Famous for their cute looks and sweet, affectionate temperaments, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels have long been two of the most popular breeds around. Happily, the breed produced by crossing these two gorgeous canines, the Cockalier, is just as pleasurable to own as its parent breeds.
Cockaliers make excellent family dogs. Not only do they love being around children and people of all ages, but they have an innate desire to please. This makes them easily trainable and ensures that they grow into very well-behaved family members.
These loyal dogs also need regular exercise for both body and mind, so let's take a closer look at some of the top activities you can share with your cute Cockalier.
Basic obedience training is essential for any dog. It ensures that your pooch will come to you when called, will greet strangers politely, and will generally be a whole lot easier to live with.
However, training sessions also provide the paw-fect excuse for you and your fur-kid to spend a whole lot of quality time together. Cockaliers are incredibly eager to please their owners and will love the opportunity to simply have fun with you.
The trick is to take it one step at a time. If you start out with the basics (like "sit") and gradually move up to more advanced skills, you'll be setting your pet up for success.
Fancy a coffee or maybe a full-scale brunch but don't want to leave your furry friend at home all alone? Why not take them with you for a special treat?
Depending on where you live, you might be lucky enough to have a dog-friendly cafe nearby that even has a special menu with a host of dishes for your hungry pet. If not, try to find a cafe with outdoor seating where your dog will be more than welcome to join you while you sit down for a hot drink or maybe a cheeky snack. Many places will even put out a water bowl for your pooch, but make sure you come prepared just in case.
Cockaliers are descended from hunting breeds, so it's pretty common for these cute canines to have quite a strong prey drive. You might have noticed this in the past when you've let your dog off-leash only for them to immediately race off after a bird or some other small animal.
The trick is to find a way for your dog to indulge their natural hunting instincts without the danger of them running off or hurting any wild animals. This is where the sport of lure coursing comes in. It's fast, fun, and wonderful to watch, so here's what you need to do to get started.