We've had him for 3.5 weeks now- he is 12 weeks old. He was fine for two to three days but then really started to nip very badly. My hands have chunks out of them, all our clothes have holes. The children are scared of him. We've been advised to tell him by yelping loudly, folding arms and turning our backs , but he just goes to the next person and starts on them or he growls and nips harder to get our attention. We have to give him a time out in another room and he BARKS the house down. My neighbours have complained but I cannot be with him 24/7
he sleeps for about 7 hours in his crate- then will resist going in when I need to leave and he gets so upset. I have left kings with frozen treats inside (lasts for 2 minutes)
We've waited 5 years for this puppy and feel like we're the worst family ever :-(
he upsets all the dogs we see on our walks by barking constantly and biting them- I think he wants them to play, he's just so full on.
I just joined this forum. Wondering if you Cockapoo is doing better? Our Cockapoo, Cooper is a barker! He does not listen well and does not like to be corrected! We have tried everything with him. He is a great dog, just wish he wasn't so vocal to others and to dogs!
Wow! I'm new and a new cockapoo owner too. I keep reading about biting and excessive barking, over excited behavior and then this Yelping response? Ok, I'm an ameture but really? This sounds absurd to me. As a new owner of this breed I've already figured out that I have a slightly stubborn, rather pushy puppy who could very easily become a little bully. Not going to happen. I adore her. I will take the time and trouble to teach her good manners and make it palitable for her to comply. When she needs correction I use my voice "ANNT"!!!! Loud! If she is really bad I take the scrouff of her neck and GROWL at her (she's on the floor) like her mom would do. You have to mean it. They know your true intentions. We have two cats. Molly likes to run at them, bark at them and jump on them etc. I grab her collar, use my voice correction and tell her to sit. If she doesn't I put her into sit. This calms her down. Been don't this for about a week. She now able to walk by them without losing it may of the time. She's learning. With this type of puppy you have to mean business. They respect it and they live to learn but you have to be the leader. If you aren't they will run all over you. You better be calm, consistent and fair as well. This breed will hold a grudge IMO. They are very smart. And of course NEVER HIT. Dogs don't even understand what that is.