Activities For Crested Cavaliers

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Introduction

A hybrid breed developed from the Chinese Crested and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Crested Cavalier is adorable and sweet-natured dog that loves spending time with its owners. While only small dogs, these cute canines nonetheless require plenty of exercise to stay in shape, as well as games and mental challenges to help their minds stay sharp.

As a result, Crested Cavaliers will be happy to tackle a wide range of activities alongside their people. Whether getting their heart rate up or spending a lazy evening cuddled up on the couch, there's plenty of easy and enjoyable things you and your pet can do together. Here are three paw-some ideas to get you started.

Be a Tourist

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Activity description

If you've lived somewhere for most or all of your life, you've probably never looked at your hometown through the eyes of a tourist. This is entirely understandable, but it can also mean that you and your dog are missing out on a chance to explore some of the best dog-friendly activities and attractions in your area.

So if you're looking for a fun and exciting way to entertain your pooch, treat them to a day of being a tourist in your hometown or city. With your dog by your side you can see all the biggest and best sights on offer near you, offering mental stimulation and quality bonding time for your dog.

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Plan your day
What are the most popular tourist spots in your city? Which of those are places you can take your dog? From beaches and parks to city streets, famous eateries, and historical attractions, you might be surprised just how many tourist hotspots are dog-friendly. Pick out the ones you want to visit and prep your dog for a big day out.
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Start exploring
Now it's time to treat your dog to the quintessential tourist experience. Look at what the tourists come to see, eat where they eat, and make sure to take plenty of photos along the way. Remember to take some treats and water for your dog, but otherwise just enjoy the chance to look at your town from a different angle.
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Shopping Trip

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Any Day
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Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Pet carrier or stroller
Activity description

Are you addicted to shopping? Are you looking for more ways to include your dog in your everyday activities? If so, you'll have a whole lot of fun if you take your pet with you on your next shopping trip.

Your dog will love the sights and sounds they'll encounter while helping you spend your money, and the chance to spend some one-on-one time with you will also put a smile on their face.

Depending on where you're going and how far you're planning on walking, you may prefer to help your pooch get around in a pet carrier, stroller, or shopping cart, rather than on a leash.

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Decide where to go
Before taking your pooch into any store or shopping mall, make sure you're allowed to do so. After that, where you decide to go is entirely up to you. However, your pet will probably get bored watching you try on 37 different pairs of shoes, so any sort of pet fashion boutique or pet supply store will probably be a better choice.
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Decide what to buy
As well as stocking up on stuff you actually need, you might want to let your dog pick out a treat or two for themselves. For example, if you're shopping for a cute winter jacket for your Crested Cavalier, let them pick out the style they want. If you're looking for new dog toys, see which ones generate the most interest from your dog. Just make sure you check the price tag first — Crested Cavaliers aren't all that concerned about inconsequential details like credit card bills!
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Boat Ride

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Boat
Doggy life jacket
Leash
Treats
Activity description

There's something about spending a day out on the water that can be wonderfully relaxing. Beautiful scenery, the rhythmic sound of waves lapping against the boat, the sun shining down from above — there's plenty to enjoy.

For dogs, a boat ride can also be a great way to experience something new, interesting, and exciting. This will mean plenty of mental stimulation for your dog as they see, smell, hear, and experience new things.

And you don't need to own a boat to treat your dog to an hour or more of cruising, so getting out on the water may actually be easier than you might think.

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Find a boat
Where you and your pooch decide to take a boat ride depends on where you live and the sort of outing you have planned. For example, you might be able to take your dog for a ferry ride to see more of your city, or perhaps catch a ferry to explore an island near you. Alternatively, you might live near a lake or reservoir where you can easily hire a rowboat for an hour or two. Whichever option you choose, make sure dogs are welcome.
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Go cruising
If you're riding a ferry, you might just want to get a ticket to somewhere you've never been before, or simply see where the mood takes you on the day. If you'll be piloting the boat yourself, take your dog somewhere there will be interesting sights and smells for them to explore. Just make sure that your dog is safely secured within the boat, and that you have treats to offer to your pet if they're a little unsure about taking to the water.
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Doggy Sleepover

Does your pup have some favorite four-legged friends? Invite them over for a doggy sleepover! Your Crested Cavalier will pawsitively love the chance to play and socialize with their barky buddies.

Movie Night

Snuggle up on the couch with your pooch to watch your favorite movie. Just make sure there are a few tasty snacks on hand for everyone watching (especially your Crested Cavalier).

Conclusion

The most important thing to remember when planning what to do with your Crested Cavalier is that this breed needs human companionship. Rather than being left outside or home alone for long periods of time, these dogs need to spend time with you. So if the activities you've got planned will give your pooch the chance to form a stronger bond with you, chances are your dog will absolutely love them.