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by Bid
30 Jul 2018, 23:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 69
Views: 17612

Re: Where is everyone?

Still here!!! I've been busy setting up a new dog training club! I used to run classes for another club, but I am now running my own, in association with the agility club I train at. The doods are still good. Daisy is old and quite lame now, but happy and still naughty. Poppy won 2 classes at her la...
by Bid
28 Apr 2018, 18:44
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Barking as a demand
Replies: 3
Views: 2339

Re: Barking as a demand

Currently the barking is working for him, so he will carry on doing it. He is outside, he barks, you let him in. Similarly when you say he stops for a treat - you are rewarding his barking by giving him the treat. It's always worth stepping back and seeing what is motivating your dog when they do so...
by Bid
10 Apr 2018, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to "untrain" a dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Re: How to "untrain" a dog?

You can start to use a variable treat regime - always reward with praise, but only treat every second, or third or fourth time. Keep your dog guessing, and the theory is they will start trying even harder as they try to figure out what they have to do to get the treat. :D
by Bid
07 Mar 2018, 01:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jealousy between dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Jealousy between dogs

Tbh it sounds as though it isn't Freddie that has a problem, but Barney. Reading what you wrote, the initial problem was Barney taking the toys from Freddie and guarding them. Freddie will have followed this example as younger dogs usually do, and is now guarding things.
by Bid
07 Mar 2018, 00:57
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Foods for Thought
Replies: 7
Views: 4336

Re: Foods for Thought

With pancreatitis, it is important to feed only low fat foods while it stabilises, and then you can start to reintroduce higher fat foods slowly in small quantities. It's best not to stay on low fat food permanently as dogs use fat for energy.
by Bid
27 Feb 2018, 00:45
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alabama Rot - reminder
Replies: 10
Views: 7154

Re: Alabama Rot - reminder

I think the current thinking is that whatever causes it , is found in water so with any luck this spell of cold weather will give us a bit of a break. I was chatting to our local farmer about it, and he has an interesting theory - more to do with TB but we agreed that it could apply to AR as well. H...
by Bid
11 Feb 2018, 00:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woofability
Replies: 15
Views: 7484

Re: Woofability

Interesting - where did you hear this?
by Bid
10 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16 week labradoodle will only walk with me and my wife
Replies: 5
Views: 2759

Re: 16 week labradoodle will only walk with me and my wife

Is he OK being left alone at home? I was wondering if it is some form of separation anxiety. :?
by Bid
10 Feb 2018, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone recommend a harness.
Replies: 4
Views: 2654

Re: Can anyone recommend a harness.

I use the Happy Dog harness - you get the pieces all separately so you can get exactly the right fit, and it is adjustable in all directions too. It has a y-front so doesn't pull on the air way, and doesn't have a strap across the chest to interfere with the gait. Poppy wears hers for all walks - sh...
by Bid
27 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blaster dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Re: Blaster dryer

I have one by Aeolus - they are pretty cheap on ebay - around £40
by Bid
27 Jan 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Older Doodles
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Re: Older Doodles

Ha ha - Daisy by name, Crazy by nature! :lol: :lol: Glad to hear she is growing old disgracefully! There are a few organisations that assess therapy dogs - we are wuth this one ... http://therapydogsnationwide.org/ Basically they assess your dog for things like taking a treat gently, reacting approp...
by Bid
18 Jan 2018, 01:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the chances.
Replies: 5
Views: 3243

Re: What's the chances.

Beamish has met one of his brothers and was like any other dog with him, but Daisy has known one of her sisters all her life, and they clearly have a special relationship different to other dogs they have always known. Each time they meet they are initially very excited, but then they settle down an...
by Bid
14 Jan 2018, 15:06
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Suggestions for thinning fur
Replies: 3
Views: 3246

Re: Suggestions for thinning fur

Fish oil is a good addition for doodles as they get older - good for the skin and the joints. You need to add vitamin E at the same time though, to keep up the anti-oxidents.
by Bid
14 Jan 2018, 15:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Older Doodles
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Re: Older Doodles

Daisy and Poppy are the same age as Ei's girls, but they are totally different to each other! Daisy is 11, and has suffered with her joints since being diagnosed with HD at 2. SHe now has arthritis in her front toes and wrists. One wrist was so bad that she had an op to fuse it last May. The op didn...
by Bid
03 Jan 2018, 19:42
Forum: Feeding and Nutrition
Topic: A very difficult Doodle to feed
Replies: 4
Views: 4393

Re: A very difficult Doodle to feed

Poppy has always been a very light eater (although not a vomiter!). When I fed dry food she would rarely eat it all, and frequently not eat a meal at all. I switcher to raw food when she was about 18 months old and she got a lot better about eating, but even now she only eats a meal if she needs it....