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Hello everybody, I am a 1st time owner of a cockapoo, and will probably be asking for lots of advice over the coming weeks. My new addition is called Morris, he's 10 weeks old and is completely adorable, although at the moment, when he gets very excited does tend to bite/nibble quite a lot!
 

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Hi Lilith, welcome to the forum :)

Morris is a great name :D Do you have any photos of him?

Puppies are often mouthy, are you teaching him bite inhibition? Don't worry about asking lots of questions we are a helpful bunch! :)
 

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Hi Sarah,
To be honest not really sure what bite inhibition is, I shall google! So far though a sharp NO, and rolling him onto his side has been working, but when he gets over excited its more problematic to stop!
The name Morris is growing on me now, but if truth be told, I wanted him to be Stanley, but my 7 yr old daughter got the better of me!!
I've just updated my avatar with a pic!!
 

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Hi Sarah,
To be honest not really sure what bite inhibition is, I shall google! So far though a sharp NO, and rolling him onto his side has been working, but when he gets over excited its more problematic to stop!
The name Morris is growing on me now, but if truth be told, I wanted him to be Stanley, but my 7 yr old daughter got the better of me!!
I've just updated my avatar with a pic!!
Bite inhibition is when we teach our puppies that mouthing is not acceptable and that teeth and flesh should not meet! Useful training guides to read http://www.cockapoo-owners-club.org.uk/cockapoo_care_training.html

Please read this free download by Dr Ian Dunbar which explains the important training that you should do in the first few weeks of ownership. :)

http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/AFTER You Get Your Puppy.pdf

Page 79 is the start of bite inhibition. "Puppy playbiting is the means by which dogs develop bite inhibition and a soft mouth. The more your puppy bites and receives appropriate feedback, the safer his jaws will be in adulthood. It is the puppy that does not mouth and bite as a youngster whose adult bites are more likely to cause serious damage."

In simple terms though if Morris 'mouths' you, say OW! loudly and end play or walk away immediately. This teaches him that it is not acceptable and that fun things end when it happens. :)

The Cockapoo Owners Club has a ADPT Training Consultant on our Facebook page who is always available to help and support our members if you would like to join the club you can do so here

http://www.cockapoo-owners-club.org.uk/

Hope this helps. :)
 

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Hi Lilith :welcome:
Feel free to ask away on questions, there's plenty of good answers on here.
A good way to upload some photos is via Photobucket. Sign up to it and from there upload pictures from your computer onto your photobucket account. Once a photo has arrived there you can hover over the picture you want and a box appears next to it. put your mouse over the IMG code and it will say Copied.

Then onto ILMC site and when you're writing a reply right click and paste your copied picture :D
 

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Hello again,
Thanks for all the welcomes!
Laura, he's a working cocker (mum) and toy poodle (dad.)
Sarah, thanks very much for the links, I now feel very unprepared! I've got lots of reading to do!
He tends to be as good as gold during the day (and will accept NO for an answer!) we just have about an hour and a half in the early evening where it has become problematic, once this is over then, once again he turns back to the adorable playful puppy that everybody wants, but I'm sure with all the 'top tips' that are out there, we will overcome this 'phase'!!
 
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