How to keep your cavapoo cool in hot weather

At the time of writing, we are experiencing record-breaking temperatures here in the UK. We (and our dogs) are not accustomed to hot weather. If we humans struggle in the heat, it can only be worse for our 4-legged friends wearing fur coats they can’t remove. Indeed, the heat can prove fatal for cavapoos and so it’s important as owners that we protect them by taking the appropriate measures (as outlined below).

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Is a Cavapoo a good family dog?

As a child, from the ages of 5 to 15, I would periodically ask my mother if we could get a dog. The answer was as consistent as it was emphatic: “No!”. Unfortunately, my parents just weren’t dog people and, in the end, I had to settle for a cat.

25 years then passed until I was in a position to get a dog of my own. I’m not yet a parent, however, my cavapoo, Alfie, has been around lots of children and babies. He has been nothing but calm and loving with all of them. I can therefore confirm, based on my own first-hand experience and research, that cavapoos make fantastic family pets. This affirmation is based largely on the cavapoo’s temperament; they are loving, patient, and lively.

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Do cavapoos bark?

Dogs’ barking, yapping or howling are typically all noises that can induce stress in people. As such, a prospective dog owner may place “doesn’t bark” high on their priority list when choosing a breed. Undoubtedly, certain breeds are more prone to barking than others. In fact, for some dogs, such as guard dog breeds, barking is in their DNA and part of what they’ve been historically bred and trained to do. That said, there are very few breeds for which one can categorically say they never bark. Is the cavapoo amongst this list or is it in fact a rather vocal breed?


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How to train your cavapoo

Is your cavapoo displaying certain behaviours that you’d like to discourage or perhaps is generally disobedient? Even owners who invest lots of time and money (training classes aren’t cheap) training their cavapoo can sometimes feel Fido needs work in certain areas. Training your dog is a marathon not a sprint, and should be seen as a continuous process that will require upkeep throughout your pooch’s life.

Cavapoo puppy sitting

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