Welcome on my website devo­ted to Austra­lian Labradoodles!

My name is Edyta and since I can remem­ber ani­mals were always accom­pa­ny­ing me. I spent the first years of my life in a small vil­lage where the great-grandfather intro­du­ced me to the secrets of farmer’s life. Trip­ping among chicks, lear­ning respect from bees (we had own beehi­ves), bare visits to the sta­bles. This excel­lent study of life in har­mony with nature I for­ward now to my son Fabian, who inhe­ri­ted that sen­si­ti­vity and love for the world of fauna and flora from me.

Gro­wing up I always had ani­mals close to me — dogs, mice, ham­sters, guinea pigs, fish, chickens .…

Unfor­tu­na­tely I slowly star­ted to sen­si­tize to the ani­mals. I first got an allergy for guinea pigs, ham­sters, rab­bits, par­rots and then at the end for the dogs. For many years I lived with the belief that I will never be able to have a dog. Luc­kily I still have some­thing cal­led the innate stub­born­ness, and I know that if one really wants some­thing, he will surely find a way to make his dream come true.

When I first got a dog with hypo­al­ler­ge­nic poten­tial — Blanka, I got com­ple­tely hooked. She and I were the “dream team”. It star­ted with a dif­fe­rent kind of tra­ining with her, and soon after I began to explore the secrets of ani­mal beha­vior, which until this day I am pas­sio­nate about.

I deci­ded that I will start to deve­lop in this direc­tion and with ani­mal beha­vio­rism I asso­ciate my future.
When I was a kid, chic­kens tau­ght me that you have to be very gen­tle, bees tau­ght me respect and hor­ses …. never to enter the sta­bles bare­foot. I gra­du­ated in zoo­p­sy­cho­logy and beha­vio­rism (ani­mal behavior).

On a daily basis as an ani­mal psy­cho­lo­gist and beha­vio­rist I am invo­lved in repa­iring the rela­tion­ship between man and ani­mal. I help fami­lies in dealing with beha­vio­ral pro­blems of their pets (mainly dogs and cats).
I also write edu­ca­tio­nal artic­les for the dog por­tals as well as ken­nel club maga­zi­nes in Poland. I wor­ked for Polish Ken­nel Club (FCI) in the mat­ter of tem­pe­ra­ment testing the puppies.

I do the work­shops, tra­inings and talks. One of the most impor­tant event I took part in — was TED ( Tech­no­logy, Enter­ta­in­ment and Design) — a scien­ti­fic con­fe­rence orga­ni­zed by the Ame­ri­can Foun­da­tion, a non-profit Sapling Foun­da­tion. Objec­tive — to popu­la­rize the motto — “ideas worth spre­ading .” Ideas , tho­ughts, visions that can change the world. There I gave out the pre­lec­tion of my 2 ideas (con­nec­ted to animal/human world).

TED prelection

TED pre­lec­tion

Ted

Ted

Recen­tly I esta­bli­shed pro­gram of edu­ca­ting school chil­dren about dogs, their com­mu­ni­ca­tion lan­gu­age, the impor­tance of good socia­li­za­tion and cho­osing the right bre­eder as well as the right breed. The pur­pose of it is that I still find that know­ledge is quite low in the popu­la­tion and I stron­gly believe that young gene­ra­tions sho­uld alre­ady grow with that know­ledge — for the bet­ter under­stan­ding and bet­ter future.

Howe­ver the gre­atest ple­asure for me is using my know­ledge to socia­lize my pup­pies. They are born as pure and unsa­ved card. What they will get from us in the first weeks of their life will affect their func­tio­ning in adul­thood. The­re­fore, pro­per socia­li­za­tion of pup­pies at cri­ti­cal sta­ges of deve­lop­ment is a key issue. It is indeed my gre­atest pas­sion — to look at deve­lo­ping “noodles” remem­be­ring not only what “tra­ining insti­tu­tion” tau­ght me but bees and chic­kens as well.…

MY EDUCATION:

Insti­tu­tion: Cen­tre of Applied Pet Etho­logy — COAPE
Obta­ined quali­fi­ca­tions: ani­mal beha­vio­rist (UK quali­fi­ca­tion of ani­mal beha­vio­rist, COAPE license)

Insti­tu­tion: Euro­pean Study of Ani­mal Psy­cho­logy and Prac­ti­cal Know­ledge
Obta­ined quali­fi­ca­tions: Ani­mal Psy­cho­lo­gist (zoopsychologist)

Insti­tu­tion: Four­leg­ged Aca­demy, “Pastel” Ali­cja Duda
Com­ple­ted course: Dog Trainer

Semi­nars and diplo­mas redeived:

