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by patterpaws
12 Jul 2016, 13:10
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Brush suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 5324

Brush suggestions

Hi, I've been managing with the old dog brushes and combs we have for the time being but we really need to get Mabel her own brushes/combs now as the old ones are on their last legs and not really suitable. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend something appropriate. I'm looking for something good q...
by patterpaws
12 Jul 2016, 12:52
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Water Bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 5742

Re: Water Bowls

Hi, We have a similar problem with Mabel, I had a water bowl thrown over me this morning! We had the heavy pot (stoneware) bowls in the house for previous dogs and theyre great, cant be tipped, keep the water cool, easy to clean and last forever. Ours are at least 20 years old and still look like ne...
by patterpaws
29 Jun 2016, 18:39
Forum: Feeding and Nutrition
Topic: 10 week old bundle of hungry black fluff!
Replies: 2
Views: 4331

Re: 10 week old bundle of hungry black fluff!

Hi again, Our Mabel is on applaws as well and the quantities are a bit vague but I've been going with the lowest amount for her weight and it seems to be just right and the vet is happy with her. She only has applaws for two meals and has raw complete for the other two so I've been giving her half o...
by patterpaws
29 Jun 2016, 18:28
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from Darwin's family
Replies: 5
Views: 3716

Re: hello from Darwin's family

Hi, Darwin is such a lovely name. We have an 11 week old pup too and are well into the bitey phase, our girls are the main victims. Its just something you have to work through, I find that she is much better with my eldest who is reasonably consistent with her so I think that is the key.
by patterpaws
29 Jun 2016, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy's first outing
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

Re: Puppy's first outing

Ted is gorgeous! his name really suits him he looks like a little fluffy teddy bear. Our Mabel is very similar but huge as she is a standard goldendoodle. Ted has done very well on his first outing and his first day at school, I'm sure after a couple of classes things will calm down a little once th...
by patterpaws
29 Jun 2016, 17:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've survived the first few weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

Re: We've survived the first few weeks

Thanks everyone, yes the bitey phase is rather challenging. She hardly ever bites me or pulls my clothes (I am consistent) but is quite bad with my husband and even worse with the girls. My nine year old is quite sensible and knows how to deal with bitey episodes but my 8 year old is as giddy as the...
by patterpaws
27 Jun 2016, 22:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've survived the first few weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

We've survived the first few weeks

Hi, We picked our puppy up three weeks ago and I can't believe I haven't found time to post before now. We have called her Mabel, she's an F1 goldendoodle and is getting fluffier by the day, has grown loads (weighs over 8kg) and will soon outgrow her second collar. She loves tummy tickles and is a k...
by patterpaws
03 Jun 2016, 14:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 week in....
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Re: 1 week in....

She is totally adorable, very fluffy, has she been good?
We pick our pup up on Monday, can't wait! The breeder sent us a new photo yesterday and she is lovely but not as fluffy as I had hoped so we're hoping she will fluff up over the coming weeks.
by patterpaws
24 May 2016, 18:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: she's here!
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

Re: she's here!

That's a lovely name, so cute. We have whittled our name list down to 10 possibles but its so hard without seeing the pup and knowing what her personality is like.
How did Bee's first night go?
by patterpaws
23 May 2016, 17:25
Forum: Introductions
Topic: she's here!
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

Re: she's here!

aaawwwwwwww she is absolutely gorgeous and sooo fluffy, I bet you are thrilled to have her home, has she got a name yet?
by patterpaws
11 May 2016, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What time in the morning?
Replies: 10
Views: 4163

Re: What time in the morning?

Well done on giving a rescue dog a second chance, never walked - poor thing! It sounds like he is doing splendidly overall. Our last two dogs have slept in the hallway and its worked really well for us, we too have a nice cool solid hall floor which they seem to love, even in winter. We took out our...
by patterpaws
11 May 2016, 09:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Addison's disease
Replies: 17
Views: 11601

Re: Addison's disease

So sorry to hear the diagnosis but I understand its treatable, I do hope he's feeling better soon.
by patterpaws
11 May 2016, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garden toilet area.
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Re: Garden toilet area.

Thanks, I did wonder about gravel drives myself but gravel seems to be the most popular surface to use for a loo area as it can be hosed down and disinfected. That was why I thought of a second soil area, when I say soil I mean a patch of bare ground between bushes at the bottom of our garden, it wa...
by patterpaws
10 May 2016, 11:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garden toilet area.
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Garden toilet area.

We have been busy puppy-proofing the garden while we have some nice weather. Given we will be toilet training anyway I am wondering about making a specific toilet area for our pup. The garden is quite big and although she will be confined to a smaller section of garden at first we are thinking we mi...
by patterpaws
10 May 2016, 11:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet our new baby
Replies: 7
Views: 3002

Re: Meet our new baby

Hi Brooks13, Thanks, we don't have very far to drive to collect her, its about 45 minutes each way. Can't be long until you pick up your bundle of fur, do you have far to travel? How's the puppy shopping going? I'm still at the window shopping stage, well, should say internet browsing stage, lots of...