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8th June 2007, 06:44 PM
Just got my first Cavalier. His name is Charlie and he is 5 months old. Having trouble trying to house train him but I hope to find lots of info on this site.

8th June 2007, 09:08 PM
Welcome! There are a lot of threads on this always-important topic, if you try doing a search on housetraining. I always start by reommending people get Shirlee Kalstone's book on housetraining, which gives great guidance plus schedules to suit a variety of situations. :) Remember these are a small breed and can be a bit harder to housetrain because it is easy not to see them whaving accidents and thus prevent them. The main rule is: never ever have the dog unsupervised and able to have an accident! :) If the pup isn't asleep, it should be in its crate, on a lap, teteherd to someone by a lead through a beltloop, or within arm's reach. Pup goes outside after drinking, eating, a nap, first thing in the am and last thing at night. Most pups will be mostly housetrained by 6 months or so if people are very consistent with them, but expect the occasional accident up to about a year. :thmbsup:

9th June 2007, 01:27 AM
Hi and Welcome!!!!!! Hoping to see pics of Charlie!

9th June 2007, 01:38 AM
Here is a good place to start Housetraining/crate-training puppies or adult dogs (http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=11857)

9th June 2007, 07:50 AM
Hello and icon_welcome to the board.

Sarah Xxx

Cleo's Person
9th June 2007, 10:42 AM
icon_welcome to the board. Looking forward to hearing all about Charlie and yourself. And of course to seeing pics!

9th June 2007, 05:25 PM
Thanks everyone!!

9th June 2007, 06:04 PM
Hi There!! icon_welcome to the boards, this is a great place to chat and learn about Cavaliers!! Look forwards to seeing pics of Charlie very soon!!

9th June 2007, 08:27 PM

9th June 2007, 10:16 PM
Hello Welcome to Cavalier talk :)

Cathy Moon
9th June 2007, 11:26 PM
Charlie is a sweetheart! :wggle: I love the second photo with his tongue curl!:)

10th June 2007, 03:05 AM
Awww he's gorgeous!!!

I love the second photo with his tongue curl!
2nd photo??? y can i only see one photo!

10th June 2007, 06:10 PM
Awww he's gorgeous!!!

2nd photo??? y can i only see one photo!

I see the 2nd photo too! Charlie is so cute! Welcome!:paw:

Emma n Renco
10th June 2007, 07:54 PM
Hello and welcome to this brilliant website - I am sure you will find everything you need to know and advice on here from people who really care...

11th June 2007, 02:34 AM
Oh, Charlie is so sweet. Hang in there with the potty training. Patience, time, and rewards should do the trick......Judy

11th June 2007, 01:29 PM
Hello and welcome on the board! :)