Potential new labradoodle owner

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Ianto!
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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Ianto! » 06 Apr 2014, 21:54

Ah, the Fabric! There's a pub in Ashover (Poets Corner?) that allows dogs in whilst their families have Sunday lunch....
Anne & Ianto x

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 07 Apr 2014, 08:54

I know the Poets Corner but never been in there. I play cricket up at Ashover so went up to do some stuff at the ground with folk on Saturday and then took Roker a wander up the fields and hills. Did take him to the Peacock on Brampton yesterday evening though who are one of many pubs on Brampton to let dogs in. Found out the other week as well that the Robin Hood pub on the way out to Baslow also let dogs in whilst serving food.

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Ianto! » 07 Apr 2014, 11:58

Add to that, the Devonshire Arms in Baslow, and The Castle (by the bridge) in Bakewell. Both have uncarpeted areas where you can take your dog whilst you have a scoff! :D
Anne & Ianto x

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 07 Apr 2014, 12:23

The Little John at Hathersage as well. We went with some friends and the dogs to Ladybower and then planned on going to a pub near there for lunch which said on their website they allowed dogs in. Friends got there first and as we arrived they were being ushered out as apparently the website was wrong and they dont. Some other folk in the car park suggested the Little John instead so we called them, they said they actually preferred dogs to some humans that go in and we headed down there...cracking sunday lunch and pudding to follow whilst the dogs had a drink out of the supplied water bowls then were flat out on the floor!

Forgot to mention that in the time he's been with us i've had to get a new car to carry him round and we're also in the process of sorting a new house with bigger garden for him....its a good job he's cute! :wink:

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Ianto! » 07 Apr 2014, 12:41

Thanks, that one will go on the list!
Have to admit, a larger garden for His Nibs was high on the priorities when we found our new home... :oops: :lol:
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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 08 Apr 2014, 21:11

Friend from work came down to see Roker earlier and he's into his photography so took some shots as he played in the back yard.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zomgoggle ... 662582153/

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Doodle Dee » 08 Apr 2014, 21:30

I cant actually see them
Lulu & Dx

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 08 Apr 2014, 21:41

Link works for me...strange! Lad sent it me so assumed it was a public link...might need a Flickr account.

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by beeeerock » 08 Apr 2014, 21:54

jonb wrote:Link works for me...strange! Lad sent it me so assumed it was a public link...might need a Flickr account.
The link works for me but I see I've been signed in automagically... so perhaps the visibility is somewhat connected to having an account.

Good photos though. Great that you have a dog that isn't black... getting a good shot of a black dog is as much luck as skill... :lol:

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Ianto! » 09 Apr 2014, 00:07

Works for me too, and I don't have an account... He's growing up to be a very handsome boy!
Anne & Ianto x

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Samdunn » 09 Apr 2014, 08:24

Wow, Roker is so like Sam. Sam will be 6 months at the end of the month. We're currently on Arran and am really pleased how dog - friendly everyone has been. Image

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 29 Apr 2014, 10:02

Well after some thorough research this weekend it appears that Roker is one serious beach doodle!! He's spent Friday to Monday haring about on beaches at Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough and loved every second of it to the point he has been worn out every night and we barely saw him when we got home last night. Not sure how i can make a walk to the park and back feel the same!!

Was amusing at first when we first hit the sand at Whitby on Friday as his stopped dead in his tracks as he weighed up what the sand was but that took all of 5 seconds and next thing he was running around after his ball. Took until Saturday to venture into the water when we were down at Robin Hoods Bay and despite one part catching him out as it was a bit deeper than he expected he took it in his stride.

He's had a great weekend as we shared a cottage with some friends who have a Beagle and they get on really well so each night they took full advantage of the heated floor to recover together!!

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It was great being in an area that was so dog friendly. All of the pubs we popped to for lunch etc were more than happy with the dogs sitting with us whilst the cottages we stopped at are 3 all together in a converted barn set in some farm land and two of the three cottages allow dogs to stop in them. They are called Meadowbeck Cottages if anyone is interested and set back from the main road between Scarborough and Whitby near Robin Hoods Bay.

http://www.meadowbeckholidaycottages.co.uk/

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by Ianto! » 29 Apr 2014, 14:13

jonb,
Glad to hear that Roker's enjoyed his holiday! Bet it was great for him to have a ready-made pal to enjoy all the beach fun with :D
May I suggest that you post the details of the cottages and the dog-friendly pubs and beaches in the forum's "Dog-friendly Holiday and Days Out" section? It would be really useful there for anyone checking out hols in 'Dog's Own County'... :D
Anne & Ianto x

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 29 Apr 2014, 15:38

Ianto! wrote:jonb,
Glad to hear that Roker's enjoyed his holiday! Bet it was great for him to have a ready-made pal to enjoy all the beach fun with :D
We even managed to transport them both about in the back of my car without any issues which made for some great viewing in my rear view mirror seeing both dogs sat staring out the back window!
Ianto! wrote: May I suggest that you post the details of the cottages and the dog-friendly pubs and beaches in the forum's "Dog-friendly Holiday and Days Out" section? It would be really useful there for anyone checking out hols in 'Dog's Own County'... :D
Anne & Ianto x
Popped a post in there with all the details of the places we came across.

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Re: Potential new labradoodle owner

Post by jonb » 30 Apr 2014, 09:07

Well rather unexpectedly last night we had Rokers first non cage night!! It wasnt planned at all but about half 9 he wandered off into the dining room and plonked himself on the settee in there which is quite big and comfy. The light was off in there and i popped my head in a few times to see how he was and he started off playing with his rope chew toy then later on he was asleep. We both wandered past and he didnt move so about 11ish i set up the camera thing i have on my iPhone\iPad, turned the lights off and shut the door. Hung around for another half hour or so but he seemed fine so went to bed leaving the camera thing up and running a bit like a baby monitor.

All in all i think he slept better than me as i kept waking to the smallest sound and this morning i checked as i the room was light enough to see him and he was flat out on the settee looking very comfy. I had a shower, got dressed and just as i was about to go downstairs he finally had a prod at the door knowing i was up and about but by the time i went down and opened the door he was just sat a few feet back waiting for me.

Not sure whats happened but in the space of a few days whilst we went away he has changed into a different dog. Before he would only ever settle in his cage and when out would just wander about all over the place. Since going away and not sure if its being with the Beagle our friends have who is a very chilled out dog he is more than happy to flake out where ever and relax. I did the usual owner thing going through all sorts in my head as to whether he is ok etc but i genuinely think he is just calming down as he gets older.

One thing from when we were away, our friends Beagle suffers from fits and whilst the medication she is on does a good job of controlling it she still has them now and again. About 6am on Saturday morning Roker was barking like mad in his cage and we didnt know why until our friend went down and found Beau just recovering from a minor fit. I went down and got Roker and calmed him down but as soon as i let him go the first thing he did was go over to Beau and gently sniffed her and seemed to check she was ok and he just knew something had been wrong and wanted to know his mate was ok. For an hour or so that morning he barely left her side!

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