Over the years we have received many testimonials that let us know how much their new family member is loved, how they have changed their lives, and how well they have become a regular part of the family, events, even working with their owners (see working Doodles page). If you have a testimonial to share with the world, contact us and let's hear how your life has changed since adding a Countryside Doodle to your life! Thank you to all of our customers since 2001!
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Comet has been a delight since the moment we got him. He is very intelligent,friendly and obedient. Other dog owners and even the vet commented on how well socialized, smart, and egar to please he is. To give you an idea: We preferred that as a young pup he not enter the livingroom, diningroom and family room, because of the light carpet. We told him to "leave it" or "off" everytime he put a paw on the carpet to step in those rooms. Within TWO DAYS, we no longer had to tell him, he just did not go there! Even if one of his toys bounced into those rooms, he would simply sit at the edge of the carpet and look longingly at us until we went and retrieved the toy from the other room. Even if we went in those rooms, he would stay out. So at less than 9 weeks old, he was reliably trained to stay in the kitchen and foyer area (plenty large) without us ever using a gate! Now that he is older. we allow him in those rooms when we are in there. But he is still not permitted in the finished basement or up stairs, and he doesn't even try to go there. He is such a good sweet dog. We love him! He is the best dog we could possibly hope for !!! Thank you so much !!! You did an excellent job with him we are so happy. Justine
Debbie, Bailey is the smartest,sweetest thing ever, we just love him to pieces! I new he was the one for me! I didn't tell my husband I was getting another dog, so when he came home it was a surprise, which didn't go over so well for the first I think hour or so, but Bailey won him over with his good looks and charm and my husband couldn't resist him, and now. Mark loves him to death and Bailey loves him equally (I think more then me sometimes!) My husband can't get over how easy it was to potty train Bailey. I bought him a bag of puppy treats and that was the key. We take the treat out with us and when Bailey does his business, we praise him and give him the treat. He only had a few accidents in the house the first few days, but now he goes to the door whines to go out, does his business, get all excited,runs back for his reward and praises! I'm telling you the puppy treats are the trick (pass it on)! I must say Sue and radar sure did produce wonderful puppies! I would love to here how Bailey's brothers and sisters turned out, if that's at all possible (just curious)!
Debbie thanks again for Bailey ~ Linda
Hi Debbie, just and update on the kids, they had their last series of shots including rabies last night. Tallie has grown to more then Reggies original size ans weighs 19-20 lbs. Reggie is growing like a weed and now weighs 35 lbs. Both puppies are lively and inquisitive; they play with each other and really rough house. Tally gives as much as she gets. She loves to fetch but Reggie only wants to take the ball away from her or chase it until it stops rolling. They are going once a week to puppy kinder garden and seem to be pretty much the leaders of the pack. They are very social. They come on command, sit most of the time, we are working on the stay and lay down. They love to swim and both miss the pool being closed up for the winter, so they have taken to the spring house overflow. Mud doesn't seem to faze them and the frogs provide an excitable chase. Everbody is healthy and well adjusted. Tallie loves to ride in the car but poor Reggie gets car sick on anyrhing longer than 20 minutes. We take them out a couple times a week and he has been doing better with that. We always go somewhere fun with new lights and smells which was our vet suggestion. Hope all is well with you; I'll keep you posted on our progress. Have a great fall. ~ Bob
Tallie is the brains of the bunch, very inquisitive and willfull. She loves the water and loves digging. She is persistent if she has a goal she keep at it until she gets what she's after. She's a perfect match to her brother. These are great dogs and we enjoy them more everyday. Reggies is very affectionate and knows where we are at all times. He stays with us when we are out in the yard, and he "helps" with the
gardening. He's a great dog!!! ~ Bob
I am sorry for the slow response. I wanted enough time to do this e-mail justice. "Light Green" is now Penny, and she has become my great joy. She is very much a people dog and is happiest when she can lie on a foot or on a lap. I am finding that people no longer come over to visit me--they come over to see Penny! She has also been having a great time going to puppy class every Saturday morning, where she romps happily with the other puppies, and comes home quite satisfied with herself. She is clearly very smart and observant (sometimes maybe too much so!), and has taken to training very well. I have just decided to switch to clicker training, so we'll see how that goes. I am finding that I need to be trained how to train more than Penny needs to be trained to do anything.
I'll keep you posted, and maybe one day when Penny is invited to my aunt and uncle's in Shepherdstown (when she's a little more reliable with the house training), we will come over and visit.
Thank you again for this wonderful little creature!
