5 Things To Know Before You Adopt a Cocker Spaniel

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It's no wonder a Cocker Spaniel is well-suited for work as a therapy dog. She's gentle and loving, and an equally sensitive and beautiful friend. But this multi-talented companion also can be trained for agility courses, advanced obedience and field work, which means exhibiting the natural skills she'd use if you were hunting together. In fact, Cocker Spaniels are very good at paying attention and learning to follow commands -- it's one of their many charms.

All Cocker Spaniel training requires time, patience and repetition, but no task more so than potty-training. As with any high-energy breed, Cocker Spaniels are a bit notorious for making their mark (so to speak) indoors and need plenty of positive reinforcement to get the hang of doing their business outside.

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