Cocker Spaniel training begins with knowing where to start, for example yelling and scolding your Cocker Spaniel is the wrong when training due to their temperament. The Cocker Spaniel responds best to positive phrase and gentle coaching. Remember to stay in touch with their animal instinct expressions. Here are some tips to follow.
Crate Training – Crates are a safe space for your pet so using a crate as punishment is a big mistake. One thing you should do is spend time with your dog while in the crate so they can get used to it. Do your best to use the crate to your advantage because a crate can make house breaking, bark reduction, and anxiety issues much better.
Leash Training – Leash training is very important for every dog. You must teach them to walk a very controlled and clam state, especially Cocker Spaniels, as they are quite curious by nature and tend to wonder and stop a lot. Most dogs with these issues are simply left to do what they want. To stop your dog from doing this, you must teach your pup to sit and wait by your side until you give the command to walk.
Obedience – This is tied into leash training; make your pet obedient, and able to follow your commands. If you have a new puppy or are simply having trouble controlling your older dog, consider an obedience class to supplement your home training.
The Importance of Consistency
Cocker Spaniels are a smart breed of dogs. However keep in mind most of what they have learned has been through repetition and maintaining a consistent environment. Your Cocker Spaniel responds best to this, so keep the commands and rules consistent.