Some training practices either don't work at all or actually destroy training. As your pup's leader, best friend and protector, take care not to follow harmful advice just someone claiming to be a dog trainer offers it. Punishment such as striking, jerking or yelling at a dog is highly ineffective at any age, but especially harmful with puppies who have no life experiences to counterbalance bad ones. Isolating your dog is also ineffective. Never crate your puppy as a punishment: A crate should be seen by a dog as a pleasant, peaceful haven, not a punishment. Dogs are social animals, and isolation can be severely psychologically damaging, particularly for a puppy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are King Charles Cavaliers difficult to potty train?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies are not particularly difficult to housetrain. They require your supervision indoors and consistency outdoors until they become adults. For example, your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy can be confined to their crate indoors for meals and naps at regular intervals. Then, take your pup outdoors immediately on a leash for a rewarding walk and choose the same place to relieve themselves.
Do Cavalier King Charles spaniels bark a lot?
No. This behavior is not characteristic of these dogs that are calm in nature towards new people and dogs.
Are King Charles Cavaliers trainable?
Yes. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), these Spaniels are an intelligent, sweet, and docile dog breed that is people-pleasing, especially towards their humans. Inevitably, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies can excel in obedience training!
Are King Charles Cavaliers high maintenance?
No. Besides their intelligence and docile nature, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the most low-maintenance dog breeds. Just like every dog, they need companionship for overall happiness, training for discipline, exercise for movement, and health for long lives. Their grooming routine requires a bath and a trim only a few times a year. Even though they are a long-haired dog breed, they are also non-shedding and hypoallergenic dogs. To prevent painful tangles and mats, you need to brush their coats out at least once a week.
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