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by Adam Lindley
18 May 2013, 23:02
Forum: Reviews
Topic: How do you deal with Doodle land mines?
Replies: 29
Views: 19333

Re: How do you deal with Doodle land mines?

Beware the wormery solution - was looking at the small print on one which said to bag the poo for a month before putting it in the wormery. Sort of defeats the purpose! Agree dog loos don't work, and certainly one of the most unpleasant jobs is digging one out to get rid of it! Composting sort of wo...
by Adam Lindley
15 Mar 2013, 20:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's have the vaccination debate!
Replies: 38
Views: 5501

Re: Let's have the vaccination debate!

it's illegal to sell a puppy in NSW that isn't vaccinated and microchipped, and most follow through with the puppy boosters. After that, things are slowly changing to vaccinating every 3 years. Vets not happy, pushing the point that dogs should see the vet at least annually, and vaccinations are a g...
by Adam Lindley
11 Mar 2013, 08:16
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Places to stay in Pembrokeshire area
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Places to stay in Pembrokeshire area

Have been away for a few years but the following looks like a good place to start too. http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/s/?siteid=3 If you want an insight to the beaches give me a shout, I've probably visited most of them. A favourite place is http://www.druidstone.co.uk/ overlooking a beautiful be...
by Adam Lindley
01 Mar 2013, 22:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labradoodle breeders are back yard breeders?
Replies: 24
Views: 1053

Re: Labradoodle breeders are back yard breeders?

Everyone knows that pedigree breeders only breed for the betterment of the breed and for showing and make nothing more than pin money for doing it. :roll: Some useful terms from the pedigree world - "backyard breeder" = "boutique kennels" , "back to back breeding" = "slip mating" or "oopsie litter" ...
by Adam Lindley
26 Feb 2013, 11:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did Woofability go?
Replies: 674
Views: 120314

Re: Where did Woofability go?

I suppose if marketing is legitimate expense, defending a reputation should be too??

Don't think it's best use of available funds at all, but some people work that way... Better to pay and accountant to get the returns in.

Whole thing seems a mess.
by Adam Lindley
22 Feb 2013, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did Woofability go?
Replies: 674
Views: 120314

Re: Where did Woofability go?

To become self funding they could charge for the trained assistance dogs. Many of the Assistance dog organisations over here charge $30,000 per dog, which families are expected to raise... A few dogs a year = decent income for charity.

Totally agree breeding to fund the training wouldn't work.
by Adam Lindley
09 Feb 2013, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did Woofability go?
Replies: 674
Views: 120314

Re: Where did Woofability go?

As an outsider looking in on this saga, it appears that Woofability has moved from being a training organisation to being kennel managers. It is uncertain how much knowledge and experience they have with either. It happens very easily - I have a friend who is ex-Guide Dogs and now working on her own...
by Adam Lindley
02 Jan 2013, 21:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to get a doodle to pose
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: How to get a doodle to pose

great pics - 2 answers I thought of were food and velcro!

happy new year!
by Adam Lindley
13 Oct 2012, 00:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: £££
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: £££

The concept of a dog is for life is lost on many people. Agree with Bid, if you paid say $500 for a dog, the dog is worth at least that to you. I'd be pretty confident that free to good home dogs will be a large proportion of the dogs in and out of the pounds. Look at cats - the numbers of feral / n...
by Adam Lindley
13 Jul 2012, 09:48
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Re: What would you do??

It sounds like a great opportunity, and I wouldn't worry about leaving the UK! We did, taking our dogs with us and they've adapted fine. Air con, plenty of water and shade...

Can't help with dogs in Dubai, but am sure you'll be able to get advice from expats, pet couriers etc.

good luck!
by Adam Lindley
15 Jun 2012, 23:31
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Noodles has damaged her cruciate ligament
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Noodles has damaged her cruciate ligament

Good luck with keeping her quiet, and hope it comes good. Our experience is with one of the girls whose cruciate ligament was damaged by a flying rock (surprising how far a ride-on mower can shoot a stone!). After x-rays etc. the vet decided would be best to keep her quiet as it was a partial tear a...
by Adam Lindley
09 Jun 2012, 13:24
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Fun dog to gun dog
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Fun dog to gun dog

Its all in the genes! Go Daisy! :D
by Adam Lindley
09 Jun 2012, 13:20
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Other pets .......
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: Other pets .......

a pretty eclectic mix! we have dogs, goats and chickens and some exotic indigenous wildlife. Parrots, cockatoos, lizards etc.
by Adam Lindley
10 May 2012, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Farms.....You can help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Puppy Farms.....You can help!

In Oz, the focus is on being a registered breeder. Breeder Members of the Kennel Club equivalent have recognition, but as there is no recognised club for anyone with cross breeds... There are already stories doing the rounds of people getting fined for whelping pups in the house, not in a shed with ...
by Adam Lindley
09 May 2012, 23:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Farms.....You can help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Puppy Farms.....You can help!

The Puppy Love response looks very reasonable. A few other thoughts... 2) the staffing ratio should relate to the property / facilities. Well designed and managed kennels require much less work than keeping dogs in the house. 1:20 for kennels sounds realistic, but not for a house in town! 3) costs -...