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Why are puppies/dogs cute?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy & Echo Feb 14, 2016. 10 Replies

I'm on the waiting list for a litter, and just got some photos of the litter.  Maybe I'm waaay off base here, but I thought puppies are cute (?related to funny?) because there's usually some…Continue

Preparation for a puppy by Winter 2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue, Murphy and Bella ()*o*() Aug 30, 2015. 31 Replies

I am on the waiting list for a mini ALD in winter 2016.  (Yes, that's how long the waiting list is!)I have essentially zero dog experience.  I tried volunteering at the city animal shelter, but that…Continue

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Two letter difference

I saw a heartwarming movie out about the difficult training program for guide dogs for the blind, and follows a litter of lab puppies from birth to adoption.  Its called Pick of the Litter.  I told a friend about it, and she thought I said Pick up the Litter.See More
Oct 4
Nancy & Echo replied to KC S.'s discussion When to spay
"I agree with Nancy that this is very controversial.  In my case, when I got my puppy, my breeder required I sign a document that my dog be spayed by 6 months of age, or pay the difference in cost for a breeding dog (several thousands of…"
Apr 11
Nancy & Echo replied to Doodle & Hound's discussion Rattlesnake Vaccines
"This site says there are no studies that show efficacy of the canine snake vaccine. http://avs4pets.com/snakebite/, and the UC Davis vet school says that although antibodies are produced, according to the manufacturer there are no further studies on…"
Feb 27
Nancy & Echo replied to AndySharon BoomerShaynaMariner's discussion Everyone send prayer for Jackdoodle
"Please know we are all thinking of you, Karen. What love you shared together!"
Nov 19, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Jessica & Benny's discussion Anyone have a musical doodle?
"Not exactly musical, but Echo howls when she hears a fire engine/police car siren.  Maybe that's common?  Benny is darling!"
Oct 4, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Nancie & Gracie Doodle's discussion Strange Hair Growing In On 3 Yr Old GD Back in the group Doodle Grooming
"Some humans have their hair color and texture totally change after they've had chemotherapy, such as straight to curly, fine to coarse, color change.  (Not that any of the dogs mentioned have had chemotherapy.) My mini ALD Echo developed…"
Sep 28, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Hannah & Pepper's discussion Tummy Troubles in the group The Food Group
"It varies with the dog population. In this study of dogs entering a shelter,Only Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin A gene was significantly more common in dogs with diarrhea (64%) than in dogs with normal feces (40%) Other enteropathogens…"
Sep 8, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Teresa's discussion New Doodle Owner
"Bleach will not be effective on dirt, grass, etc. Giardia is hard to completely eliminate from the environment, but there are things you can do to help decrease the risk of pet reinfection and of human infection. Please remember that despite your…"
Aug 27, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Binny P's discussion Our fingers are crossed but our poop plates are ready...
"Though of course its good to try to pick up poop /prevent poop from reaching the ground (giardia infected or not), several sources (CDC, several state agencies, medical journals) have said that using bleach on organic surfaces (such as grass, soil)…"
Jun 29, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Melissa's discussion Excited to start Grooming my Doodle on my own! in the group Doodle Grooming
"I got my first grooming table, a Pingkay High Quality 3 Size Pet Dog Cat Profession Dog Show Fold Grooming Table/Mid It was rated quite highly.  The thing I do NOT like about it is that the clamp that governs the arm height has a…"
May 9, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Cindy and Olive (Ollie)'s discussion Inflamed Paw in the group Health and Medical Issues (for our pets)
"Yes, Clindamycin is a wide spectrum antibiotic.  I think its wise to keep on with the probiotics:  one nurse for humans in the ICU described clindamycin as 'better than a Fleets' enema', so you may want to monitor her…"
May 7, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Jessica's discussion CLIPPER RECOMMENDATION in the group Doodle Grooming
"This is my first dog too, but  (per the recommendations I gleaned from this site), I got an  Andis ProClip Super 2 speed detachable blade cliper, professional Animal Grooming, AGC2 with Andis Blade Brush, and am quite happy with it. …"
May 5, 2017
Nancy & Echo replied to Christine's discussion Lyme vaccine
"Thank you so much for sharing this, JoAnne.  My sincere condolences about Bella.  I didn't mean to imply that antibiotics are better than prevention.  I only wanted to point out that the cost of doxycycline  (one of the…"
May 2, 2017

