Willow was a little reserved at first but she”s warmed up to us and our house now. The girls, especially Via ,our youngest, absolutely love Willow. Kennel training has been easy with her only whining for a long time once after a late night bathroom break. There have been almost no accidents in the house as well. It took awhile for her to get used to the leash (thank God for youtube) but now we love going for walks together. We’re working at getting her interested in her toys instead of chewing on us or other things she’s not supposed to but I think she’s getting it. Perhaps we’ve just been lucky but she seems to have already learned to stay away when we’re eating (even from the girls). Either you do a lot of work with your puppies, or goldendoodles are really an incredible breed. It’s probably a combination and we are very happy and will be recommending furfettishfarm to anyone who is looking for a dog.
Crosby is one of Amber and Einstein‘s pups from July 21, 2011. I leash trained him and his two brothers and did quite a bit of obedience training before they found the right home but all is well. His owners wrote to tell us:
Crosby is doing great! He’s a wonderful addition to our family, he’s getting along very well with Fargo and there are many nights the kids are squabbling about who gets to sleep with him. My mom told our son Hardy an old trick–she told him to take a piece of bread to bed with him and after a few nights the dog will be yours forever! He’s been taking bread and Crosby has been in his room most nights. Hardy doesn’t know that we know the secret trick so he sneaks the bread in with him. It’s funny! Crosby has a wonderful temperament and we are very happy with him. He’s had one full day at home while we worked/school and he did great. We have a crate and he quite likes it. He loves socks so we have been keeping an eye on him from stealing/eating them. We took him to my parents home for Christmas day and he was quiet — there were lots of compliments about how well behaved he was for a puppy. It was cute because I was walking him by the lake (echo lake) and a flock of geese went by and he barked to protect me but he was at the same time frightened by the noise they made. Lots of new people and experiences for him.
We were on a nice walk today so he’s tuckered out here on the floor. I attached two pics of him —-one he is sleeping. It’s not the clearest but you can see he’s making himself comfortable:). The second he is laying on our tile trying to stay cool (he seems to find our home a bit hot at times).
We are enjoying our Christmas holidays at home with him. We are so appreciative of all of your hard work you put into him. He’s wonderful. My parents are considering getting a puppy from you and friends or ours really like him as well so you may hear from them in the spring.
Fred is one of Amber and Einstein‘s pups from July 21, 2011. Looks like he has scored a pretty fine home with 5 kids to dote on him. Fred lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta now. His owners sent us a batch of pictures and told us:
I took Fred for a walk this morning it is like a skating rink here…. Needless to say he was quite entertaining!! There have been so many laughable moments since we got him! Right mow he is cuddled up with the boys under their blankets watching their tv shows!! It is so cute!!
The latest update from Sophie reads:
These pictures we’re taken at a doggie day care on Halloween. Sophie and her buddy timber.
I’m sure you’ll agree that Sophie looks magnificent. The camera loves her.
I got this when I opened my computer this morning…..my buyers don’t know how big of a part of my life they are….the fun part! The part that makes all the work, carrying bales and hauling out bins of dog poop (never mind filling the bins) all worth while! Sophie’s family wrote:
You have great bragging rights on Sophie. She turned 3 in September and she’s the smartest, most beautiful, most caring dog we have ever known and soooooo photogenic. These pics were snapped at the dog park on Saturday when Jim had her model her cheerleader outfit. You’ll notice Timber, her best buddy, is with her, and one of the pics is Jim with them both.
Einstein is her dad and Dixie, who I believe you retired shortly after Sophie’s birth, is her mum. I hope the other pups from her litter are doing well and bringing as much joy to their new families. Let me know when you’ll be in Red Deer. Hopefully we can grab a coffee and you can see Sophie.
Sophie’s family sent us this updated picture and info:
I’m thrilled to hear another of your pups is coming to Red Deer. I tell people here that our Sophie is the sweetest, most gentle dog I’ve ever known. A friend of ours was down in the states at the weekend and brought back a Halloween costume for Sophie so here’s a picture of her modelling it. Doesn’t she look happy and proud. Quite the poser. By the way…..I’m not in the habit of playing dress up with my beautiful girl.
An update and new pictures from Sophie’s owners! They told us:
……my how time flies. Our not so little gal will be 2 years old on September 24th. I can’t say enough good things about her……we just love her to bits.
She absolutely loves to play with other dogs (any and all sizes) in the off leash parks in Red Deer…….she has the speed of a greyhound and the gait of a gazelle. The only trouble we have with her is keeping her clean! Over the past few weeks we’ve had occasion to have a friend’s dog stay with us a couple of weeks and also for a different week we looked after the dog next door. Fortunately Sophie hasn’t got a jealous bone in her body so the only issue we have is she thinks they should play with her all the time. The people next door are rearing some young hens. Sophie runs round to that side of the yard when she goes out just to check on them. She doesn’t bark…..just tries to catch a glimpse through the fence. I know she’d not hurt them but in an effort to play she could easily do them some damage with her big paws so a peek through the fence is the closest she gets. Bless her….she just sits and tries to look through the slats.
You’ve probably seen a number of pups go to new homes since we took Sophie. I pray that they all got the loving homes they deserve and enrich their owner’s lives the way Sophie enriches ours. Hope all is well with you and your family.
Sophie is a full sister to the pups in Dixie and Einstein’s current litter. Her owners wrote:
I thought I’d drop you a line as I was browsing your website the other day and saw your current pups are from Dixie and Einstein (Sophie’s parents) and look very much like her. As you know Sophie was born in September 2010 so just over 15 months old now and the perfect companion. When we first brought her home it became immediately obvious that she was going to be highly intelligent, easy to train and very loving. She was housetrained within 2 days (she just seemed to get it) and has never had an accident. She lives indoors with us and loves to go out in the car. Her favourite spot is the local dog park (we visit it almost every day) where she plays with all dogs – big and small. She loves to be chased! Most of the other dog owners now know Sophie and many of their dogs run to her when they see her there. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to our 17 year old kitty a few weeks ago. Sophie took to Missy straight away but could never understand why kitty didn’t always want to play with her. The basic dog training was very easy – star of the class I’d say. Just need to work on her jumping up when she’s excited and wants to give us a kiss but I think that will improve with age and more effort on our part. Sophie has shown zero signs of aggression so we are very comfortable when the grandkids are around her. She now weighs just under 50lbs and appears to be fully grown and doesn’t shed. I could go on and on about this wonderful girl so I’m sending you a bunch of pictures, including one as a pup shortly after we brought her home (hope you’ll post them on your website) – the really fluffy ones are after a visit to the groomers. You’ll see in one that when we do go out in the car she always uses the armrests – something she picked up quite naturally. She’s quite the comedian and we can’t imagine our lives without her.