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by rgdn
08 Nov 2010, 13:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Feeding time and amounts
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Feeding time and amounts

Bonnie is now just over 9 months so could give you an indication of one path forward. We feed her about 390g of Orijen puppy (just moved to the large breed puppy food), which is split up for Breakfast and Dinner, but we fill a large kong with her kibble for lunch. This is as we both work so she's ha...
by rgdn
15 Sep 2010, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated by small amount of lead exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Frustrated by small amount of lead exercise

I agree what has been said here, that is more of a guide than a rule - you just need to be sensible and not overdo the exercise. I'd love to say they'll tell you when they've had enough exercise, but that rule never really applied to Bonnie and we needed to restrict her exercise - energy is not an i...
by rgdn
13 Jul 2010, 10:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HARD TO PLEASE REF:FOOD
Replies: 34
Views: 4776

Re: HARD TO PLEASE REF:FOOD

Bonnie has a mix of JWB puppy food (lamd and rice) and Orijen puppy food. It disappears very quickly, although to be honest I have a feeling Bonnie is one of those dogs with a "healthy" appetite :roll:

We are slowly changing over to the Orijen puppy and it seems to be going down very well.
by rgdn
01 Jul 2010, 09:56
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Cod Liver Oil...
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Cod Liver Oil...

Just a few quick questions, Bonnie doesn't have any issues with her joints/ limbs at the moment but I thought about giving her some additional cod liver oil just to keep everything well lubricated. 1. Can you use CLO tablets meant for humans - I assume you can? 2. Dosage wise, I assume one each morn...
by rgdn
28 Jun 2010, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog friendly beaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: Dog friendly beaches

Hello there, Don't know any beaches near you as I live up North, but found this site very useful. You can search by area and it tells you if dogs are allowed and when, what facilities are there plus other useful info. http://www.goodbeachguide.co.uk/ Bonnie loves the beach so it's well worth the tri...
by rgdn
24 Jun 2010, 12:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Teenage Years - When do they arrive?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

The Teenage Years - When do they arrive?

We have noticed that Bonnie is starting to "act up" in the last couple of days and were wondering if this could be the emergence of the teenage period. She has just turned 5 months so I would have thought that's a little early. What are peoples experience with this? Recent actions have involved a lo...
by rgdn
24 Jun 2010, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Growth
Replies: 18
Views: 9785

Re: Puppy Growth

Bonnie is just turned 5 months and is 20" and 15.5kg. She was growing at about 1" and 1kg a week but this seems to be slowing down a bit (we were starting to get concerned how big she was going to end up), but seems to have settled a bit now. Bonnie was also the smallest of a litter of 5 :shock: so ...
by rgdn
17 Jun 2010, 16:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crate advice please...
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Crate advice

If you have been offered one for free I'd make use of that. A lot of people buy the larger crate and then use a partition to limit the amount of space the pup has access to. This is due to the fact that if the crate is too big they'd use one corner as the toilet :shock: negating the use of the crate...
by rgdn
11 Jun 2010, 14:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pee killing the lawn!
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Pee killing the lawn!

Bonnie has the same ability of killing the grass :( , a couple of the solutions seem good in theory however as Bonnie tries to get the bone picture out of her water bowl (it's part of the bowls design), adding anything else to the water is a no go. In terms of relaying the lawn, a word of warning - ...
by rgdn
08 Jun 2010, 08:37
Forum: Labradoodle M.E.S.S. (Meet Every Second Sunday)
Topic: NE Meet - 13th June - East Cramlington Nature Reserve
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: NE Meet - 13th June - East Cramlington Nature Reserve

We shall try to be there on Sunday to introduce Bonnie - and to see what we've let ourselves in for with an ever growing Doodle :D
by rgdn
05 Jun 2010, 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice about chewing Buddleia?
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Advice about chewing Buddleia?

For some strange reason Bonnie has started to chew the bark on the Buddleia in our back garden. Not the usual grab a mouthful whilst wandering past as many other plants have suffered, but wandering up to the plant, lying down and let the chewing commence :shock: :shock: Has anyone else suffered some...
by rgdn
02 Jun 2010, 11:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonnie meets a family member
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Bonnie meets a family member

Yes, it's fair to say Bonnie was crashed out for quite a while after the run - the quiet was bliss :)

She was a bit disappointed the next walk when it was just her though :(
by rgdn
02 Jun 2010, 08:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonnie meets a family member
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Bonnie meets a family member

No, not another Doodle, but my parents Doberman... I think at first the thought was - he's a bit big, but then the play started and they seemed to get on great, as the photo's show. http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/rgdn001/IMG_1738_v1.jpg?t=1275463368 The chase starts in the garden http://i9...
by rgdn
21 May 2010, 09:33
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Puppy travel sickness
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Re: Puppy travel sickness

We had a similar issue with Bonnie (aged 17 weeks). She sits in the back seat of the car with a harness on. If she is there by herself as soon as the car starts moving the drool lbegins and within 10 - 15 minutes the sick follows. If someone is sat in the back she is fine (although we haven't yet go...
by rgdn
15 May 2010, 00:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bones
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Bones

Thought you could but thought I'd best check - cheers for that.