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I got Echo on Apr 15, 2016. She's a mini ALD, currently about 17 pounds.
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Two letter difference

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 1:57pm 3 Comments

I saw a heartwarming movie out about the difficult training program for guide dogs for the blind, and follows a litter of lab puppies from birth to adoption.  Its called Pick of the Litter.  I told a friend about it, and she thought I said Pick up the Litter.

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At 6:11pm on September 27, 2015, Lynda Kamrath said…

Welcome to DoodleKisses - the best website around for doodle lovers everywhere.  I see you are anticipating a doodle in the near future.  Enjoy every minute with him(her).  They are wonderful pets and we have totally enjoyed our boys.  Take a look at our photos when you have the time and come on down to the Poodle Days in Carmel if you are free next weekend.  Carmel is the friendliest beach for dogs in this area.

At 12:48pm on August 23, 2015, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Hi Nancy ~ first of all I want to welcome you to the DK site.  I noticed your post in the group "Waiting for Puppies".  Since you posted under that specific group, only those members that belong to the Waiting for Puppies group can respond to that discussion.  You might want to go to the main page to start your discussion.   Look just below the slide show and you will see your photo and a box to the right where you can post.  Click the discussion box and write up your discussion just like you did before.  You will notice the category says "Discussion Goldendoodle and Labradoodles.  That way the discussion not only comes across the main page put end up under Hot Topics on the left of the main page where all members see it. 

I read your bio and noticed you have some physical limitations and are also retiring soon.  I got my first doodle when I was 63.  It was almost like having a baby again! LOL  All puppies are physically demanding (even the easy ones).  When I read your bio I thought of a dear friend of mine, that was in a similar situation.  She got the puppy, but had a devil of a time potty training because she could not get the puppy outside in time and they initially have to go out every 30 minutes or so when awake and she just could not make it happen.  They all have accidents and then you are cleaning carpets, or whatever.  She had bouts of arthritis where she could not walk or did not feel like walking.  Her wrist also gave her a problem and she could not groom the dog and walking for any length of time was not possible.  Doodles are a pretty high maintenance breed in the grooming area.  If you get one that sheds, the grooming is so much easier  Long story short, at one year, she had to rehome that cute little doodle and it broke her heart, but she really could not give it what it needed.  However, about a year later, she did get a 4 year old dog (not a doodle though)  that was such a sweet boy and totally trained and he got the best forever home with her. 

I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shelter.  Here are a few suggestions:   Buy the book "The Puppy Listener" - understanding and caring for your new puppy by Jan Fennell which is really a wonderful book for new puppy owners.  If there is a boarding facility near you - go in and tell them your situation and ask if there is any way you can help them and work with some of the dogs, even if it is just to feed them.  You might also go to a petco and sit in on a puppy obedience class (and I do not mean just one) go to the whole session.  Obedience is all about training the handers not the dogs. Within this site, join the Puppy Madness group and read all you can on issues new puppy owners are having and the advice they are getting from seasoned members.  It makes me very sad when I see members (young and older), that just do not realize what it takes to have that cute well-behaved puppy.  So many have little time to spend training them and then they wonder why they are not obedient. 

Again, welcome.  This is a wonderful site with lots of helpful information. I wish you luck in finding the right puppy for you.  Arm yourself with all the information you can and then make the decision which puppy or dog breed is right for you; or for that matter like my little sister - get a cat! LOL   

 

 
 
 

 

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