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Dogs Naturally Magazine disrespects doodles!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi Feb 28, 2014. 28 Replies

I have just unsubscribed from Dogs Naturally Magazine and unliked them on Facebook for their terrible article disrespecting doodles.Continue

Potty training relapse suddenly on day 6 after spay surgery.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi Feb 25, 2014. 15 Replies

This is new.  Yarrow, who has been 100% house broken for the past couple of months has relapsed.  Normally she whines, maybe even pants, looks at the door then back at me, I get the leash and into…Continue

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Blood in urine after spay surgery!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin and Libby Louise Feb 19, 2014. 16 Replies

When I picked up Yarrow from the vet she peed a little when she saw me and it was tinged with blood!  There was nothing wrong with her pee this morning.  The vet tech told me to keep an eye on that…Continue

Yarrow is at the vet for her spay as I write this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi Feb 23, 2014. 51 Replies

My little Yarrow gleefully jumped into the car this morning and was all happy at the vet's…Continue

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Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to linda giorgi's discussion Morgan weak in the group Puppy Madness
"Sounds like she'll grow out of it. Thank goodness."
Sep 9, 2015
Lynda Kamrath commented on Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi's photo
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"These pups are absolutely darling.  There was a brown Bernese Mountain Dog riding the tram down from Squaw Valley last week and he was a hit with the kids.  He was muddy from his hike up to High Camp and seemed to be very happy to be…"
Sep 6, 2015
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"Oh your girls are so precious! I have two bernedoodles as well, both boys. They are mostly black though with very faint phantom patterns. It's so nice you were able to bring two of them home!"
Sep 6, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to linda giorgi's discussion Morgan weak in the group Puppy Madness
"Fortunately for us, we dodged an inflated bill when we changed clinics. It was less than $250. Including medication. Before this event, we were with a different clinic which was all about profit. I thought it was a bit odd for the vet to be telling…"
Sep 5, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to linda giorgi's discussion Morgan weak in the group Puppy Madness
"This sounds very much like when my bernedoodle, Yarrow, was not wanting to move and when she did she was stiff-legged. They tested her for all sorts. I was beside myself not knowing if she had ingested something out in the woods the day before. To…"
Sep 5, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Joanne ~ Spud*'s discussion Used Blade? in the group Doodle Grooming
"That doesn't look new and I believe my blades came dry. I had to put the first oil on them."
Feb 10, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Ollie's Mom's discussion Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar in the group Puppy Madness
"Hi Ollie's mom. A few months ago I started putting Apple cider vinegar into Yarrow's food. She was scratching 24/7 and after treating her for everything we and the vet could think of, I read an article on yeast in dogs causing them to…"
Feb 9, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion Dog aggression article in the group Puppy Madness
"Well said, Joanne. In fact I truly believe that Shiloh's fears are the direct result of someone ignorantly trying to establish 'dominance' over her in the first few tender months. They managed to bully her into shaking in a corner…"
Feb 5, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion Dog aggression article in the group Puppy Madness
"Valuable information. Thanks for sharing."
Feb 4, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion What do you call the stage between 12- 18 months, besides frustrating? in the group Puppy Madness
"Thanks for the giggle, Tracey! That reminds me of when my children were young. People always commented on 'how well behaved' and 'what nice manners' ... while at home they were hooligans who would listen to me if they felt like…"
Feb 4, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion What do you call the stage between 12- 18 months, besides frustrating? in the group Puppy Madness
"I think you're probably right. These dogs are so very sensitive."
Feb 4, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion What do you call the stage between 12- 18 months, besides frustrating? in the group Puppy Madness
"Madiba sounds adorable. You've just made me think of something. In the past month of so, both of my girls have been in a situation to made me think they were being protective of me. I watched an episode of Ceasar 911 a while back where a…"
Feb 2, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Judith and Addie's discussion What do you call the stage between 12- 18 months, besides frustrating? in the group Puppy Madness
"And here I thought Shiloh was being a bad influence. Yarrow knows what's expected of her and she looks me right in the eyes and does the opposite! Shiloh is an incorrigible chewer, which Yarrow wasn't before, and in the past couple of…"
Feb 2, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Amy Amos's discussion 6 mo old pooping inside in the group Puppy Madness
"I just read Nancy's comment. Definitely restrict house access at 6 months. My girls will be one and a half in March and still the only room they are allowed to be in without me or my partner is the kitchen. I just know that they are both so…"
Feb 1, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Amy Amos's discussion 6 mo old pooping inside in the group Puppy Madness
"If it were up to Yarrow, she'd just live outside! there are birds and squirrels and people walking by and all sorts of interesting smells on the air. I get it... I'm boring in comparison. They don't see going outside as going to the…"
Feb 1, 2015
Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi replied to Karen Glassman's discussion Puppy Proofing the House in the group Puppy Madness
"Baby gates restrict Yarrow from areas with electrical cords, unless she was 100% supervised. Also, repositioning furniture to make cords and outlets unreachable. Don't forget those little plastic plugs that "childproof" unused…"
Feb 1, 2015

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About Me:
My partner and I recently moved from a beautiful Alberta acreage to a house in the mountain city of Kimberley, BC.
Watching the sunrise over the rockies every morning is a spectacle that always stops me in my tracks. I don't think I'll ever stop hearing the word 'wow' fall out of my mouth.

