How long should you walk a 6 month old cocker spaniel?
The rule of thumb for puppies in order to protect growing bones and joints is 5 minutes of exercise per month of age but they can have this 2-3 times per day so at 6 months that’s 2 or 3 30 minute walks.
How old is my 11 month old cocker spaniel?
We have a working cocker. He’s almost 11 months and has also been hard work at times. He is however much calmer than he was a few months ago. We take him on 3 walks a day; play lots of hide and seek etc to excercise his mind as well as his body. He has a variety of stimulating toys and we make him “work” for everything so he feels useful.
What are the problems with working Cocker Spaniels?
* phycological problems including incessant barking & digging, obsessions & food aggression. We have a working cocker. He’s almost 11 months and has also been hard work at times. He is however much calmer than he was a few months ago. We take him on 3 walks a day; play lots of hide and seek etc to excercise his mind as well as his body.
How often do you walk your Cocker Spaniel?
Most spaniel owners find it endearing – spaniels are not in general destructive, they just like to ”acquire” things. We also walk ours 3 times a day, two of these are off lead. At the moment this totals approx 2 hours a day. Now he is approaching a year old I am considering looking into agility/advanced training of some sort.
When to take a cocker spaniel to agility class?
With your pup maybe look at some classes for him- not advised to do agility/fly until a year old but obedience will help tire him out, also look at what you are feeding as well. Good luck with whatever you decide- puppies are hard work. I had a long chat with someone with a working cocker spaniel today.
How much does a 6 month old cocker spaniel weigh?
Cocker Spaniel Puppy Weight Chart Age Weight in kg Weight in lbs 6 Months 5.6 – 10.7 kg 12.3 – 23.5 lbs 7 months 6.0 – 11.6 kg 13.2 – 25.5 lbs 8 months 6.4 – 12.5 kg 14.1 – 27.5 lbs 9 months 6.8 – 12.9 kg 14.9 – 28.4 lbs
How old do Cocker Spaniels have to be to reproduce?
Female Cocker Spaniels can reproduce as young as four months old, and male Cocker Spaniels can as of six months.
Can a cocker spaniel be a good family pet?
Although they are popular family pets, cocker spaniels are consistently ranked among the most aggressive dogs. However, each dog is an individual, and aggression is a highly preventable behavior problem. While it’s easier to prevent aggression than treat it, even the most aggressive dogs can usually learn gentle ways.
Which is the smallest breed of American Cocker Spaniel?
Originally bred for hunting birds, the American Cocker is the smallest of 26 dog breeds in the sporting group. It is a popular breed in the U.S.A. (ranked 29th in 2017 according to AKC Dog Registration Statistics).