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The making of a cheese monster

The puppies get a cheese chaser after they have their deworming medication. I use the canned cheese whiz stuff or whipped cream cheese when the pups are little. It’s an easy treat that they can lick off my finger. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Clicker introduction

This past week the puppies got their first introduction to the clicker. I’ve already introduced them to the cheese to make sure they will readily take a treat from my hand. I want to make sure they are willing and … Continue reading

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Hunters or lap dogs?

If you have researched the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel you will read that they were bred to be lap warmers for royalty back when people lived in drafty castles and were transported by carriages. In other places, it is written … Continue reading

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Puzzled?

This was the first time I had introduced Joy’s boys to the first simple food puzzle. They had no problem figuring it out and enjoying the reward of the “find”! Some of the cheese would spill out the holes. I … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about treats

I have a lot of people ask what kind of treats to give their new puppy. So let’s chat about it. I’m going to go over two different categories of treats; treats for training and treats for other occasions. When … Continue reading

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Five to six weeks

Wow! Time is flying by.¬†As the puppies grow each week they become more and more active and are turning into little adventurers (although they still love being with mom). Even within a weeks time, we see growth and change. At … Continue reading

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Four to five weeks

Puppy socialization¬†starts picking up and things are getting busier the older the puppies get. So what is happening between four to five weeks of age with Cavapoos puppies? Well, they are starting to get more active, playing with each other … Continue reading

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Three to four weeks

So what happens between three and four weeks you might wonder? This is the beginning of the true socialization period and where the real “work” (fun) begins! It can vary with litters and even individual puppies, but we are starting … Continue reading

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Cheese monsters

Lucy’s pups had their first clicker training session. Some people start this type of thing closer to four weeks, but I find that Cavapoos aren’t quite ready at that age. Every breed (and individual pup for that matter) will hit … Continue reading

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A good excuse

Since my Friday airport run to drop Tuesday off would be fairly quick and I didn’t need to stop and shop anywhere, I figured this would be the perfect continuing training day for Bialy. So she and Tuesday both got … Continue reading

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