"hi" From Richo The Spoodle! :)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by slimbek, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. slimbek Well-Known Member

    Hello all,
    I thought I'd join this forum as I've learned a lot from reading all the posts, and had a few questions myself!

    My wife and I are based in Australia and have an 8 month old Spoodle called 'Richo'. He's our first dog and we love it... so fun!

    He already know just over different 30 commands and we hope to learn a lot more about teaching him some new great tricks!


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  2. Evie Experienced Member


    We're aussie too :D

    This forum is fantastic and all of the people are so friendly and helpful. Do post any questions/problems you may be having and i'm sure someone on here will be more than happy to help!

    Oh and, we love pictures. MORE PICTURES PLEASE!! (y) richo is a bit of a cutie :love:

    Great work on the 30 commands. What sort of things are these? Is Richo clicker trained?

    Welcome welcome welcome!

    Hope you enjoy this forum as much as the rest of us do :p
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    I too live in Australia. Richo is a real CUTIE:love: He sure knows a lot of tricks, that's totally awesome:)(y) Please let us know his list of tricks.

    Evie's already asked if you use a clicker. If you don't then may I suggest you get one right away - the power of the clicker is totally awesome! You'll find loads of videos on this site to help in training with a clicker.

    Welcome:) , everyone is so friendly, you're in the right place. We're all willing to help where ever we can. I've had loads of really excellent advice and help here. You never stop learning.
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  4. Dogster Honored Member

    WELCOME!!!:D This site is GREAT, hope you'll enjoy being a member!!!(y)

    Hey, another Aussie!!!:) Richo is ADORABLE!!!!!:love::love: LOVE the pic!!!:love: What commands/tricks does he know??
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  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    What a cutie!! I've never heard of a Spoodle, what kind of mix is it?
    That's great that you've already taught him 30 commands. You'll find a lot of inspiration here and every time after you get off you'll want to train your dog.
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  6. curls139 Well-Known Member

    Hello glad you found the site - its soo helpful and supportive. Any thing - big or small just ask and you'll get help here. Richo looks like a teddybear, awww. Welcome :)
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  7. slimbek Well-Known Member

    Thanks all,
    He is a bit of a teddy bear... especially when he had his puppy coat all through winter - most thought he looked straight out of the Muppets!

    We haven't been using a Clicker, but will probably look for one this weekend. I think we are starting more complicated commands so a clicker will come in useful.

    What tricks? Basic stuff really... and a lot of commands rather than tricks, so we can really just talk him through his day:
    - sit, stay, lie down, rollover, up, speak, come, hi-5, shake hands, outside, inside, bed time, on your bed, hurry up (toilet), let's go, dinner time, stop, in the car, away, okay, get your ball/bone/toy etc.
    I can't remember the rest! :)

    Now we want to go further like: play dead, weave, spins etc. and improve his loose-leash walking.

    I'll upload a few more pics here tonight.
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  8. slimbek Well-Known Member

    Spoodle is a cross Cockerspaniel/Poodle.
    We're not sure which is dominating yet! He's very smart, but sure loves to play... apparently the Spaniel in him will love the water but we haven't had much experience with that yet through winter.
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  9. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Hi and welcome! Never heard them called "Spoodles" before, I also had one many years ago, and have only heard them called "Cockapoos". Spoodle, cute. :)
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  10. sara Moderator

    Welcome to the DTA!

    Here we call them Cockerpoo's LOL I was seriously confused by Spoodle too LOL It was so much easier when people actually just used the names of the breeds they're crossed with! Oh well, I guess we all need to change with the times :cautious:. I grew up with a Springer x Cocker... but apparently now, they're called "Sprockers" O_o

    Poodles are water dogs too (well they started out that way) so he should definitely be a water dog, but he might need help learning to like the water. there's a thread on here somewhere about getting your dog to like water :)
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  11. 648117 Honored Member

    Richo is very cute.

    We call a spaniel x poodle a Spoodle in New Zealand too.
    I met a black and white Spoodle puppy today at the park, they are very cute.
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  12. MaryK Honored Member

    He's adorable:love:

    You can easily get i-clicks online at e-bay Australia. The lady who sells them is really good, fast postage and will send color you request. Plus they have a free wrist band which is very useful. Clickers are awesome! You'll be amazed at just how quickly Richo responds.

    That's one very impressive list for a youngsters!(y):D
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  13. slimbek Well-Known Member

    The clicker will be ordered this weekend. :)

    Here are two pics.
    One a few weeks ago and one on the day we first brought him home at 10 weeks I think.

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  14. Dogster Honored Member

    I LOVE your pics!!!!!:love: They're fantastic!!!!:D OMD, Richo is ADORABLE!!!!!!!:love::love:
  15. MaryK Honored Member

    I LOVE your pics too!!!!!!!!!!!!:love::love: OMD Richo is like a big cuddly teddy bear he's just toooooooooooooo cute for words:love:

    Great glad you're ordering the i-click, you''ll love using it and so will Richo! I see a whole load of new tricks coming up soon. Don't forget any questions you have everyone will help here:)
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  17. jackienmutts Honored Member

    I think I have a little crush on Richo! :love:
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  18. MaryK Honored Member

    You're not alone Jackie:D:love:
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  19. Dogster Honored Member

    Me too!!!:love:
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