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Puppies / Re: New Puppy Question
« Last post by Philippa on July 27, 2021, 04:56:05 PM »
Hello Cockersonline

It has been a long time since my last post.   My beloved Sam (my profile photo) passed away three years ago at 14 1/2 so its a long time since we last had a puppy.

We are now owners of the lovely Cooper.  He is a 12 week old orange roan.  He has been a great addition to our family.   We have been enchanted by him.   I have a couple of areas I need a wee bit of assistance on and I wondered if Cockersonline can help.

1.   My daughter is 22 and she and Cooper are great friends.   She has worked so well with him.  Not only training him with voice but also by hand signals.  He has now got really rough with her and jumps and snaps at her often.   No one else is getting the same level of roughness.  When he snaps or jumps she says no and turns her back on him and either walks away or sits out of reach.  He is persistent though and rips at her clothes.  She is not being rough or provoking him.   Any suggestions?

2.   Chewing.   We have been very lucky and there has been no destruction of anything.  He chews his crate and the edge of metal stools in the kitchen.   Should this be discouraged?   We were going on the basis that he was chewing at nothing of value but should all chewing be discouraged?

He has been really good.  Sleeps all night from day one and is toilet trained.  We are in love x

Hi Rhona,

I went through similar stuff earlier this year- it's a shock going back to puppies, for sure!

I had a similar experience as your daughter and was told it's most likely that my puppy had bonded most with me, so saw me as their playmate/ buddy- hence the rougher treatment. What worked for me was getting up and leaving the room for 10-30 seconds anytime my puppy got too bitey etc. Just long enough to show 'hey, that behaviour makes your buddy leave'. Then come back into the room calmly and carry on- no reprimand needed. It took about 2-3 days of me doing this over and over for the penny to drop.

With the chewing,  my pup tried to chew his metal crate quite a bit, I'd try to redirect as much as you can because the metal could potentially damage the growth of the adult teeth coming through. So, have a variety of different options- soft toy, rubber toy, tuggy toy, frozen toy etc, and shove that in his mouth when he heads for the metal!

Good luck,  it gets better soon!
General Cocker Spaniel Discussion / Re: Rehoming a puppy
« Last post by JohnMcL on July 27, 2021, 04:47:25 PM »
Sounds like a HIGH risk. The lady may sound very genuine but you have no way of knowing if she is or whether she was told the truth when she bought the pup.

I dont believe you can be certain who the actual stud dog is so Id walk away.

There are many red flags in your post. I would not proceed no matter what the explanation is.

Fair play for researching and good luck finding your new family member/ best mate.

General Cocker Spaniel Discussion / Re: Rehoming a puppy
« Last post by ips on July 27, 2021, 04:17:19 PM »
Sounds dodgy to me 😟
Health / Re: Show Cocker Speying - Positives & Negatives
« Last post by bizzylizzy on July 27, 2021, 02:50:41 PM »
I bought myself a book on vaccinations (unfortunately in German and there doesnt appear to be an English version, otherwise Id have recommended it!  >:().
As far as I am aware, the lepto a) doesnt last long and b) doesnt cover all strains. Things like Kennel cough are recommended here and was one of those which caused a discussion :shades: with my vet. A lot of the initial vaccinations give protection for years and dont need to be refreshed as some vets would have you believe. I also think you need to weigh up the risks, depending on circumstances - country\ city dogs face different risk levels for example.
Just to clarify, (Im always wary of starting a heated discussion, it IS a controversial subject! ;) ) Im not against vaccinations but I dont think ALL of them are necessary and in my opinion, Titre testing is a great help in helping us decide when and what is necessary (same as test for worms instead of worming willy nilly).
Health / Re: Cushings disease
« Last post by annclare on July 27, 2021, 02:02:55 PM »
Thank you, hadn't thought of that, I'll try a few local rescues. x
Health / Re: Cushings disease
« Last post by Mudmagnets on July 27, 2021, 01:31:00 PM »
Thank you for above posts, they are much appreciated.
I've had no takers for the Vetoryl so think I will bin them; shame because it's a pricey medication and hoped someone could make use of them.
After having 10 cockers over the last 40+ years I hope number 11 is out there for me somewhere! (even better would be to make it a nice round dozen!). I like to think of them all gathered round me at Rainbow Bridge. Take care and enjoy your cockers. xx

Talking about the tablets, have you considered donating them to your local rescue or maybe charitable animal hospital if you have one close? they may be glad of them with funds being limited atm
General Cocker Spaniel Discussion / Rehoming a puppy
« Last post by micky1507 on July 27, 2021, 12:07:08 PM »
Hi all.

After some advice please from anyone with puppy buying experience.

Ive seen an advert to re-home an 11 week old show cocker. The advert is very well written and the lady has been very genuine with her responses to me. The puppy isnt KC registered and in their excitement to choose and collect her, no paperwork was handed over. Therefore there is no proof that hereditary diseases have been tested for. The stud dog is on a website but without paperwork how would you know he was the actual stud dog used??

Any suggestions on whether to continue with the possible adoption (costing the same as a new puppy) or should I walk away?? (I havent met the pup or family yet - am just doing my research first).

Health / Re: Show Cocker Speying - Positives & Negatives
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on July 27, 2021, 10:40:32 AM »
Hi John

I didn't go down the route, Ollie is 14 this year and it was about about 2 years back that I saw titre testing on here.  That was when I looked around and nearest to me was 30 miles away.  So Ollie has had 12 years of vaccines yearly before I read about it, I think I would certainly rethink if I had a new dog.  So much of the facts online seem to be from the States.

I am not sure about the vaccine timeline but I believe it is the Lepto that does not last, I guess like the vaccines for covid :005: 

I would write titre or titre test in the search box on here located top right hand side under the slogan for Simple Machine forum, it will throw up the threads it's mentioned it.

Does Nutty have pet insurance as it asks dates on claim forms for vaccines.  So I assume the titre testing if required 3 yearly or whatever would need to be up to date.

Take care
Puppies / Re: New puppy: Lottie
« Last post by JohnMcL on July 27, 2021, 10:06:50 AM »
Welcome Lottie!  :luv: Cant wait to meet her, good luck with your toes!  :lol:
Health / Re: Show Cocker Speying - Positives & Negatives
« Last post by JohnMcL on July 27, 2021, 09:55:41 AM »
Hi JaysMumAgain,
Thanks for the titre testing advice, Im googling now as I really want to have a vet opposed to waiting until we may need one. I think i found out about the testing from your research somewhere on the forum so another big thanks for that. Im not anti vaccinations but Im concerned about the volume of chemicals that we could easily avoid giving our pets. Im going to find your old posts but Id like to ask you if you went down the titre route or plan to. Or does anybody else please?
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