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So, Rosie and I went off to our puppy party at the vet's last night. It was really lovely - there were 5 other puppies (a lab, a collie, a westie, a jack russell and a staffie), varying in age from 8 - 11 weeks. Rosie and the Collie were the oldest and the biggest.

To begin with they were all on leads and they were sniffing each other and getting quite excited. Rosie started barking loads, but it was excitement rather than aggression.

Then they let a couple of dogs off their leads so they could go and sniff around the others more freely. When it came to Rosie's turn, she started barking and playing with the others (doing the bowing down play gesture lots and generally being a bit manic and falling over herself with excitement). Everyone was very amused, but then she started biting the other dogs. It really did look like playing more than anything else, but only the Collie matched her for size and she was really calm, so Rosie wasn't getting put in her place at all. So she carried on. She terrorised the poor Jack Russell puppy who kept running away and hiding and she bit the lab on her ear and made her yelp. I didn't really know what to do because I thought that making a fuss about it would give her attention and encourage the bad behaviour. When I thought she was really too much, I picked her up and put her on my lap and just held her, without stroking her, until she calmed down a bit. I thought this might make her realise that she could only go and play if she was good.

By the end, the Collie, who lives with a 10yr old Collie and so was well used to other dogs pushing her about, got fed up and started biting back. I was quite pleased, because I thought it would show Rosie that she can't just bite other dogs. But it didn't seem to stop her.

So now I don't know whether to be worried or not. Her tail was wagging the whole time and she never growled or snapped. She just seemed really happy and excited - she looked like she was back with her litter! Is this normal? Will she grow out of it? One of the other owners actually came and picked her puppy up to get her away from Rosie, but the vet was there trhoughout and she did say that they have to go through this in order to establish their status etc and she only told me to put Rosie back on the lead twice - once when the Jack Russell just really seemed to have had enough of her and the other time when she made the lab yelp.

Have I got a hoodlum Cockapoo?

Louise
 

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Louise... I’m in hysterics here.... How old is Rosie???

I am no expert but I do believe she is no hoodlum, not a cockapoo trait either, I think this may be a puppy stage. My puppy can push his luck, not so much with other dogs but definitely with me, getting his place in the pack, we have had a few strange weeks but it has died down now. I think it’s a bit like kids really, from a cute needy puppy they start to grow up and will push their luck and the boundaries a little, but you need to just let her know what is and isn't expectable.

She will be fine, I am still laughing that it was a cute cockapoo at the party strutting her stuff!!!
 

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It was pretty funny, but I kept thinking that maybe the other owners were sat there thinking 'Your dog's a nightmare - pick her up!'. To be fair, the other owners (except one!) looked pretty relaxed and the Collie's mum was sat next to me and she wasn't bothered about it at all.

Rosie is 11 weeks, but this was her first time out, as she only got her first jab on Tuesday (long story, read through my other thread if want to know more!)
 

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Lady doesn't bite other dogs, but she continuously puts her paws in their faces. other dogs don't like that. I would love a dog to "put her in her place" so to speak, but I am told this is just a puppy behavior and she will grow out of it. She is also very very excited around other dogs and always wants to play, with every dog that she meets, most dogs seem less social than Lady, I am not sure if that is that they haven't been socialized or if my dog is just a major social butterfly.
I am sure Rosie was just excited...socialize her a ton! she will love it, and it makes for a tired well behaved puppy at home.
 

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I think she'll be fine wait while you get her out with older dogs if she over steps the mark they'll tell her. I always just leave mine to it and if other owners are a bit concerned over what their older dog may do I just think well if Mable does anything wrong they'll tell her and she'll learn. Do you know any older dogs you could go and visit as it'll be a while until you can go out with only just having your first injection x
 

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I thought that she couldn't meet other dogs until a week after her second jab? My sister has a dog that I really want her to get on with, so I will take her to meet him as soon as possible.

Thanks for your advice - it sounds sensible!
 

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hi my wispa likes to bite the ears of 1 dog we meet everyday in the park and its only that 1 that she does it too!! i find that the older dog soon puts her in her place when she has had enough! lol it is funny to watch. oh by the way wispa is now 16 months old.
 

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Hold on to your hats .....

A fun update .... on the subject of puppy socialising !!!!!

I have a visitor at my house today, its a 2 and a half year cockapoo girl, and Oakley's reaction was just a joy to watch .... I think she may just put my Oakley in his place.... She deserves respect as she is totally beautiful and quite a lady, well at least I will know what it is like to own two dogs!!!!

And I am doing a friend a needed favour by having her for a while, but its a pleasure :)

My house was pet free last November ... now I have a beautiful adult cockapoo at my feet and Oakley who is laying next to her.....

A house is not a home without a cockapoo!!!!!!!!!!
 

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OOO awesome! I don't know anyone....other than all of you on this forum...who has a cockapoo...but would love to puppy sit...having a dog to tucker Lady out would be AWESOME
 

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I thought that she couldn't meet other dogs until a week after her second jab? My sister has a dog that I really want her to get on with, so I will take her to meet him as soon as possible.

Thanks for your advice - it sounds sensible!
As long as the other dogs have been vaccinated then your fine and with her injections being delayed then socialising like this wont delay her learning about being with others.... enjoy x
 

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Hold on to your hats .....

A fun update .... on the subject of puppy socialising !!!!!

I have a visitor at my house today, its a 2 and a half year cockapoo girl, and Oakley's reaction was just a joy to watch .... I think she may just put my Oakley in his place.... She deserves respect as she is totally beautiful and quite a lady, well at least I will know what it is like to own two dogs!!!!

And I am doing a friend a needed favour by having her for a while, but its a pleasure :)

My house was pet free last November ... now I have a beautiful adult cockapoo at my feet and Oakley who is laying next to her.....

A house is not a home without a cockapoo!!!!!!!!!!
I cerainly agree lol ... had you met this cockapoo first was it meeting her that made you want to get oakley ... great name by the way x
 
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