Italian Cavalier Greyhounds are quite the dog as you very well may know if you own one. A combination of an Italian Greyhound and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, these small pups are smart, loving and easy to train. You may also know too well that when left to their own devices, this breed may go a little stir crazy - they do have a good amount of energy! Help your Italian Cavalier Greyhound expend some energy with these fun activities directed to be just for this breed.
The Italian Cavalier Greyhound is a breed that aims to please. They want their owner to give them love and affection and will go to ends lengths to get it! Due to this need to make their owners happy, this breed is very easy to train. This means that you can teach them lots of tricks and they will pick up on them quickly making it rewarding for you as well (isn't it nice when your pup listens and follows directions right away!). Keep in mind that this is an activity that never has to end. You can teach your dog new tricks every week if you'd like or keep practicing the ones they know - forever!
Italian Cavalier Greyhounds are known to be a little bit shy and this shyness can cause them anxiety. While they are a very loving breed, they will get scared if you raise your voice, if they are in an unfamiliar situation, or if they are separated from you. Helping them cope with this anxiety and overcome the shyness is a skill that you should definitely try to teach. This fun game not only helps them learn to avoid situations that make them scared but also give them a little exercise! Grab your best walking shoes and get ready to help your Italian Cavalier Greyhound combat anxiety.
One thing that both the Italian Greyhound side and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel side of your dog's heritage have in common is that both breeds love to chase. Greyhounds are natural hunters and have a long history of chasing prey. Greyhounds who are race dogs also practice chasing when they run after the toy rabbit in every race, trying to be the first dog to catch it. While Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not hunting dogs, they also enjoy a good chase and will gladly run after a ball. This goes without saying that Italian Cavalier Greyhounds are big into chasing. So, with that in mind, here is what you can do…
it is important to schedule time to really cuddle this breed of dog. They live for affection and if they don't get enough, they will get antsy and potentially destructive. Curl up with your dog and relax together - that is what a pup is for after all!
Look into buying a squeaky dig mat for your dog. This breed loves to dig and providing a sensory mat for them to paw at will not only satisfy this need but also prevent them from digging up your yard!
Italian Cavalier Greyhounds are such a fantastic breed of dog. They are sweet and gentle, playful and spunky, smart and willing to learn - how could you ask for anything more! Make sure to keep your little one happy by planning activities and games that revolve around them. Learning new tricks, playing different kinds of chase, and teaching them to cope with any tricky personality traits are all things you and your pup will love to do together.