I've been sort of a Jill of all trades. I had the good fortune of having a grooming apprenticeship handed to me on a silver platter about 10 years ago. I thought I'd won the career jackpot! The best thing was having the opportunity to work with those who were labelled 'difficult' clients using Tellington Touch and Reiki. It proved to me that patience and kindness are paramount in grooming. In my hands, those 'difficult' pets weren't living up to their reputations. My teacher was actually annoyed by this. My employer complained that I wasn't keeping up to their fast schedule. As far as I was concerned, I was there to serve my four-legged clients needs. It was a real eye-opener into the grooming business. Choose your pets groomer carefully.
Unfortunately, a few months into my training I began to react to some of the clients. I even tried to groom while wearing goggles, but my reactions were getting worse. I had to stop. But the new addition to our family is certainly going to make use of some of the skills I learned.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
We have just recently welcomed into our little family a Bernedoodle pup. We have named her Yarrow. She is growing like a beautiful weed, 10 weeks old and already 16" at the shoulder. Her mother is a 60lb Bernese Mountain Dog and her father a standard poodle. She is the apple of my eye and new baby sister to our big, gentle golden retriever cross who will be 13 in December. He is Sadhu, the best mentor ever! It does my heart good (and his) to see him play. It's been a long while since he lost his (and my) beloved canine companion of many years.
There are also two cats in the house. Cobweb and Blossom are not siblings, but both are 5 years old. Cobweb's nose is a bit out of joint but Blossom doesn't mind Yarrow. Blossom is an unusual girl though. She has dog friends in the neighborhood who she likes to visit. Our boy Cobweb is a bit of a lone wolf. FAST FORWARD TO 11 MONTHS: A miraculous turn of events! Now we have adopted a bernedoodle who is Yarrow's actual sister from the same litter. This is her 4th home and she is terribly timid, but every other day we notice some little improvement in her trust and courage. The sisters love having each other to play and sleep with. We have named her Shiloh because it means 'gift' and she is one! It also means 'peace and abundance' and that is her life from now on.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder, Rescue
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We fell in love with the Swiss Bernese Mountain Dog, and have a friend who's Swiss wife has been breeding them for years. But the lifespan of this beautiful, gentle breed is so short. Then I happened upon, quite by chance, the Bernedoodle. She should have a longer life with us and perhaps, only perhaps, she will be low shed.
After years with our big golden x boy, who sheds 365 days of the year, less shedding would be a welcome thing. Only time will tell.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Here in Kimberley we have hundreds of miles of nature trails. That's what we like best. And going down to the center of town for coffee, lemonade or gelato and watch all the tourists enjoying this quaint alpine town.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Nope!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
me
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship

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Drop it!

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 9:38am 7 Comments

Yarrow is just shy of 12 weeks now.  She'll be three months on December 10th.  My hands are so sore from all the mouthing and yesterday she broke the skin and left a bloody little gash on the back of my left hand.  I was putting her leash on.  There was no intention or effort on her part, just an open mouth and razor sharp shark teeth.  Anyway that's not news.  Here's what's new.

I've just joined the group Training - Experiences and Mindsets.  In the discussion, Lucy and Annabelle's…

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Of Mountiains and Cheese

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:32pm 8 Comments

The Bernese Mountain dog was originally bred to pull the carts of the dairy farmers in the Swiss mountain towns and villages.  Yarrow's mother is a Berner, as they are nicknamed.  I can tell that the drive to pull is quite strong in Yarrow.

Here in the mountain town of Kimberley, B.C., it's not possible for me to go anywhere without having to go uphill one way or the other.  That includes a simple trip to check the mailbox at the front of the house.  I instruct any deliveries to the…

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...and two steps back.

