When grooming the English Cocker Spaniel, it should be combed once in the morning and evening for 5 minutes each time. Pay attention to the sequence of combing: starting from the neck, from front to back, and from top to bottom in sequence, that is, from the neck to the shoulders, then back, chest, waist, abdomen, hindquarters, then comb the head, and finally, It is the limbs and tail. You should comb one side before combing the other side. Combing method: Combing hair should be combed and pulled quickly in the direction of the hair. When grooming long-haired dogs, many people only comb the long hair on the surface and ignore the fine hair below. The undercoat of a dog is soft and dense. If it is not combed for a long time, it will form tangles and even cause eczema, tinea, or other skin diseases. Therefore, when grooming a long-haired dog, you should comb layer by layer, turn the long hair up, and then comb its undercoat. Types of combs: hairbrush, elastic wire brush, and long and sparse metal comb. The brush can only make the ends of the long hair fluffy, but not the fine hair. When grooming long-haired dogs, brushes, elastic wire brushes, and long and sparse metal combs should be used together.
With not properly cleaned, they may be vulnerable to ear infections such as otitis media. The eyes of Cocker Spaniel should also be checked at this time, because they are too big to be protected. You also need to trim their nails regularly and professionally every few months. Take a bath once a month with a mild shampoo recommended by a veterinary care provider.
In the English Cocker Spaniel's diet, the supply of meat is more than that of other dog breeds. Generally, 250 to 350 grams of meat are fed every day, plus the same amount of dry vegetables and biscuits, and appropriate drinking water. Brush the coat with a brush or comb every day. Cocker spaniels have long and dense coats on their chest, abdomen, and legs, and they are often dragged on the ground. If they are not combed often, they will stick to dust or dirt, or even clump together, which not only affects the appearance but also Suffering from diseases caused by germs. In addition to grooming it regularly, but also taking a bath for them every once in a while.
In the process of maintaining the health of the English Cocker Spaniel, we must pay attention to the activity of the Cocker Spaniel. The reason is that it was originally a bird hunting dog that lived in the wild.
Because they are very popular, commercial dog factories and breeders appear all over the United States, ignoring the dog's health and temperament, resulting in a generally unhealthy group of hounds. Fortunately, with strict breeding regulations and the closure of dog factories, the American Cocker breed has been restored. Although this breed is still widely used as a hunting dog, the cocker spaniel is also often used as a pet companion.
When training the English Cocker Spaniel, you can't ask it to obey everything, just as you can't make such a requirement for a child. However, in the breeding process, the dog must be pointed out what is taboo against it. In this way, with age, dogs learn to obey. If a dog is found to do something that it is not allowed to do, he must be punished. It should be noted that the punishment here is not to hit the dog, but to shake the collar on the dog's neck, sternly scold it or pat it gently. But it can only be punished when it catches on the spot what it is not allowed to do. The punishment after the fact is wrong, otherwise, the dog will understand that what it does is wrong. During the training period, it is best for the owner to raise and manage the English Cocker Spaniel. When feeding the dog and every time you come into contact with the dog, be flexible, speak gentle, and be generous. Coupled with daily grooming and cleaning, playing with the dog, gradually eliminating the dog's defensive response and inquiry response to its own, familiar with the owner's smell, voice, and behavior characteristics. When the dog expresses cordial excitement to the owner, the dog can be trained.
Some of the Cocker Spaniel are hard to train indoors, so plenty of outdoor rest will help train and provide an energy outlet. You need to keep the consistency of your training, and at the same time keep the consistency of your practice, adding content to your family.
In the process of taking care of the English Cocker Spaniel, every once in a while, it is necessary to do the work of removing tartar and earwax, and to wash its eyes with light saltwater, so as to prevent the facial features from being unclean and causing diseases. Usually, we should also pay attention to whether it is abnormal in eating, sleeping, walking and other activities, and whether the mental state is abnormal. If it is found to be sick, it should be treated in time. The training of the cocker spaniel is also very important. It should not be allowed to develop naturally, otherwise, it is easy to develop its willful and stubborn bad habits.