Category: Training

Toilet Training puppies

Ideally, toilet training should begin with the breeder, and needs to be continued when you get home.  I always place tiny puppies on newspaper whilst I clean out their bed (several times a day). The action of waking them up stimulates them to pee and the feel of newspaper beneath them will become associated with the action.

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Training: Stopping Pulling

It sounds easy enough but how do you stop your dog pulling? Some dogs can pull so hard that they harm themselves – or their owner. If you allow your puppy to pull then your dog will think that it is the normal thing to do.

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Agility training

Cavaliers can love agility training.  My sister Janet took her dog Manny for some agility training which he seemed to enjoy immensely.

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Spirit’s recall training

I was looking at some of my old video footage recently and found this on Spirit’s Recall training. I threw a few distractions in for her to cope with too – which she did!

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Spirit’s Recall training

Whilst the weather has been so bad recently, I have been brushing up on Spirit’s Recall training. I threw a few distractions in for her to cope with too – which she did!

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How do you stop your dog pulling?

Food treats can be used effectively to keep your puppy by your side. Keep the leash loose at all times. Stopping and starting, changing direction, treating and praising all help to encourage puppy to walk by your side. Lengthen the gap between treats, but always reward your puppy for stopping next to you.

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Puppy Socialisation and Training

Socialisation is an important part of puppyhood. They can be taken out immediately to homes where fully vaccinated dogs are, they can also be taken out in public but will have to be carried until 2 weeks after their second vaccination.

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Cavalier in Agility Training

When he was younger, he did some agility training – Cavaliers are not noted for their Agility abilities, but clearly Manny enjoyed it, and why not?

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Spirit

The first time I introduced her to the scent of newly born puppies, on my hands, she immediately lowered her head in a submissive gesture as if to say:
If I treat these little ones as Scooby Snacks, Mum’ll Kill me!

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Ask Anne — Lead Training your Puppy

We have a 4 month old cavalier , who never wants to go for a walk. We use a harness when we walk him and I feel that half of the time we have to drag him which I don’t want to do. My hubby says we have to show him who is the boss!

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