For the Love of Cockapoo

A cross breed of the Poodle and Cocker Spaniel the Cockapoo is an exceptionally intelligent designer class of hybrid. Like its poodle ancestors, the Cockapoo is known for its friendly disposition and jovial personality. And with the lineage of the cocker spaniel you can believe that they are naturally inquisitive and loveable making them the perfect family breed.

Because the cockapoo is not yet classified as its own breed we must recognize them as a type of pet. The combined traits that any Cockapoo inherits from their parents can be variable in more ways than one. A primary example is the coat–  not all Cockapoos have a low shedding coat like the poodle nor do they all have a smoother, longer and heavier shedding coat like that of the cocker spaniel.

So what can you expect upon the newest arrival of your family?

Play, play and more play!

The cockapoo breed is very active and may easily find their way into mischief solely out of boredom, yet they are also easily entertained! So be certain to give your newest family member lots of exercise and play.

Socialization

It is recommended that these pups be socialized as they have a tendency to fear things later in life that they may not have experienced in their early years (just like a kid)! Introduce them to other animals and other people, not only will this make for a well-rounded pup, but an exceptionally obedient pet.

My heart is your heart!

The cockapoo is an extremely sweet and sensitive animal that will react to your moods. Treat them well and you will be the recipient of endless love!

Training

Positive reinforcement is the use of a reward system for encouraging a wanted behavior to be repeated. As an example, if you want to teach your pup to sit, you reward him when he sits. By doing this, he’ll quickly associate the behavior with a reward. It is important to keep in mind while training the cockapoo that we must ignore the behaviors we don’t want, and we reward the behaviors we do want. Rewards can include food, treats, petting, or playing with a favorite toy.

 

 

 

What about housebreaking?

Be consistent! Make sure to take your newest addition out for potty breaks every two to three hours.  Cockapoos LOVE to know when they’ve done something good and they welcome praise with a good deal of tail wagging, so make sure you give lots of praise when they go where you want them to.

Do not feed your pup late at night! Keep in mind that during the initial training period you can expect to wake yourself up at least once a night while potty training, to make sure your pup makes it through the night without an accident.

Dogs that have good training tend to feel more comfortable with their place in the household. Be sure that everyone in the family knows the training plan and follows it.

Regardless of whether you live alone or have a family with other pets, the Cockapoo will fit right in with a little training. If you’re ready to have a little more love and overall joy in your life, then a Cockapoo is the right choice for you! Visit us now at premierpups.com.

 

 

 

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Mini Bernadoodle Big Personality

This small package of fluff and fur is packed with an overflow of love, affection and personality. Weighing in at 18 lbs. and going up to as much as 35 lbs. the Mini Bernedoodle is a cross between the Miniature Poodle the Bernese Mountain Dog.

If you’re looking for a pet for the whole family, or if you’re a single and looking for a lovable and loyal fur ever friend with good health that will put a smile on your face with their comedic antics, you don’t need to look any further- with a life span of 15 to 18 years – this little one checks off all of the fur ever friend boxes.

They will steal your attention and affection!

These pups are full of energy and devotion. Though they only need a moderate amount of exercise, they will need a whole lot more of your attention. They do best in homes where they are not left alone for long periods of time. They want nothing more than to be with their humans and are just as ready to go on an adventure as they are to snuggle up on the couch.

Just like their poodle parent, they are full of intelligence and can be easily trained. Do be careful, because they are so smart they can just as easily learn bad habits just as well as the good! It is always a good idea to begin training and socialization at an early age to make sure you raise a well-rounded friendly pet.

Keep them busy

As for outdoor activities, this breed can do it all! They enjoy short and easy or long fun filled walks, challenging hikes, and they absolutely love to swim! A visit to the dog park is always a great option as well as the Mini Bernadoodle, though a little shy at first, loves to make new friends and playmates.

When it’s time to settle indoors for the day make sure to have plenty of toys and things to chew for this loveable pooch as boredom can get the best of them. Without enough stimulation they are bound to go after anything that may be lying about… even your favorite pair of shoes!

Full of life and love the Mini Bernadoodle can adapt to almost any environment you bring them into and they are sure to put plenty of smiles on your face. If you want to learn more about adopting a Mini Bernadoodles check us out at premierpups.com

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