This is a group for all of us that have doodles that have special needs - physical, emotional, medical or behavioural.

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2011

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Adopting Josie 1 Reply

We are excited to be accepted as Josie's new owners. Josie was born with ectopic ureter, had surgery for it but still is dribbling urine and needs to wear a diaper in the house. I have a medical…Continue

Started by Victoria Wagner. Last reply by Andy&Sharon(BoomerShaynaMariner) Apr 29, 2011.

Adopting a Puppy Mill Survivor

Adopting a Puppy Mill SurvivorWhat is a Puppy Mill?A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible…Continue

Started by Jacquie Yorke - DRC Director Jul 17, 2010.

Books about the special needs dog 5 Replies

If anyone comes across a useful book please let us know.

Started by Andy&Sharon(BoomerShaynaMariner). Last reply by Jacquie Yorke - DRC Director Jun 21, 2010.

My Doodles Special Need is: 1 Reply

Mariner has a seizure disorder and vision problems caused by a brain injury when he was 7 weeks old. Other minor related medical issues occasionally present but they are dealt with.

Started by Andy&Sharon(BoomerShaynaMariner). Last reply by Karen and Jackdoodle May 12, 2010.

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Comment by Victoria Wagner on April 24, 2011 at 6:32pm

Josie is home with us! I've been remiss in posting, we've been enjoying Josie fora couple weeks now, she is so sweet and goofy. Even though she had surgery for an ectopic ureter, she still drips urine and wears a diaper in the house. I can't believe she wasn't adopted because of this, to our luck but she went for over a year without being adopted. The diapers are no big deal, she stands to get them on after a walk. She is so smart (no shock to anyone) and only had two accidents inside before she learned to alert us! This is amazing because she mostly grew up in the vets office kennels. She knew heel and sit when we adopted her but learned down in about 2 minutes, knows wait (so I have time to bag poop when walking), kisses, come, kennel in, out or out of there (if want out of a room), walkies, bedtime, high 5 (knew shake when we got her),leave it, drop it, give it and a few more I can't remember. She is learning ignore.

She was so people shy when we got her since she grew up knowing only the same people but is getting so much better. She no longer barks or growls at people, goes to them for pets after she is familiar with them. She is a sweetheart, are so glad we got her.

Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on May 29, 2010 at 10:33am
Jack is doing great, thanks! 14 months on immunotherapy treatment and you would never know he had a problem, knock on wood!
Comment by Sarah R on May 29, 2010 at 2:06am
Thanks Karen, He's doing okay but it is a slow process. With his anxiety I think it is important to keep him from getting too stressed so I try to limit his exposure to things that freak him out. It has to be a good balance between training time and down time. How are Jack's allergies with the onset of spring? Still doing good I hope!
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on May 29, 2010 at 2:00am
Welcome, Sarah! How is Manchie doing?
Comment by Sarah R on May 29, 2010 at 1:46am
I have a reactive and anxious doodle. I've been working very hard on positively training him for about two years and we are making baby steps.

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