Cavapoos need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their skin and coats are kept in top condition, they benefit from being professionally groomed every couple of months at least. To ensure that they remain fit and healthy they need at least one walk a day. On top of this, dogs need to be fed good quality food that meets all their nutritional needs to suit the different stages of their lives.
It's important to set ground rules, limits and boundaries right from the start, so that a Cavapoo puppy knows what is expected of them and who they can look to for direction and guidance. As they are so adorably cute, it is too easy to spoil them when they first arrive in their new homes. However, it would be a mistake to let a puppy get away with too much because it could lead to serious behavioural problems further down the line, which could be hard to correct.
It is essential to set up a quiet area for them to nap in as well as a safe place to play. The quiet area should not be too out of the way because a puppy needs to know someone is around and it's a good idea to be able to hear them so if they do get into trouble, it does not turn into a more serious situation. The quiet area should be out of the way of too much household traffic, which could disturb a puppy and prevent them from napping.
Puppies will chew on electric cables and wires, therefore they need to be put out of harms way to prevent any disasters.
If you have children, make sure the puppy cannot chew on their toys, which could lead to choking or some other serious occurrence.
Things you'll need for your puppy
It is a good idea to purchase puppy items in advance of your puppy arriving home. Some top quality breeders will include an extensive puppy pack with your pup. So please check what is included.
Some of the things needed are as follows:
A dog crate that is the correct size. Puppy doesn't want to feel squashed or too lost in it.
Child gates to fit on doors to stop a puppy from having access to the whole house.
Food and water bowls. Ceramic bowls are best.
A good quality collar, harness and dog lead
A dog bed (puppy might chew on it, so keep that in mind when purchasing)
Dog blankets to put in the crate and dog bed
Dog specific toothpaste and tooth brush
Food that the puppy has been weaned onto should be supplied by the breeder.