Archive for October, 2008

Rachael Ray’s Gulliver’s Goblin Stoup

October 31, 2008

From Rachel Ray Magazine
Does your Australian Labradoodle like rotisserie chicken? If so, here is a Halloween-themed recipe for him or her.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 carrots, grated
1 cup cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
3 black mission figs, chopped
1 pinch ground cinnamon
2 cups chicken broth or water
1 cup cooked brown rice

In a deep, medium skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken, figs and cinnamon and toss. Stir in half of the chicken broth, then the rice and warm through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in more broth, as needed, to make a slightly soupy mixture. Enjoy!

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Introducing Manor Lake’s Reggie Bush

October 30, 2008

Here are some photos we recieved from one of our families in California. This is Reggie he is a darling Australian Labradoodle from our Lil Red and Kingston.

Manor Lake’s 8 Great Reasons to Use a Crate for Your Australian Labradoodle

October 29, 2008

8 Great Reasons to Use a Dog Crate

Learn the ways a dog crate can help you raise a well-behaved dog.
Andrea Arden

Cratetraining a dog offers many benefits. Use a dog crate to:

1. Housetrain your dog. Efficient and humane training aids, crates take advantage of the dog’s natural tendency to keep his sleeping area clean. However, you should crate your puppy for only as long as he can reasonably control his bladder and bowels.

2. Protect your dog. Crating a dog prevents him from chewing electrical cords or eating poisonous plants, toxic cleaning fluids, or nylon socks (which can tear up your dog’s intestines.) These are only a few dangers awaiting dogs left alone in a home.

3. Protect your property. A crate costs between $25 and $200, depending on its size and where you buy it. That’s a bargain compared to the cost of replacing furniture and other belongings your new dog can destroy.

4. Curb and prevent separation anxiety. You love your dog, but you can’t spend every minute of every day with him. The crate can help you teach your dog to enjoy spending time alone.

5. Introduce chew toys. A dog engrossed in chewing a toy will stay out of mischief. Give your dog time in his crate with two stuffed chew toys, and he’ll become hooked on his crate and stay out of trouble.

6. Give a timeout. A new dog gives you great rewards, but he also can drain you. If your dog becomes excessively excited or starts nipping, use the crate for a brief timeout. Don’t do this to punish your dog. (Never use a crate negatively.) Rather, the timeout allows your dog to regain his composure so he can interact appropriately with you.

7. Travel safely. Whether your dog travels by air or car, a crate is one of the best ways to ensure safety. Additionally, when you stay in a hotel, keep your dog in a crate to prevent damage.

8. Provide security. Crates provide your dog with his own quiet place to hang out. This is especially important if you have a busy household and children. To encourage your dog to accept people petting him while inside the crate, praise him and give him tasty rewards on occasion. Also, let children know not to bother your dog while he is inside the crate. That’s his quiet time.

Source: “Dog-Friendly Dog Training” by Andrea Arden (Howell Book House)

Did You Know?

October 28, 2008

Did you know? 94% of pet owners say their pet makes them smile more than once a day?

$1.5 billion is spent on pet food each year, FOUR TIMES the amount spent on baby food!

Pennsylvania Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

October 27, 2008

Hi Mollie and Kim!

We are so in love with Jax! Jonathan and Jax are inseperable! He arrived fully trained! How did you do that? ;). He is so sweet and playful and curious AND puts himself to sleep to nap in his crate! We play music for him at bedtime (fyi the music stopped him from yelping within 5 min all 3 nites) and he slept 7 hours! We couldn’t bring ourselves to leave him at home for the Diabetes Walk to find a Cure. We purchased a soft shearling carrier and he stole the show! Made it on our local news! Slept upside down in the puppy carrier the entire 3 mile walk! Ill send a picture from the walk!

I’ve given your website address out at least 5 times! Hopefully we will have a neighborhood playmate from his birthplace soon!

You have a wonderful way of matching puppies with families. To do this long distance was quite unique but in the end all worth it! The children are all walking in from school now and Jax is smothering them with kisses!

Thanks again for being so good at what you do! Your Manor Lake puppies and dogs are all so precious. And so well cared for.

We are truly in Australian Labradoodle heaven,

And I’m not exaggerating one bit! 🙂

Sincerely,

Michelle Mark Lauren Morgan J.B. And JAX!
Pennsylvania

Manor Lake’s Australian Labradoodle Puppy Training Treats of Choice

October 24, 2008

One of the questions we get frequently is, what is a good training treat for my Australian Labradoodle puppy? There are many training treats available, however Manor Lake prefers the Wellness Brand WellBites treats in Turkey & Duck Soft and Chewy, and Chicken & Venison Soft and Chewy. Both are made with whole fruits and veggies and contain no meat by-products, wheat or soy, artificial colors, or flavors. We recommend these training treats for your Australian Labradoodle puppy because they are much milder on the puppy’s stomachs than the more traditional training treats.

