Archive for June, 2008

New York Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

June 26, 2008

Hi Kim,
Lucy is almost 8 months old now and we wanted to let you know that she is an amazing dog and is doing great. She has been ridiculously easy to train. She just does what you tell her to do without hesitation. She is spending two days a week at doggy day care when I am unable to be home with her and she loves playing with all of her friends. She is great with kids, dogs and everyone that she comes into contact with. We are often stopped on the street to be told how spectacular she is. We have given your name and number out to a few people and hope that they contact you for a puppy. Hope all is well with your family and dogs.

Jason
New York, New York

US Department of Agriculture Endorses Microchips to Identify American Pets

June 18, 2008

This is a very interesting and informative article we thought our Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle families and clients would find informative from http://www.revivalanimal.com

September 04, 2007 10:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

U.S. Animal Care Providers Applaud the Findings

For years, animal care providers have promoted identification microchips as a highly effective way of reuniting lost pets with owners. A report issued by the USDA last week underscores the importance and supports the microchipping of pets. (Photo: Business Wire)

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has endorsed the use of microchips to identify American pets and has advocated educating the public about microchip technology as stated in its report to Congress, released late last week. The report, which was requested by Congress in 2005, is applauded by animal care providers tasked with reuniting lost and displaced pets with their families.

Under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a division of USDA, has the authority to regulate most warm-blooded animals used for exhibition, research, and the wholesale pet trade. The report states that “APHIS supports the microchipping of pets” and that it is “very interested in working with microchips manufacturers, humane organizations, veterinarians, and other stakeholders to explore options to increase the effectiveness of microchipping.”

Dan Knox, D.V.M., Task Force Member of the American MicroChip Advisory Council for Animals (AMACA) declared: “It is undisputed that microchips save pets’ lives. I expect that countless pets that are lost or displaced by hurricanes and other natural disasters will be saved over the years because the USDA supports and encourages the use of microchips.”

The report was the result of two years of study by APHIS, which included six public meetings held throughout the U.S. and over 1,000 written comments from the public.

Hannis Stoddard, D.V.M., president and founder of Avid, the leading manufacturer of pet identification microchips stated, “As it is now undisputed that 98% of American pets that are microchipped are chipped with a 125 kHz chip and that so many scanners used in this country only read 125 kHz chips, to save the most U.S. pets, animal care providers should use 125 kHz chips.

“It is a testament to Congress, the USDA and APHIS to see through the rhetoric and not push for an overhaul of the current system, a system that works and saves pets,” added Stoddard. “It is incredible to think that some would advocate that Congress endorse use of microchips that had been halted in court. We hope APHIS’ report puts the debate to rest — the current system works and should be embraced.”

The APHIS Report demonstrates the importance of organizations like AMACA, whose mission is to support microchip identification and to do the right thing for animals and their owners. AMACA has been instrumental in educating veterinarians, pet owners, and other interested parties about pet microchips.

Noted Knox, “APHIS’ report underscores that microchips are for the benefit of pets and their owners. The government’s strong endorsement of microchipping sends a message to all companies wanting to do business in this arena that their products must first and foremost provide a highly effective means for reuniting pets with their owners, such as current 125 kHz chips do.”

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

June 16, 2008

Kim/Mollie,

Hope all is well. I just wanted to give you an update on our new puppy. He is doing great. We named him Cooper. We have had him for 2 weeks now, and he has been a great puppy, with a wonderful temperment. Everyone who meets him thinks he is the most adorable puppy they have ever seen. He has adjusted well to our home, and has not had any accidents. We could not be happier. I have attached a few pictures of him over the last few weeks.

Thanks

Dave and Jessica
Breinigsville, PA

Oregon Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

June 10, 2008

Hi Kim and Mollie,

Just wanted to send some recent pictures of Grady (from Grace and Eddie’s litter). Grady is now 3 months old. He has made the adjustment to our home and is doing great. He is a playful, smart and happy puppy. He goes “potty” outside and has learned to sit and lay down. He loves to play with our young boys and has become a wonderful addition to our family. We love to watch him prance around. He is a proud little boy. Thank you for such a beautiful and special puppy. We love him.

Sincerely,
Ann, Chris, Luke and Jake
Oregon

Manor Lake’s Understanding Common Dog Behavior

June 5, 2008

This was an informative article we found on Cesar Millan’s blog that you might find useful in better understanding your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle.

Understanding common dog behaviors
Posted Tue, Apr 22, 2008, 1:56 pm PDT

Understanding the cause for common canine behaviors can help you better relate to your dog.
Barking is an important means of canine communication. In nature, dogs “sound the alarm” to alert other pack members of new arrivals or possible danger.

Panting is how dogs regulate their body temperature. Dogs lack the ability to sweat, except for a small area of their feet pads, so panting is their primary method of expelling heat.

Digging, particularly for terrier breeds, is instinctual. Dogs dig to find or hide food, such as rats or other rodents. During the summer, dogs sometimes dig dens to escape the heat.

Jumping up, though it is sometimes done in playful manner, is actually a way your dog attempts to assert dominance. Many owners misinterpret this behavior as “happiness” or a form of greeting.

Separation anxiety is natural for dogs, because they are a pack-oriented species. They are not used to separating from the group. You can make separation easier for your dog by leaving him in resting or relaxation mode by providing him with proper exercise before you leave him alone.

Remember, problem behaviors develop when your dog’s needs are not being met. If you are having trouble with your dog, think about the Fulfillment Formula: Exercise, Discipline, and then Affection. Are you providing this for your dog?

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

June 2, 2008

Burberry is adjusting extremely well and is such a gem. In fact, he is adjusting much better than we could ever have imagined. He is at work with me right now… and is getting accustomed to all the new sounds! His Saturday delivery was without a snag (very impressive airlines) & he didn’t even mess in his crate. He came clean as a whistle, he’s such a bundle of love. Have a fantastic day… love from Burberry!

Dana, Illinois