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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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Merrilee - 2013-03-14
Tiny is an adorable little brat! He's only 4 1/2 months old and has learned sit, stay, come, down, rollover, drop it, potty, and no. He's already 8lbs of rowdy fun, and I've a few questions about other training stuff. I've an almost 5yr old granddaughter, and the two of them are always just bugging the fire outta one another. If it were not so constant, it might be cute. It's really like babysitting two very jealous little kids. Tiny is jumping/nipping my granddaughter. However playful and attention getting the behavior is, it's painful to her and she reacts by swinging/swatting back at him. She, in turn, will pick him up when he's resting, and he reacts by growling or snapping at her. His is a 'shot across the bow' and he's never bit her angrily. I am concerned that he really might bite her badly, or she might injure his legs and/or back. Other than kenneling him most of the day - as much for his protection as hers - I don't know what to do. I'm frustrated by the whole situation because I love and can see wonderful potentials for them both. Honestly, I really need help on this one. I'm kinda at my wit's end. Any solutions?

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Mariana - 2013-05-10
I just got a labradoodle last week and she has tried to escape, when she is in her leash. We have been gaining her trust, but we want to be sure that she will not get out of her harness, what should we do to help train her?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-10
    Firm but positive training works best. Labradoodles are one of my favorite mixed breeds. They have all the great attitude characteristics of the labrador, and the darling (non-shedding!) coat of the poodle. These dogs are intelligent, playful, and sometimes mischievous, but always seeking human connection. There are lots of good resources; books, magazines, websites and others, that can give you indepth info on training. One good method is to find a dog trainer that can offer suggestions or coaching.
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Rusty Vazquez - 2013-04-21
We have a male Chion that will turn 7 in May. He is a real joy. Very loving and extremely smart. Loves to cuddle and sleep with his mama and daddy right between us on his back with his head on the pillow. He loves to travel especially to go camping. I do not let him off the leash unless he is in an enclosed area because he loves to chase birds, squirrels and cats. He is ok around older children but does not like younger children and tends to growl and snap at them if they approach him.

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  • Toby Jungle - 2013-04-21
    Cool beans! Gotta love Chions, they are such great companions
  • Toby Jungle - 2013-04-21
    We love Chions paPillions
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Bryon Jones - 2013-04-13
I am just curious as to why people buy mixed breed mutts and pay huge money for them? At the end of the day, they are still just a mutt and the pounds are overflowing with them. Legitimate breeders try to better a breed, not mix them for profit with another breed to weaken characteristics

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Dee - 2013-03-26
My papillon female is pregnant, my male chocolate chihuahua is the daddy she is due a week today :D cant wait for the little bundles to arrive :D

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  • David Brough - 2013-03-27
    Awesome! Hope you get a healthy litter :)
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Sandi Harrison - 2013-03-22
I have an eight-month-old male Chion and he is the most lovable dog I have ever had. He got parvo three weeks after I got him even though he had been vaccinated and survived after five days in ICU. He loves everyone and I have him at my store with me every day. He loves his three 20+ pound cats, one in particular. He is a joy and when I mate him in a few months with a Chion who has the same father different mother, I am going to keep one of the litter. He's very fussy about food and pants a lot in a car, but other than that, he is snuggly and lovable and loves kids and people in general. I think having him around people all day has been good for him. He loves to play and in the yard it is impossible to catch him when he's running in circles. He is very very smart!! I love him a lot as he has stolen my heart!!

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Renee Dickinson - 2013-01-28
My family and I inherited a chion last year from one of my husbands friend who could no longer keep her. What a blessing! She has been an absolute joy to have and is just the sweetest little thing ever. She loves everyone, including children. She adjusted really well to our home with three animals already living here....two cats and a lab/beagle mix. She wasn't fond of them at first, but it only took her a short while to get used to them and she adores her canine sister. I would reccommend softer food for this breed though, because they have such small teeth and they tend to have issues with their teeth and gums. She happens to love snuggling under blankets too, so you need to make sure before you sit doen on a crumpled up blanket, she isn't all hunkered down taking a nap.

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