Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Cockapoo pup behaving badly

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jan1, May 22, 2017.


  1. Jan1

    Jan1 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all my 17 week ol cockapoo girl is going through her "terrible 2's " stage So looking for a few tips to help is cope . Currently her favourite game is grabbing her puppy pad and running with it in her mouth then ripping it up.. pee and all!! Of course we can't take it away because then she pee's on the floor Any suggestions how we can put a halt to this fun activity??? Weve tried, saying NO, shouting, clapping hands, ignoring her, leaving the room, putting her in her crate for 10-20 seconds , distracting her with a toy nothing works !
     
  2. ShibaPup

    ShibaPup PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    3,529
    Remove the puppy pads and take her outside regularly? No puppy pads - no problem.

    Take her out every couple of hours; after feeding, after playing, after waking up etc... praise her heavily for doing her business outside.
     
    Happy Paws2, Matrod, ouesi and 9 others like this.
  3. danielled

    danielled Guest

    Ditch the puppy pads. Using puppy pads=hey inside is the place to go potty. No puppy pads=no confusion. Just bin the confusing puppy pads and take your pup outside as above no puppy pads no problem.
     
  4. danielled

    danielled Guest

    Though I'd take her out every 30 minutes.
     
    Lurcherlad likes this.
  5. labradrk

    labradrk PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,725
    Likes Received:
    12,914
    Why have you still got pads down at her age? not that they should be used at all because they severely delay toilet training. Remove them and teach her to toilet outside rather than soil inside.
     
    Aahlly, Happy Paws2, MiffyMoo and 3 others like this.
  6. smokeybear

    smokeybear PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    15,187
    Likes Received:
    8,996
    Sounds as though you having quite few problems, have you engaged the services of a 1:1 trainer or gone to classes? Wherre do you live perhaps we can recommend someone?
     
    Lurcherlad likes this.
  7. Wiz201

    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    6,421
    Likes Received:
    867
    This is all normal puppy behaviour, have you found some classes to take her to or got advice from a trainer?
     
    ouesi and Jan1 like this.
  8. Nagini

    Nagini PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    266
    of course she's not going to pay you any attention as it's simply, more fun!
    puppy pads are one of the worst aids ever invented to assist in toilet training puppies, they do have their uses (i use them after any pet accidents to soak up fluid before wiping clean)..never used them for toilet training, or never likely to.
     
  9. Jan1

    Jan1 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Will try this and see how i get on, didn't want to go straight to no pad at all but maybe its for tge best
     
  10. Jan1

    Jan1 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Phew thank you, yes she starts training next week
     
  11. spamvicious

    spamvicious PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    766
    Come along to the puppy support thread and chat about your lovely puppy. I also have a cockapoo who's 13 weeks old.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice