The Labrador Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel could not be any more different breeds. However, when these two are combined, the resulting dog, known as the Spanador, is a great all-around dog that highlights the best out of the two parent breeds. Also known as the Cockador, this dog is a crazy ball of energy that loves to play and spend time with their owners. Spanadors are also renowned for being devoted to their families and can be a bit protective when needed. All in all, the Spanador can make for an awesome pet at home and a day-to-day companion.
One of the most common dog-owner activities is going for a walk. As simple as it is, walking actually has a lot of benefits for dogs. It is not only a great form of exercise for your pooch, but it also doubles as a bonding moment between the two of you. Unfortunately, if you have an office job or you are gone for most of the day, you may sometimes neglect your dog’s need for a daily stroll. If this is the case, you can opt to go for a walk on a lovely evening. Night strolls also give you an opportunity to explore and see an area that you only typically see during the day. After all, there is something endearing about going for a walk with your best buddy underneath the stars.
Spanadors are some of the most active designer dog breeds to ever be developed. Hence, as an owner of this pooch, you constantly need to come up with new and exciting activities that will help them burn some calories and keep their minds stimulated. An all-time favorite among owners of high-energy dogs is the game of tug-of-war. Not only is it a great form of physical and mental exercise, tug-of-war is also fun, exciting and engaging. Contrary to popular belief, this game does not promote dominant and aggression. In fact, when done right, it is a good way to teach your dog some good manners and discipline.
Are you looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones? A great activity that can unleash the explorer and adventurer in you is geocaching. Similar to a scavenger hunt, but slightly more advanced and modern, geocaching is an activity that involves looking for items buried in specific locations using only coordinates and a GPS device. Another great thing about geocaching is that you can bring your dog along as your sidekick. This activity presents a lot of opportunities for exercise, bonding and stimulation for not only you but also your pooch. People from all over the country participate in geocaching so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find some hidden treasures near you.
National parks are located everywhere in the country. These parks are famous tourist destinations because of the beautiful sceneries and plenty of activity opportunities. Find a dog-friendly national park that you and your Spanador can explore.
Food-dispensing toys are a dog owner’s best friend. These toys help keep your dog occupied for hours without you having to exert any effort. It also helps keep your dog’s mind sharp. Just buy any toy from a pet store, fill it with your pooch’s favorite treats and leave the rest of the work to your dog.
Good-looking, affectionate and fun, the Spanador is fortunate enough to possess most of the desirable qualities of the Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel. This dog breed knows how to have loads of fun but can also serve as a cuddle buddy when needed. Spanadors will make for the perfect companions and can bring happiness to any person they meet.