Cocker Spaniel Questions & Answers

Your cocker spaniel questions are sure to be answered here!  This is where you'll find lots of frequently asked questions about dogs to help you to resolve your problems - fast!  Whether you're looking for help with Cocker puppy care, training, general dog heath care, or advice about dog behaviour problems, you're sure to find the right answers here!

FAQs About Cocker Spaniels

As a new Cocker owner (or even a seasoned dog lover) you may have many questions about dogs that you need answers to.

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Over the years, I've received many questions from anxious pet owners about their Cocker Spaniels, such as:

"Why has my Cocker has suddenly turned aggressive?"...

"Why does my Spaniel lick me?"...

"Why does my dog smell bad, even after he's been bathed?"...

"How can I stop my Cocker from chasing the cat?"...

so I thought it would be helpful to list the most frequently asked questions (and their answers) here to help future visitors. 

Just scroll down the page to see the various categories and click on any of the links to find an answer to your question.

Unfortunately, I now receive too many questions and simply cannot answer them all. I do try to answer as many as I can, and many loyal visitors often step in and offer their experience and advice, so don't be afraid to ask or answer a question.

If you post your question on my Facebook page here I will try my very best to answer it. 

Please Note: I am not a vet or a dog behavioral analyst - I am simply an experienced dog lover who is passionate about Cocker Spaniels.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns about your pet's behavior or health, please don't wait for your question to be answered in this forum, instead, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Cocker Spaniel Questions & Answers

Cocker Spaniel Peeing On Our Bed 
My 10 year old female cocker spaniel has suddenly started urinating on the bed...our bed! She's done it twice tonight. This happened before about 6 …

Accident Prone Cocker 
Hello! I have a little girl cocker spaniel (Zoe), she just turned 1 year old. She's fully house trained and has no accidents while I'm home. Recently …

Puppy Weeing Indoors
I have a cocker spaniel question about my puppy who is weeing indoors despite having been previously toilet-trained. I just don't understand it...

Adult Cocker Pooping Overnight 
I have a 4 year old cocker spaniel who has begun to poop overnight. During the summer she is walked lots and we have no house-training issues, but …

Is My Cocker Spaniel Pooping Too Much?
My cocker spaniel is pooping too much, at least 8 or 9 times every day. Is this normal? He's eight months old and I feed him on dry food...

Caring For Sophie Cocker 
Hi, I'm Sophie's aunt and I'm caring for her while her parents are away. My query is this! Sophie the cocker spaniel was born in June 11 and is active, …

My Cocker Spaniel is no Longer Housetrained!
I need help. My cocker spaniel is no longer housetrained. He has suddenly began peeing and pooping in my home! 

Cocker Spaniel Peeing at Night 
Hello my Cocker (Pepper) has been potty trained. She is very good at holding it all day while my fiancé and I are at work. Her only problems occur …

Cocker Peeing in the House
One of our visitors has a cocker spaniel peeing in the house. This is out of character for her dog and has just started. She's asking for help. Let's see what we can do for her, shall we?

My Spaniel's Not Sleeping At Night!
My 6 month old working cocker spaniel bitch has recently started to wake up very early in the mornings, around 5-ish. What can I do to help her sleep longer?

Constipated Cocker Spaniel
Help, I have a constipated cocker spaniel! She has a hard time going #2 sometimes but it becomes a major problem when she gets so bound up that she gets physically ill. 

Is My Dog Peeing Too Much?
Hello! my dog pees a lot and I'm worried. I have a 21 month-old, male cocker spaniel and he needs to go out every 3 hours, or sometimes more often..! 

How Often Do Puppies Poop?
I have lots of cocker spaniel questions I'd like to ask, but this is the main one. Can you tell me how many times my puppy should be pooping in one day? He's 10 weeks old and we feed him 4 times a day, but he poops about 6 times a day. Is it normal or are we overfeeding him..?

My Cocker Pees A Lot!
Help! My cocker pees a lot. He urinates all over when he gets happy or excited, especially when some-one greets him or when we try to play with him.

Trouble Potty Training
I don't know why I'm having problems potty training my cocker spaniel puppy, but I am! I've trained many puppies before but never had so much trouble...

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