Preventing Challenging Behaviours

PREVENTING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS The following challenging or difficult behaviours are normal dog behaviours that people often find annoying. All dogs will do these things if given the opportunity and if not trained to behave more acceptably. Bored dogs are often naughty, destructive dogs.  Jumping What’s not to love about a puppy jumping up for a […]

Ten Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Ten Health Benefits of Owning a Pet   Pet owners know how much their furry friend improves their quality of life. But it’s not all about unconditional love—although that actually provides a wellness boost, too. On an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, […]

What is the Difference between First Generation, Second Generation, F1B, etc.

  We often get asked what is the difference between a first generation (F1) and a second (F2) or third generation  (F3), Cavoodle, or a first generation backcross (F1B).    A first generation (F1) Cavoodle is the offspring of a cross between a pure poodle (usually toy or miniature), and a pure cavalier King Charles […]

Biting Puppies

Why do Puppies Bite     Why do puppies bite? It helps to understand just why puppies like to use their teeth. Like human babies, puppies explore their world by mouthing items they encounter. This means everything goes into their mouth, whether it’s appropriate or not – like human hands, feet, fingers and toes! That […]

Leaving your puppy

Leaving your puppy There will come a time when you need to leave your puppy. As much as we love our puppies, we just can’t take them everywhere with us. Even though dogs are our special companions they can also be content during time away from us! With set boundaries and consistent reinforcement in the […]

What do I Need for my new Puppy

What do I need for my new puppy? A very common question we are asked from our lovely customers is what they will need in preparation for their new family members arrival. There are three sections of things you will want to consider before bringing your puppy home: What to have prepared Essentials you can’t […]

DNA Testing

All our dogs that we breed are DNA tested, currently using the company Orivet Genetic Pet Care. We choose to use this company as they are Australian, very helpful and always researching to provide the most updated  tests and services. We have recently found out that the cream gene is not tested for in dachshunds […]


Proactively socialising your puppy is essential. Puppies have what is called a ‘critical socialisation period’ between approximately 3-17 weeks of age. The puppy’s experiences during this critical period of learning and development can influence and shape their behaviour well into adulthood. Providing plenty of opportunities for socialisation and exposure to different environments during this time […]

Puppy Stages and Development

Important Puppy Stages When will my puppy grow up? Why does it seem like they are going backwards in their training and not listening? Why is my puppy growling at things they’ve seen a million times before? These are all questions that we are commonly asked by our Captivating Cavoodles  families. Did you know, that […]


Grooming Your Captivating Cavoodle puppy There are many great advantages to buying a cavoodle, including their coat. Generally first generation cavoodles are low shedding, which means you won’t see much coat left on your furniture, floor or clothes. But it also means you will need to regularly groom your cavoodles coat, as it the coat […]