Cocker spaniels are incredibly cute with their
curly, long floppy ears, their big round eyes, and
their curious demeanor. Cocker Spaniels make great pets for single people,
families, and children. Cocker Spaniels are well-mannered and happy dogs and yours is eager to please you.
You will want to teach your Cocker Spaniel all kinds of obedience training and fun tricks. 'Sit' is an easy trick to teach any dog, especially your intelligent eager-to-please happy Cocker Spaniel. He will want to learn additional tricks to not only improve upon his skills but also to improve the bond between the two of you. Starting with the 'sit' command gives you a great foundation to train your Cocker Spaniel basic obedience as well as fun tricks and more advanced training.
When your Cocker Spaniel begins to learn the 'sit' command, he will be practicing through repetition and rewards for positive behavior. You can teach a Cocker Spaniel at any age how to sit. If you are working on other tricks and your dog does not know or is not confident with the command 'sit', spend some time working on this command so he has a base foundation for obedience training overall. Remember, your Cocker Spaniel is happy and requires fun and excitement during his engaging training. You can train your dog to sit in several different ways, however, you will basically be getting him to put himself in the sitting position and rewarding him for doing so. This will condition him to learn there are rewards for listening and following through when he hears a command such as "sit". Because the 'sit' command is the foundation for so many other obedience commands as well as fun tricks, it's a great command to start with.
If you plan on clicker training your Cocker Spaniel, be sure to have your clicker for every training session while you teach him the 'sit' command. Also, be sure to be prepared with some tasty treats to reward your pup for a job well done. If your Cocker Spaniel is a puppy, keep your training sessions short and simple. If he's older, you may need to repeat the training sessions a bit more, but he could probably handle longer engaging sessions than a puppy.