable. If he's bad I have a treat toy next to the door, which I put in VERY tasty treats (e.g. cheese, tuna) in and he has to figure out how to get them out. By the time he figures it out he has calmed down ...
by Curious George
29 Aug 2015, 15:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy owner
Replies: 17
Views: 10117

Re: New puppy owner

Welcome, good luck with your little one, very cute! Just to say the vet said our George (a medium labradoodle supposedly lol) would be 40-50kgs fully grown when he was a puppy! :shock: He is nearly 2 now and seems to have settled just under 28kgs which we feel is a good weight for him. So a bit of a...
by Curious George
02 Jun 2015, 15:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could use some advice from Labradoodle owners...
Replies: 23
Views: 4835

Re: Could use some advice from Labradoodle owners...

We both work full time now, but when we got George I was at home for the first 6 months which meant I could get him into a routine and settle him in. He needed a lot of time and attention as a puppy and is a real live wire and a clever chap, I don't think we could have managed that if we were both w...
by Curious George
02 Jun 2015, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Monster?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: A Monster?!?!

This sounds very familiar! :lol: George is 18months and now 27.5kgs and about 25inches (very difficult to measure as he doesn't stay still!) but he is meant to be a medium. Yea right :roll: We have a similar problem that he is still an excitable puppy really, just a big one. Can reach the backs of t...
by Curious George
01 Jun 2015, 08:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 days in...
Replies: 13
Views: 2696

Re: 2 days in...

Hi Peewee and Manasmum, Definitely challenging having a new puppy but stick with it! Only two days in so don't worry too much. George was also taught to go on paper but that went out the window when he came home. Some great advice here, I agree try not to let puppy play when outside for a wee and lo...
by Curious George
01 May 2015, 19:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 2652

Re: New Puppy

Welcome Helen and Zack, Any pictures? George was meant to be a 'medium', he is now 27kg's and 24inches to the shoulder :lol: just more to love. We wanted a bigger dog though, and he is still quite a lot smaller than the standard doodles we meet around here! o just to add, he was always around the sa...
by Curious George
19 Apr 2015, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clever old Beamish!
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: Clever old Beamish!

Well done Beamish! What is next for the clever chap?
by Curious George
19 Apr 2015, 19:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itching!
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Itching!

George has also had really itchy front feet, mainly just below his ankle pad. We have bought him some little booties which stop his excessive licking he also looks very cute in them! :lol: He has been having half a piriton each day at the moment and his feet soaked in camomile tea and geranium tea (...
by Curious George
15 Apr 2015, 20:30
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Becoming rebellious?.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2849

Re: Becoming rebellious?.....

George was exactly the same. Just lots of consistent training and he seems to be maturing now, although still has his odd moment!
by Curious George
31 Mar 2015, 18:58
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 6
Views: 3594

Re: Just saying hello

Aw she is gorgeous! By any chance is her daddy called Bear?
by Curious George
31 Mar 2015, 18:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi new here xx
Replies: 16
Views: 6984

Re: Hi new here xx

Hello Andrea and Daisy! Welcome
by Curious George
30 Mar 2015, 17:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scruffy coat
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: scruffy coat

George would probably also be a scruffy, he is a bit wooly/fleecy underneath though. I generally give him a good brush once a week, but when he has gone through coat changes it is more. He does matt more now than he did when he was a puppy too.
by Curious George
26 Mar 2015, 21:02
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: kicking out back legs and chewing on feet
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

Re: kicking out back legs and chewing on feet

Something could just have irritated her? George had itchy feet a few times after going up the local field. I think maybe they had put something on the grass. I used to just soak his feet in warm camomile tea in the bath, seemed to work! Hopefully it isn't too serious. I'm sure others will have some ...