"We haven't written back in a while, partly because it's been a busy summer but also partly because Barley has been such a laid back and fun dood - that we've been able to take on each new phase in stride and haven't faced any major challenges or setbacks. We've spent a lot of our summer remodeling our home, which means that for several weeks in a row, Barley made near-daily trips to Lowe's with us which has made him great around strangers and in public settings. Despite the remodel disruption, Barley got the hang of potty training pretty early on (with a few exceptions along the way) and we think his general adaptability to various settings is another outcome of the house project. Barley loves walks and trips to our nearby park, where he has gotten really good at jumping from tree stump to tree stump at the playground. We also get a kick out of our monthly Barkbox subscription to get new toys and different treats all the time. In the summer heat he loves getting in the water and either splashing or just taking a quick soak. I attached a few photos here but you can also check out his Instagram @barley_mcdog Over the past 2 weeks we've been phasing in daycare a bit more, which he LOVES - I can tell by how fired up he gets when we pull into the parking lot. Not too many dislikes to report... we did have to work on a little bit of anxiety barking if we step outside our fenced area without him, but we're making progress there too. Barley is weighing in right around 15 lb (at his last round of shots this week) and cuter by the day. We get asked by someone new almost every day if he's a bernedoodle because of his coloring, but we love bragging about him and occasionally getting a chance to put in a good word for AwesomeDoodle. Thanks again for all the guidance and support - it has meant a lot even if we haven't written back every time to say so. This has been such a fun journey and we already can't imagine our lives without Barley :)- Lauren
"Eddie is an amazing puppy. He has truly become part of our family! He loves to play with other dogs! He loves splashing around in sprinklers and occasionally his water bowl. He loves meeting new people. He loves to chew on his bully sticks and prefers the hard floor to any type of bed! Haha. He loves food. He loves his hyper pet frisbee. And he prefers the cat’s toys to his. Except his lamb. He definitely loves his lamb. His training is unbelievable. I hired an in home trainer and we started at 9 weeks and just had our last of 5 sessions at 16 weeks. He is potty trained and crate trained and has been for a while. He sits. He knows down. He loose leash walks. He comes. He stays. He waits. He “parks it”. He knows how to ask for permission to get on The couch and he knows what off means when it’s time to get off. He’s the best. Eddie knows when it’s bed time. He seems to always know when it’s the last chance to potty and he knows the next step is upstairs to bed:). He lays on the cool bathroom floor until I say “ Eddie, time to go night night” and then he jumps up and walks eagerly into his crate! He sleeps like a teenage boy! Some of the ways I socialize him are at puppy play time at Petco, in my neighborhood dog park ( just recently), at the coffee shop, on restaurant patios when allowed, at my yoga studio, and when I’m driving my 8th grader and 10th grader all over town. We also still ring the doorbell and run the vacuum and all those types of things but it’s so interesting how this process works. He had never seen an electric scooter before or anything like that and there was one parked in our neighborhood. We went on a walk and he was really afraid of it at first. It took him a while to get close. I never would have thought to introduce him to a parked scooter:) Soccer games start soon and that’s the next step for us!! 😀 I don’t have training videos yet to show off skills but we will work on That and try to send one soon! Thanks for all your support. We love him to pieces and he is just the smartest and sweetest dog ever!!!" - Tisha
Roxie is a blue merle female aussiedoodle. This little girl has copper coming out on her face and legs. Her merle markings are high contrast and she has cute white patches on her chin, paws and chest. She's so beautiful! We think she will look like Fergie as she gets fluffier. Congratulations to Louisa and Kimberly in Colorado.
"Circe is doing great and really excelling at her puppy kindergarten class! She’s very good at keeping focused even in high-distraction environments. I can’t take her anywhere without getting stopped a dozen times—everyone loves her! She does get very excited around new people and jumps a lot, but we’re working on that! She also has her own instagram account now and already has some devoted followers! She’s a little ham and I love her so much." - Laura
Ryoko "Ryo" is a red merle female aussiedoodle. This little girl has super high contrast merle markings and tons of white on her face, chest and legs, plus a full white collar. She's perfect! We haven't quite had a pup like Sadie before so we're very excited to see her colors as she grows! Congrats to John and Reto on this gorgeous girl. Congratulations to John and Reto in California.
Bowie is a red tri color female aussiedoodle. She has cute white patches on her face, chin, chest and paws. Her copper is coming out on her face and legs as well. So adorable! We think she will look a lot like Dasher or Addie as she gets fluffier. Congratulations to Pam and Jeff in Kentucky.
Boomer is a black tuxedo female aussiedoodle. She has cute white patches on her chest, chin, and paws. So pretty! We think she will look like Kip or Cody as she gets older. Congratulations to Todd and Jan in California.
Yui is a high contrast blue merle female aussiedoodle. She has tons of white and several different shades of gray and black merle patterns. She's adorable! We think she will look a lot like Kinzie (with even more of a bold merle pattern) as she gets fluffier. Congratulations to Wikkie and Sonny in New York.
