Cocker Spaniel. Hunting
Since the cocker spaniel was originally considered a hunting dog, its relevant qualities are not neglected now. But no matter how talented your favorite by nature is, you need to train him. First, these are the basic commands for obedience education (serving, standing, standing up, etc.)
Training should be consistent and carried out daily. You need to act with the dog gently. First, dogs are taught to work in the right range, training on pigeons, then you need to train with other birds so that the dog “learns” different smells. Gradually, the English Cocker Spaniel learns to drive the birds and return in time, the dog will develop an instinct to pursue the game until it is caught, or until it is completely lost from sight. The owner should teach her to immediately respond to the whistle, and not succumb to excitement. It is also important that the dog is accustomed to the sounds of the gun and not be afraid of them.
In order for the English Cocker Spaniel to hunt throughout the day, you need at least a couple of years of training, so do not require this from your dog from the very first days.