One of the reasons why the Cavoodle is very popular in Australia is because it combines the best traits of its good-natured Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parents. It is friendly, gentle, playful, and affectionate, among many wonderful things. But a question many prospective dog owners often ask is are Cavoodles barkers?
The answer is both yes and no. Cavoodles are generally quiet but can be quite vocal when they feel the need to communicate with their humans and other canines. Like many other dogs, they tend to bark at strangers or when hearing loud noises. They can also get yappy when they are hungry, frustrated, bored, or in pain. Luckily, Cavoodles are very intelligent dogs, so they can easily be trained to bark less. The question is how?
Because there any many reasons why a Cavoodle might bark frequently, it is important that dog owners first identify the trigger so that they can address it right away. Once they have found the reason for the barking, they may do the following:
#1 For Bored Cavoodles
Being sociable by nature, Cavoodles may bark when they get bored around the house. What dog parents can do is increase their pooch’s activity and energy levels by giving it toys to play with, taking it out for longer walks, or having it visit a doggy daycare every once in a while.
#2 For Cavoodles with Separation Anxiety
Cavoodles love attention, which is why they are best suited for homes where there is always someone around. While they can be left alone for a few hours, they can still suffer from separation anxiety, especially when they have become very attached to their pawrents.
To prevent a Cavoodle from barking due to separation anxiety, dog owners are recommended to ease their pooch into thinking that it is not being abandoned. They can leave their personal items, like clothing or shoes, at home or plenty of toys for their pooch to play with while they are away.
#3 For Cavoodles that are Uncomfortable around Strangers
Like many other dogs, Cavoodles tend to bark at new people. If their reaction is caused by territorial issue, you can opt to spray or neuter them. Doing this may help suppress undesirable behaviours like yapping and aggression.
Dog parents may also block their pooch’s access to anything that allows it to see or hear its triggers such as a window, door, fence, or yard.
We hope you’ve learned a bit more about these beloved dogs today. You can join the Cavoodle Community Australia FaceBook page for more tips and to connect with other Cavoodle and Oodle owners.