Do you want your puppy to hang on your every word? Training a puppy to do that is easy with the 'watch me' command. Teach him this and you'll soon discover that when you speak, he listens!
If your puppy is in training, the 'Watch Me!' command should, ideally, be the first lesson you teach your Cocker Spaniel.
Because this command teaches your Cocker Spaniel to look at you, and pay attention to you, ignoring everything and everyone else around him. At least, that's the plan!
This command helps to make all other training easier because you will have your puppy's full attention before starting another exercise.
Progress to holding your puppy's attention for a few seconds longer each time, gradually working up to 60 seconds.
If your puppy doesn't look at you, or if he looks at you but won't hold your gaze, try holding a treat up to eye level.
This should keep his attention on the treat and, by default, on you.
Remove the use of the treat from the exercise as soon as you feel it's practical to do so. You want to reward your puppy for paying attention to you and not to the treat.
Use the watch command before giving your dog any other command and you'll get his full attention and he's more likely to respond to your command when he's paying attention.
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