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by Archielabradoodle
22 May 2019, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Feeding behaviour

Hello! I have a lovely 40kg standard labradoodle named Archie. He is now 3 years old :D Over a year ago we added to our family with a toy cockapoo who is now 18 months old, called Ted. Archie is too big to be crate trained so he is out in the house or in their room any time of day. Ted however still...
by Archielabradoodle
07 May 2017, 13:10
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Jumping
Replies: 8
Views: 6608

Jumping

Archie is a (big!!) standard Labradoodle, he turned one in March. I'm worried as he has still not learned to not jump up on people, whether we are out on walks or in the house. Due to his size this worries me, particularly when an elderly person comes up to me on a walk, asking if they can say hello...
by Archielabradoodle
14 Jan 2017, 13:55
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Recall
Replies: 12
Views: 8500

Re: Recall

Thanks to all for the advice! I have recently bought a whistle which Archie is getting used to coming to, I am going to try it out tomorrow in a big open field to see if that breaks through the distraction more than my voice does. I am also looking forward to trying hiding from him as he is very peo...
by Archielabradoodle
13 Jan 2017, 19:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Archie
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

Archie

Never managed to post a picture of Archie before! so here he is at about 12 weeks old Image
by Archielabradoodle
13 Jan 2017, 19:23
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Recall
Replies: 12
Views: 8500

Recall

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on teaching my dog recall- even when he might be very distracted !!! In the house and as a young puppy, Archie has always stuck by my side, wanting to be with me every second. When we let him off the lead in the park for the first time and a few times aft...
by Archielabradoodle
31 Dec 2016, 17:27
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Mounting?
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Re: Mounting?

:lol: :lol: :lol: It's embarassing isn't it! Beamish is a crotch sniffer too! Don't pay any attention to the dominance theory - it has been disproved but still hangs on in some peoples memories. Mounting is almost always just excitement - the exception being when a male only targets bitches, and th...
by Archielabradoodle
30 Dec 2016, 16:31
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Mounting?
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Mounting?

Hi! Archie is much calmer now he is almost 10 months old... time has gone very quickly!! He is absolutely amazing and we all love him to pieces however due to his size (around 25 inches in height and 26 inches in length from collar to bottom) we prefer to keep him on the lead when visitors come to o...
by Archielabradoodle
14 Sep 2016, 22:37
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: barking every time left alone...HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

Re: barking every time left alone...HELP

It sounds as though there is already a degree of separation anxiety. There are lots of ways to help, but imo the best approach would be to have a look at this ..... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CSLJR2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Oh dear, hopefully we can help calm him down using...
by Archielabradoodle
14 Sep 2016, 22:37
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: barking every time left alone...HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

Re: barking every time left alone...HELP

You have my sympathies. It's a stressful problem. I take Daisy to work with me and she is In my office a lot. She knows the drill, I am in and out and for different than amounts of time and she knows she can't always come. I got her used to this from a young age so she is usually fine with it but s...
by Archielabradoodle
14 Sep 2016, 22:33
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: barking every time left alone...HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

Re: barking every time left alone...HELP

I'm not to good with this but I'm sure it had been asked before. I think you have to teach him the word silence. I'm sure I will be corrected. Every Time he doesn't mark read him with sshh or something. So he gets treated when he is quiet rather than told off when he is noisy. Good luck. I'm trying...
by Archielabradoodle
14 Sep 2016, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle Size
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

Re: Labradoodle Size

I would say James Wellbeloved is a middling food. It's not rubbish but it is far from the best. The better foods have a high meat content, and what carbs they have tend to be grain free - potato as a rule. This is a good site for looking at different brands ... http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/the-...
by Archielabradoodle
13 Sep 2016, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle Size
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

Re: Labradoodle Size

Daisy & Poppy are both considerably smaller than both their parents so they don't follow that rule! To a certain extent it depends on generation - first crosses may be bigger than the parents. A lot to do with size will depend on diet - speed of growth also goes by diet to a great extent. The bette...
by Archielabradoodle
12 Sep 2016, 22:56
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: barking every time left alone...HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

barking every time left alone...HELP

Hi, I just wanted a few tips on barking. Archie is about 6 months old and is still having issues with barking every time we leave a room and he is left by himself. We currently still use a baby gate for him just because we do not like leaving him to wander the house alone just yet while there are so...
by Archielabradoodle
12 Sep 2016, 22:09
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Walking on a lead
Replies: 10
Views: 8729

Re: Walking on a lead

Perhaps you have sorted this now, but just in case here's how we managed to correct Archie's pulling on the lead. Every time Archie ran ahead and started to pull, I would stop and have a treat in my hand, he recognises treats as the word 'treaties' so he responds quickly to this. He would come back ...
by Archielabradoodle
12 Sep 2016, 21:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle Size
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

Re: Labradoodle Size

It's always fun to guess how big they will grow. Daisy is 7 months and her parents are roughly similar heights to your puppy's parents. Her mum is a Labradoodle slightly taller than a Labrador but light weight like a poodle. Her dad is a miniature poodle - one of the stocky variety. Daisy is light ...