–Uni­ver­sity of Envi­ron­men­tal and Life Scien­ces, Wroc­law, Poland: Sym­po­sium on “Mecha­ni­sms of ani­mal beha­vior and the possi­bi­lity of mode­ling“
–4 Paws Aca­demy, “Work­shop — rela­xing mas­sage for dogs“
–Kyno Edu­ca­tion “What’s in the genes, how to cho­ose the best stud?“
–Amber Bat­son, a series of semi­nars in “New con­cepts in beha­vio­rism”:
–Amber Bat­son, “Taming the savage — cal­ming the dog using rewards“
–Amber Bat­son, “How does memory work in dogs — what does the dog remem­ber, how does he change his beha­vior and how can we influ­ence it“
–Amber Bat­son, “Unu­sual beha­vior — aggres­sion, depres­sion, lear­ned hel­ples­sness, the deve­lop­ment of ste­reo­ty­pies“
–Pro­fes­sor Ray­mond Cop­pin­ger, “Emo­tions, intel­li­gence and beha­vior of dogs“
–Alexa Capra “Beha­vio­ral tests in the pro­cess of adop­tion“
–Turid Rugaas “Wor­king as a Dog The­ra­pist“
–Sally Askew “Dog nutri­tion and beha­vio­ral pro­blems“
–Ran­czo Sto­krotka, Jar­ków Poland “Want to train a dog, train the chic­ken first” based of Karen Pryor training

How did it start with Austra­lian Labra­do­odles?

I always wan­ted to help people with disa­bi­li­ties the­re­fore I star­ted get­ting into dog the­rapy. But then it occur­red to me that not all people in need can actu­ally bene­fit from this because of their aller­gies. I reali­zed that many people who need an assi­stance dog sim­ply can’t get any help because of their allergies.

When I finally acci­den­tally found out about the breed I was over the moon and I got a really very good feeling about that match! Howe­ver then I did not think about breeding.

In 2008 I visi­ted Bever­ley Man­ners at Rutland Manor in Austra­lia. I lived with her for five weeks. These were the days, during which I lear­ned a lot not only from caring after her dogs, but also thanks to a valu­able discus­sions with Bever­ley every eve­ning over a cup of tea. Cer­ta­inly it was one of the expe­rien­ces I will not for­get for the rest of my life. First of all, only con­tact with the dogs and the lack of aller­gic reac­tions cau­sed omni­pre­sent smile on my face. Facing the dif­fi­cult time of my life at that time I took an advan­tage of the tera­peu­tic abi­li­ties of that dogs.

Groomed Winnie! Australia

Gro­omed Win­nie! Australia

Ava - Australia

Ava — Australia

Australian Labradoodle Training

Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Training

Australian Labradoodle Socialization, Australia

Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Socia­li­za­tion, Australia

Australian Labradoodle in Australia

Austra­lian Labra­do­odle in Australia

Australian Labradoodle early socialisation, Australia

Austra­lian Labra­do­odle early socia­li­sa­tion, Australia

Australia, training Tux

Austra­lia, tra­ining Tux

Australia, Training Kirstie

Austra­lia, Tra­ining Kirstie

Australia, training Australian Labradoodle

Austra­lia, tra­ining Austra­lian Labradoodle

Ava At Heel Edyta, Australia

Ava At Heel Edyta, Australia

My mom Ela was the pre­cur­sor of the idea to found first Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Ken­nel in Poland. We sup­por­ted each other in leading Wlo­chata Pasja Ken­nel for 6 years. Unfor­tu­na­tely ter­ri­ble dise­ase took her away from us in 2014. After being thru those dif­fi­cut moments I know she is still aro­und and pro­tec­ting me alto­ugh in a dif­fe­rent way.

Ela i Fila

Ela i Fila

BREEDING — only for the purpose

We are small bre­eders of Austra­lian Labra­do­odles. We do not have a lot of lit­ters per year as we think that the only way to raise the pup­pies right is by devo­ting them eno­ugh time. So 2, maxi­mum 3 lit­ters is what we can have and be sure that they will be all pro­perly socia­li­zed and pre­pa­red to go for the big world.
All of our dogs live in our home and are 100% mem­bers of our family.
We do not breed the dogs until we know that we have eno­ugh of fami­lies on our waiting list. We care­fully cho­ose our fami­lies because we want to be 100% sure that those homes will be the per­fect homes for all of our pup­pies.
When we have our lit­ter we make sure all the pup­pies of Austra­lian Labra­do­odles are socia­li­zed accor­din­gly to our pro­gram. All my know­ledge is tur­ned into what we do with the pup­pies in order to pro­vide them eve­ry­thing they need to become sta­ble adults in the future.
Ple­ase visit the NEWS panel in order to read all the news about the pup­pies, there is a lot of pic­tu­res and videos for you to watch.
If you have any questions ple­ase feel free to ask. We are here to answer you any­thing you may want to know.

Here you will find the descrip­tion of out family and the work that we do:

Wlo­chata Pasja Ken­nel Pre­sen­ta­tion (CLICK HERE)

Edyta Gajew­ska

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Elzbieta Gajew­ska
Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Bre­eder in Poland
First Pro­fes­sio­nal Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Ken­nel in Poland