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    Raising Cocker Spaniel Puppies

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Trying to find Cocker spaniel puppies for sale online? You can find a number of Cocker spaniels on the Click Pets website.

    However, before you buy, it might be worth taking some time out to read the guide below, which offers some helpful tips and advice on how to successfully raise a Cocker spaniel puppy.

     

     

     

    Cocker Spaniel Puppy: The First Few Months


    1.    As with any breed of dog, during the first few days and months, it’s best to invest as much time aside as possible in bonding with your dog. The Cocker spaniel has a deserved reputation as a loving, loyal dog so these first couple of months will be precious in developing your relationship. Cocker spaniel puppies are also extremely excitable, so it’s important to allow them plenty of opportunities to burn off steam.

    2.    A healthy, balanced diet needs to be encouraged from an early age, as a poor exercise regime and inappropriate feeding can lead to obesity. Therefore, if you’re contemplating whether to buy a Cocker spaniel for sale, you should be aware of the amount of commitment needed to ensure these dogs get plenty of fresh air and exercise. These lively dogs can prove a challenge to tire out, so walks may take up more of your time than you might initially think.

    3.    These energetic puppies can cause havoc if not closely monitored, so you may need to consider crate training these dogs. In the early stages of ownership, it’s best to install puppy gates around the house so you can keep a close eye on a Cocker spaniel puppy’s movements, especially when you’re trying to introduce a dedicated training programme.

    4.    In relation to other breeds, the Cocker spaniel has a relatively high level of intelligence so training techniques should prove fairly easy to implement. However, one of the major challenges any Cocker spaniel puppy owner will have to face is the problem of chewing. Use a chew toy to wean a puppy off the temptation to chew anything and everything.

    5.    While Cocker spaniel puppies are generally calm in temperament, their behaviour can become a little unpredictable if the puppies are excited, so it’s important to remind young children of the dangers of winding these puppies up. Remember, although Cocker spaniel puppies are amongst the best dogs as family pets, any puppy can react negatively to anything it perceives as a threat.



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