Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on September 10, 2009 at 1:53pm —
Raising and training a pup to be people-friendly is the second most important goal of pet-dog husbandry. Of course, teaching bite inhibition is always the most important goal. But during your pup's first month at home, urgency dictates that socialization with people is the prime puppy directive.
As a rule of thumb, your puppy needs to meet at least a hundred people before he is three months old. Since your puppy is still too young to venture out on the streets, you'll need to start… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on December 7, 2008 at 4:28am —
All owners find it occasionally necessary to leave their puppydog at home alone. So before leaving your puppy for long periods, you should teach him how to amuse himself appropriately when left alone, such as by chewing stuffed chewtoys, and learning how to enjoy his own company without becoming anxious or stressed. A dog is a highly social animal and therefore requires adequate preparation for spending some of his time in social isolation and solitary confinement.
To teach your… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on December 7, 2008 at 4:27am —
Housesoiling is a spatial problem, involving perfectly normal, natural, and necessary canine behaviors (peeing and pooping) performed in inappropriate places.
Housetraining is quickly and easily accomplished by praising your puppy and offering a food treat when she eliminates in an appropriate toilet area. Once your pup realizes that her eliminatory products are the equivalent of coins in a food vending machine — that feces and urine may be cashed in for tasty treats — your pup will… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 16, 2008 at 1:14pm —
Chew carpets, curtains, cushions, couches, clothes, chair legs, children's toys, electrical cords, and computer disks. Play-bite (or mouth) human hands, arms, legs, and ankles. Play tug o' war with trousers, skirts, and shoe laces.
Surf kitchen counters. Empty cupboards. Lick butter from the refrigerator. Trash the trash.
Dig in the yard for escape or enjoyment. (Certainly a dog can dig while holding a chewtoy in his jaws, but if really working on his chewtoy he will have little time… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 16, 2008 at 6:48am —
Puppies are naturally noisy and hyperactive. Puppies are exuberant when greeting, playing, and when expressing friendliness and appeasement. However, adult dogs are noisy and hyperactive because they are untrained and have unintentionally been encouraged to act that way. For example, eagerly jumping puppies are petted by people, who later get angry when the dog jumps up as an adult. The dog's only crime? It grew!
Sadly, adult dogs receive considerable abuse for expressing their… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 16, 2008 at 6:17am —
Housesoiling is a spatial problem. Your puppydog has been allowed to eliminate in the wrong place. Housesoiling quickly becomes a bad habit because dogs develop strong location, substrate, and olfactory preferences for their improvised indoor toilet areas. To housetrain your puppydog: first, prevent any more mistakes; and second, teach your puppydog where you would like him to eliminate.
Mistakes are a disaster since they set a bad precedent and create bad… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 16, 2008 at 5:31am —
A good breeder will be extremely choosy in accepting prospective puppy buyers. A prospective owner should be equally choosy when selecting a breeder. A prospective owner can begin to evaluate a breeder's expertise by noting whether she ranks the puppies' mental well-being and physical health above their good looks. Assess several factors:
· whether your prospective puppy's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relations live to a ripe old age
· whether the… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 15, 2008 at 2:33pm —
Whether selecting your prospective pup from a professional breeder or from a family breeding a litter for the very first time, the criteria are the same.
First, look for puppies raised indoors around human companionship and influence. Avoid pups raised in an outdoor run or kennel. Remember, you want a puppy to share your home, and so look for a puppy that has been raised in a home.
See Choosing Your Puppy: How To Select A Good Breeder
Second, assess… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 15, 2008 at 2:31pm —
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)
This quote still rings true nearly a century later as The Puppy Mill, a documentary by William Wolfenden, independent film producer and owner of Seawolf Productions from New South Wales, Australia, gives us cause to re-examine our treatment of… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 15, 2008 at 2:13pm —
“In man, social intercourse has centered mainly on the process of absorbing fluid into the organism, but in the domestic dog and to a lesser extent among all wild canine species, the act charged with most social significance is the excretion of fluid. For man the pub, the estaminet, the Biergarten, but for the dog the tree trunk, the lintel of door or gate, and above all the lamppost, form the focal points of community life. For a man, the flavors of alcoholic drinks, but for a dog the… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 14, 2008 at 3:41pm —
The Alpha Fallacy
It is popularly held that rank is established and maintained by physical strength and dominance and that the more dominant (i.e., higher ranking) dogs are more aggressive. Hence, dogs that frequently threaten, growl, fight and bite are often assumed to be “alpha” animals. Not so Joe! The above assumptions are quite awry. Not only do they betray a theoretically simplistic view of a most sophisticated social structure but also, such notions tend to be… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 14, 2008 at 3:30pm —
All of these puppies have homes but seeing them brings back so many joyful memories for me
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Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on October 2, 2008 at 11:30am —
Puppymills are a huge problem in the United States. If you are unclear of what a puppymill is take a look at the pictures below. They are sickening & REAL. This type of life for millions of poor unfortunate dogs are a reality everyday. For many dogs they are confined in conditions like this for their entire life until they are no longer able to breed (to make their capturers money) then they are killed. The dogs you see in these pictures are VERY lucky as they are being photographed because… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on September 30, 2008 at 4:05pm —
Why own an Australian Labradoodle? There's a danger you know,
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger.
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger.
One Australian Labradoodle is no trouble, and two are so funny.
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey.
The fifth one delightful, the sixth one's a breeze,
You find you can live with a houseful with ease.
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on September 30, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Why does it pour down raining 2 minutes after I escort 14 puppies outside to eat, play and potty? How wet can one person get standing in the rain waiting for 14 puppies to do their business? REALLY WET. It took 20 minutes to get them outside, it took 39 minutes to do their business, it took another 20 some minutes to get them back inside. I dried my floor and looked outside and it had stopped raining! I was still soaked!
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on September 29, 2008 at 3:00pm —
seeks family companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good puppy who LOVES to play I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, camping and fishing trips, playing fetch, licking toes, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me.Call (317) 770-7418 and ask for the dark hunk of chocolate.
Our dogs are fully… Continue
Added by Noble Vestal Labradoodles on September 28, 2008 at 6:01pm —