Archive for September, 2008

Starbucks Coffee and Australian Labradoodle Puppies in the Office

September 30, 2008

Here are photos we took today, Mollie working, enjoying her Starbucks coffee and holding one of our gorgeous chocolate Australian Labradoodle boys- life could not get any better! He is the sweetest and enjoys resting in our laps while we are at the computer or on the phone. Yes, he is available! For more information on this dream boy email us at, or give us a call at 360-303-0497.


Housebreaking Tips for Australian Labradoodle Puppies

September 27, 2008

Several clients have asked about housebreaking their Australian Labradoodle puppies using the Poochie-Bell method – below is information from http://www.poochiebellscom.

The Poochie-Bells® 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.)


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!

Available Chocolate Australian Labradoodle Puppies at Manor Lake

September 24, 2008

Available chocolate male. This is a lovely chocolate wavy fleece male that has a loving and playful disposition. He enjoys being held, giving kisses and belly rubs. We expect that he will mature at a medium size of about 30-40lbs and will be a great companion for a loving family. He is ready to travel to his forever home now.

Available chocolate male. This good looking boy has a happy and friendly personality, he loves to be around us and play with his toys and has the most perfect soft fleece coat. We believe that he will look just like his father Eddie when he grows up, he looks a lot like Eddie when he was a puppy. This wonderful boy will mature at a medium size of about 30-40lbs and is now available to travel to his forever home.

Ten Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy

September 24, 2008

The Ten Most Important Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy
1. Establish a relationship with the best veterinarian you can find. For most older dogs, it is advisable to make an appointment with the vet every six months. Your vet should be someone whom you trust and with whom you feel very comfortable.

2. Become informed about the conditions common to older dogs and the therapies used for them. Be alert to symptoms, bring them to your vet’s attention promptly, and be prepared to discuss treatment options.

3. Feed your older dog the best food you can afford; consider feeding him a home-prepared diet and two small meals daily rather than one large one.

4. Don’t overfeed your dog. Obesity will create health problems and shorten his life.

5. Consider the use of dietary supplements such as glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis.

6. Give your senior dog adequate exercise.

7. Attend to your dog’s dental health. Brush teeth daily and have them cleaned professionally whenever your vet advises it.

8. Tell your vet you wish to have your dog vaccinated only once every three years, as currently advised by the major veterinary colleges.

9. Be diligent in controlling fleas and ticks, and keep your dog and his environment clean.

10. Make your senior dog as much a part of your life as possible, and do all you can to keep him interested, active, happy and comfortable.

(Of course, these ten tips also apply in large part to young dogs, too.)

Black and Chocolate Australian Labradoodles Available Fully Trained

September 22, 2008

Manor Lake Cooper is a very handsome black/chocolate medium sized male out of our Sweet Charlotte and Cloudcatchers Limited Edition (Eddie). Cooper is potty trained, crate trained, leash trained and has has professional training.

Manor Lake Abby is our lovely chocolate curly fleece medium girl out of Lily and Cloudcatchers Limited Edition (Eddie). She has a loving and calm temperament and is potty trained, crate trained, leash trained and has had professional training. For more information on Cooper and Abby please email us at or

California Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

September 8, 2008

Mollie and Kim:

Attached are some pictures of Moula from four weeks ago. I promise to send more recent photos as soon as I download them as her hair is much longer and every weekend I notice how much bigger she is getting. She is adorable. When Moula arrived she weighed 4.5 lbs. On August 12 – ten days after her first visit to the vet she weighed 6 lbs. Gained one-third of her weight in 10 days! Last week she weighed 7.8 lbs. Still small but growing. You were right in that Moula is the sweetest little girl. She has the best temperament, is very eager to learn but at the same time can be a little devil. She loves to play, loves belly rubs and is fascinated with water. I have a fountain in the courtyard and before I knew it, who was in the middle of the fountain having a great ole time? Moula.

Moula comes to work with me every afternoon. I go home at lunch and then she comes back to the office with me. All at work are in love with her. People are so amazed by her looks and personality. My office looks like a doggy day care – toys everywhere, potty pad (just in case), dog dishes, small crate, etc. She is a spoiled little girl. And we both are very thankful I have a boss who loves dogs and who by the way loves Moula.

I couldn’t be more pleased. Of all the pups I have had, Moula is by far the easiest to train. Housebreaking is going well. Since the day she came home though she has not once messed during the night. Moula has learned to sit on command, stay for short periods of time and we are now working on down. Leash training was a breeze. We also are working on “be quiet” because she can be a talker and she needs to learn sometimes the talking needs to stop. She climbed stairs the first week home but has yet to go down them. So every time I go upstairs she has to come with me and I have to carry her down. She started to look as if she was going to attempt to go down the stairs yesterday afternoon but that didn’t happen. In time she will. She follows me everywhere!!!!!

I cannot thank both of you enough. The time and effort you put into Moula before she arrived truly shows.

Moula is the best little girl. Loved by all who meet her but most of all loved very much by me. I couldn’t imagine not having her.

San Diego, California

Manor Lake Featured on Jenny Jimenez Blog

September 7, 2008

Check out Jenny Jimenez’s blog, she has adopted one of our lovely chocolate Australian Labradoodle puppies and has posted a photo and note about her Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy on her blog.

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Photo Shoot with Jenny Jimenez

September 4, 2008

Jenny Jimenez (, a Seattle based photographer came up to visit Manor Lake last week and took some amazing photos of Clover’s chocolate Australian Labradoodle puppies. We hope you enjoy the lovely photos.

For more information on Clover’s Australian Labradoodle puppies please contact us at or