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:06am 14 Comments

Yesterday was a busy day.  After having a decent night's sleep, the weather was a bit warmer and I took Yarrow and Sadhu to walk around town.  We were gone much longer than planned, stopping and chatting with others walking their dogs.  Yarrow is quite timid around strange, large dogs.  She sits behind me with her head between my legs, as if my legs are fence boards she can safely watch from behind.  It's good for her to just sit there and experience the calm exchange of conversation after…

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First full night's sleep!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 7:58am 16 Comments

 I have had some of the most wonderful dogs through my life.  I was always the woman in town with the one dog who was so well behaved, I was discouraged by shop owners from obeying the 'no dogs allowed' sign on their doors.  And, I've raised three children.  Lots of experience!  Never, in my wildest imagination, did I think I would have such a difficult time with a puppy. Even my beloved Basset Hound who used to eat EVERYTHING including the carpet, seemed easier because she wasn't always…

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At 3:00pm on August 13, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Thanks for the info Deb.  l know what you mean about busy (especially when you get a lot of company).  Ours just left Sunday - and I jumped up and down (and they were easy keepers)!  Looking forward to an update on Shiloh in 30 days - I bet she will be so much better.  Take care, L

At 2:16pm on August 10, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Deb ~ I really applaud you for taking on Shiloh and it is just the best scenario for her I would think.  She will regain her spirit and learn to be confident by just hanging with her sister and loving people.  I do not understand what people are thinking when they get these wonderful dogs and proceed to ignore, etc.  Very heartbreaking.  May I ask why your breeder decided not to continue to bred Bernedoodles?  I did not see a bernedoodle until after I had both the boys.  Charlie and Beau are Australian labradoodles and they have the same father, but different mothers.  I think the bernedoodles are very cute and I was hoping my daughter and SIL would get one next year.  They lost there malamute last year.  They love the really big dogs.  Charlie Brown weighs 39 lbs and Beau is about 45 lbs, both are considered medium ALDs. If I had a larger doodle, I probably would have only had one.  Charlie is a people lover and Beau really is a little more standoffish.  The last 5 day we have had a white mini goldendoodle (38 lbs) visiting. His people are picking him up today.  Beau is exhausted from all the play!  Charlie just ignores these two unless they are playing too loud, and then he scolds them.  Really very funny - he is like an old grandpa!!

At 3:18pm on August 8, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Hi Deb ~ I saw your post in Puppy Madness group regarding Shiloh.  I am so sorry to hear Shiloh's first 11 months were so difficult.  Thank goodness you heard about her in the nick of time.  It was such a sad story you posted, but it makes me smile to think that she now has a wonderful forever home where she will get lots of love and a real sister!  Please give us updates on her progress.  She is a beauty! 

At 12:09pm on June 12, 2014, Stephanie and Ragley said…

Loving the new profile pic! Yarrow is gorgeous as ever!

At 9:16am on April 13, 2014, Lynda Kamrath said…

The sheepadoodle that I am talking about is a mix of OES (Old English Sheepdog) and standard poodle - in this case a phantom standard.  I had a F1b phantom goldendoodle (goldendoodle/phantom poodle) and he was the most fantastic dog.  Beautiful coat and no shedding.  He was so soft and did not mat.  Loved that dog but he passed away in  February.  Take a look at the photos on my page to see him.  The same breeder is now experimenting with sheepadoodles.  She is in Washington State.

At 8:37am on April 13, 2014, Lynda Kamrath said…

I am definitely considering a sheepadoodle in the future so your comments regarding your bernedoodle were very interesting.  I am also going with a very experienced breeder who has her breeding stock now but going through all the testing.  It will be a while before I have a puppy.  There are other breeders of sheepadoodles, but I want the experience of my breeder.  I did get another companion for my ALD while I am waiting for a sheepadoodle because he definitely needed a companion.

At 12:44pm on March 23, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Thanks for your response Deb.  I tried to get the boys on Acana or Orijen originally and neither of them will eat it.  They seem to both the love the rabbit, so I think I will continue for the 12 trial period and if that does not work, I may try the NOW.  Thanks

At 12:00pm on March 23, 2014, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Deb ~ I just sent you a friend request.  I was reading a discussion concerning itching and you mentioned that a chance of food had helped Yarrow.  May I ask what you were feeding initially and what you feed now.  Our Charlie has never had issues, but Beau has frequent itching and some yeast in ears.  I keep his ears cleaned, but the vet wants to put him on a RX food.  I am in the processing of switching from Wellness Core (which is chicken based grain free) to Nature's Variety Instinct Rabbit grain free.  I am wondering if maybe Beau would benefit from a grain product.  I am at a loss.  It is so hard to figure out this issue.

At 8:34am on March 18, 2014, Lynda Kamrath said…

Oh, I know we will have a companion for Harpo before long.  Today we are going to the pet therapy swimming pool for the boys to have a swim and a bath.  And, yes, they age so quickly when their companion is gone.  Have you ever read the book "Where the Red Fern Grows"?  It is about dogs and loosing a friend.  It's a kid's book but one of my favorites.  Grab a copy if you have not read it.

At 11:15am on March 17, 2014, Lynda Kamrath said…

I will try again (computer problems).  That is Groucho Too, my goldendoodle, who died of cancer in February.  Still trying to find another dog as a companion to Harpo.

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