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It’s well known that each canine breed has its own traits, but when acquiring a new pet dog, many inexperienced owners mistakenly assume that the “one-size-fits-all” approach is adequate for purposes of dog training. This new title in Barron’s Training Your Dog pet care series focuses on the distinctive traits of the Cocker Spaniel. Dog owners learn humane but effective methods of housebreaking and paper training, obedience training, teaching the dog to respond to verbal commands, walk on a leash, and more. All books in the Training Your Dog series are filled with instructive, step-by-step color photos that demonstrate training methods.
Training Your Cocker Spaniel
Here’s practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Cocker Spaniel. You’ll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to obey. The smallest of the sporting breeds, the Cocker Spaniel has an active nature and need for human company when kept as a household pet. It should never be left confined alone in the home for long periods because its energetic temperament can lead to destructive behavior.
About the Series:
Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training, and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You’ll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with housebreaking and paper training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You’ll learn humane methods of eliminating bad canine habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, unnecessary barking, and aggressive behavior.
Paperback / 144 Pages / 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 / 2008