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inoubliable
29th June 2008, 11:43 PM
Hi all! So glad to have found this site!! :)
Recently a friend emailed me to help find a home for two 10 month old male cavalier puppies. No one came forward, so we offered to take them on. We've never owned a dog before, but we are soooo pleased with our new dogs. They are beautiful. Because they're already 10 months old and we are their fourth owner, we're thinking this is why they seem to have behaviour issues already? We are currently trying to train them with a clicker. I have tons of questions and I'm sure I'll be logging in again soon to start asking. :)

KellyAnne

brid kenny
29th June 2008, 11:46 PM
Welcome to the board. Time and patience will get you round the doggie issues. Lots of love an stability and they will be grand.

inoubliable
29th June 2008, 11:47 PM
we haven't found anyone living around us that have one. mostly i see people in the UK have them.

Lani
30th June 2008, 12:15 AM
:p Hi and Welcome.

Where abouts do you and your two new Cavaliers live?

We have people from all over the world on this board, so you just might run into one of your neighbors here. :dogwlk:

Karlin
30th June 2008, 12:16 AM
Welcome to the board! Clicker training is a great way to train -- be sure to keep them separate and do training with each individually though. If these two have always been together I am willing to bet the problem was the common one of taking on two puppies at the same time. People think this will be 'easier' but in fact it is like twin babies -- double the work, not half; and the puppies, left together all the time, can start to pay more attention to each other than their family and if they are never given separate time and training, bad habits develop into problems. Also they are right at adolescence so they tend to be a bit rebellious around now. You will also want to talk to your vet about neutering if you have two intact males.

You also have them at a great age to get them on the right path! :lol: This link (http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=10549) has a lot of great advice on managing two dogs.

This site (http://www.wagntrain.com/TrainingTips.htm) has excellent articles on many aspects of training especially clicker work!

Elaine 2
30th June 2008, 01:04 AM
Hi and welcome KellyAnne, isn't funny the way these lovely little dogs bounce into your life and change it for the better,

Kristy
30th June 2008, 07:21 AM
Hello and Welcome! I look forward to seeing pictures :)