Winnie555: What are the pros and cons of having a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy in an apartment?
I live in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with my friend and we want to get a puppy. We are thinking about getting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and I would like to know what the pros and cons of owning one in an apartment. Thanks for any information you give me in advance! :)
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Answer by fragile.
will there be some one there at all times during the day (either you or her)? if not, don't even think about getting a puppy.
Answer by DeeF
they are very sweet dogs and i have never heard of anyone having problems with them.
plus their size is great for an apartment.
Depending on which floor you live on – it will be hard to housebreak the dog.
as soon as the dogs gives signes that he might have to pee, you have to take him out
immediatelly. that could mean you have to go outside every 30 minutes at first.
but once the dog is hosuetrained and he has enough walks outside (2-3 a day) he
will be fine in an apartment.
they are not high energy dogs.
you have to walk them though.
and teach him to relax in the apartment.
usually owning a house with a backyard always have more pros.
but if you exercise the dog enough, it will be fine for that kind of dog.
a Husky would probably be understimulated.
Answer by WyrDachsie
The cons to owning a pet when your in an apartment, you must walk the dog. There are no options.
As long as you are committed to training the dog and meeting it's exercise needs, it shouldn't be a issue, regardless of breed.
Cavaliers actually make pretty good apartment dogs, since they are typically not barkers and fairly friendly (though I do know a few nasty ones). Small dogs need to go out, just as large dogs do.
You will have to make sure your dog is reliably housebroken, so with a puppy, you will be doing crate training and getting the pup out very frequently. Usually a pup needs to go out 10 minutes after drinking and 20 minutes after eating. You can find plenty of information on housebreaking a dog on the internet.
As long as you understand, that you will be taking the dog out in every kind of weather, rain, snow, sleet, wind etc. That if your going to be working late or going out for the day or night, you need to make arrangements to have the dog taken out. If you want to go away, the dog will need to be in a kennel.
Don't forget, that you will need extra money for the vet and when the dog is sick. Please do your reserach on Cavaliers and find a responsible breeder, since they do have heart issues.
I live in an apartment with 2 Standard Dachshunds.
Answer by tnr
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is NOT a high energy working dog. They are lap dogs. Perfect size for an apartment (if your apartment allows dogs of course). They are known for having a very sweet and gentle nature, but they are also known for being velcro dogs. This means that they want to be around you all the time. Start crate training asap and take care to keep your dog from developing separation anxiety (keep them entertained when you are gone and don't make a big fuss when you are leaving / arriving)
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