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Flossy has been going out for a walk for a week now, the 1st couple of time were great but when i take her now we seem to have a few problems which start from trying to get her lead on which is a battle to keep her still, then when walking she tries to jump up everyone who passes and just seems very hyper
 

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she is very excited and social....try and teach her to sit for a treat to put on her lead, and to sit before approaching anyone, it will take some time....but works great!
 

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shes really good otherwise, she sits, gives paw, stays, and rolls over, dont think it always help because so many people come up fussing her so its hard for her to know who she can get fuss from and who she can't, ill try getting her to sit with a treat to get her lead on if she stays still long enough to see what i have ! thank you Amanda x
 

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welcome to cockapoo ownership ... they love and walk and are vert excitable .. mine go crazy when I get their leads out ... and yes they want everyone to notice them during the walk ... joggers, bike riders, other dog walkers, kids on scooters ... mine want to keep up with them all to get a stroke :)

Treats in your pocket .. to reward good behaviour, work out what you want Flossy to do ie wait for lead to be put on, make her sit, put lead on and reward.... also sitting at curbs, she always be pleased to see people but with consistent training it can be calmed down ... I just love jumping happy cockapoos so mine tend to still jump.. its all about what you as an owner want, I just want mine to respond to my commands .. and they are doing good at the moment, no way perfect but they are great dogs :)

I hope this helps a little xxxx walk time needs to be fun .. try to enjoy it ... a secure field and some off lead ball throwing is a much loved exercise :)
 

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i really really would love to do off lead with Flossy but im so scared she will run off, and with the walking i dont really mind her jumping but worry that some people will, Flossy loves to get dirty and then she jumps up nice ladies with light trousers on, puppy paw prints all over, oops. Thanks for your advice jojo great as always x
 

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I understand your fears .. I was exactly the same with Oakley .... Practice in the garden ... throwing ball then call back with a really yummy treat in your hand .. you can use Flossy come as a command and she will relate this to coming to you to get a really nice treat.

I let Oakley off when he was 5 months old I was so worried about him running off but they don’t, they want to be with you, Eevee I let off at approx 12 weeks but she stuck so close and played with Oakley, Honey was let off as soon as we adopted her but she had the others to run with in a pack.

Just make sure you are in an area (field would be good) alone, no distractions, safe and secure and you feel you can control the situation. Shoulders back, be strong and be pack leader..... You will feel great for it and Flossy will love it ...... I will try to get some video of mine running and ball catching in the field, remember Eevee is only 4 months old and loves it :)

There is no hurry, do it when you are ready xxx

Another good tip and extendable lead ..gives a bit of freedom and you can still call back.
 

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i really really would love to do off lead with Flossy but im so scared she will run off, and with the walking i dont really mind her jumping but worry that some people will, Flossy loves to get dirty and then she jumps up nice ladies with light trousers on, puppy paw prints all over, oops. Thanks for your advice jojo great as always x
For anyone nervous about letting their pup off lead I would really recommend using a 10 metre training line. If you hold the end and let the line drag then the pup feels like they are off lead and you can practice recalling them before they get to the length of the line. Most pups will stay close anyway but you can become confident of them with no risk. The next stage is to let go of the end and if there is a problem they are easy to catch by grabbing the line. I had Dylan off lead within a week using this method.
 

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sorry for the stupid question thats about to follow, but do you buy these training lines or are they like a rope that you just use as a line ? I would be happy trying it that way to start with. Thanks x
 

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Hi Paula, I'm not sure if you're doing puppy classes or not? They are good for covering the training basics (the trainer will no doubt focus a lot on recall) and building your confidence as a handler. Also a good opportunity to socialise your puppy :)
 

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hi claire, no im not but maybe its something i should do, like ive said shes great at everything else and great when meeting people or dogs if a little to friendly sometimes and she seems to learn other commands really quickly, thank you for advice x
 

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You have to be brave to let your dog of the lead for the first time. If there is two of you, stand a little distance apart and keep calling your dog from one to the other giving them a treat every time they come, keep moving apart to increase the distance.
If you are by yourself the training line as Helen has described is a good confidence builder.
You can see Rosie off the lead on her very first walk on my thread "Rosie's First Walk" on this section she never goes that far away from us but if I had been by myself I probably would have used a long line. the training line can be a thin rope or thin nylon tape from most pet shops.
If you can find a way to stop a Cockapoo jumping up please tell me its the one thing that has defeated me.
 

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I was given great advice just before Millie was finally allowed out. Let her off the lead, give her lots of attention, praise and treats. It really worked, she loves being off the lead and I feel confident she wont disappear. Make sure in the early days that you teach her to find you and keep an eye on you. Hide behind trees and call her etc. She needs to learn that its her responsibility to keep track of you too.

Definitey go to training classes, they will teach you how to give a command without nagging. Quite handy when you're out and about and not wanting to sound like a nag !

Enjoy, cockapoos are so friendly and easy to train. :D
 

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sorry for the stupid question thats about to follow, but do you buy these training lines or are they like a rope that you just use as a line ? I would be happy trying it that way to start with. Thanks x
You can use a rope like a washing line, but it's easier to buy a 10 metre dog training line - you can get them on ebay. They are more comfortable to hold and you have the proper clip to attach onto the collar. They also don't knot easily. They are so much better to use than a flexi-lead and will give you confidence in your pup. The only thing I would suggest is to use them in open areas as they get caught round bushes and trees! They are also good if you want to allow your pup to play with other dogs. The line will just drag on the ground and isn't likely to tangle up dogs and other people.
 

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any ideas on how to stop Flossy picking everything and anything up when shes in the house, garden or out walking, yesterday when out she managed a can that was flat, a lovely black banana skin, and a crisp packet and no end of twigs and stones, i spend so much time taking things out of her mouth she seems to pick anything up and it worrys me that she will swallow something
 

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Ahh yes the picking things up .......... I think it maybe a cockapoo thing...

Oakley loves a stick in his mouth during a walk.... and Honey looks like she is smoking a cigar.... with a massive stick hanging out of her mouth.

I never noticed so much litter in our village until I had litter picking dogs, they should get a job cleaning the streets for the local council.

I originally thought it was teething, but Oakley still does it :)

Maybe I am being relaxed about it, but I just say leave to try to stop them picking up rubbish with a lead correction , and use the drop command so they drop, but sometimes it is not so easy .. more like playing tug of war with them :) :)

Generally they are interested in sticks only these days and the litter obsession has faded.
 

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I agree with JoJo - teach the leave command asap! Dylan now will leave pretty much anything I tell him to, but loves sticks and balls (and fox poo of course :rolleyes:) - those he will pick up anyway. He seems to understand now that they are allowed but other things aren't. After he leaves something (or drops it if I'm not quick enough with the leave command) he'll automatically come to me for a treat. Fair exchange methinks.
 
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