Archive for February, 2008

Australian Labradoodle Puppy Picture from Manor Lake Client

February 26, 2008

We love it when our clients send us photos of their puppies! This is a darling photo of an Australian Labradoodle puppy from Cali. This is Cali LG (short for Cali’s Little Girl) she lives in New Jersey with her wonderful familly the Passens. This is Cali LG’s first taste of snow.

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Thank you to Mark and Joyce for the wonderful photo and update!

Lil Red Delivers Australian Labradoodle Puppies at Manor Lake

February 25, 2008

Primetimes Lil Red X Heartsongs King of Hearts (Kingston)
Australian Multigeneration Labradoodles in Large Miniatures/Small Mediums
Reds/Apricots/Creams
Born February 22, 2008 – Ready For Homes Late April 2008

Mom and puppies are all doing great!

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Lil Red’s pups

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This is a darling photo of a past Litter from Lil Red

Contact us for availability at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com, or by phone (360) 303-0497 or (253) 576-8681

Manor Lake’s Houstraining your Australian Labradoodle Puppy from Day One

February 21, 2008

We have had some client’s as for some more house training tips for their Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppies, here is an insightful article found from http://www.dog.com.

Housetraining From Day One
Use persistence and lots of praise to teach your pup potty manners.
Maryann Mott

Housetraining your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy doesn’t have to be a headache.

The more vigilant the family is about eliminating your Australian Labradoodle puppy’s opportunity to have accidents and rewarding successes, the quicker and easier the pup is trained, says Julie Jackson, canine behavior coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, Wis.

Begin training the first day you take your Australian Labradoodle puppy home.

How often you’ll need to take your Australian Labradoodle outside depends on his activities. Puppies normally need to go to the bathroom after they eat, drink, play, chew, or sleep.

After each of these activities, take your Australian Labradoodle puppy outside on a leash and take along a tasty treat about the size of a pea.

Try to go to the same spot each time. The odor from the previous visits will remind your Australian Labradoodle puppy why he’s there.

Once your puppy starts to eliminate, softly give them praise. (If speaking interrupts your puppy, though, don’t say anything.)

When your Australian Labradoodle puppy finishes, immediately give your puppy the treat and more praise.

Sometimes puppies urinate or defecate more than once per outing. After your puppy relieves himself, don’t rush back inside. Wait a few more minutes just in case.

If you’re outside for more than 10 minutes and your Australian Labradoodle puppy has not gone to the bathroom, but you think your puppy has to, go inside. Wait 10 minutes. Then return outside and try again. Keep this up until your puppy goes.

Make your Australian Labradoodle puppy’s elimination schedule will become more predictable by feeding him the same amount of food, at the same time, everyday. (Sudden diet changes can cause diarrhea.)

To prevent indoor accidents, keep close tabs on your Australian Labradoodle puppy. Jackson recommends using a lightweight, 10-foot leash with a clasp on one end. Tie the leash around your waist or belt loop, and hook the clasp to your dog’s collar.

Now everywhere you go, he goes too. Look for signs that your puppy may need to eliminate, such as sniffing the floor in circles, or trying to run out of sight.

If you’re not home during the day, use a baby gate to confine your pup in a room with tile or linoleum to make cleaning up accidents easier.
During your lunch break, go home to let your puppy outside. If you can’t, consider hiring a pet sitter, or asking a neighbor.

Housetraining pads are an unnecessary step in the housetraining process, according to Jackson. Your puppy is capable of learning right from the start that the appropriate place to eliminate is outside.

When an accident happens, don’t yell, hit or rub his nose in the mess.

If you catch puppy in the act, clap your hands and startle them, she says. Then scoop him up, take him to the backyard, and reward the puppy for finishing out there.

If the puppy goes to the bathroom but you didn’t see him do it, just clean up the mess. Don’t say or do anything.

Your pup will start reliably going outside within several weeks, but Jackson warns not to let the puppy have too much freedom, too soon.

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppies for Charity

February 14, 2008

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles donated one of our black Australian Labradoodle puppies to the Whatcom Day Academy School Auction in Bellingham, WA. The auction was to raise money to purchase books for the library, purchase a new phone system, and to help raise money for the students to attend an educational field trip to our Nation’s Capitol Washington D.C. Manor Lake carefully screened all bidders to be sure the puppy went to a wonderful and loving home. Kim, Mollie and our Manor Lake staff were all in attendance.

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California Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

February 14, 2008

Hi Kim.
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we are with our precious labradoodle. Buddy is a great puppy. He is so easy, so adorable, he give us so much pleasure. He is really quite a character lots of personality, very smart, he is just a love. We have taken him out with us when we go out to breakfast or lunch when they have an outdoor patio (the weather has been great) He is so well behaved! He will start training shortly. I think he will be easy to train. He went to the vet today for more shots, he weighs 15 lbs. he will be 15 weeks tomorrow. Our Vet always comments on what a great dog we have. We really were fortunate when we found your web site I will send you pictures when I figure out how to down load them to my computer. His black coat is just beautiful and his face gets cuter and cuter everyday.
Thanks for giving us a great dog
Cindy Wallace
California

Jolie Delivers New Australian Labradoodle Puppies at Manor Lake!

