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Hello! We own a 5+ month old cockapoo that we picked from a rescue litter at 8 weeks old... Waldo... and boy oh boy does he keep us busy -- he was the dominant one in the litter -- which has been a steep learning curve for us!

He's a great little bundle of energy, and I am so psyched to find a site where I could get more info on this breed and talk with other people who can identify with what we are going through LOL :rolleyes:
 

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The rescue place fosters the animals in their homes -- so they had both the mom (poodle) and dad (cocker) -- but didn't provide us any information on why they had been rescued. He is a cute little nutcase, and I remind him daily (hourly?) that it's a good thing, because sometimes his attitude leaves a lot to be desired! :)
 

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a bit of training and he will be fine. what spesific problems are you having at the moment.

do you have any training classes in your aria ?
 

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he looks very cute! ask away for all of your issues, there is always someone out here to help, someone has always has a similar scenario.
 

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Share your issues on here.. there is always someone here to help

Enjoy the forum .. Woof Woof to Waldo xx
 

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I posted a question already :) Our main issue is simply that he is very pushy "dominant" puppy. Still nippy, likes to "herd" us when we end playtime, very intelligent (as you all know with this breed!) so he is picking up clicker training VERY quickly, but also quickly becomes demanding during training.

My main concern, and I'll post somewhere else, is meeting strangers, he is SO exuberant, won't sit (even for high-value treats) and just jumps and jumps and jumps. And if people walk by us, he whines, looking back after them instead of continuing on the walk. It's like he is obsessed with people! We have practiced with friends, and he is getting better with people in the office, but it makes walking him anywhere in public just ridiculous.

We do have a puppy trainer, and Saturday will be our last class :-( although she is in the area and has encouraged us to call her often!
 

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Hello and welcome

Sounds like he just needs to have lots of new experiences and socialisation meeting people and other animals, I am sure he will calm down eventually it must be very exciting for him. I would probably book a puppy socialisation class, and definitely keep up the training as he is young and clever so he should get there quickly.

Good luck
 

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Welcome Abrah and Waldo! Dexter is pretty nippy at the moment and jumpy too but he is starting to improve and calm down- hopefully Waldo will too.
 
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