Bailey - Cocker Spaniel - 2

5 months old Cocker Spaniel

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Steps


  1. Be prepared for your Cocker spaniel.
    • If you have kids you're in luck because Cocker Spaniels are very loving and love children.
    • Cocker Spaniels also need a lot of attention, so usually when you leave them at home alone in a crate or locked in a room, they will howl. Unless you've trained your dog to not pee in your bed at night, keep them in a crate next to your bed. If you leave them in the kitchen alone, they most likely will start to howl.

  2. Know what to expect from your Cocker spaniel!
    • If you see your dog wagging his whole hindquarters, don't get worried! Most Cocker Spaniels will wag their whole butt and sometimes sprinkle a little pee when they're excited. This sprinkling may be the reason why Cockers are hard to potty train, but this will be explained later.

  3. Learn how to groom your Cocker.
    • As you most likely know, Cockers are famous for their beautiful long fur and how they are well known as show dogs.Image titled Care for a Cocker Spaniel Step 3 If your dog is starting to look like a caveman, take him/her to the groomer every 2-4 months for a regular grooming. The two most popular cuts are: The Classic Cocker- groomer shaves back, top of head, chest, stomach, and behind but leaves long fur to grow on the legs and in-between the legs. Puppy Cut- Groomer gives dog a full trim all over and leaves dog having short hair.

  4. Potty Train your puppy.
    • If your dog has peed on some newspaper when in their crate, don't throw it out! This scent is a wonderful way to get your dog to go outside.Image titled Care for a Cocker Spaniel Step 4 Take the newspaper your dog peed on, and place it wherever you desire for him/her to go. Over time he/she will understand that this is where they go to relieve themselves.
    • Don't train your dog to not go inside your house, but train your dog to go outside. Repeatedly take your dog to the same spot until potty trained.

  5. Think carefully about breeding your pet.
    • Before you get your Cocker Spaniel, you will have to decide if you want to breed him/her. If you have picked out a beautiful pedigree, you might want to consider finding a partner for your dog to breed with. But overall, this is your decision. If you have made a final decision not to breed your dog, you should spade/neuter your dog when he/she is 2-4 months old.
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