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We have had Teddy for 13 weeks
He still bites and brings blood
we have chew toys
This morning I tried to put him in bed with me and he nipped at my face
My Breeder said he has always been hyper
She is willing for us to trade puppies for a mellow one she has
Any suggestions we would like one a little mellow
we are in our 70s
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If we could stop the biting


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All puppies will go through a bitey stage due to teething. This can be managed with the proper training, but not completely avoided.
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That is why we are thinking about doing a trade
as the black one is more mellow per the Breeder
The black ones parents were both cockapoos
Teddys parents are cocker Spaniel and standard poodle
would that make a difference
 

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You need to teach him leave, you can also not expect a puppy to just lay down and go to sleep because it is on your bed, if they are playful and your face is there they will be playing and try to nip your face, that is any puppy
 

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I think the difficulties you face with Teddy are things you will experience with any and every pup. Monty, my puppy was the calmest out of his siblings. He was very ‘gentle’, that’s the word the breeders used and they are right, however he is teething at the moment, so nevertheless he is bitey and just wants to chew my hand and face non-stop whenever he is growing a new tooth, which is pretty much every day at the moment.
Before he used to drive me nuts by chewing my baskets and houseplants non-stop. Like a toddler, he was ‘stubborn’ as heck. Since teaching him leave it, which took a few weeks, that part is a lot easier. Now eating all the leaves in the world is a never ending struggle at the moment😅 however, I taught him lots, socialise him daily etc, so at the end of the day he is the best and I love him to bits
What I am saying is: I have a mellow puppy but still have the exact same difficulties you face…so trading Teddy in will not make it that much easier for you as you think. They all require lots of exercise, training and play and it seems you have made good progress with Teddy, so it might be better to stick to training him multiple times daily, have a good trainer and socialise him loads.
Of course, up to you, but please remember that puppies are all energetic little devils and you will find lots of threads on this forum regarding ‘puppy blues’ because it is a very exhausting age (hence they are so cute, so you don’t get too mad😅)
 

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We have had Teddy for 13 weeks
He still bites and brings blood
we have chew toys
This morning I tried to put him in bed with me and he nipped at my face
My Breeder said he has always been hyper
She is willing for us to trade puppies for a mellow one she has
Any suggestions we would like one a little mellow
we are in our 70s
But we love Teddy View attachment 131582
If we could stop the biting


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We are in our 70‘s as well. Our Kitty is 6 months old and we did ask for the “mellow” one….yea! Not! She has gotten better as she has become older. Her baby teeth are falling out but she still chews on our hands….I have had to learn how to avoid getting bitten…took a while. Kitty is very active and gets the zoomies nightly. So you might trade this dog in and get the same thing…then again it doesn’t hurt to try if this dog is a bad match for you….
 

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We have had Teddy for 13 weeks
He still bites and brings blood
we have chew toys
This morning I tried to put him in bed with me and he nipped at my face
My Breeder said he has always been hyper
She is willing for us to trade puppies for a mellow one she has
Any suggestions we would like one a little mellow
we are in our 70s
But we love Teddy View attachment 131582
If we could stop the biting


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I'm going to be honest with you, Cockapoos all have alot of energy. Especially as puppies. They need to be constantly playing games, being trained, as they are very smart and can become destructive if they don't have an outlet for this energy. I would suggest reading up on the breed. I got our Sadie at 4 months. I have her in obedience training classes, and it's working wonderfully. When I tire her out with a little walk and a bit of training and play time, she's happy to snuggle, and sleeps all night, but these dogs are not lap dogs by nature. And I don't know how a breeder would know the nature of a puppy unless they have had one on one experience with it for 6 months. Your pup is also teething which hurts, so steps must be taken to help. Frozen carrots, frozen kongs with peanut butter, frozen rags, soaked in broth prior to freezing. Good luck, bit know that any poo you have will require all of these things as puppies to make them good dogs.
 

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Cockapoo are energetic but it does get easier as they grow older. I do understand at age 70 and a puppy, might be too much for you. Obviously you have gotten attached and reluctant to trade him in. They will bite, chew, mess around, pull, that’s just what they do. As others have said, training with lots of “no’’, ‘’leave it’’ will hold you well now and in future. Can you engage with a walker to take him out for long walks ?
If you still want to swap, maybe best to go for an older dog.
All the best
 

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I know you struggle to give Teddy the exercise that an energetic youngster needs. I wonder if you would consider returning Teddy to the breeder, as it seems she might be willing to take him back, and consider adopting a senior dog instead? Older dogs have a hard time being adopted and would probably love a calm, quiet, loving home such as yours.
 

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We have had Teddy for 13 weeks
He still bites and brings blood
we have chew toys
This morning I tried to put him in bed with me and he nipped at my face
My Breeder said he has always been hyper
She is willing for us to trade puppies for a mellow one she has
Any suggestions we would like one a little mellow
we are in our 70s
But we love Teddy View attachment 131582
If we could stop the biting


View attachment 131582
My husband and I purchased our CockAPoo in our 60's, and wow what a difference it is raising an energetic puppy at an older age! However, if you just hang in there, this too, shall pass. Our Lola is now 18 months and we are amazed that she is still with us and that we didn't give up on her. My husband has more energy than I do, so he walks her at least two times a day. I play with her by throwing toys. We also searched out for a playmat in our neighborhood for her which turned out to be a blessing! Good luck with your decision as it is a hard one.
 
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