Turkey and Duck Recipe
Ingredients

Turkey, Duck, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Vegetable Glycerin, Chicken Liver, Guar Gum, Cane Molasses, Carrots, Sea Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Phosphoric Acid (a natural acidifier), Sorbic Acid (a preservative), and Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not Less Than 15.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 7.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 2.0%
Moisture Not More Than 30.0%

Chicken and Venison Recipe
Ingredients

Chicken, Venison, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Cane Molasses, Carrots, Sea Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Phosphoric Acid (a natural acidifier), Sorbic Acid (a preservative), and Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not Less Than 15.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 7.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 2.0%
Moisture Not More Than 30.0%

Visit http://www.manorlakeaustralianlabradoodles.com for more information.

Herbs for your Australian Labradoodle’s Health

October 23, 2008

Seeking Natural remedies to some common canine aliments? Try these herbal cures, four pharmaceutical-free ways to good health – from relief for a troubled tummy to calming a nervous disposition.

For stress and anxiety, Bach’s Rescue Remedy is often recommended for both human and canine stress and anxiety. Created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1900s, the sworn-by calming blend is a mix of cherry plum, star of Bethelehem, rockrose, clematis and impatiens.

Digestive aid slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) is one of the most commonly recommended herbs for digestive troubles. Its soothing mucilage properties promote health of irritation and aid in smoothing the digestive tract. It is considered especially helpful for ulcers.

For arthritis, yucca root contain steroidal saponins and is considered a great paid reliever and anti-inflammatory. It is often recommended for arthritis because it reduces swelling of soft tissue and increases circulation in damaged tissue.

For allergies, horsetail (Esquisetun arvense) has a high silica content which aides in the health of skin, bones, fur and claws. Horsetail is also useful in treating urinary tract infections.

Herbal remedies can come in the form of liquids (teas, infusions, and extracts), ointments, dried, oils and capsules. It’s important to remember that reaction to the herbs can vary, so it’s always a good idea to be alert to any side effects that might occur. In some dogs, herbal medicine may be quite effective while in others, not at all. It is also advisable to talk with your veterinarian before administering remedies.

Onlynauturalpet.com is a great source for herbabl blends. For more on botanical medicine, see the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association’s site, vbma.org.
From Modern Dog Magazine – by Elizabth Gardiner

Ten Tips on Basic Australian Labradoodle Puppy Training

October 22, 2008

1. Manage your puppy’s environment – if the puppy gets into something he/she shouldn’t, it’s probably your fault for allowing him/her access to it. You control what your puppy gets into.

2. Socialize – provide your puppy with lots of positive experiences and interactions with other people, pets and places.

3. Discourage nipping behaviours – If your puppy bites you, shout “Ouch” and walk away.

4. Training treats – use a yummy bite-sized treat to reward your pup for correct behavior.

5. Crate train – a crate is a great way to housetrain your Australian Labradoodle puppy and gives him/her a safe and secure place to sleep as well as get away from the hustle and bustle of the household.

6. Potty time – establish a potty place and a solid routine and then be consistent.

7. Puppy class – enroll your puppy in a puppy kindergarten class (after he/she has had all puppy shots) In addition to basic training commands, a puppy class gives valuable social interaction with other puppies and people.

8. Grooming routine – even if your Australian Labradoodle puppy doesn’t need to be brushed or have his/her nails done, get him/her comfortable with the sensations. Reward him/her with a special treat after each short practice session.

9. Ask for a SIT before going out – teach your pup that good things happen when he/she does as you ask.

10. Focus on the positive – Reward and praise your Australian Labradoodle puppy for the things he/she does right.

Above all, consistency is the key with whatever lessons you are trying to teach your Australian Labradoodle puppy.

Rachael Ray’s Chinese Fake-Out Recipe for your Australian Labradoodle

October 22, 2008

Chop! Chop! Fried Rice
Double this recipe if you like fried rice, too. Season your portion with soy sauce and top with sliced scallions.
Serves 1

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup leftover white or brown rice
1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 large egg, beaten

In a small skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Add rice and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Add the peas and carrots and toss to combine. Scoot the rice-vegetable mixture off to the side; add the egg to the pan and cook, stirring, until set, then mix into the rice. Transfer to a bown and let cool. Enjoy!

Australian Labradoodle Puppy – Golden Cream Male Available

October 17, 2008

This beautiful boy is available to a loving home. He will be a medium size, maturing at 30 to 40 pounds. Please contact us at 360-303-0497 or kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com for more information.