Activities For Cavachons

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Introduction

A hybrid combination of the lovable Bichon Frise and the gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cavachon is an increasingly popular designer dog breed. Known for their people-loving nature and sweet temperament, these gorgeous little dogs have plenty of affection to offer and can make a wonderful pet for the right type of owner.

They're easy to train and easy to get on with, but, just like any other dog, they need plenty of regular care to stay happy and healthy. Cavachons need regular exercise, training sessions to challenge their brains, and the chance to spend a whole lot of time with their family.

The good news is that there are plenty of simple activities which allow them to do exactly that.

Attend a Parade

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Water
Activity description

If you're looking for a good excuse to get outside and have some fun with your pooch, why not take your furry friend along to watch a parade? With the sun shining and plenty of interesting sights and sounds to enjoy, it's an activity your Cavachon should love — and one that will keep you entertained as well.  

From mental stimulation to physical exercise, heading out to watch a parade provides a host of benefits for your pooch. Even better, they'll be thrilled with the opportunity to spend some time with you, and they might even make some new two- and four-legged friends throughout the day.

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Choose a parade
Looking for a parade? Take a look at events calendars for your town or city to find out what festivals and parades are coming up. Find one that's pet-friendly and that isn't likely to contain anything that might distress your pooch (fireworks being the obvious example), and make plans to check it out with your canine pal.
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Pick your spot
On the morning of the parade, get there early to find a prime viewing spot somewhere along the parade route. If you're going to be staying a while, make sure you'll be as comfortable as possible. For example, you may want to consider finding a shaded spot that's protected from direct sunlight, while you'll also need to bring plenty of water for your dog.
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Party
All that's left to do now is enjoy the party. The floats, marchers, dancers and bands that pass you by should provide plenty for your dog to watch and enjoy, so lose yourself in the moment and have some fun. After all, what could possibly be better than letting your hair down with your pet by your side?
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Camping

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 2 days
Items needed
Leash
Dog food
Water
Toys
Bedding
Activity description

For most dog lovers, a family camping trip without your furriest family member isn't much of a vacation at all. Leaving your dog behind is sometimes unavoidable, but not always — especially if you're going camping.

There are tens of thousands of pet-friendly campgrounds right across the United States, many of them in stunning locations with plenty to see and do. Your Cavachon will love being included on your next family camping getaway, as it provides the paw-fect opportunity for them to explore the grrr-eat outdoors and spend even more time than usual with their people.

Happily, you can plan the ideal doggy camping trip in three simple steps.

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Pick a campground
First, think about what type of trip you're planning — will it be a quick weekend getaway or a longer vacation? This will impact on how far you're likely to travel, so you should then be able to figure out where you want to go and start looking for dog-friendly campgrounds in the area. Some are more dog-friendly than others, so choose carefully, and make sure the spot you pick offers plenty of activities your canine pal will enjoy.
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Pack the essentials
Before leaving home, make sure you've packed everything you need for a successful trip. As well as the obvious items like tents and sleeping bags, make sure you've got everything your dog needs — leash, food and water, bowls, bedding, toys, and more. Also check that their parasite prevention is fully up-to-date.
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Get out there
Now it's time to set up camp and get ready for some fun. What you do next is entirely up to where you are and what your dog enjoys doing. You could take a hike, go fishing, enjoy a boat ride, check out some local attractions, or just enjoy some peace and quiet. Just make sure that you clean up after your pet and follow all campground rules that apply to dogs.
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Fetch Your Slippers

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Any Day
Free
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Treats
Slippers
Activity description

Regular training sessions will help give your Cavachon much-needed mental stimulation. Not only will this keep their clever mind as sharp as possible, it'll also prevent them becoming bored and looking for destructive ways to alleviate that boredom.

While you can focus on essential obedience commands in some training sessions, you may soon be looking to teach your dog something a little more advanced. There are plenty of impressive tricks you might want to teach your pet, but this particular trick is one that also has a big advantage for you.

When you're lazing on the couch and just can't find the energy to get up and find your slippers, you can train your dog to bring them to you.

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Starting out
The first thing you need to do is encourage your dog to pick up your slippers in their mouth. To do this, offer the slippers to your dog and encourage them to take them from you. Give your pet a treat, a play reward or plenty of praise for completing this task.
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Giving the slippers back
If your pet is reluctant to relinquish the slippers, the next step is to teach them that giving your comfy footwear to you will earn them a reward. When your dog is holding the slippers, move a few yards away and tell them to "bring me my slippers". As soon as they release their grip on the slippers, give them a treat as a reward.
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Practice
Once your dog has mastered step 2 and associates fetching your slippers with receiving nice things, you can start asking your dog to bring the slippers to you from a larger distance away. Eventually, your dog will be able to go into another room to fetch them as soon as you say "slippers", and will be more than happy to perform such an important job.
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More Fun Ideas...

Attend a Festival

Treat your dog to an interesting day out at a festival near you. From pet festivals to food festivals and anything in between, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Mani/Pedi

Feel like pampering your Cavachon for a day? Why not give their nails an exciting new look with a brightly-colored doggy nail polish? Just be sure to pick up a dog-safe polish, as human nail polish contains harmful chemicals that can make your pet sick.

Conclusion

Sweet-natured and friendly, the Cavachon thrives when included as an important part of the family. So regardless of what sort of fun and exciting activities you've got planned for your Cavachon, the most important thing to remember is that these dogs simply want to be involved. Whatever you're doing, even if it's the most mundane of household chores, your dog will want to do it with you. Remember this fact when adding a Cavachon to your family and you'll be well on your way to providing a loving home for your furry friend.