I Love My Cockapoo Forums banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,920 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi Everyone, My name is Amanda and my Cockapoo is Lady,
We just picked her u p last night, she is a 13 week old cockapoo.
she is a vream colour and favors the characteristics of the cockerspaniel mom.

She seems to want to be held all the time, I am not sure if this was the case where she was but the moment we put her down she wines and cries, we are trying to let her cry it out a bit as we don't want her to become the kind of dog that won't walk anywhere, but I am not sure what to do. She does seem happy....little tail stubby wagging away...but still not sure...has anyone else experienced anything like this??

Thanks!
Hope to get to know all of you soon!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
253 Posts
Cockapoos are very loveable and want to cuddle all the time. They will want to be held and cuddled alot but you need to set a boundry. I know it will be difficult but when she cries let her cry it out, when she stops, give her attention. Do not give her affection when she is whining / barking because that will make bad habits when she is older. For now, since she is so young she may just want that extra cuddling due to the fact that she is in a new home with new smells and new people so I would not worry about it as of yet. When I got Axle he was 6 weeks old and I cuddled him alot but as he has gotten older (which he is 5 months now) he does not whine when he wants to be held, and he knows when it is appropriate to be held and when it is not. I have had big dogs my whole life so when I got my Cockapoo it was totally different. I look at my Axle like a human baby sometimes because thay are VERY affectionate and have very distinct emotions and facial expressions. But like I said I would not worry too much. I would suggest crate training though. I do that with Axle and it has worked great. He sleeps in it at night, and of course that will help with potty training.

I wish you the best with Lady, and welcome and I would love to see some pics! :)
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
5,020 Posts
hey welcome give her time she is is in a new home doesnt know whats going on, you can let things slide for the first night and give her affection and start afresh tomorrow. she will take a little bit to settle in. just enjoys her/ would love to see photos.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,920 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Lady

hi Everyone,
Thanks for the Advice, We are crate training her, she cries when no one is in view so for the first few nights we decided to sleep near by, so we will need to start weening her off of that, does anyone suggest a crate during the day? today is the first day I am leaving her alone :( I will be back to see her at noon tho. we blocked off an area for her and have her crate and food and toys all in there too, but does anyone suggest keeping pups in their cage during the day??

I am attaching some pics of our new little baby....does anyone have house training advice...something that worked really really well???
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,363 Posts
Oh she is so very cute - if it was me I wouldn't be able to STOP cuddling her - at least while she is so tiny and fluffy. I will leave others to offer crate training advice - just here to say welcome.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
253 Posts
Crate training during the day. I did that with Axle for about a month and only for an hour at a time 2 times a day for a nap. And that also made him know that when he is in his crate that means its time to sleep. And I now have NO trouble with him and his crate. The second I put him in there, he just lays down and goes to sleep. So I would suggest using the crate during the day, she may cry though because it is not night time, just ignore that. She needs to learn, and she will. But remember, never use the crate as a punishment. You want her to love her crate aka den like area. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Oh, so nice! You must be really happy to have her.

I am no expert, but remember that dogs have other senses than sight so even if she can't see you, she can smell that you are not far away if you leave a door open (eg putting the crate in the hall outside your bedroom). Also, if leaving her alone don't forget to put in a jumper or something that smells of you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,920 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Hi Guys!
Yes she is adorable and I love her to bits!!! I would hug her all day and night if i could!
Thanks for the advice, putting a sweater in with her is a great idea!! she got away from her blocked off area while i wasn't at home...when I got home I found her culed up beside my bed, lying on a pair of my pants...I guess she missed me! aww little lady.
All your pups are beauties
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top