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Sheryl - 2012-11-26
I got my little boy Charlie about 2 years ago and don't know really how old he is I'm thinking maybe 4. This little dog is so smart and loveable I have never had a dog love me so much we are always together and he has to give me hugs and kissess all the time and I do the same to him. He hates the cold and will not stay outside and we also have a 5 year old Lab/Newfie mix and she loves to stay outside so its kinda hard but she don't mind and they get along wonderful. The only problem I have with my chug is he always pees in my house he won't poo in the house I once read that a chug will pee in the house and mark everywhere so he can show you how loyal he is and would even die for you I don't know how true it is? If someone can help me with a way to train my chug to stop peeing in my house and he is very smart so I know he knows what he is doing he is just so stubbrn.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-26
    Chugs can be house broken just like any other pup.  As to why he is doing it in the home - I really couldn't tell you.  Is he neutered?  When you say  marking his territory - if he is neutered that usually helps immensely and puts a stop to it.  Just not housebroken?  Easy to do but take a ring of keys (ones you don't use) and keep them with you.  If the Chug looks like it is going to go potty in the home or starts to go potty in the home, throw the keys down at the ground and say 'NO'.  Keys make a big noise - do not hit the pup with the keys but close to him is OK.  Big noise usually scares them and stops the peeing and then you take him out.  You can try it.  Some have put keys in a soda can but that is large - the keys just can be in your pocket.
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sporty gal - 2011-06-01
I have a question..... is the labradoodle good with cats and other dogs?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    From Animal World "Labradoodles are usually friendly toward children, strangers, and other dogs. As with most dogs, proper socialization while young is important".
    Both the Labrador and the Poodle (the ancestors of this pup) are friendly, non agressive pups. They love their families and get along with people, other animals - so other pups and everyone in the family. Like anything else - any new pet - you would bring into the home, just go slow and introduce all on neutral territory. Remember, the existing pets could be jealous so they need a little extra attention from you. The new fella doesn't know yet. So just let all get aquainted slowly and make sure you give extra attention to those already there. OK enjoy

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Danielle H. - 2013-05-14
Adopted a 9 week old female Chion on Saturday.... she has quickly caught on to going to the bathroom outside. She takes a 2 hour nap after she eats and wakes up ready to go potty outside. She refuses to use the potty pads inside the house. I am teaching her to sit. She is doing good with it but she can't follow commands when there are a lot of people around due to her excitement.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    So cool that she's so well potty trained. I've never had a small dog, but from what I understand, some can be rather challenging to train for that. All in all, she sounds like a super pet and a lot of fun.
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Char Holland - 2012-05-31
We have 2 schnoodles that are litter mates. They are almost 5 years old and one of them (Shadow) started having seizures at age 2.5. Recently, these have progressed to cluster seizures. I'm looking for any information anyone else may have with this experience. We are looking at medicine to control and/or prevent the seizures rather than costly MRI and other tests.
We love this breed, our schnoodles are 2nd generation mini-schnauzer and poodle mix. They are smart, loving, active and no dander/shedding to bother our allergies.

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Kerry Isom - 2012-05-03
I have a 12 week old labradoodle and some one said to me I am walking him to far. We do 30 mins a day. He does not seem bothered and still runs around when he gets home.

Help I am new too all of this.

Kerry

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-04
    Lab is a HIGH energy pup - real high energy and poodles have a whole lot of energy. I think you could walk this labradoodle till you couldn't stand and the pup would still be raring to go. Don't worry about walking him too much because I doubt you can and just give lots of play toys in the home.
  • Kerry Isom - 2012-05-04
    Thank you Charlie,

    someone said to me walk him 5 mins for every month of his life have you ever heard of this?
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Charles Brown - 2009-12-07
I grew up the more traditional dog breeds but I have to say our schnoodle is exceptional in every way: fantastic temperment, very affectionate, great with kids, hightly intelligent and great with kids. I can't say enough good things about this breed...

