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James Underdown
1st May 2011, 02:56 PM
Hi everyone,

We'll be collecting our little girl on the 13th of May. We can't wait!

The owners have set up a web cam so we can see them playing :)

Looking forward to looking through the forum and learning everything I can to take best care of our little puppy.

We have 2 children (3 and 6 years old) they were so excited when we went to choose our pup - it's going to be awesome when we bring her home.

jasperpaw
1st May 2011, 03:31 PM
Congratulations on getting a cavalier puppy and I can understand your excitement. Cavaliers are very good with children and make a great family pet, you will have loads of fun when the puppy arrives.

Jasper and Holly
2nd May 2011, 10:57 AM
Congratulations on getting your Cav. They are the best dogs ever, and they love kids. Look forward to seeing some photos when you get her.

Nicki
2nd May 2011, 12:03 PM
Congratulations it is very exciting bringing home your first puppy. Please make sure you have read through the sections on the forum about choosing a puppy [making sure the parents have had all the relevant health tests, and you have been shown proof of the testing, the puppies themselves should also be eye tested], also about preparing for bringing a puppy in to your house. You need to make sure that puppy cannot hurt himself, be able to chew wires, escape etc - they can get through VERY small holes so make sure your garden is adequately fenced.


Children and Cavaliers are a wonderful combination, but make sure you supervise all interaction between them. The most important thing is to make sure puppy gets plenty of sleep and must NEVER be disturbed by the children when he is asleep.

The other thing to be aware of is small toys - many breeders won't actually sell puppies to families with children under 5 as the children still tend to be playing on the floor with toys with small pieces which can easily be swallowed and cause illness and sadly sometimes fatalities. Dummies are the worst possible thing as the puppy chews off the teat, this totally blocks the intestine and is not visible on x-ray. Hopefully at 3 your youngest is past the dummy stage, but be wary if you have younger children visiting.


Please download and read these - before and after you get your puppy

http://dogstardaily.com/free-downloads


Most of all don't forget we need lots of photos!!

mommytoClaire
3rd May 2011, 12:21 AM
Welcome to Cavalier Talk.

Nicki's post is excellent. I know you'll find wonderful information here about raising your pup.

James Underdown
10th May 2011, 08:44 PM
Excellent advice thank you very much ! :)

mommytoClaire
11th May 2011, 12:41 AM
And of course, we'll want PICTURES!

Desrae
11th May 2011, 12:55 PM
Congrats and welcome to Cavaliertalk! You'll find loads of information here and you've already gotten some great advice.:wggle: