You and your BFF (Best Furry Friend) spend a lot of time together, hanging out at local eateries, going for long walks on the beach, and chasing squirrels in the park (your BFF, not you). Taking long naps, eating all day and getting belly rubs feature too, but what else does your Felindre Cockapoo like to do that you maybe don’t know about?
We posed this question to a few Cockapoo-owned people. Want to know what they said? Carry on reading to find out what your Felindre Cockapoo puppy and adult dogs will do.
By their very nature, dogs like to socialise, but none so much as the Cockapoo. This is where socialisation comes in, and for your pooch, it doesn’t have to be with other dogs. Whether it’s the neighbour’s dog, the piglet on the farm or the pachyderm down the road, your fur baby thrives on meaningful friendships.
We’ve all heard about cat burglars but did you know your pooch likes taking things too. There are a couple of theories as to why your Cockapoo likes to steal your things. These include him wanting to have something of yours around so he doesn’t feel lonely, and it gives him something to do.
There is also the theory that your dog will do anything to get your attention, even if it means being ‘naughty’. If your pooch’s pilfering is getting out of hand, it isn’t necessary to get the strong arm of the paw involved. We suggest you maybe spend more time with him.
“I used to shout at my husband about his snoring at night until I realised it wasn’t him. It was Lucy, our Cockapoo.” Keri (Felindre Cockapoo Owner)
Sleeping ranks high on your Cockapoo’s list of things she loves doing, but sleeping with you, on your bed, well that is your pup living his best life.
Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed lets him know he is an important part of your world, and there is nothing he wants more. Of course, some experts would say this is an absolute no-no, and then there’s us.
Let’s be honest, if you had a tail, you would chase it too. Tail-chasing is a form of hunting, and it is an instinct dogs are born with.
It is worth noting not all dogs do this, so if yours suddenly starts, it could be as a result of ticks or fleas, which you will need to check out.
“We were fighting a losing battle trying to stop KC from digging up our plants. In the end, we gave her an area in the garden where she digs to her heart’s content.” Dawn
Dogs dig. A lot. And it could be because they want to bury a treasure (usually yours), hide some leftover food or a treat, or just for fun.
It’s not called doggy paddle for nothing. Cockapoos love to swim, whether it is in ponds, a pool, a river or puddle of mud.
Swimming is a great way for your dog to stay in shape, and it is particularly good for older pets with arthritis, osteoarthritis, or mobility issues.
“When we pop out, my husband asks our Cockapoo what channel she would like to watch…” Caryn
Your dog might not see all the colours, but the sounds and certain images will keep him entertained while you’re getting dinner ready or helping the kids with homework.
If you like, check out DogTV, a channel that is dedicated to keeping your BFF occupied.
Cockapoos are one of the smartest dog-types around, which is why they love learning new things. Whether it is obedience classes or agility courses, it is essential to keep your dog mentally fit, otherwise boredom sets in and that’s when the destructive behaviour begins.
Like learning, giving your pooch a job gives them a sense of purpose. You can train him to get your slippers or his leash when it’s time for a walk. Even throwing a stick and him retrieving it is a job as far as your pup is concerned. Cockapoos are especially good as therapy dogs.
Leaving your dog to his own devices is going to lead to boredom and can even leave him feeling depressed.
And don’t forget the praise and reward.
Sitting. On your feet
Ever wondered why your Cockapoo sits on your feet?
Some experts say it is his way of showing you love, while others suggest it is him protecting you. He could also do this to let other dogs in the area know that you are his and they should stay away.
In some cases, especially with puppies, it could be that they’re a little nervous and are making sure you don’t go anywhere.
It had to come up, didn’t it? Dogs like to hump, and even though it is embarrassing for you as the owner, it is completely normal, especially in younger male dogs.
You could if you felt it necessary, have him neutered but there aren’t any guarantees that it will stop the behaviour.
Licking is your Cockapoo saying “I love you”. Dogs will also lick the dominant animal (you) to show they are submissive. It could also be because you just taste good.
Dogs groom themselves by licking, and just like some kids suck their thumbs, it could be self-soothing for your pooch.
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