"Griffin is an absolute dream -- sweet, cuddly, loving, smart, content. He likes his crate, something that impressed the vet and certainly pleases me. Last night he slept well in it next to me, getting up twice to potty, then back to sleep. Tonight he went to bed without a peep. He napped there today, walking in on his own and lying down. He realized right away that I'm his mama, and he's attached already. And what a little cuddler he is! His favorite way to sit with me is on my shoulders and neck, just crawls up there and wraps himself around me, then lays his face against mine. I wondered if he did that with Mike's kids. Cutest thing ever and totally melts me." Griffin is a high contrast blue merle male aussiedoodle. He has tons of white and different shades of gray and black merle. He has an adorable black patch on his left eye! We think he will look a lot like his older brothers Dexter or Toby as he gets older. Congratulations to Sherry and Tom in Alabama.
"Everything is going great so far. Blue is better than we ever could have imagined. He is the cutest and very smart. We are loving him so much." Blue is a dark blue merle male aussiedoodle. He has a big white chest and a little white on his chin and paws. So handsome! We think he will look like Ned or Nash as he gets older. Congratulations to Julie and Greg in New Jersey.
"Coco finally made it home to us this morning!! She is doing beautifully, and already adjusting to her new home in California. We’ve been exploring the front and back yards, as well as the kitchen, and even tried our first training session! The bells are on the door, so we’re working on everything out of the gate. On to the vet this afternoon. It’s a lot for the first day, but she seems to be adjusting really well and she has the sweetest disposition. Not a peep out of her on her long flights home - she started losing patience literally the last mile! She’s wonderful and we’re totally in love. Thank you!" Coco a gorgeous black and white bi-color aussiedoodle female. She tons of white everywhere with the cutest face you've ever seen! Congratulations to Dale & Robert!
Toby is a high contrast blue merle male aussiedoodle. We've never had a pup quite like Toby. He is one of the lightest blue merles we've ever had. He is absolutely adorable and will be stunning as he grows and gets fluffy! Congratulations to Mary Beth, Dave, & Brooke in Florida!
"Everything is good. Nothing too challenging typical puppy stuff getting her acclimated to California time is getting better. She’s doing fine in the crate she’s doing fine with potty training (few accidents) we’ve done a lot of socializing friends family and Father’s Day. She’s been everywhere but the pet store with us and she has a Vet appt. tomorrow. Having are other dog here I think helps from not missing momma and litter mates too much" Lexi is a super cute black and white bi-color that surprise turned tri-color aussiedoodle female. She has perfect markings, with tons of white everywhere, including the cutest little white tip on her tail. Congratulations to Steve and family in California!
"Well, we fall more in love with Bailey every day! She is still getting up once during the night and then waking really early, but I know that is because we do go to bed early. I am use to waking around 5:00, so 4:00 isn’t that different. She takes some long naps, early, so I try to get one in, as well, before I have to start working. She is doing great in the crate and the playpen in my office!! Potty training is still a work in progress, but she does go every time we take her out. We try to take her out every twenty minutes, more if she eats, or drinks a lot. The silly girl gets a drink every time she moves and loves to sleep beside her water bowl. She loves being outside, except in the middle of the day when it’s so hot! She loves to run, and roll, in the grass and does this adorable dive onto her belly , with her feet straight out back. I could go on and on about all of the adorable things she does (chasing a cricket now), but I’m sure you hear a lot of things that these adorable puppies do. So far, she is everything we have heard awesome doodles are and more!!!" Bailey is an adorable black bi-color female aussiedoodle. She has perfect markings , with tons of white everywhere. We can't wait to see her grow and get fluffy. Congratulations to Teresa in Texas.
Leo is one of the most unique blue merle aussiedoodles we have ever had! He has such beautiful, high contrast markings in multiple shades of white, black, and gray, along with the most adorable face you've ever seen. Congratulations to Saima, Zoya, and family in California.
"Thank you so much for the email and the links. All this information is so helpful to a first-time dog owner like me! Pippin is doing really well at home! He already understands that going outside in the grass means to go potty right away. When he is finished, he walks over to the back door and sits! He's also doing a great job of not jumping and not biting. He's been taking lots of naps on our cool tile kitchen floor, so we ordered him a cooling mat for his crate. He's been eating and drinking water like a champ." Pippin is a black tuxedo aussiedoodle male. He's got a cute little bit of white on his chin and chest and a little on his paws too. He also has some copper coming out on his legs! His fur is so silky and soft and we can't wait to see him get fluffy! Congratulations to Ali and Caleb in Texas.
Sophie is a gorgeous black and white bi-color aussiedoodle female. She has perfect markings, with tons of white everywhere, including the cutest little white tip on her tail. Congrats to Howard & Judy in Florida.
"Dexter is adjusting to our schedules and antics quite nicely!! He knows to sit, lay down and come. He sleeps all night. Has minimal accidents in the house. We are still working on biting, though, especially with my kids since I’m assuming he sees them as something akin to litter mates." Dexter is a high contrast blue merle. He will be very striking as he grows and his coat gets longer. We haven't had a puppy quite like him before. Congrats to Evan and Jaclyn.
Mia is an adorable red merle female with amazing copper on her face. She has bold colors and will be striking as an adult. Congrats to Patrick and Holly.
"Things are going pretty well with Bella. She seems to feel more comfortable with us everyday. Today, she spent time in her crate while we left the house for a short time. She did not seem stressed at all which was a big relief!" Bella is a darling red tri-color female aussiedoodle. She is so sweet and she has a ton of white on her, which is rare. Congrats to Kurt and Lori.
Louie is AwesomeDoodle's Classic Tuxedo! Congrats to Megan and Paige.
Sydney is an amazing blue merle female with a large white collar. She's perfect! Congrats to Bridgin and Ian.