Close friends of ours came to stay recently with their 9 month old cavapoo.
He’s a very needy little dog wanting constant attention. I suggested they take him to their bedroom at night to keep him calm (DH wasn’t impressed, he’s not a particular dog lover).
When he is awake, and he doesn’t seem to sleep much, he demands attention by jumping up and biting, not hard but annoying as it is constant. We didn’t invite our dgds as they wouldn’t have liked it. If he’s put in another room on his own for a while he gets very upset. Our friends can’t leave him at all for the same reason.
He’s hard to let off the lead as he jumps up at any other walkers. I have a friend who has the breed who does the same jumping up and biting thing. I stopped going round for coffee as the dog was so distracting, and now, several years old, the dog still does it.
Is it a problem with this particular breed? Our friends have always kept a dog and have trained them very successfully, but they’re struggling with this one.
Also, when visiting, is it reasonable to expect your dog to be able to sit on the furniture? Obviously dog owners often like their pets next to them at home, but our friends were very put out and argued a bit when DH banned the dog from our furniture.
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