I am a new Cockapoo owner and am looking for online support groups to ask questions of. I notice that there is not much activity on here or the FB page. Where can I go to be able to talk to other owners?
I am a current cockapoo owner of a male dog 9 years old who suddenly developed AIHA blood cell anemia....was life threatening. question I have are there any blood tests that can be done when a cockapoo is a puppy or a blood test on the parents of the puppy to see if a puppy is predisposed to this condition. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Hi, I am a cockapoo owner of a 1.3 year old male named Charlie and also had another Cockapoo named Buddy for 16 years. While I am in no way a professional, my experience with the breed has been a long one and hoping I may be able to help with some questions. Charlie was a challenging puppy and we struggled with the biting and bouts of aggressive behaviour. He is so much better now and we managed to work on correcting issues with exercise. Walking did not do much but going to an off leash park seemed to help in burning off the energy. We would place a leash on him when he was difficult and I would restrict his roaming area which seemed to calm him down. It's part of the puppy stage but worth your investment of time. Charlie loves to cuddle and is very affectionate. He seemed to love chewing his bones on the floor with me lying beside him and cuddling up to me. Don't know why but this also seemed to relax him ( and me). The biting stage never seemed to end but did eventually subside. His word recall is excellent as well. Potty training was pretty easy as I worked to have him on a schedule consistently from 8 weeks to 16 weeks and would limit water after 8 pm. Buddy was a very different temperament and seemed more relaxed. Can not recall any aggression or growling in the 16 years we had him but did not cuddle as much either. So, every dog has its own personality and mannerisms which takes time to learn. Hope this is somewhat helpful to any new Cockapoo owner and just know the puppy stage seems to be a good year with improvements consistently and totally worth it. They are generally kind, social, loving dogs that will surprise you with their level of intelligence!