Freda the Springer Spaniel

by Helen
(Sheffield)

Excellent at the wait command

Excellent at the wait command

Here is our 6 Month old Springer Freda, She has been described as "quite calm" for a Springer puppy although she has her moments! She has not ventured into water yet and doesnt quite get the concept even after watching my parents labradors bomb in the water, one being 3 weeks younger than Freda. We are hoping a holiday to the Lake district next month with her Labrador friends will encourage her to take that first step in.


Freda loves to fetch balls for us and is brilliant at recall to her name and whistle when out, unfortunaly we have to keep her on her 15metre training lead as she is very weiry of other dogs and will bolt! We are slowly building her confidence up but any tips would be muchly apprechiated as we really dont want to have a springer on a lead for the rest of her life!

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Aug 18, 2011
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scared springer
by: Anonymous

Have you taken her to a puppy class, a good one, where the dogs are managed well has worked well to improve my springer's confidence with other dogs

Aug 10, 2011
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by: Anonymous

What your describing barking and running is what she is doing. She even did it with a 5month old springer this evening! Although following this she went for a paddle in the stream so we have made progress on that acount :-)


I think you have the best idea of using distraction when it comes to other dogs, my other half has suggested that and started using it down the park which did work for a but.
We are finding it difficult to get her attention at times when the dog is close and when the dog leaves. But like you say it is a working progress.
We find it more difficult when we she hears a dog bark in the back ground, her tail goes under and every noise she is responding too, then pulls us all the way out of the environment until we are home or at the car.

Thank you for your response, it is reasurring that things can get better with some hard work and persistance.


Aug 10, 2011
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Freda the spaniel
by: Anonymous

Hi there

I rehomed a little springer in February and he came with the same problems - he wouldn't bolt as such but would run barking at the dogs and run away.
I have been using distraction training. Being a springer I assume your little girl likes a tennis ball or has a favourite toy?

When he used to see new dogs in the distance - instead of him focussing on the approaching dog I'd use his toy to distract him so he was calm when the dog went past and reward him. Now he's off lead, meets new dogs, even goes to greet new dogs of his own choice - he's come a long way but by no means as confident as my other dogs yet - so it's still work in progress.

Also - meet as many dogs as you can - new environments - shows - I took mine to my agility club of which he's now a member - to build up her confidence.

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