I joined this a while back and enjoy reading all the info and everyone is so helpful with their experience and insight. We got Hatchi at 7 weeks old and as i read that was a bit too early to take from his "family" however nothing we can do about it now as Hatchi is now 28 weeks old. Love him to pcs!! I have kept track of his weight and taken pictures often to hopefully be helpful to others on here (just as i found ppl to be for me). I have attached my pictures and weight info of Hatchi so it shows his change in coat and weight over the first 6 months of his life with us. I was told he is a "medium" however i am not too sure as you see by his weight i am wondering if he might be a small standard? But you can see ow his coat has changed and i know that is something many doodle owners like to see (as do i). I hope this helps a bit. But i also have a few questions. I am guessing it is due to bringing him home now at 7 weeks, but as you read he is now 6 months old and we cannot seem to get him out of the habit of wanting to knaw on my husbands feet (and blanket) when hes got his feet up on the lazy boy part of the couch. He is very smart, he has learned to much. But has some issues still like barks at ppl walking by our house, a bit of a "grump" if he is told to get off our couch when he doesnt obviously feel like it, shows a bit of ?resource guarding when he has a new chew bone until he has had it for a few days he then seems okay with us walking by. He was doing this a bit with his food bowl as well but we think we might have worked through that and continue to just with the training i have read and watched but throwing treats when going near him etc. He is getting much better at not jumping up, he knows he does not get my attention until he sits, he sits to go outside and waits at the door until he gets the okay. Like i said many many things we are happy with. We understand he is a retriever and mouthy but will the going after my husbands feet ever stop. I feel like he is in constant need for attention from us. Is he spoiled? Likely - all our dogs have been lol, our last dog was a Jack Russell and died of CHF after 14 years so i honestly could just be simply forgetting what a life is like with a puppy. But does the nipping/pulling blankets off us when we are sitting on the couch and attention wanting stop? (what i mean is he loves to eat his chew toys and bones on us, he follows me everywhere and i mean everywhere. Which i love, however going to some places in our home alone is a bit easier without a pup following you hhah. Thanks for all your input and this site is awesome!!
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