Cavapoo Question

I have a 9 month old cavapoo that likes to bite and jump also gets crazy and runs around the...


I have a 9 month old cavapoo that likes to bite and jump also gets crazy and runs around the house and chases my 6 yr.old and nips at him - any suggestion on how to stop this behavior ?

    In Cavapoo - Asked by Anonymous - 7/27/2011 2:11:40 PM
We have an 8 month old cavapoo, that did the same thing at about 6/7 months old. After researching and talking to our friend who is a long time cavapoo breeder, we learned that he was trying to show his alpha status during play. We find the best, safest way is to put him on his side gently and then hold him down with your hand against his rib cage, so you are not hurting him. He will try and bite and struggle, don't say anthing else except 'no' in a stern yet calm voice. If you shout or slap/tap him, he will see this as aggression and think you are challenging him. Do this everytime he snaps or bites. If he goes crazy around the house it's because he has too much unused energy. If you can take him for a quick walk even just round the block and he will soon calm down. The vet told us to get an old strong sock, fill it with plain paper and tie a knot in it - he will chew on it instead of us. hope this helps, tracey x
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/4/2011 8:51:25 AM