Open House

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on June 19, 2019

We will be hosting a Puppies and Pastries on June 29 between 1 -3 pm at our farm in Sheridan, IN.

Would you like to come and meet our dogs and see available puppies? We will have some puppies available to play with and some our family will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. This is a fun time to see if this is the breed for your family and to see if we are the right breeders for you.

RSVPS are required. We will send directions to our farm and instructions to follow to meet our babies. Please send a letter to [email protected] or an application through our website!

Open House!!

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on May 28, 2019

Hello all! We will be hosting an open house on Thursday, May 30th from 6pm-8pm at our home in Sheridan, IN. We will have puppies you can hold and play with to see their coats and playful personalities in person 🙂 We will also have a few full-grown dogs, so you can see an idea of what our dogs can look like at maturity. If you are interested in coming, send us an email at [email protected] . We will provide you with more information and how to find our family farm!

Looking forward to matching you with the next member of your family 🙂

5 Reasons Two Dogs are Better than One

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on March 6, 2019

We all LOVE our furry friends but they can certainly keep us on our toes, and sometimes we feel like we can only handle one. But, we often forget how important canine companionship is for our pets. We decided to advicate for canine companionship by putting together Colonial Village’s top five reasons you need two dogs!

  1. Entertainment Often times our pets can be a lot! Whetehr you’re trying to eat dinner, watch a movie, or rest after a long day, you don’t always have time to play fetch or hide-and-seek. When dogs have a canine companion they always have someone to play with, and with this you don’t feel like you’re neglecting them just to eat your dinner peacefully.
  2. Simple Routine Adding a new member to the family is always easier when they are no tthe first — whether it is a dog, a baby, a child, or even a hamster! When you already allocate a portion of your day to walking, feeding, and playing with your pet, it is easier to adapt to adding another one. Most things dogs can do together, so it’s a minimal amount of work to provide a healthy lifestyle for you pet!
  3. Separation Anxiety We all know the pain of leaving our pet home alone, and having a way to ease that makes every dog mom feel better! While we all worry that leaving pets home in packs will lead to chewed up shoes and couches, it is your responsibility to find a laundry room, basement, or a comfortable yet safe area for them to play and not have much opportunity to create miscief. This will help your pets temperment all around, and help reducae any possible anxiety they feel!
  4. Training Training is so much easier in packs! Just like with children, it is easier to train when there are examples of negative and positive behaviors. When teaching your dogs simple commands sich as sit, they are smart enough to recognize that their brother/sister recieved a treat when they sat down. In turn, this encourages them to get on board and learn alongside!
  5. Double the Love! This one is SO simple! We all know how special our pets make us feel, and it truly is so special to have more and more of that special love. Expanding your canine family will bring more love and happiness to your human and canine family! 🙂


Paisley

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on February 12, 2019

Check back soon for more information about Paisley!

Human Foods our Furry Friends Can and Cannot Have

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on February 4, 2019

Have you ever seen your child drop food on the floor and race to it so the dog doesn’t snatch it up? Or call your vet frantically becuase your pup got into the pantry? We have all been through the panic, which is why we thought it would be best to inform you on what human foods your furry family can and can’t eat.

It can seem like you are depriving your pet when you’re eaiting popsicles, ice cream, brownies, and other treats in front of them, but a good alternative I have found is freezing some fresh strawberries/fruits and feeding them on a hot or special day that you enjoy refreshing treats!

Do’s

Cheese – our dogs love cheese, and cottage cheese; we feed cheese as a treat every so often and pull it out of the bag right in front of our dogs, so that they know the bag. This way, if/when they slip out the door or off the leash we grab the cheese to lewer them back, and it works every time!

Coconut – contains lauric which is very good for their immune system

Eggs – high in protein; only serve fully cooked

Fish – only serve fully cooked and with no bones; serve in moderation (about 1/wk)

Honey – contains vitamin A-B-C-D-E-K; serve in small amounts; helps with allergies by introducting pollen to their system

Peanut Butter – contains good fats and protein; too much can lead to weight gain and/or pancreas issues; I use this as a trick to get my dog to eat her food if she will not eat it (throw a small dollop on top or mix in)

Quinoa – strong nutritional value for pups

Tuna – can have in moderation if cooked fresh in water (NOT oil)

Turkey – plain, not covered in garlic/seasoning

Yogurt – no sugar/artificial flavors; helps strengthen digestive system with active bacteria

 

Do Not’s

Chocolate – contains methylxathines which stop the metabolic process; mayt cause diarrhea or vomiting; contained in high amounts can cause seizures, irregular heart function, and even death

Cinnamon – can irregulate stool (causing a mess); not toxic but best to avoid

Onions & Garlic – can cause anemia; if consumed it is not emergent, but monitor the situation

Ice Cream – too sugary

Macadamia Nuts – POISONOUS to dogs; leads to vomiting, fever, loss of mobility functions, lethargy

Pork

Grapes/Raisins

Caffeine

Yeast/Dough

Avocado