Homing Your Cockapoo Puppies
By the time you’re ready to let your Cockapoo puppies go to a new home, you will be knowledgeable about the breed and the responsibilities of dog ownership. However, not everyone that rings your number grab themselves a Cockapoo will, so you must inform them about the challenges as well as the fun aspect of having a brand new puppy.
Fortunately Cockapoos are quite low maintenance compared to larger breeds but that doesn’t mean they’re no-maintenance. If you encounter someone with a mobility issue asking about one of your puppies, you may want ask how they plan to exercise the dog each day?
The bottom line is a responsible breeder ensures their litter does go to good homes. People aren’t perfect, but your gut instinct should be enough to make sure you give some inquiries a thorough screening.
Prepare yourself with some questions to ask interested parties who enquire about the availability of your puppies; here are some ideas:
- What has attracted the person or family to the Cockapoo breed?
- Who is going to be the primary carer of the dogs needs?
- How is your work schedule?…have you considered the time needed for exercise, grooming and basic obedience training?
- Are you sure you or a family member is not allergic (Cockapoos are light-shedders but they do shed some hair)
- What veterinarian practice do they intend to use? Will they be getting pet insurance in case a major operation is needed?
- How seriously do they take training their dog. A happy dog is one that pleases its master and happy owners have obedient dogs not naughty ones.
- How often will the dog be by itself? Cockapoos are bred as a companion dog so they do suffer from separation anxiety and not good on their own for long periods.
- Puppies need to play–will the new owner have time to do this quite intensively at first and then walk the dog at least once a day?
- Will they be registering the dog with the local breed club? Or showing their dog or meeting up with other Cockapoo enthusiasts?
You should also provide written documentation on a number of items:
- Vaccination/health records
- Feeding instructions
- Health guarantees,
- Return policy
- Any health or genetic tests
- Sales agreement/contract