Managing Cockapoo energy levels: challenges and opportunities

Owner's question

"Hi! I have a 1 year old Cockapoo named Sammy, and he seems to have more energy than we can manage. What is the best way to manage his energy levels so he can live a happy and healthy life?"

Veterinarian's answer

"Hi! The Cockapoo is indeed a very energetic dog. Its parent breeds, the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle are famous for the same. However, there are some strategies you can try to better manage Sammy's energy levels!

Firstly, regular exercise is key!

Cockapoos need to stimulate themselves both physically and mentally, so try to combine long walks with games and brain-building activities.

Agility training or playing ball in the park, for example, are all great ways to tire him out and help him drain off excess energy.

Secondly, proper eating and sleeping habits can also help manage energy levels.

Make sure Sammy is getting the right nutrients, as well as regular sleep time. Imbalanced nutrition and lack of sleep can increase hyperactivity!

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Finally, it's important to know that Cockapoos are notorious for loving attention and are prone to behavioural problems.

If possible, try to find joint activities that you can participate in with Sammy, such as agility training or dog school.

These activities will not only help to dissipate energy, but will also improve the bond between the two of you and reduce the chances of unwanted behaviour developing.

Cockapoo puppies are energetic and interactive dogs who need the right amount of mental and physical stimulation.

With the right planning and persistence, you can find the strategies that work best for Sammy and help him live a healthy, happy and balanced life!"