Archive for July, 2008

Chocolate Australian Labradoodle Puppies at Manor Lake

July 29, 2008

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Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Age Equivalent Chart

July 29, 2008

Age Equivalent Chart

If you ever looked at your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle and wondered how old they would be in “human years”… look no further… now you know!

Age of your Australian Labradoodle Human Years
6 months 10
8 months 13
10 months 14
12 months 15
18 months 20
2 years 24
3 years 28
4 years 32
5 years 36
6 years 40
7 years 44
8 years 48
9 years 52
10 years 56
11 years 60
12 years 64
13 years 68
14 years 72
15 years 76
16 years 80
18 years 88
20 years 96

Article from http://www.idog.biz

Housebreaking Tips for your Australian Labradoodle Puppy

July 11, 2008

We get many questions on housebreaking Australian Labradoodle puppies. There are many different ways to accomplish this and we have many articles on our Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles journal/blog about this subject.

We had a client recently ask about her Australian Labradoodle puppy being trained to ring a bell on the door to go outside to “go potty”. We shared with her the information below, found at the Poochie website: http://www.poochie-pets.net/Training.html

The Poochie-BellsĀ® Training Method

Training your pet with Poochie-Bells relies on consistency. Training time depends on your effort with
your pet. No dog is too old to learn this behavior. Our system is based on the great psychologist Ivan
Pavlov’s discovery, that one form of learning is a result of repeated stimulus. By ringing the bells each
and every time the dog is to go outside (creating a stimulus), the resulting action will be the reward of
being able to go outside. Your pet will learn to associate the stimulus of the bells with the ability to go
outside.

Step One:
Hang your Poochie-Bells on the inside of the door(s) that your pet typically exits your house from.
Open the top snap and either loop over the doorknob or through the handle and snap into place. Your
Poochie-Bell doggie doorbell will hang approximately 25 inches down the inside of your door. Bells
are positioned on your ribbon at two heights so that it accommodates many different sized dogs (both
large and small breeds). Your dog only needs to nudge any part of the ribbon to ring the bells. Most
Dogs Can Reach! Your Poochie-Bells should stay on the door (or on a small hook next to the door) at
all times so that your pet can access whenever he/she needs to.

Step Two:
Each time you take your pooch outside for a walk, or outside for any reason; state a simple command
phrase, we suggest “Outside…Ring the Bells”. Get your family involved! All members of your
household should be consistent and use the same wording and actions with your pet.

Step Three:
After stating your command phrase, ring your Poochie-Bells in front of the dog. The dog should see
AND hear the bells.

Step Four:
After ringing the bells and saying the command phrase, follow through with praise to your pet and allow
him to go outside. (You should not reward your dog with a food treat, as the reward of going outside
and praise from his favorite person is reward enough. In addition, your dog will then associate
treats with ringing the bell rather than going outside.)

DO THIS EACH TIME YOUR PET IS TO GO OUTSIDE. CONSISTENCY IS KEY!

Step Five:
After several weeks of this conditioning, start just using the phrase each time your dog wants to exit
and stop ringing the bells. Tell him “Outside…Ring the Bells”, wait for his action. Point to the bells. If
he rings the bells, praise him and allow him to go out. If he does NOT ring the bells, ring the bells for
him, restate your command phrase and then allow him outside.

Step Six:
Each week that follows, repeat this conditioning until your dog starts to ring the bells on his own. It is
critical that you praise the dog on his newly learned behavior to reinforce this action.

Listen for the bells. You will start hearing them ring. You may be in a different room while your pet is
ringing the bells…..go let him/her out!

Chocolate, Creme, and Apricot Australian Labradoodle Puppies Born at Manor Lake

July 11, 2008

Cheyenne gave birth to beautiful Australian Labradoodle puppies on July 5, 2008. These puppies are chocolate, creme and apricot in color and will be medium and large miniature in size. The puppies are doing very well, Cheyenne does not leave their side. For additional information and availability please contact us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com or mollie@manorlakelabradoodles.com.

Chocolate Australian Labradoodle Puppies at Manor Lake

July 11, 2008

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles is proud to announce the birth of Tiffany and Cloudcatchers Limited Edition (Eddie)’s chocolate Australian Labradoodle puppies in medium size, born on July 5, 2008. Mother and babies are doing excellent- Tiffany is a wonderful mother. For more information and availability please contact us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com or mollie@manorlakelabradoodles.com.