The puppies of Maltipoo, Cavapoo, and Yorkipoo like to be the center of attention and quickly find common ground with humans and animals. The task of loving owners is to instill good manners in the pets and help them socialize gently.
Early education and adaptation of the puppy in the house
The upbringing of the puppy begins from the moment when he crosses the threshold of a new home. First of all, organize a different place for him to sleep, eat, and toilet.
Often the owners are happy to allow the baby for the first time to do whatever he wants: sleep in bed, beg for food, pick up something on the street, chase pigeons, bark at other dogs, gnaw shoes. And then they complain that the dog is spoiled and causes a lot of trouble. To avoid this, do not allow your pet to do what you are not ready to put up with for the next 15 years.
For the approach to raising a dog to be holistic, establish rules of communication with the animal in the house, which all family members must follow. For example, we never give the dog food from the table. We do not allow the dog to sleep in the bed.
If there are small children in the house, make sure that they do not torture the dog and give him rest. For all their love, Maltipoo, Cavapoo, and Yorkipoo can become irritable and closed if they do not have enough free space. Also, young children often do not know how to gauge their strength and can inadvertently hurt puppies.
To make the dog easier to adapt, it is essential not to leave it alone for a long time. Make sure you have enough time and resources to train your puppy gently. It can be left alone in the house for a couple of weeks. Start with a short timing; for example, leave it for 15 minutes, then half an hour. Gradually, the puppy gets used to being left alone, but his loved ones return. If you have a job from 9 to 18 and are rarely at home, it is better to look for another pet. Maltipoo, Cavapoo, and Yorkipoo do not tolerate chronic loneliness.
On average, the period of adaptation to a new place and getting used to a diaper takes from three to four weeks maximum.
When can I start teaching commands?
As soon as the puppy adapts after moving to the owner - it is usually 2 weeks.
Immediately after moving, your first workout will be to memorize "diaper,” "eat,” "sleep,” "no.” Teaching your puppy these simple things is very important. Follow the sequence from the first day, do not change the rules. A place to sleep, food, water, diapers - should be in the same places.
The command "no" should be said every time the puppy does something wrong. Do not pamper your puppy as a child so as not to punish the dog for the same actions when he grows up.
The commands "sit,” "lie down,” "give a paw,” "fetch,” "to me" - can be easily mastered by puppies for up to three months.
The commands "in place,” "voice,” "dance,” "turn,” "bring" are more complex, so you have to wait for the puppy to grow up at least five months.
Suppose you have not had a dog before; if you do not know where to start and how best to - it is best to seek professional help. For 2-3 lessons, an experienced dog trainer will lay out everything on the shelves and tell you how to raise a well-behaved dog. And further training of a dog trainer with a puppy will make your upbringing easier.
Socialization of the puppy
Maltipoo, Cavapoo, and Yorkipoo - companion dogs and are ready to go with you at least to the ends of the earth. It is important to socialize the dog in time for your joint outings to be comfortable.
Getting to know other people can start with a trip to the groomer. So the dog, in principle, will get used to care procedures and will learn to treat strangers calmly. Invite friends to meet the puppy. If you plan to take your pet with you to work, shops, cafes, make short outings. The puppy will gradually get used to new smells, noises, active movement, and it will not cause him stress.
It is better to get acquainted with other animals gradually. If you are familiar with puppies, organize a walk and games together. The first time it is easier to socialize the puppy through communication with dog-peers. If you see that the dog is scared on first encounters, do not try to force it into contact with other animals. Postpone until next time.
When walking, do not allow the dog to pick up things from the ground. When the puppy is trying to pick up something from the floor - sharply say "No!" and make a soft jerk with a leash. While walking, keep your dog busy by throwing a ball or frisbee; if the dog is not bored - he is unlikely to go treasure hunting around the park. At the same time, never throw anything on the floor at home for the dog to eat. Everything you want to give to the dog should be put in a bowl or given by hand.
You can seek help from a dog trainer who will correct your pet's behavior.
How to correct the behavior of an adult dog
It is not always possible to do everything perfectly, especially when this is your first experience of raising a dog. If you are facing problems with your pet's behavior, do not despair, even the behavior of an adult dog can be corrected. Feel free to contact a competent instructor who works with humane methods: he will help you look at the behavior of the pet from a new perspective and develop a correction plan.
Maltipoo, Yorkipoo, and Cavapoo are brilliant and learn quickly, provided they are treated with patience and well-manner. The time invested in raising the dog will pay off into years of friendship with the best dog in the world.