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Just been to Hatties socialisation/training class and noticed that the other cockapoo was again absent. Asked where she was and apparently their owners have had her re homed. She was lovely and a very calm pup but her owners were possibly late sixties and the husband particularly was very anxious about how she was at night and when she would be easier to deal with. I think maybe they had an unrealistic view of what a cockapoo would be. I am a bit shocked as she was so sweet I may have been tempted! Just hope seeing Hattie being a bit hyper didn't put them off. I do have to say Hattie has been the most alert and intelligent pup I have had and sometimes I think people may have unrealistic expectations of the demands of a cockapoo pup. Having said that poo 2 is still very much a contender but we must be aware they are so intelligent some people find them too much. (Not me!)
 

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Ah what a shame. I would guess it wasn't the Cockapoo bit they found hard, but the owning a puppy bit or even owing a dog.

I have to say that having never owned a dog before I've found owing a Cockapoo an absolute pleasure. The intelligence and willingness to please is amazing. But then I'm not yet heading for late 60's :D:p
 

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I think you are totally right, some people just don’t realise how much care, attention, money and time a puppy involves .. it’s a responsibility and a commitment after all for 12 years plus .. but what a shame as a puppy/dog gives so much more back over this time :(

However I do appreciate some people do not have the lifestyle for a dog, but please just don’t buy one :(
 

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I think you are totally right, some people just don’t realise how much care, attention, money and time a puppy involves .. it’s a responsibility and a commitment after all for 12 years plus .. but what a shame as a puppy/dog gives so much more back over this time :(

However I do appreciate some people do not have the lifestyle for a dog, but please just don’t buy one :(
Sad thing is she was such a calm cuddly puppy but it was obvious the husband was stressed out by the whole experience kept asking me when pup would sleep all night! He seemed uncomfortable to be at puppy class and quite anxious. Hope maybe they find
an older dog needing a home because they were lovely people. If I had known I would probably have taken her home!
 

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Sad thing is she was such a calm cuddly puppy but it was obvious the husband was stressed out by the whole experience kept asking me when pup would sleep all night! He seemed uncomfortable to be at puppy class and quite anxious. Hope maybe they find
an older dog needing a home because they were lovely people. If I had known I would probably have taken her home!
I'd certainly hope they went back to their breeder first.

The CCGB were recently asked to re-home a 14 weeks old puppy - eventhough she was very much loved - their very dramatic change in circumstances meant she was actually very low on their knee-jerk reactive "to do" list and as such it was easier to offer her for re-homing than worry - I actually offered a quick-fix "foster-home" but Family stepped in (short-term) and our support enabled her to be find an almost seamless transition with that family.

Often it is not the puppy - but the "situation".
Often it is not the puppy - but the "desire to own a dog - NOW !".

Sometimes a puppy / dog - is offered a genuine "home" - that is short-lived through so many reasons - though it may never be the dog's fault.....

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As a humerous aside(incase anyone takes me seriously "Crufts") I have told Hattie she better pass her puppy training or she will be on Gumtree! (This is a joke I would NEVER advertise on such a site)
 

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I really feel for the puppy having to get used to another family. I hope the couple were careful about who rehomed it. It is hard work having a new puppy. I don't think people realise the commitment needed. The rewards are great though. As I type this, Bo is snuggled into my dressing gown fast asleep.
 
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