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Training working Cocker Spaniels

understanding spanielsI receive a lot of emails and questions about problems, mainly behavioural problems, with working bred spaniels.

And it is a subject that concerns me greatly.

Abandoned spaniels

Rescue societies across the country are used to picking up the pieces as working bred spaniels are abandoned by desperate owners.

These are not bad people, just ordinary folk that had no idea what they were getting into when they purchased their eight week old spaniel puppy.

Unsuitable as pets?

There is a school of thought that working bred spaniels should not be sold as pets and I have some sympathy with this view, whilst acknowledging that for well prepared families, their pet spaniel is a joy rather than a burden.

Because preparation and knowledge is the key to a happy life alongside these enchanting little dogs, I have written a number of articles on the subject. And have now pulled these all together on a web page.

Your new puppy?

If you have recently bought a working bred spaniel to share your home, there is no need to panic. Armed with the right knowledge you should be able to avoid most of the pitfalls that catch new owners unawares.

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