spaniel training kit

Spaniel Gun Dog Training Kit

I have a few bits and pieces that I use when I’m training my spaniels and over the years I’ve lost stuff, worn it out, or the dogs have eaten it. When you are working with a spaniel and helping him to develop in his ability and training then you’ll really need to have a …

why is my cocker spaniel howling

Why is my Cocker Spaniel howling?

Spaniel training is fun and is not as difficult as many people think or as some trainers make it out to be. Sometimes it helps to try and think like a dog or as some doggy psychologists say we should ‘anthropomorphize’ which is to say ‘apply our human thinking to the dog’. This may seem …

spaniel direction training

Cocker Spaniel Direction Training

An important element of Cocker Spaniel training is being able to direct your spaniel when he is out on a retrieve. Often, as a spaniel handler, you will need to send your spaniel out to retrieve when he, and sometimes, you, don’t fully know where the retrieve actually is. In a competition such as a …

how to get a spaniel to quarter

How to get a spaniel to quarter

Getting a spaniel to quarter and hunt effectively is something that some spaniel handlers and trainers seen to struggle with and a miriad of solutions are often suggested to get a young dog to hunt to a pattern. Some of these ‘solutions’ involve throwing out pieces of bread or biscuits side to side to try …

do cocker spaniels like water

Do Cocker Spaniels like water?

I have found that Cocker spaniels, like most spaniels love water. My two Cockers Boris and Nimrod will find any open water that they can when we are out and, inevitably, get in and either paddle around, swim or put their heads under the water and pull stones and rocks out. Cocker spaniels, like the …

get back command

How to teach the Get Back command

Today I started working with Nimrod on the ‘get back command’. To re-cap Nimrod is my Cocker Spaniel puppy, his father won the 2019 Cocker Spaniel Championship in the UK and his mother is a really biddable working dog from the North East UK. Nimrod is just 8 months old and his training is progressing …