When it comes to temperament, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a perfect blend of their descendants: the gentleness of a toy dog and the energy of the sporting Spaniel. This balance can be seen in several aspects:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Are Easy To Train
Intelligent, affectionate, gentle, and eager to please, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels readily heed and learn training commands. This explains why they excel in canine obedience and agility sports as well as therapy dogs.
When it comes to potty training, Cavalier King Charles may take a little longer to control their muscles until you walk them out. But once this is achieved, their eager-to-please nature works in your favor.
Cavalier King Charles Can Be Energetic
Cavalier King Charles dogs can easily become a couch potato if that is what you train them to be, but they can also be energetic if trained to be so.
45 to 60 minutes of exercise daily is good enough for your pet. Two short walks (15 to 25 minutes) during the day and a bit of off-leash activities in or outside the house are a good way to invest your pup’s energy.
Cavalier King Charles Are Even Tempered
Bred to be companion dogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are naturally friendly and non-aggressive. They also don’t bark a lot, even though they will be quick to let you know of an approaching stranger or respond to another barking dog.
But that does not mean they cannot become aggressive or develop excessive barking behavior if proper and timely training is not done.
Don’t be discouraged if your pet is aggressive or barks a lot. There are training options like ‘Brain Training For Dogs’ that are professionally crafted and known to work in correcting bad behavior in dogs while firming good behavior.