When well-bred and well-socialized, Cocker Spaniels are happy, friendly and enthusiastic dogs that are great with families. They are typically very obedient and eager to learn. They are easy-going companions who are sweet, loyal, cheerful, and playful. They need a moderate amount of exercise or they will get pudgy. Discipline must be gentle and rough play should be avoided. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!