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Rattlesnake Aversion Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by DonMarie and Picco 12 hours ago. 10 Replies

Coming home to Doodlekisses!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Margetts Jan 29. 10 Replies

Dakota turned 8!

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DonMarie and Picco replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"We went through the training last year and need to do a refresher next class that comes up. I think it's a great thing to do. I also get Picco the vaccination every spring as an extra precaution. Luckily haven't had an encounter with nasty…"
12 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"Do I remember correctly that years back you posted a photo in a different forum of two rattlers in your driveway? "
13 hours ago
Diane Margetts replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"Baby Wrangler, unfortunately lives smack in the middle of Rattlesnake land. I have lived here for three years and have had rattlesnakes in my backyard twice that I’m aware of. Same for my neighbors. We consider aversion training second nature…"
13 hours ago
J and Riley (and Luna) replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"Suddenly grateful for our lack of super dangerous wildlife lol.  The unpredictable weather and 6 month winters however I could do without :p"
16 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"So would I; Cottonmouths (Water Moccasins) too. They are all pit vipers. "
16 hours ago
Diane Margetts replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"The type of venom that baby rattlesnakes have is more toxic than that of the adult snake, however the adult snake can release much more than the baby. Overall, the adults bite is usually more dangerous. The baby, on the other hand, doesn’t…"
17 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"I'm not going to look it up, because I can't even bear to look at a picture of a snake, lol. But I remember reading that the venom of the younger ones is much more potent and deadly than the older ones. Not sure how that relates to size,…"
17 hours ago
Barbara, Zoey and Zeke replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"I hate to scare them too, but I think this is SO worth it.  We don't have big rattlesnakes around here, but there are copperheads.  Zoey got close to one on a trail walk once and it scared me to death. It was a small one.  I read…"
17 hours ago
Connie replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"Such excellent training! We had a great avoidance trainer in Tucson and he offered refresher training for life after you completed his course. It was not only rattlesnake but also for our deadly Sonoran toads (colorado river toads) that came out…"
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Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Rattlesnake Aversion Training
"I think you were wise to have had Wrangler go through the class.  Those I know that have done this have remarked that their doodles learned so much that first time that they have retained it each year when they have the refresher and don't…"
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Diane Margetts replied to Magda and Bear pup's discussion Meet Bear - 5 month old F2b ! Thank you for adding me to this group!
"What a cutie bug!"
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Diane Margetts posted a discussion

Rattlesnake Aversion Training

Wrangler went to rattlesnake avoidance class today! He did great. He was definitely traumatized but he bounced back after every ‘test’! The process is first the handler shows him a smaller snake and if he goes near it – and the idea is to get him to go near it - he gets zapped with the shock collar. Next he is tested with a skin shed to condition him to fear the smell. After that, there’s a recording of the snakes rattle to condition him to fear the sound. Lastly, he goes by a big rattlesnake…See More
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Diane Margetts replied to Diane Margetts's discussion One more puppy food question in the group The Food Group
"The From.Heartland Gold—grain free red meat. The Nulo is grain free turkey and sweet potato."
May 18
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion One more puppy food question in the group The Food Group
"One question: Which Nulo puppy formula did Wrangler like? I ask because they have several. Whatever the protein base is (chicken, salmon, etc) may give you a hint as to what she prefers. They are all different. JD loved fish and wasn't crazy…"
May 17
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion One more puppy food question in the group The Food Group
"You can't search posts in a group from the main search box. You can search within a group by going to the Food Group Discussions page. Here's the result of a search I did for…"
May 17
Diane Margetts added a discussion to the group The Food Group
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One more puppy food question

Still researching various puppy foods. Tried my Fromm again and Wrangler just plain doesn’t like it. I was given several food samples and one that Wrangler seems to REALLY LIKE is Nulo Freestule Puppy food but I don’t see it anywhere on your list. I tried to do a search but for some reason I am unable to search this site—tried before and it always returns an empty search page.See More
May 17
Diane Margetts replied to Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's discussion Recommended Dog Food Brands 2018 in the group The Food Group
"Still researching various puppy foods. Tried my Fromm again and Wrangler just plain doesn’t like it. I was given several food samples and one that Wrangler seems to really like is Nulo Freestule Puppy food but I don’t see it anywhere on…"
May 17
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Diane Margetts's discussion freeze dried puppy food in the group The Food Group
"Is that Parchment?  If it is, he will be double gorgeous.  That is such a cool color."
May 13
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Diane Margetts's discussion freeze dried puppy food in the group The Food Group
"Not a thing wrong or inferior about chicken.  I didn't know Stewart made dog food. I've used their training treats for years. And they have good sourcing. Sounds good to me, too. "
May 13
Diane Margetts replied to Diane Margetts's discussion freeze dried puppy food in the group The Food Group
"The Heartland Gold is what I have. I will get some samples of ALS varieties and see if something clicks! Have you heard of Stewart Raw Naturals? They have larger packages and they are more reasonable. It sounds good to me but I trust your…"
May 13

