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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by LaineyLou92, May 2, 2018.

  1. LaineyLou92

    LaineyLou92 New Member Registered

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    Hi everyone!

    Decided to join the forum to get some advice, support and conversations from other more experienced dog owners. My fiancé and I got Cooper last summer after a lot of research, planning and discussion. Neither of us have had dogs before so everything is very new to us.

    Cooper is almost a year old (he'll be 1 next week) and is a golden show type cocker spaniel. He has completely changed our lives but we wouldn't have it any other way. I have always wanted to be a dog owner but I never imagined that I would love an animal this much. I couldn't imagine not having him in our lives now.

    Dog training is going really well for us being first time dog owners. I'm quite proud of myself that I managed to teach Cooper to roll-over! However, we are having some problems in certain areas of our dog training. We've tried training classes and although they were beneficial while he was a puppy to help us with the basics, the trainers haven't been very helpful to us with the problems we are having. So, I thought I'd join this to speak to other dog owners/ trainers who can give me some advice and support to overcome the problems that my fiancé and I are experiencing with Cooper. We just want to learn and give Cooper the best life possible. Looking forward to getting started.

    Lainey :)
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  2. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    Welcome! Cooper is a cutie :) Is there any thing i could help with in regards to training Cooper?
     
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  3. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Welcome @LaineyLou92 - Cooper is very handsome! Lots of great dog owners with some great advice on here so ask away :)
     
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    Welcome:)
     
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  5. LaineyLou92

    LaineyLou92 New Member Registered

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    Thank you. Yeah, just needing a hand with how we go about getting Cooper off lead and running about. I put a more detailed post in the training forum section. Basically, his recall is ok but not excellent, we really want to be able to let him off but we are just a bit unsure about how to do this. So obviously we need to work on recall first but just wanting a bit of guidance about going from practicing in garden to bigger spaces like the park. I have visions of letting him off and then him disappearing into the distance. I just want the confidence that he's gonna come back to us. On-lead walking is a bit of a struggle because he's a puller, which I've heard is common with spaniels. So being able to let him off would make all of us a bit happier.
     
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    Oo, welcome Cooper! A pin-up cocker if ever I saw one.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I have a rescue dog with no recall and can get scared of other dogs, so he's always waked on the lead or a long lead. We do on occasion get to a private field so he can run about a bit. Good luck with it all! :)
     
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    Posted on the other thread :)
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Cooper is beautiful. He looks so much like my Puppy too.
     

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