Honey’s Litter 2016

Puppy Health Record Birth Date: November 27th, 2016 Breed: purebred American cockapoo Sire:    Jacob’s Dandelion Summer (Dandy)        Dam: Eden’s Honeyed Wine (Honey) Prcd-PRA clear/normal by parentage DNA run by Optigen (progressive retinal atrophy) PFK (phosphofructokinase) deficiency clear/normal by parentage DNA (Optigen lab) Both parents: eyes: clear, cardiac: normal and hips and knees: good All breeding […]

Hazel’s Litter 2016

Puppy Health Record   Birth Date: October 9th, 2016 Breed: purebred American cockapoo Sire:    Jacob’s Dandelion Summer (Dandy)        Dam: Eden’s American Hazel Prcd-PRA clear/normal by parentage DNA run by Optigen (progressive retinal atrophy) PFK (phosphofructokinase) deficiency clear/normal by parentage DNA (Optigen lab) Both parents: eyes: clear, cardiac: normal and hips and knees: good All breeding […]

Beginner Clip: Body (HG 5)

This is the blog married to the fifth video in my Home Groom Series (hence the ‘HG 5’ in the title). The related video will be linked at the end of this post. This video shows Ginger, a puppy who is about 14 weeks of age and ready for her first real, full hair cut. […]

Going Head-to-Head with Puppy Aggression

A couple weeks ago you brought home this sweet, fluffy, cuddle-lamb puppy. He was so gentle and cautious about the world around him. Confidently exploring while keeping tabs on you… you know, everything you were looking for in a puppy. And you conquered crate training! Well, maybe mostly-sorta. At least the puppy isn’t screaming in […]

Coprophagia… Just Say No!

Coprophagia is the eating of one’s own fecal matter and the fancy term for the behavior that dogs sometimes exhibit… that is they can eat their own poop. This is in direct violation of my number one health recommendation for all humans and canines: Don’t Eat Poop! BUT WHY??? Many times this nasty and dangerous […]

How to Groom a Cockapoo’s Face – Part II

So you have your dog needing a haircut, your scissors and all your patience ready to go. Now it is time to get to business! Your ‘poo should have clean, dry hair and will preferably be on a table or some other elevated surface so that you don’t strain your back. The first part of […]

How to Groom a Cockapoo’s Face and Head

Grooming your dog’s face and head is the most important aspect of the entire groom job. After all we spend most of our time looking at that cute little face! It may be the most intimidating part of learning to groom but fortunately it is also fairly easy once you get the hang of things. […]