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About Me:
Hi! My name is Diane. I am a lifelong dog lover. My husband and I decided to buy a Labradoodle after extensive research on the breed. We adopted our boy in January 2006. His name is Dakota and he was born on November 6, 2005. My husband and I adore Dakota--he is sweet, smart and a joy to be around!! We have a mountain lake vacation home in the high desert Sierras--it's Dakota's "second" home and a place that he truly loves. My favorite hobby is--especially taking pictures of Dakota!
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
I have an F1 Labradoodle named Dakota, He is 4 and full of life, love and happiness!
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Shedding was a main consideration.And after all that, Dakota does shed! We love him to pieces so we forgive him!!!
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
I love to take Dakota to the lake for off-leash romps. He always keeps me in eyesight and "kind of" comes on call! I also love to take him to dog events like Splash Dog. He is a natural athlete and enjoys any activity involving a tennis ball!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Yes!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
I do and he gets an annual summer clip from a groomer; usually PetSmart.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Tennis balls and a tennis ball launcher! The "launcher" is actually a softball/baseball pitching machine. It has variable sppeeds and can be set to go up to 45mph!!! Dakota LOVES his launcher!!!!!
Relationship Status:
Married

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Black and White Photography Resources

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 7:39pm 1 Comment

Here are a few articles that concentrate on black and white photography:…

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This is one of my favorite rules: Breaking the rules!

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:09am 3 Comments

Rules of photo composition: rule of thirds, framing, simplicity, leading lines, empty space and shapes. Don’t be afraid to break these rules — always following the “rules” will result in uniform, and sometimes mundane photos…

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Understanding RAW Photography

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 8:27pm 2 Comments

Lessons Learned

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 4:31pm 18 Comments

This is one of my favorite photos of Dakota. And now ONLY because we are here to learn and improve photography, I must share the comments of the photographer that critiqued this photo because it was a lesson learned for me that I would like you to learn from me rather than through your own experiences. I got a thumbs up in composition. I was told that this was a good photo and if only I had of focused my camera on the dog, it could have been…

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Photography Lesson: Composition

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 9:00am 7 Comments

Besides being technically correct, being well composed spells the difference between an ordinary photo and one with an impact. It is very important to know and understand the common principles of a good composition. We used the word "principles" rather than "rules" because the latter strongly suggests that a…

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At 6:10pm on May 12, 2019, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Don't forget to update your profile and profile photo. :-}

At 11:21am on October 30, 2012, Joanne ~ Spud* said…

Mixed reviews on the ball. Love it-hate it. I did write the company and received a response. Just get it :) My complaint is that it doesn't last very long. The stitching in ours came apart. Maybe a fluke. Another Doodle got his teeth stuck in the ball, and we did once too...but I think, all and all, if it didn't cost so much, we would have gotten another one by now.

Dakota will love the ball, they do love that orange color, it takes great photographs, and the dogs have fun!   So, I say, go for it.  It is stimulating and a challenge for them to carry. Which, might be a good thing for a bored doodle for a while

At 7:46am on October 29, 2012, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

All I have to say is AWESOME picture of Dakota. Now I can enjoy it for a whole month.  You take great pictures.

At 7:31pm on December 7, 2011, Ann Kendig said…

Diane, Thank you for the friend request, I'm sorry it took so long to accept.  Mike and I really enjoy your photos.  : )

At 5:04pm on November 9, 2011, Ann Kendig said…

Diane, I broke our Olympus 12-60 lens.  I feel terrible about it.  The lens hood was cross threaded being plastic I cranked on it assuming it would always break before a lens but I was wrong. The front section of the lens broke off. Ouch that was not a cheap lens!  Back to using the kit lens. Mike

At 6:52am on November 8, 2011, Jane Smith said…

Diane,

Here it is, and again, thank you for the help.

Jane11Lucycloseup.jpg

At 8:30pm on November 7, 2011, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…
Congrats to Dakota. I love that picture!
At 8:29pm on November 7, 2011, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…
Congrats to Dakota. I love that picture.
At 7:05pm on November 7, 2011, Jane Smith said…
Diane, I love what you did with Lucy's picture and the way you lightened it.  Is that something you can tell me or show me how to do, or if I send you the original, can you do it for me?  Let me know, and again, thank you for doing that.
At 6:46pm on November 6, 2011, Donna K & Quincy said…
Happy Birthday Dakota and congratulations on that cover shot. It is a wonderful photo.
 
 
 

 

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