(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 CockerÂ's physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, and instructs you on training your new pet. Veterinarian-approved advice onÂ-- What to look for when choosing a puppy How to recognize and understand your dogÂ'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
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the spaniel breeds and shares a unique common ancestry with the slightly larger English Cocker Spaniel. Although originally hunting dogs, American Cockers are now bred mainly as household pets. BarronÂ's Dog Bibles present veterinarian-approved advice and information on specific dog breeds. Written especially for first-time buyers of a given breed, each title in this series describes the breedÂ's traits, history, behavior characteristics, and recommended training methods. Prospective owners are advised on what to look for when choosing a puppy, how breed-specific traits influence the relationship between dog and owner, and potential health problems to look out for in specific breeds. TheyÂ'll also find information on grooming, exercise, nutrition, health maintenance, training, and play activities. Interesting sidebars present fun facts, helpful hints, and quick tips on training. A hidden spiral binding ensures that the book will stay open and flat at any desired page. The DVD enclosed with each book presents an informal dog training course for new owners. It describes housetraining methods, walking dogs on a leash, and teaching obedience using hand signals and vocal commands. Each book is filled with attractive color photos.