Sunday, March 27, 2016

Otis update

Hi Don,

Good to hear from you!  We were just saying we needed to reach out and see how you were doing.  All is good here!  We have indeed been busy doing some minor house renovations and working with Otis on his training.  He is taking beginner obedience training lessons.  He's had 3 so far and is doing well, despite being one of the youngest there (and pooping right in the middle of the lesson!).  He whines most of the time and can be stubborn but he is such a character!!  Everyone loves him at the training kennel.

 He loves to get into mischief and keeps us on our toes. Toilet paper and paper are his favourite toy right now, I can't tell you how much of it he has gotten a hold of and shredded...everywhere!  I had his vaccine papers on the niche next to the stairs, ready to bring to our first training session.  The night before our session, he ran down the stairs, stopped next to niche, reached over, grabbed the papers, ran away, hid and chewed them to tiny bits.  The biggest piece was about 2 x 3 inches!  I'm attaching a picture of him and another mess he made.  Brian and I were assembling some new outdoor furniture.  Otis grabbed the directions and within a minute had destroyed them.  Ahhh the joys!

He had a period about a month ago where he would just stand there and bark at us.  We finally picked up a citronella collar our vet recommended.  We used it only a few times (maybe 4-5 in a two week period), it worked really well.  However, the last time we took it off, Brian put it on the niche (same niche next to the stairs) and we haven't seen it since!   We are convinced he hid it!!  LOL!  He is such a content and lovable pup!  The whole family is on board with is training, exercise and playtime.  We are so enjoying him!!!  I'll send more pics as we take them.  This "Most Wanted photo" was at Parkland Kennels where we do our training.  I knew you'd enjoy it!

How are you?  Yes the weather has been incredible here and I can't wait to "play in the dirt" (planting flowers, etc).  Who is having a litter there??  What else is new?

Look forward to hearing from you!  Hoppy Easter to both you and Pierrette!!

Big hugs!!



Friday, March 25, 2016

Roxy (video)

We had bought our daughter a new pair of boots that have squeakers in them. Roxy doesn't know what to think of them haha!! She's probablythinking....chew toys haha!!Here's a short video :)


Monday, March 21, 2016

Lu CKC Rally and Obedience Trials

Lu and I took part again today in both CKC Rally and Obedience Trials. She qualified in both with HIC (High In Class) for CD Obedience. We only need one more qualification for each to earn the titles of RN and CD to be placed after her registered name. She turns eight months old tomorrow, this is very unusual for such a young lab. Lu is as quiet and as trainable as Puck! We will start her retriever training next, expecting to earn WC (Working Certificate) before she becomes one year old. Lu’s PennHIP evaluation is as good as it can be and all her dna tests prove she is clear of all diseases common to Labs. She is a worthy new addition to our family.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Doindogs Lu high in class for Rally Novice B

First time in the ring, high in class for Rally Novice B, 96/100 points. 

Doindogs Lu

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Roo too pictures


It has been a while since we sent an updated photo of Roo but here are a few.  He is such an amazing dog.  He is a big brother and so gentle with Nora.  He is so handsome, we always get compliments about how perfect he is.

He loves his daily hikes and looking forward to swimming!!

Thanks so much for breeding such an amazing dog!


Roo tooRoo tooRoo too

Myth about Hypoallergenic dog breeds

Many people are getting misled by scam artists breeding labradoodles and various types of muts! 

Myth about Hypoallergenic dog breeds:

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Pictures of Stanley

Hi Don,

We celebrated Stanley's first Birthday today . He has been a greatdog . He certainly has been a bundle of energy , loves his morning and evening runs + lots of activity inbetween . There was a bit of chewing around the house , but that has come to an end. Looking forward tomany more great years  with handsome family Dog.

Take Care 
Bernadette , Andrew , Mary Beth , Julia, and Bradley


A Boys Best Friend

A boys best friend

Henri (pics)

Hi Don 

Thanks for calling today, it shows how much you care about your dogs.  We absolutely love Henri and can’t imagine our life without him.  Here are some pictures of Henri over the year (it was too hard to just pick one). 

Have a great day.


J. 1 Year oldIMG_0310I. Valentine's DayH.Snow dogG.HalloweenF.Henri at the BeachE.Henri and his BFF HannahD.Henri and Fenway laying downC.Henri waiting for the VetB.Henri visiting GrandmaA. 1st day home

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

New pictures of Roxy!

Hey Don,

Hope all is well :)Here's some new pics of Roxy! She's growing fast. The 1st pic is of Roxy and my youngest, Kate. They are the best of friends:) She's into week 4 of her obedience training. She's sitting and stayingreally well. She can stay up to a minute now. She's still VERY excitedaround other dogs and people. We go for a walk everyday and she's doing verywell with walking by my side. 



Gary with his Doindogs dogs

Gary with his Doindogs dogs