Parenting and training a cocker spaniel
For many owners, the dog is associated with a child, especially vivid associations arise when meeting a cute cocker spaniel puppy. How to communicate with a pet so that there are no difficulties in education is a question to which many novice dog breeders are looking for an answer.
Cocker Spaniel Raising
The English Cocker Spaniel really needs the attention of its owner. In dealing with this breed, the owners never have significant problems, dogs quickly adapt to the lifestyle, habits of the owner, as well as to a new house. Raising a cocker spaniel puppy should begin as soon as the baby crosses the threshold of his new home. The sooner the owner begins to educate his pet, the more obedient the dog will subsequently and the less problems the owner will have with training. As long as the dog has not yet formed a psyche, its behavior can be easily modeled by teaching the dog respect and a proper attitude towards the owner. You should not expect that the dog will learn the necessary rules instinctively. An exception may be only the rules of cohabitation. For example, a cocker spaniel can adapt to the owner’s schedule, a time convenient for him. The Cocker Spaniel is very affectionate, both with close family members and with complete strangers. That is why, the main thing in raising a dog is to teach it not to be distracted by every passer-by, fervently sniffing at random oncoming people and jumping on children playing in the yard. This behavior can cause discomfort to strangers, but in the first place, be dangerous to the animal itself. Dogs of this breed are quick-witted, so the skills that the owner teaches the dog remain with him until the end of his life. Cultivation of a cocker spaniel puppy should occur in a combination of affection and perseverance. The dog should not be encouraged for incorrect behavior, but it is also not worth scolding a very small puppy for puddles in the living room. This breed does not tolerate violence, but with the right explanation and encouragement, it captures teams on the fly.
Cocker Spaniel Training
Answering the question of how to train a cocker spaniel, you can play an exciting game, interest the dog. Due to the trustfulness of the cocker spaniels, the owner must first teach the dog basic commands, train him on the leash and collar. The commands “to me”, “place”, “sit” should be mastered by the dog as soon as possible even if it is planned to sell the cocker spaniel. With these commands, the owner will be able to easily control the actions of his dog. In order for the puppy to learn the command “to me”, it is necessary to lure the puppy during a walk, and when he runs up, encourage him to treat. The team will be mastered several times by the dog, and after a certain number of trainings, the team will forever remain in the dog’s memory. Training a cocker spaniel puppy includes learning to walk on a leash, as well as feeling comfortable in a collar. If after the collar is worn on the dog, he seeks to remove it, you need to distract the puppy by offering him an exciting game. If the dog cannot get used to the collar for a long time, make sure that it is suitable. A collar that is too stiff can damage the delicate coat and skin of the spaniel. When the dog gets used to the collar and learns to walk on a leash, you can teach him a team “nearby” for this too, you can use the promotion method. Show the puppy a treat, and then invite him to walk near your leg. You should not pull the leash on yourself, so you only infuriate the cocker spaniel. To explain to the dog what actions are not acceptable, emotional intonations must be used. You can’t raise your hand on a spaniel under any pretext, the puppy will be very offended by you, and besides, you can injure him. Training a cocker spaniel at home implies a detailed memorization of the commands “lie”, “sit” and some others, albeit not very important, but very cute, such as “give a paw”.