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Very brief lurker. Like, I lurked for about 12 hours and them joined. How could I not???
 

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Lurked for about 2 weeks, then needed poopie problems help, and got help and much more, Friends, a support group, and oodles and oodles of doodles!! :lol:
 
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Haha, great thread. I lurked for about a month, then joined. Not sure if that is brief or a long time?
Here was my first post:
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!
 

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Lurked for a couple of weeks but as soon as
I made up my mind for sure that I was getting a Doodle
I jumped in with both feet
Biggest mistake I ever made!!!!!!!!!!
JUST KIDDING LOVE THIS PLACE AND YOU GUYS
 

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No lurking here, found the forum when Lani was about 12 weeks old. I had never raised a puppy before this forum was (is) a God send! I could not have asked for a better community to be part of, as I said a while back wouldn't it br great to have all of you as real neighbors not just cyber neighbors!
 

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Sometimes i am the "all or nothing" type of person but do analzye first.

this time though I joined right away , said HI and then spent numerous hours reading almost every post this forum had to learn more so i wouldn't put up redundant questions.

I know i was soooooooo nervous the first time i said hi and WOW realized this forum was awesome!! EVeryone was friendly, genuine, loving, caring, so informative, and sharing. and then i made a joke one day to GENE and it took off from there.

I did provide a really good laugh down the line for the forum. at 1st i got confused thinking Jac was a guy's name..then said" oh wait Jac is a gal" got that one straight

then GENE has posted some pics and I thought GENE was a woman posting here husband with JONAH hhahhahahaha if you could have seen the shock on my face when GENE PM"d me HE was Jonah's mommie
i alsmost swallowed my tongue with embarrassment then realized
the forum witnessed my 1st major blonde moment hahhahahaa
and now i had to find more since that one was blown. hahhahahhaa

I have had so much support, laughter, friendship, and learning as well as enlightenment on this forum ............not to mention puppy pic fixes!

so i say THANK YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL for making my day brighter !
 

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Googled LABRADOODLES. This site was about the fourth 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. :D

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:
 

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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. :D

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:
See that is how we get you hooked, with our witty repetoire
and now you've got some explaining to do on the last part of your quote????
 

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Some of you know this already but for the newbies...I googled for websites that dealt with labradoodle owners and breeders after we lost our beloved Hannah a multigen at 5 months. She developed grand mall (sp?) seizures after many months of allergies, parasites and infections. I wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this and I was just heartbroken trying to make sense of what had happened.

By chance I clicked on this forum and I had nothing to lose so I jumped right in and I am still coming back...

I found such wonderful, welcoming friends here and through this forum we were put together with our "Tanner". Tanner was a gift from a fabulous breeder on this forum. Tanner helped us heal and move on from our tragedy and I believe understand what happened to Hannah.
 

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Picked Miss Ebbe up from daycare last Wednesday evening. The temp had gone past one hundred earlier in the afternoon and of course, all the radio disc jockeys were joking about how it had 'cooled down' to 95 by early evening. I was hot and tired and the doodle I picked up from daycare was hot and tired. She slumped in the back seat and was ready to go home!

A quick stop to the dry cleaner (in and out) and Ebbe sat up on the passenger side of the back seat. About a mile and a quarter from the house, I heard the sound that strikes fear in all our hearts ... the one Gene has recently experienced ... the gak - gak - gak of a doodle throwing up ... TWICE!

Now she had been at daycare where she had NOT been fed. And so should have had little in her tummy ... BUT OH NO! I can only surmise by the odor and consistancy that what came out of her had previously come out of another dog!

Gagging myself, I all but ran over little old ladies in my effort to get home. I called Marc telling him to be outside to get the dog the minute we pulled in ... he was and he did and then had to run away from the car before he joined the party.

He took care of Ebbe (who after she was wiped off and had a drink of water headed straight for her supper dish. :? ) I changed clothing, grabbed cleaning accessories and a dust mask and for the next hour ... in that heat ... cleaned the interior of my car and the door with all it's handy little places to put a map. :shock: Imagine!

The only way I got it done was because of that mask and literally hosed the inside of my car down, scrubbing away with Mr. Clean and Natures Miracle. It worked. No after effects. Except my loss of appitite for the rest of the day and post-event shudders.

Aren't you glad you asked? :wink:

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.
 

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ooph...that must have been awful. I never thought of it, but there is the possibility of a dog eating anothers ................... at daycare. Glad you were able to get your car cleaned up and glad you didn't get a ticket for racing over the LOLs on the way home. :p :p
 

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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.
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.
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glad you didn't get a ticket for racing over the LOLs on the way home
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There would have been no way they could have stood giving me a ticket ... I probably would have gotten an escort home with Lights and Sirens!
 

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My hubby Bruce found this forum and forwarded it to me....at that time we had Raleigh for only a few days....I 'lurked' for only a little bit, then shyly jumped in! As I've said in other posts...this forum is ADDICTIVE!, but the support, laughter, tears here with all of you are unparalled! :D :D

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Kathie,Raleigh & Molly! :D :twisted: :?
 

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I'd been researching all things Doodle for quite some time. I'm actually surprised at how much I've enjoyed all the stuff I've picked up on genes!

Anyway, once I finally decided this was a path I wanted to go down, I didn't hesitate at all in jumping into this site with both feet. I'd read a lot of the older posts, got a feel for the members, and felt secure that I had landed in a good place.

I'm still a bit of a newbie, here less than 2 months so far... but as most of you know, I'm not afraid to ask what I need to know, or tell what's going on in my doggy world, so my post count is rising steadily.

I seriously wish I'd have had a site like this when I was breeding Shepherds. It's an enormous help to have people who've btdt to turn to when I get lost.
 

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I remember shortly after joining this forum...Max got really sick with severe diarrhea. Everyone here was soooooooo supportive and we all learned more of bland food diets and digestive enzymes and so on

The support was tremendous as max went thru 7 weeks of not digesting food then we had peanut in ICU for 3 days.......once againt the support was TREMENDOUS!!!

and later on we also got to laughing about things as i tend to make jokes when under high stress seeing something funny to laugh about.

This forum is like a family with concern, support, TEASING people with dirty blonde hair, creative, informative, loving and just FANTASTIC !!!!

and also after seeing much artwork and more....i will say very talented too!
 
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