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I really want a small cockapoo.
But i dont know how to talk them into it.

What should i say??
Easy 10 points.
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And to all the rude people who are telling me that im probley not responsible enoguh, im 15 and have had a job for almost a year and a half. i just live with my grandparents. My parents are out of the story because they left me when i was 2.
So stop being rude and give me some good answers. :/

P.S. Thanks to all the nice people. :)
 

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have you already spoken to them about a dog. are they in all day, how long are you out of the house for schoo/college and work not to mention friends.

where would to dog go if you were to go on a holiday with friends.


one thing you need to take into concidereation is how much your grandpairents will have to do with the dog if they arent into dogs, some older people (pleas no one take offence) just dont have the paitence or the energy for a puppy.

i would think about talking them into it, i would just talk to them about it, afterall it is their house.
 

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If your anything like my kids you just keep begging and asking and asking and pleading until you get what you want lol x
 

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If you really are going to take care of a dog then good reasons to have one are:

1. You'll be walking it twice a day so it will be good exercise for you
2. You'll be picking up poo, cleaning up after it when it's a puppy and it's wee'd in the house, you'll be feeding it and brushing it everyday so it will be a responsibility for you.
3. As you'll be saving pocket money and doing jobs to get money for food, toys etc it will teach you to manage money well.
4. It is a good pastime and interest if you decide to do agility or flyball - cockapoos can have a lot of energy and it's good for them to do lots of others things
5. You'll be learning a lot about dogs and working with other people when you take it to training classes.
6. When you take it for walks you'll be talking to lots of other dog owners so will get to know all sorts of other people in your area.
7. You'll be reading a lot as you will get books on how to raise a puppy.

But do think hard whether you'll do all this. My 16 year old pleaded for a dog and now I do everything and he has even said he probably won't get a dog of his own when he is older as it is a lot to do!!
 

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I hope that we are not being rude, and you sound like a very responsible person, it's just that your life will be changing as you get older. You will want to spend more and more time with your friends and less at home, then maybe to college or university, then work. You can expect to have the dog until you are maybe 27 or 30 years old and by then who knows if your day to day life will be one that a dog fits into. So if your grandparents are prepared to take over the responsibility when you cannot, that is fine, but if they are not, then what would happen to the dog? Why not discuss it with them? Also, cockapoos demand much more exercise and attention than many other small dogs, so if you have any doubts about how much time you can give, maybe consider other breeds.
 

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I hope that we are not being rude, and you sound like a very responsible person, it's just that your life will be changing as you get older. You will want to spend more and more time with your friends and less at home, then maybe to college or university, then work. You can expect to have the dog until you are maybe 27 or 30 years old and by then who knows if your day to day life will be one that a dog fits into. So if your grandparents are prepared to take over the responsibility when you cannot, that is fine, but if they are not, then what would happen to the dog? Why not discuss it with them? Also, cockapoos demand much more exercise and attention than many other small dogs, so if you have any doubts about how much time you can give, maybe consider other breeds.
i compleatly agree i was 18 when we got Gypsy, and was upset with my mum as i flet she decided to get a dog at the point when most would be making plans to move out, but after a couple of months to a year i relized at a couple of year before that i would not have been responcibal.

what are your finances like
the cost of a cockapoo can be anything upto £850
insurance for my lot each ranges from £9 to £15 as it goes up every year as they get older.
inoculations/vet cost/nutering(all cost money and cam be exsortonet depending on your vet)
puppys can be distructive, so you need to be vidulent and keep exspencive thiongs out of their reach.
grooming you are looking at £30(i know someone who pays £40) every 6 weeks to keep your cockapoos coat trimmed, not to mention the time grooming to keep it mat free. the first 7 months are a dodal, as their coat doesnt matt.
food depending on the brand you could be looking at maby £10-20 a week.


it is basicly like having a child as you have the posobility of having the dpg for 15 years, kennels cost alot too if you want to go away and cant take the dog, you are looking at £11 per night.

realy sit and talk with, then leav it and theink about it and come back to it later to talk again.

let us know how you get on.
 

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hi you dont say where you are from, UK or USA. i have to agree with everyone else cockapoos are hard work but do make lovely companions for older people so if you are from the USA there are lots of cockapoo rescue centres so you could get an older one. if you are from the UK there are sometime adverts from people trying to rehome older cockapoos. your grandparent must love you very much to have taken you in so just talk to them about it and may be make a contract with them promising to do as much work as you can for the dog and you all sign it?! good luck and hope you do get your own little cockapoo.:D
 
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