Building Confidence in a Young Cocker Spaniel

Doggy Tales

15 March 2024

Bruno, a 3-month-old Cocker Spaniel, embarked on a transformative journey as he joined a two-week board and train program. The program encompassed essential skills such as basic obedience, potty training, addressing puppy biting, and crate training, aiming to foster his confidence and ensure he became a well-balanced and well-behaved dog in the human world.

Doggy Challenge:

The primary challenge for Bruno was building confidence and adaptability in a human-centric environment, striving to become a harmonious and well-behaved companion.

3 Months

Cocker Spaniel

Puppy General Obedience

2-Week Board & Train

Our Approach:

Upon admission, we conducted a thorough welfare assessment and immediately commenced bonding exercises alongside basic obedience training. In the initial phase of the program, Tris, our skilled trainer, focused on hand-feeding and food control to establish Tris as the leader and guide for Bruno within his environment.

Bruno was also exposed to socialization exercises with other dogs, enabling him to learn proper social interaction and basic obedience skills such as walking on a lead and maintaining eye contact. These foundational skills equipped Bruno to seamlessly reintegrate into his home environment upon completion of the program.

The Result:

Through consistent repetition of basic obedience exercises and dedicated socialization efforts, Bruno experienced significant growth in confidence and learning capability. He emerged as a well-adjusted and confident dog, equipped with the skills necessary for positive interactions in various settings.


The early days of training play a crucial role in shaping the future growth and well-being of a dog. Bruno's exemplary progress underscores the importance of investing in quality training during this critical period. With first-class training and consistent effort, Bruno has blossomed into a loving and obedient member of his owner's household, demonstrating the transformative power of early intervention and structured training.

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