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AKC Obedience Obedience training is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your Cocker Spaniel. It helps correct nuisance behaviors and deepens the bond with your dog. It ensures your dog's safety and happiness and nurtures good canine companionship. Obedience training prepares you to earn AKC titles.
AKC Rally Rally is a stepping stone from the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. It offers another opportunity to earn AKC titles.
AKC Agility Designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don't have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. Competing can lead to earning AKC titles.
AKC Tracking Tracking is a sport that demonstrates a dog’s natural ability to recognize and follow a scent, and is the foundation of canine search and rescue work. In tracking the dog is completely in charge, because only he knows how to use his nose to find and follow the track. For many, the greatest pleasure of tracking are the hours spent outside, training and interacting with their dogs. The AKC offers tracking titles.
AKC Conformation “Conformation” is the official name for “dog shows.” While they may seem glamorous, the true purpose of conformation showing is to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s conformation—his overall appearance and structure—is an indication of the dog’s ability to produce quality purebred puppies, and that is what is being judged in the ring. This is how dogs earn their Champion titles.
Field Work The Cocker Spaniel was originally bred as a hunting dog. Their job is to help the hunter find, flush, and retrieve upland game birds. In 1988, the American Spaniel Club held the first AKC spaniel hunting test. Cocker spaniels can earn AKC hunting titles.
The Cocker Spaniel Specialty Club of Georgia and its members are dedicated to the betterment of the American Cocker Spaniel breed