Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Just got two cavvies - new to dog ownership!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Talking Just got two cavvies - new to dog ownership!

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    lucan, dublin
    Posts
    1,531
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Welcome to the board. Time and patience will get you round the doggie issues. Lots of love an stability and they will be grand.
    BK

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default thanks for the welcome

    we haven't found anyone living around us that have one. mostly i see people in the UK have them.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Jersey USA
    Posts
    2,999
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    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.
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,063
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    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! This link has a lot of great advice on managing two dogs.

    This site has excellent articles on many aspects of training especially clicker work!
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tyne and Wear UK
    Posts
    1,001
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hi and welcome KellyAnne, isn't funny the way these lovely little dogs bounce into your life and change it for the better,
    Elaine and Cody

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Fairview Heights, IL
    Posts
    469
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Hello and Welcome! I look forward to seeing pictures
    Kristy & Chuck Married since May 15, 2004!
    Proud Parents to Cassie 13, Kailey 12, C.J. 8, Kristopher 7
    Carly (Blenheim) Born 11/22/12! R.I.P. Chloe (Blenheim) 4/24/08~3/9/2009!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •