Puppy help please
Brought home an 8 week old cocker spaniel puppy yesterday and all has gone well except tonight we fed him at 630 and he still hasn’t pooped. He doesn’t like wet grass and won’t go on the patio. Anything I can do to get him to poop? His tummy is all bloated and generally he’s gone within 20 minutes of eating. He’s had a nap and is having a mental 30 mins now. Poops so far have been little and very runny which the breeder said to expect but didn’t expect him not to be able to go :/ he seems happy though. Advice?Posted 4 years agoGolfChickMember
ignore what the book says about time constraints etc. lets face it we dont all have clockwork bowel movements! Long as you taken him out and given him plenty of opportunity to go then its just a waiting game, eagle eyes to spot when he’s looking like hes gonna and then pop him out so he can do it outside. You’ll soon know exactly what the signs are…… dont do as the OH did and watch her start to go and just stand there pointing at her in utter shock!Posted 4 years agoMrNero50Member
You have a Cocker, as Golfchick says ignore everything you’ve read!
We’ve a 2 year old Working Cocker and he pretty much did nothing be it toilet habits or behaviour as per anything we read before hand!
They are amazing fun though! Loved the puppy phase but the adult phase teaching him to run with the bikes is so much more rewarding!
EDIT: have you been warned about the cockerdile land shark phase?Posted 4 years ago
He’s a very cuddly puppy 🙂 we’re loving it at the moment and he didn’t cry at all last night, just slept in his crate.
Not been warned about a cockerdile phase? I can probably guess 😀 can’t wait to get him out running and training next year. He’s so cute, chocolate with a white bib, looks like he’s dribbled milk on his chin 🙂Posted 4 years agoMrNero50Member
Slept through first night? That’s a good sign, especially if you shut the door! 😀 we didn’t shut ours in till he was 14 weeks.
Oh you’ve probably guessed right about the cockerdile phase! They are buggers for it, but it passes, round the time they start to loose their baby teeth and go off 3 meals a day. Picking ours up saying no and giving him time out for about 30 seconds in a separate room worked for us. But as I said before that’s not guaranteed to work for you!
We first ran ours just after a year, but have limited to every few months since then to ensure he’s definitely fully grown.
Chocolate cockers are the best! 🙂Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Ours is a 7 month old cocker poodle cross. Also chocolate with a white chin and bib. I’d not heard of the cockerdile phase, but that came through clearly with the cross breeding!! And in fact it’s back as part of the adolescent phase.
Although having been spayed yesterday, she’s very subdued currently, in her collar of shame. Poor forlorn pup.Posted 4 years ago
Yup, hubbie dragged him out at 230 am for a wee but had to wake him up then he collapsed back to sleep the second he went back in. I got up with him at 6am as planned but he’d just started to whimper and I think that’s because he’d had a little accident in the crate. We’ve crated him a couple of times for naps today and he cried for about 15 minutes each time, heartbreaking screams! But then drops off for at least an hr.
I think he might cry tonight, he was fast asleep this time last night but he’s now woken up and is shredding newspaper quite happily when we’re ready for bed. He’s so cute, he looks like a little bear!Posted 4 years ago
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