On the whole, Spaniels have good recall and have a strong willingness to please their owners. They are also very intelligent, making them ideal candidates for obedience-based training.
Consistency is essential in dog recall training so your pup learns that they will get a reward when they come back each and every time, no matter what.
It also builds trust between you and your Sprocker Spaniel by helping them know that you are reliable and will always provide a positive consequence for recall.
The best time to start recall training a dog is when your pup is between seven and eight weeks old. If a puppy is too young, they may not be able to remember commands or be able to focus during the training. If they’re too old, they may have already developed bad habits that will be harder to break.
The next best time is now! A dog is never too old to learn recall. Dogs of any age can learn new commands and obedience behaviours with the right guidance, motivation, and positive reinforcement.