Playful, cute, and full of personality, the Cavapom is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Pomeranian. With these two breeds as parents, it's no surprise that the Cavapom is such an affectionate pooch, and one that loves nothing better than spending time with its humans.
Known for their intelligence and trainability, Cavapoms can excel at a wide range of activities. And while their exercise requirements are reasonably modest, they still need to be given a daily chance to stretch their legs and get their heart rate up.
If you're looking for some fun and challenging activities your Cavapom will enjoy, check out these paw-tastic ideas.
While they may not be the type of dog that's happy to run for miles and miles, Cavapoms are definitely energetic canines that are willing to give just about anything a try. If your playful pet is always on the go and you're looking to find a way to help them burn off some excess energy, the sport of flyball may well be paw-fect.
This hectic canine sport is basically a relay race between two teams of four dogs. One at a time, each dog leaves the start/finish line and leaps over four hurdles, before using their paws to release a tennis ball from a specially designed box. They must then carry the ball back over the hurdles to the start/finish line, and the first team to have all dogs complete the course wins.
Here's how to get started in flyball.
Sometimes the best games to play with your dog are the simplest ones, such as a quick game of tug of war. It's quick and easy to play, it doesn't cost anything, and you can just use one of your dog's favorite toys you find lying around the house.
If your Cavapom is full of beans or just in a playful mood, spending 10 minutes locked in this fun game will tire them out and put smiles on both of your faces. It can even be a bit of a workout for you as well, so here's what you need to do to play this simplest of doggy games.
A daily walk should form a part of your Cavapom's regular exercise routine and is essential for their physical and mental wellbeing. However, while your dog will always enjoy a daily stroll around your neighborhood, sometimes it's good to mix things up a little bit and let them explore somewhere new.
This is where it's good to find a nearby park with one or more dog-friendly walking trails. Getting your dog out into nature gives them a chance to experience different sights, sounds, and smells, providing some much-needed mental stimulation along with all the benefits of physical exercise.
Here's how to shake up your Cavapom's walking routine and treat them to a walk in the park.