Cock-A-Mo

How do you train a cocker spaniel puppy?

It's never too early to begin leash training a puppy. The first step of Cocker Spaniel leash training is getting your puppy familiar with wearing a collar. Lightweight leather collars are perfect for leash training puppies. Put your dog's collar on while they eat or play.

How do you raise a cocker spaniel puppy?

How to Care for a Cocker Spaniel Buy your puppy from a responsible breed rather than a pet store. Feed your puppy a high-quality dry puppy food until he is 1 year old. Leash train your cocker spaniel, and keep him on a leash whenever he is outdoors. Bathe and brush your cocker spaniel every week or two to remove dirt and mats from the coat.

Why do you dock a cocker spaniel tail?

Breeders would use a sharp pair of shears for the task. The reason tails were docked was to prevent injury as the dog ran through heavy brush while flushing game. However, today's cocker spaniels are kept mostly as pets rather than hunters. Tail docking does have consequences on the animal.

How do you train a cocker spaniel to heel?

The best place to start training your Cocker to heel is a nice long stretch of sidewalk during a quiet time of day. Call your pup over to you and have him sit. Connect his leash, call his name and say "heel!" once. Do NOT repeat the command.