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Puppy Care

Puppy Care


Puppy Care is important to us here at Sherry's Cockapoos we are dedicated Cockapoo Breeders. We work very closely with our vet to insure that all puppies are in excellent health to the best of our knowledge. We raise healthy, loving, smart and well socialized puppies. Our puppies are raised in a loving and nurturing home where they get plenty of love and attention. We are proud of each and every one of our puppies. As you browse our site you will see that they are each a valued member of our family.  We have wonderful affectionate cockapoo puppies. If you visit our Nurseries and Care Center page you can see pictures of inside our nurseries and our procedures that we do here.

Our puppies are seen by our vet at 3-5 days old for an exam, tails docked and dewclaws removed.  The puppies are weaned from their mother at 6 weeks. After they are weaned they are taken to our vet to get their health checked and their first set of shots. They have been wormed at 3,4 & 6 weeks of age with wormier from the vet.
We start feeding our puppies at 4 weeks with purina pro plan chicken & rice dry brand puppy food.

Between 4 to 5 weeks of age we start crate training our puppies so when you get your new puppy home he/she will be use to going in and out of a crate. And we also have started potty training he/she will not be potty trained,but have started. 

Our puppies are given a bath at 6 weeks of age and again before they go to their new homes. That way they will like a bath. In the winter months I blow dry them.  I shave their little bottom for cleanliness so when you take your new puppy to the vet to get him/her a fecal exam your vet will appreciate  that because it is easy for them to examine your new puppy.

Our cockapoo puppies come from friendly, loving, outgoing moms and dads who have no history of hereditary disease or abnormal confirmation. The puppies are handled and loved every day. They are well socialized when they are ready to come home with you.

Each cockapoo puppy is very special in his or her own way.

Our puppies are usually ready to go to their new homes at 7 - 8 weeks of age.


Please be sure you are ready for the responsibility of a new puppy which is just like a baby. When you pick up your cockapoo puppy please try to have the whole weekend to get acquainted with your puppy and for the puppy to get acquainted with you. It is very stressful on a puppy leaving his/her play mates and going to their new home  It is best not to have any activities, parties or have friends from stopping by and don't allow overnight guests until you get acquainted with your new puppy and your puppy gets acquainted with you and spend as much time as you can with your puppy.

Remember that your new puppy is just like a baby please be patience, constant supervision and give him/her love and attendance for a limit 15 minutes to start with and an hour of rest time between activities if you hold the puppy to long you will over stress your puppy. Don't treat a puppy as an adult dog. Treat him/her the same way you would your own infant baby. The way you interact with your puppy at this age is critical to his social interaction.

Watch for signs (sniffing and circling) that he has to go to the bathroom, then take him/her outside immediately after eating, drinking, sleeping or playing. At night, before you go to bed and he will need to relieve himself at least every three hours. Praise your puppy every time he goes to the bathroom outside give him a dog biscuit.

Supervise your children and teach them on how to care, hold, play and feed their new puppy. Don't let children tease a puppy because it can start bad habits such as jumping up and excessive barking or shout at a puppy if they think he/her is doing something wrong. Be sure they understand that puppies can easily get upset and startled by loud noises. Play bitting can get to rough for some young children please supervise young children if they get to playing too rough separate them.

It is best not to take your new puppy around strange dogs and places where dogs have been until your new puppy vaccinations are complete.

Your puppy has been on a strict worming and vaccination program prior to coming home with you. You will be given a record of this when you pick up your puppy.

It is important that your new puppy has a nice bed or a nice place to sleep, fresh water and food at least 3 times a day.
Keep feeding him/her the Purina Pro Plan Chicken & Rice brand food as that is what he or she is used to eating.
We highly recommend feeding your puppy Purina Pro Plan Chicken & Rice dry brand puppy food it has everything your puppy needs to stay healthy.
I have provide a list of stores on my Puppy Supplies page that carries Purina pro plan. Please visit our puppy supplies page to find a store close to you.
Make sure that your new baby has toys. Don't give your new puppy rawhide, they are not good for puppies.

References are always available from our Happy Cockapoo Families and our Veterinarian. Just Ask!

Please browse the links found below for more great information about caring for your new puppy.

Puppy Stages
Basic Health Care
Crate Training
House Training
Behavior Basics
Puppy Chewing
Dog Toys - You Need Them
Care Basics


We thank you for visiting us at Sherry's Cockapoos. We hope you will enjoy our web site and all the information that we  have on Cockapoos. Feel free to inquire about the puppies or if you have any questions please feel free to email or call Amanda at 229-457-4658.

You can find more information on our site about cockapoos, cockapoo, Cockapoo puppies, cockapoos for sale, cockapoo puppies for sale, toy cockapoos, miniature cockapoos, cockapoo breeders, cockapoo colors, cockapoo sizes, cockapoo waiting list procedures, shipping and delivery your cockapoo puppy,  cockapoo puppy supplies that you will need for your new puppy, how to train and care for your new cockapoo puppy, testimonies and comments from our happy cockapoo families and frequently asked questions and common concerns about cockapoos. We have sold Cockapoo puppies in Georgia, Atlanta Georgia, Macon Georgia, Florida, California, Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri and Tennessee. We have Cockapoo puppies for sale in a variety of colors Black cockapoos, chocolate cockapoos, brown cockapoos, red cockapoos, buff cockapoos, phantom cockapoos and sable cockapoos

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