Linda said:I have been reading since we got Bella. Great forum with great members! We got our Labradoodle, Bella, at 8 weeks old, she is now 14 weeks old. We got her through a rescue group and did not get much background, except Mom was a lab and Dad was a miniature poodle. The rescue group had the whole litter of 5 puppies.
She has never been real affectionate. The vet after seeing her for 2 minutes said she is an 'alpha dog'. She does not seem to know how to 'lick' and will try to nibble or bite hands. She does not come when called, even after training for a few weeks. She will sit on command (when she wants to :lol: ) She also has these crazy episodes (about once a day when we are playing ball outside) where she will attack me and bite me. I immediately end the playing and have to do the 'leash dance' (hold the leash close to her head to keep her from jumping and biting, but not too close so she can't bite me) to get her inside to calm her down. I then put her in the crate. Very scary and frustrating!
Will she change and become affectionate? Are the attack episodes a 'puppy thing'? Will she outgrow the bite greeting and learn to lick?
We will attend puppy preschool in two weeks.
Any help, comments, words of encouragement are welcome!
See that is how we get you hooked, with our witty repetoireFoodLady said:Googled LABRADOODLES. This site was about the forth down, saw it had a forum and then lurked for about two months. I had never done anything like this on-line and hesitated, but couldn't resist adding my two cents, esp. when the silliness became apparent.
The advice, the pictures, the talent on this site provides daily smiles and has helped this doodle debutant get through some interesting times (still haven't decided if I want to go into detail re: gakking doodle in the back seat on a 95 degree day) :roll:
Yes I am glad that I asked(Teehee) and I do not think badly of Marc because My hubby would have been doing what you did and I would have had your hubby's job.Aren't you glad you asked?
Oh ... please don't think badly of my Marc not helping. Two people couldn't have done it ... he stayed on alert if I needed anything to help with the task.