(back cover) Is There a Cocker Spaniel in Your Future? Whether you just purchased a Cocker Spaniel or are planning to get one, this book will start you off on the right track. Canine expert Joan Hustace Walker describes the CockerÃ?'s physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, and instructs you on training your new pet. Veterinarian-approved advice onÃ?-- What to look for when choosing a puppy How to recognize and understand your dogÃ?'s breed-specific traits What you should know about keeping your dog healthy, including potential breed-specific health problems How to train your dog and enjoy his company in play activities Extra features include sidebars with fun facts, breed truths, helpful hints, and an enclosed BONUS DVD that presents methods for housetraining, teaching obedience using hand signals and vocal commands, and more. Filled with color photos BONUS DVD ENCLOSED Train Your Dog
Cocker spaniels puppies are cute, intelligent, lively and eager to please. Their friendliness, devotion and ability to adapt to different environments and people make them a very popular breed to own. This puppy guide book by Blair Smart will give you a quick and easy overview on cocker spaniel puppy care. It will take you by the hand through all you need to know about raising a cocker spaniel puppy, including: History of Breed Physical Attributes The Pros and Cons of a Cocker Spaniel Housing and Supplies Required Preparing for Your Puppy's Arrival Welcoming Your Puppy Grooming and Cleaning Development Training Socialization Common Ailments Signs of a Healthy Puppy Show Requirements
Cocker Spaniels were originally bred to perform a task called flushing. They fetch birds or other animals out of dense brush for hunters. Young readers will learn about the two main types of Cocker Spaniels, how they are used for hunting today, and why these energetic dogs make great family pets.
With a wag and a ñwoof,î this book invites students to meet the friendly cocker spaniel! Readers will examine the history, physical attributes, development, and behavior of the cocker spaniel breed. Coat, color, size, and care instructions are also discussed. Full-color photos allow students to see these floppy-eared hunting dogs in a variety of situations. An index and glossary are also included. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Highlights from the The Complete Guide to English Cocker Spaniels: o The Right and Wrong Reasons for Buying a English Cocker Spaniel o Breed Overview and Ownership Expectations o How the English Cocker Spaniel Adoption Process Really Works o All About English Cocker Spaniel Puppies o Preparing Your Home for a English Cocker Spaniel o How to Keep Your Dog Healthy, Safe, and Happy o Common Health Problems o Caring for English Cocker Spaniel Health Issues o Exercise & Activity Expectations o Showing Your English Cocker Spaniel o Training for Guard Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Herding Dogs, & More o The Aging Process and Life Expectations o Hundreds of Tips and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions As with all dog breeds, there are many advantages and disadvantages to owning a English Cocker Spaniel. From the day you bring home your new puppy, or adopt, you will be bombarded with questions and concerns. It is critical that you have all of the required proper care information available, at any time, so that you do not make any costly errors or put your new best friend into danger. The importance of proper training and care, from the start, cannot be understated. The worst problems in English Cocker Spaniel ownership almost always start early. Be pro-active, learn everything there is to know about English Cocker Spaniel ownership, and get started on the right track. Ultimately, this guide will prepare you for the vast array of purchasing, adoption, training, healthcare, and expectation-related information that will confront you at one time or another. This complete manual includes photographs, and nearly a dozen chapters full of useful information for your English Cocker Spaniel. Additionally, the manual includes a very helpful table of contents so that you can easily and accurately find the important information you are looking for in an instant. This complete manual is designed to help first-time dog owners and experienced individuals alike, with ease and clarity.