why would you get a working spaniel

Why would you get a working spaniel?

If you are thinking of getting a gundog or a good pet that will take well to training, then there are several choices of breeds that you can consider. Among these are the spaniel breeds, such as the English Cocker, the English Springer spaniel and the less well known minor breed spaniels such as Clumber …

how to train a cocker spaniel to walk to heel

How to train a Cocker spaniel to walk to heel

Having a dog that walks nicely on and off the lead, to heel, is something that most dog owners would like, but, judging by the way many dogs behave on the lead this is more problematic than it should be. Spaniels are one of the worst breeds for pulling on the lead as they simply …

how should a working cocker spaniel hunt

How should a working Cocker spaniel hunt the ground?

One of the most difficult things for many novice spaniel trainers is that of allowing your spaniel to hunt his ground properly. Often you’ll see dogs being handled excessively, mainly due to the nerves of the handler and this can result in lost marks in formal spaniel competitions. It can also lead to lost and …

can a cocker spaniel live with rabbits

Can Cocker spaniels live with rabbits?

As a Cocker spaniel owner or potential owner there is a chance that your household may already have another pet or pets and one of the most common are pet rabbits. Its widely known that Cocker spaniels are shooting dogs and a large proportion of the breed have strong hunting and chasing instincts so, if …

can you run with a cocker spaniel

Can you run with a Cocker spaniel?

Running with your dog is a great way to bond with them and get some exercise and it can be a great way for them, and you, to burn off some calories and improve fitness levels. Cocker spaniels, like all of the spaniel breeds, enjoy some variety in their exercise routines and, if you enjoy …

do dog whistles work through walls

Do dog whistles work through walls?

If you use a dog whistle as part of your dog training then you’ll expect your dog to respond to your whistle commands and, at times, you can find yourself in some strange places which may involve walls. You could find yourself in a building or in an environment where your dog is behind a …