All the best to you, ~ Ashley
We love Bixie! He is well behaved, but still has plenty of energy and personality. "He's so happy" and "He's so cute" are the usual compliments he gets. He is very gregarious and likes people. When we get tired he settles nicely and is very affectionate. For such a lively little guy he is incredibly good in his bath tub! He’s a good time Charlie! And he can stay alone in the house (loose) and be very content
on his own, without getting into mischief - GREAT DOG! ~ Katherine + Bruce
Watson is doing awesome; he is so smart and friendly and loves people, children, and other dogs. We are so happy with him. He is a true love! Thank you again, I may in the future want to get him a playmate and would look to purchase from you again. ~ Robin
Hi Debbie, Both my husband and I agree Sidney has added years to our lives. We are so in love with her. She is growing beautifully and has a wonderful temperament. She has graduated from puppy kindergarten last week and is started puppy middle school next week. We just love her so much and cannot thank you enough. ~ Emily
Honey is such a joy!! We forget she is a puppy, she is so well behaved. She charms everyone! ~ Denise
Dear Debbie, I just wanted to let you know that our 4 1/2 month old labradoodle- "Ginger" is an awesome dog! For our first time owning a dog, we could not have asked for a better experience! She loves our kids, other dogs, and basically anyone she meets. We are in puppy training classes where she is excelling not only with basic commands, but sit up and roll over (very cute!). She is housebroken and crate
trained. She rings the bell that we hang on the door to go outside! (Honestly, we didn't think that was possible for a dog to learn). Her temperament has really been the best of both breeds ... Friendly like a lab and smart like a poodle. Overall, she has her wild puppy moments, but is a mellow dog! Our vet loves to watch her grow - a lab body and poodle legs with mix of hair from both. My allergies have not acted up
at all! Thank you for allowing us to visit your kennel and meet her Mom, Dad and siblings. You were very patient and informative for us. Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone considering one of your dogs!! We will definitely be recommending you and your Labradoodles to our friends and family! Thanks again for everything!!! ~ Tom + Lisa
Many people have approached us to ask about Wilbur. We are so pleased, that we highly recommend you and even had people call us at home so we can give them your website. Thank you so much for giving him his care before we got him. We love him dearly! What a joy! ~Tina
I cannot say enough about Rowen, he is such a great dog! He's laid back, playful, intelligent, funny, loyal, fearless, loving, a great playmate, an excellent retriever and swimmer, well behaved, friendly, quiet, and much more! Rowen has bought much to our lives and we're so glad that he is ours (or should I say we are his?). Everyone who meets him falls in love with him and wants to take him home with them. He's the perfect boating companion and he loves having a big brother to goof around with- he seems to have made Baron younger (even though he's going on 11 years old). I have only met one other dog who likes to retrieve as much as Rowen does: it's hilarious to watch him chase after the ball hopping like a rabbit. Rowen is the ultimate friend and thrives off his buddies, humans and dog alike! He is such a fantastic guy; he even likes to play in the leaves! I can't believe he's a year old -time just flies by.
Thank you so much for the greatest puppy ever, Debbie! ~ Sally + Ann
Hi Debbie, Just wanted to drop a line to give you an update on our awesome Puppy. As I mentioned to you when I picked him up, the puppy was a Christmas gift from Santa. As such, the kids received him on Christmas Day, and although the reception and reaction was based more on the confusion of having a dog in the family room than excitement, the kids LOVE the new member of our family.
Although I was hoping for something more......"mature", his official new name is Mr. Wiggles. This was my oldest sons idea (Hudson who will be 5 in February). When the puppy crate was unwrapped and the gate opened, the puppy came out of course, and as he approached the dumbfounded and confused kids he was wagging his tail so aggressively that his entire body wiggled. To this my son yelled " Hey, we should name him Wiggles!!!!"
So, needless to say the puppy is doing great. He has been an awesome addition to the family, and we couldn't be happier. He had a Doctor checkup last Monday and everything was great. In fact, the doc and his wife were both very impressed with him his demeanor and his manners. They congratulated us on a great choice of dog.
I have attached a couple of pics of Wiggles and the kids. Thank you so much for your help. Wiggles is awesome and truly is the perfect fit for the family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! ~ Joe
Hi Debbie, Douglas is an awesome dog. We absolutely love him to pieces and he fits in perfectly with our family.
In the past few months, he's really gotten in touch with his retrieving genes and when we go to the dog park he'll fetch the entire time we're there. This summer he graduated from Puppy K and received the AKC Star Puppy certification, and he's continued his training with a Basic Obedience class this fall. He continues to do well in his classes and picks up on new commands quickly. Douglas is extremely intelligent and often learns from watching other dogs perform behaviors.
We've also taken Doug to a few romps and public spaces like farmers markets. Out in public, Douglas is such a little gentleman. We cannot walk more than a few feet without someone asking what kind of a dog he is, wanting to take a picture or pet him, and commenting on how handsome he is, especially in regards to his reddish/apricot coat. We've even had a few individuals inquire about you as the breeder because they themselves have been thinking about getting a dog and love Douglas's look and demeanor, as well as the fact that he doesn't shed. We, of course, have highly recommended you as a breeder for those who have been interested.
We couldn't have asked for a better pup. He's easy going, loves to play, enjoys his belly rubs, and loves other people and other dogs. ~ Best, Megan, Andrea, and Douglas
Hi Debbie, We thought we'd send you a short note letting you know that Douglas is "Mr. July" in the DoodleKisses 2011 Goldendoodle calendar. We're really excited!! ~ Best, Megan, Andrea, and Douglas
Here are recent pictures of “purple,” now Sheina. Sheina has been a joy since we brought her home last year.
She is loving, sweet, friendly and always ready to please. She loves to play, especially with my son’s socks and her puppy friend next door. She loves her toys and has been easy to train. She catches on quickly and understands what we are trying to teach her. She has brought so much joy and pleasure to our home and we love her dearly. If we ever decide on getting a second Goldendoodle we would not hesitate coming back to Countryside Doodles.
~ Thank you, Sherry