February 13, 2008

Primetimes Jolie X Sunset Hills Golden Spark
Multigeneration Australian Labradoodles in Miniature
Creams/Reds/Apricots
Gave birth on February 13, 2008.

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Jolie

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Golden Spark

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Leash Training your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle

February 11, 2008

For those of you trying to figure out the best way to leash train your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle, read through this article we found from Dog Fancy Magazine.

The do’s and don’ts of leash training your dog.
Pat Miller

1. DO use dog-friendly training methods to teach your dog to walk politely on leash so outings are enjoyable for you both.

2. DO keep slack in the lead anytime your dog isn’t pulling.

3. DO keep excess leash material looped in your hand to avoid tripping.

4. DO use an appropriate leash and collar or harness to avoid injury to your dog and yourself.

5. DO exercise your dog off leash where safe and appropriate. A walk on leash is not adequate exercise for most dogs.

6. DO clean up after your dog whenever he eliminates on walks. Irresponsible dog-walkers spoil it for everyone.

7. DO use long lines or retractable leads only where there aren’t other dogs and humans who could get tangled.

8. DO prevent your dog from rudely greeting others. Not everyone appreciates his exuberant salutations.

9. DO respect local leash laws, park regulations and homeowner association rules.

10. DON’T tether your dog to your waist or arm unless you are confident you’re strong enough to restrain him if he pulls. Never tether him to the body of a child or physically challenged walker.

11. DON’T jerk on your dog’s leash to prevent contact with dogs or humans. This can cause aggression. Instead, feed treats to regain his attention.

12. DON’T take your dog off his leash unless you’re in a safely enclosed area, or a wide-open, dog-legal space and your dog comes reliably when called.

13. DON’T leave your dog tied and unattended on walks while you run into the storeeven for just a moment. Your dog is at risk for teasing, tormenting and theft.

14. DON’T let your dog soil lawns while on walks.

15. DO take your dog for lots of long, enjoyable walks. They’re good for both of you and for your relationship!

New Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

February 5, 2008

This is a note we received from our clients in New York about their Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy.

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Kim,
Lucy is 14 weeks old and gets more spectacular with each passing day. We are absolutely amazed at how smart she is and how easy she has been to train. Our vet and dog trainer are both very impressed with her and have both stated that it is obvious how well she was taken care of while in your care. She was sleeping through the night after only three days and now only has very rare accidents that are mostly my fault and not hers. Although my wife thinks that I am nuts, I am almost ready to bring home another puppy from one of your upcoming litters. Thanks for everything and mostly for breeding such an amazing puppy. Clover and Eddie should be very proud of their daughter.

Kaufer Family
Scarsdale, New York

New Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

February 4, 2008

Here is a lovely note we received from our clients in New Jersey.

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Dear Kim,
Enclosed are pictures of Bosco in his new home. He has adjusted very quickly. We can’t thank you enough for this bundle of love. He has brought so much joy to our family. He is very silly, fun and the best “snuggler”! We took him to the vet last week. He said that he could tell that Bosco came from a great breeder who spent a lot of time with him. He said he is very socialized and healthy and will grow to be a wonderful pet! He also started puppy school this past week. He is the best behaved puppy at school. The trainer even uses him to demonstrate commands. Bosco also gets along very well with our 10-year old dachshund, Oscar and vice versa. They play together often. We have fallen in love with the Australian Labradoodle breed. Thanks again!
The Allienello Family
New Jersey

Understanding Your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle

February 1, 2008

This is an article we found from http://www.petyourdog.com. It helps share more insight about understanding your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy.

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Understanding Your Dog

Dogs are not humans. Before they receive love and affection, they need exercise, clear direction, and leadership. Giving them love alone doesn’t create balance in their lives. Be a pack leader!

Rehabilitating a dog is not about “fixing” it. It’s about you, the owner, creating the intention for what you want, not what you’re feeling. Dogs pick up on feelings of fear, doubt, or worry – and they will move to fill them by attempting to become dominant.

Practice unwavering leadership every day, especially on your walk. The energy you’re projecting internally is the message you’re sending to your dog.

Dedicate at least 45 minutes of time to the dog’s walk in the morning. Let the dog know you have a consistent pattern that you expect it to follow. Utilize your dog’s energy in a positive manner.

Don’t expect more from your dog(s) than your own children. Dogs need discipline, too. Give them rules, boundaries, and limitations as well as love.

Avoid nurturing your dog’s fears or unstable mind. Imagine a successful scenario and hold it in your mind when dealing with your dog.

You are the source of your dog’s energy. You are the role model.

Challenge the dog’s mind – dogs want to know what to do with their lives. Let the dog work for your affection. Once in a calm-submissive state, your love will intensify those qualities in your dog.

Dogs need “on” and “off” time. Engage them fully in structured times together; then they can relax and avoid impatient or destructive behaviors. Dogs show us how much we can learn – they live in the moment. Try it!
About The Author

Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog behavior specialist, known for his uncanny ability to walk large packs of dogs at a time. For more information, please visit http://www.cesarmillaninc.com