Sniff it Out is best played indoors. It is a good rainy day activity, or an activity that you can perform on a hot and humid day when pups should be inside an air-controlled environment. You can begin this treasure hunt with two or three treats, and work up to more as your dog becomes accustomed to the game.
Flyball is a great agility exercise that your American Cocker Spaniel will enjoy. You should play flyball outdoors where your pup can run freely. You can purchase a flyball machine at any pet supply store. For the first few runs of flyball, you might need to show your pup what you expect, but the highly trainable Cocker Spaniel will quickly learn how to play this fun game.
Choose a favorite toy for this game. Ideally, a tennis ball or a bone-shaped chew toy works best. Never allow your dog to pick up a limb or something similar from the yard as it could splinter in the dog's mouth. You may need to encourage a young pup on what you expect, but the intelligent Cocker Spaniel will soon catch on.