Labradoodle Rescue & Goldendoodle Rescue
Alfie was dumped at the shelter 3 weeks ago because his former family didn't train their 5 year old not to pull his ears. When Alfie growled to tell the kid that pulling his ears hurt, they dumped him.
Alfie is just adorable! He is white not blonde with a huge black doodle nose! He is sweet boy with a huge heart!! He is shedding now but that could be from stress being dumped by his family, being in the shelter and the food he was eating. He will probably wind up being a light shedder but only time will tell. He does loved to be combed.
He is supposedly a year old but I am thinking he might be younger. His molars are through but very still very short. He is app 27" or so at the shoulder, thin but not skinny. Auntie A will fatten him up.
Alfie is potty trained and sits when asked but has no clue how to walk on a leash. He comes running when I call him or whistle for him. I will be working on some of the basics - he knows sit but has no clue not to bound through the door or walk on a leash - trust me he will learn!
It is obvious to me he was taken away from his mom and littermates too early; he seems not to have learned doggie language but I believe he is a quick learner and my Samantha is a great teacher. He wants to play (his play bow is so darned adorable with his doodle butt wiggling) but his play is too rough. Samantha tries to correct him with an air snap but he doesn't understand what she is telling him. Charli and Alfie had a short game of chase but when she stopped Alfie didn't. When he gets excited he needs a human to remind him to relax.
He is not food aggressive - we snuggled while he he had a cookie in his mouth. He thinks it is his job to check out what is on the counters but we are working on that too. A loud 'no' seems to work.
I tried putting him in a crate so I could have dinner without having to keep an eye on him but he was just terrified of the crate. The one I have is the size for a St. Bernard, literally. I cannot imagine what happened to him in the past but I will not put him through that again so the crate will be put away. I guess Alfie and I will be sleeping in the den tonight. Our bedroom is the girls domain and until I can be sure sleeps through the night this is the best solution because of his issue with the crate.
Tomorrow we start working on walking nicely on a leash. Samantha graciously offered for him to borrow her Gentle Lead harness to start his doodle education - WOL!
Alfie is a fantastic doodle boy! He gives kisses but not sloppy ones and when he comes running towards you his smile is just huge! He is going to be an incredible additional to a family. This new family must take Alfie to school to let him become the doodle he is meant to be!
Alfie will definitely need a fenced yard to run in - he loves to run!
In this picture Alfie looks sad - he isn't, he is just exhausted. It took him 6 hours to relax enough to sit down and when he did, he got so sleepy and passed out.