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Anonymous - 2012-08-05
We have a one that is over a year old, and have had him since he could be weened from his mother. He is so sweet, but at the same time, he is a nightmare. He isn't grasping anything we have/are trying to teach him. If he get's past the kitchen door, he is running to rooms to pee and poop on the beds. He won't listen, doesn't sit, and if you tell him to stay, he stops until you turn around, then follows. I don't know what to do. Our other dog, a Shepard, is fine and we taught him the same way. Does anyone else have problems with this breed seeming 'dumb?' It is getting SO frustrating that we have seriously contemplated getting rid of him. Any suggestions?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-06
    Chugs have a independent nature, although they love their humans, but it canmake training them more difficult.  Shepoherds love to please their humans and are so smart and they listen.  Chugs are the typical two year old human.  I would try and crate train him.  He is right withyou next to you where you can grab him or he is in the crate.  What you would be doing is preventing him from making any errors.  He is next to you and then you pick him up and take him outside and walk him (don't forget heel) and then he goes in his crate.  You take him out of his crate and take him back outside and he goes to the bathroom and then he comes back in - directly again right by you or where you can see him.  Get the housebreaking part down and then worry about stay.  You can use 'Stay'  'Sit' etc but just initially worry about getting him housebroken.  I would wash all the bedding or have it dry cleaned as his scent is on those items and you want to remove that sccent. 
  • Gigi - 2012-08-20
    I have a year and a half year old chug. He is very independent and intelligent. He practically potty trained himself and it could be because he hates dirt, and the smell of pee and poop. When he goes outside to potty, he tells me by barking and stops when I acknowledge that he did his business and follows me to pick it up. Your chug needs to learn that pee or poop on beds is wrong. Because they hate the smell, make sure you make them smell and say NO. Wash out all evidence of their pee and poop and they won't go back. Save a piece of paper towel with a tiny bit of pee and place it where you want your chug to do its business. Sometimes when I command my chug to do simple things like SIT, he conveniently turns DUMB like yours. I have to stand up and be above him and say in a stern voice to SIT then he follows. They are very sensitive to your tone of voice. Be it a stern command or a sweet I love you. My chug learns a trick with just one session. But I have to keep asking to see that trick or command. He really gets it and when he gets a petting, he will use his paw to show me where he wants to be scratched. Sometimes I feel like he will speak in human words one day. Extremely smart and independent dogs can be very difficult but also very rewarding. Chugs need a lot of excercise. Make sure yours gets a lot. You will notice that their chihuahua personality takes over and they are hyper then once the energy is expended, they 'pug out' like a light. Be patient. Your dog loves you and needs a lot of attention. I mean A LOT of attention.
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Shirley - 2012-11-24
I recently adopted a 1 1/2 year old chug from a rescue shelter. He is the most stubborn dog I know. He knows what you are talking about but will only do it if he wants to. Since he is older can someone give some advise on what to do. He was house trained when I got him. So this was a big plus. It is just like having a stubborn toddler in the house. I know I kinda have him spoiled he only sleeps with me because he likes the electric blanket. I got him his own and he won't sleep in it. He thinks every time I shower he is suppose to jump in. He follows me all around the house and will not go lay down until I sit down. When I do sit down. He makes me hold him in my lap. Any tips on how I can break some of these behaviors.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24
    Have no fear, you are doing very well.  It sounds like your furry friend is training you quite well and that is all that is needed for a perfect relationship.  Seriously, nature of the pooch - just enjoy it and if a particular behavior bothers you - just say 'NO' and put him in his bed or in a crate.  Sounds like he loves you and all affection on his part though.
  • Shirley - 2012-11-24
    Thank you. I love him so much I just want him to know when I say no I mean no! You are right I feel like he is training me than me training him. :).
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24
    They are just sooo cute and adorable and lovable and a person has a tendency to laugh or hug when we know we should say 'NO'.  Puppy is very smart and he will understand 'NO'.  Us humans - we are very trainable by the furry things we love.
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traci - 2012-11-20
My Chorkie looks exactly like this one! He even has the same green eyes!

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Joel - 2012-04-22
But what about life spans for Schnoodles? And what health issues have people encountered? I'm considering a Schnoodle after having had Schnauzers the past 20 years and dealing with Cushings, diabetes and cancer with them once they reached 10 yrs. old.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-22
    The life span for a Snoodle is said to be around 14 years old. Per the Animal World article above some health concerns are for the eyes and epilepsy.
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