Originally Posted by bubbatd
I'm sure your Dad was a kind gentle man who taught his dog what to do.
My Dad is hopeless!! He's soooo soft with that dog!!
But he gets real results with Barley! Barley's quite nervous so my Dad being quiet with him seems to work!
I think the hardest thing about Spaniel training, is keeping them focused!! They can be as Bubbatd rightly said a bit manic (although not all of them are!)!! Getting them to work in a figure of 8 pattern can be a challenge!! I've lost count of the times i've been seen chasing over the countryside after a Spaniel!
So unless you have a good amount of time each day to train, then maybe a Spaniel is not for you!!